Penis Enlargement Overview
While most men have no reason to worry about the size of their penis, it is incredibly common for men feel insecure about their penis size. The truth is that an overwhelming amount of women are not overly concerned with size and care more about intimacy and performance.
The size of a man’s penis is almost completely out of his control. In fact, there are only two real factors that influence the size of a man’s penis:
Genetics: The biggest factor to influence penis size is simply genetics. Some family lines just naturally develop a larger penis. A man can’t pick his family so ultimately there is nothing he can do about his genetic makeup.
Testosterone levels: Once a boy reaches puberty, his testosterone levels start to dramatically increase. Testosterone plays an important role in almost every aspect of growth and development during this period, including the length of the penis. Therefore, a boy with low testosterone will not grow and develop as much as he could possibly grow.
In some cases, a third factor can play a role. If an injury occurs near the penis or directly affects the penis before or during puberty, this can stunt growth. In some cases, this can be treated, although some injuries will cause permanent damage.
As mentioned before, men care about penis length much more than they should. Just about any man does not necessarily need penis enlargement and there are no real symptoms. Essentially, penis enlargement is really more to change a man’s perception of himself.
There are two real proven treatment options for penis enlargement and they are:
Surgery: Surgery is an expensive penis enlargement solution and can be performed in several ways. However, surgery is incredibly complicated and because it is generally not considered a necessary procedure, most insurance companies do not cover the procedure.
Surgical procedures also come with several risks and/or complications that can negatively impact one’s health. Due to these risks, many men considering a procedure opt for an alternative treatment method.
Extenders/Pumps: A penis extender or pump essentially stretches the tissues in the penis. This causes tissues to divide and grow new cells in the penis. While the mechanism is simple, extenders/pumps are growing in popularity due to their simple use and fairly inexpensive price compared to other treatment options.
Supplements are also a third option, although they are largely untested and unproven. Therefore, they are not a viable option for most men attempting to enlarge their penis.