If women can undergo chest augmentation surgery to improve the size of their br**sts, it’s only fair for men to increase their man-hood size, right? Wrong. There is no surgical equivalent in men that will make their penises larger. Bummer. But good to know before you find a surgeon willing to try, right? The history of man-hood enlargement probably goes back to ancient Egypt. There are basically 3 ways a guy can pursue man-hood enlargement.
Surgery, pills, and traction. Let’s talk a little anatomy and then break down all these methods.
Anatomy of the man-hood
There are two structures that make the man-hood. The first structure is the urethra, the channel that carries urine out of the bladder. The urethra is part of the corpus spongiosum which turns into the glans man-hood, or the helmet of the man-hood. The second part of the man-hood is the erectile body, the corpus cavernosum. This is one giant blood sponge that quickly fills with blood to achieve an erection. The corpus cavernosum surrounds the corpus spongiosum like a hot dog bun around the hot dog of the spongiosum. The corpos cavernosum travels all the way from just behind the glans into the pelvis and splits into 2 chambers that attach to the right and left ischial tuberosity, the bones that men sit on. As boys turn to men, the man-hood chambers grow throughout puberty in response to a testosterone hormone called DHT.
The male continues to make DHT throughout his life but the man-hood stops growing toward the end of puberty–bad news for guys that are unhappy with how big their man-hood gets.
man-hood Enlargement Options
Since this is a common problem, and in my 15 years in Urology, no one has ever asked me to make his man-hood smaller, the man-hood enlargement market is booming.
In fact, in a recent medical journal, researchers found that only 55% of men were satisfied with their penises. Thankfully, 85% of women surveyed were happy with their partner’s man-hood size (Does size matter? Men’s and women’s views on man-hood size across the lifespan.
Supplements: Wouldn’t it be great to take an all natural supplement and enlarge your man-hood until it was the size you always wanted? There are thousands of companies trying to sell you such a pill. At best, it won’t help but won’t hurt you. At worst, some of these supplements contain real medicine such as sildenafil which can be dangerous in men with heart disease taking nitrates. Most supplements will have substances that increase nitric oxide levels such as l-citrulline or l-arginine that may improve blood flow to the man-hood. So this could give a guy a little more plumpness or a partial erection that could make the flaccid man-hood look fuller but won’t actually lengthen the man-hood.
Surgery: This is where it can get really ugly. There are no FDA-approved surgical treatments for man-hood enlargement. Surgeons have tried cutting off the ligaments that keep the man-hood anchored to the pubic bone. This procedure will cause the flaccid man-hood to drop lower but won’t actually lengthen the overall man-hood–just improve the dangle. That gives a guy a better locker room man-hood but makes the man-hood less stable during intercourse–so who are you really trying to please? Surgeons have also tried skinning the man-hood back and wrapping artificial or biologic tissue around it to girth it up a bit. This can get really rough because these men will get severe scarring that constricts the man-hood and makes intercourse difficult as well. Some men get injections of their own fat or synthetic material to chub up the shaft but again, this won’t improve the function of the man-hood. What about a penile implant? These are great options for men with impotence but it’s not going to make the man-hood any bigger. Implant surgeons are limited . the stretched length of the man-hood and really can’t go much bigger. >’s where our anatomy lessons help again. Surgeons have tried to lengthen the corpora cavernosa to place a bigger implant but we can’t make the urethra and spongiosum any longer.
Penile traction: Men have attached weights to their penises for at least a hundred years in hopes of stretching out a couple more inches. There has never been an FDA approved the device for a penile extension. There is a company that makes a medical device for Peyronie’s Disease called the Extender that has medical literature describing improved penile length for men with Peyronie’s Disease but this device has not been studied in men without Peyronie’s.
So what’s a guy to do? How about losing weight? There was a study a few years ago out of Northwestern University . Dr. Kevin McVary that showed that men who lose 30 pounds will gain an inch back of exposed penile length.
The bottom line is, do your research, don’t believe any statements that sound too good to be true, and seek out a s*xual medicine specialist in your area to discuss further.