The question most men probably care for most. While many woman claim that penis size isn’t important for them and it’s all about the right technique and a loving partner treating them well, that’s only half the truth. In totally anonymous surveys, the number of women claiming that penis size is important for them, at least from a aesthetic viewpoint, is significantly higher than in face to face surveys. This fact doesn’t mean a smaller penis can’t satisfy a women, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a perfect sex life with a small penis, but the the harsh truth is: Size matters, at least for some women. No need to panic if you have a small penis, according to a combined study of several reasearch institutes since 1942, 85% of all women are happy with the penis size of their partner, while only 55% of all men are happy with their own penis. So, the percieved problem is bigger than the real one.
The average flaccid penis is between 3.5 and 5 inches long and 3.5 inches around, while the average erect penis is a little more than 5 inches in length and 4.5 inches in girth. Some men feel inadequate, even though their penis size is perfectly normal. Nearly 70% of men say they’re not happy with their size, and about half wish they could be larger.
Apart from the risks, penoplasty (surgical penile lengthening and girth enhancement, often by releasing the penile suspensory ligaments, so just an optical improvement) is the most expensive way for penile enhancement. According to About Health it ranges from $4000 up to $17000. If you are interested in surgical enhancement, we recommend reading the in-depth article on Medscape about possible surgical techniques and results. There is a less risky new method, the FDA-cleared Penuma implant developed by my collegue Dr. Elist (James Elist, MD) for flacid size enlargement, but the erect size lengthening is minimal and the cost is in the low five digits, too.
Think it through carefully before getting surgery. Surgical penis enlargement, or phalloplasty, has unfortunate side effects. The penis is extended in length, but you sacrifice function. After an enlargement procedure the penis is no longer able to stand out from the body; instead, it hangs between the legs. And sometimes, it no longer gets erect at all. Looking into natural solutions is a much better bet.
The force you need to apply is just enough to induce micro-tears in your penis tissue. Fortunately, this is way less than 3 lbs. of force. In fact, the micro-tears are safely generated by applying small to moderate force for long periods of time. Applying a small force for long periods of time (4-6 hours a day), is the correct way to create the micro-tears and go about penis stretching. It’s also the best way to ensure safety and prevent injury.
A small penis isn’t more sensitive than a larger one, but surprisingly there is some correlation, many men with a relatively small penis report that they ejaculate prematurely. From the purely medical point of view, this could be conincidence, but not from the psychological. No matter how important or unimportant penis size is for the female partner, men with a smaller penis often feel unsecure, at least subconsciously. Insecurity leads to stress and bodily tension, which encourages coming too fast. This subjective failure causes even more stress the next time, a cycle that’s hard to break. That’s the main reason why penis enlargement often assists in lasting longer in bed, too.
Penis enlargement is defined as all means and methods used to temporarily or permanently increase the size of the erect penis and its erectile tissue. Often the word is used in conjunction with a surgical penis enlargement, but it is not limited to surgical means and also includes manual training like jelqing, certain foods and supplements, devices and pumps to stretch the penis.
The side effects of lengthening surgeries are numerous and include infections, nerve damage, reduced sensitivity, and difficulty getting an erection. Perhaps most disturbing, scarring can leave you with a penis that's shorter than what you started with. Widening the penis is even more controversial. Side effects can be unsightly -- a lumpy, bumpy, uneven penis.