Do Penis Enlargement Pills Work?

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Do penis enlargement pills actually work?

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There are no drugs that make your penis bigger.

Penis Enlargement Pills

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Do Penis Enlargement Pills Work?

Dear Dr. Klein,

So what's the deal with these Penis enlargement pills that are hitting the market? Does anyone know if they work?


Dear Reader,

Could I have the attention of the entire world for one second, please? Because I seem to answer this question about 20 times per week. Here’s this week’s version:

There are no drugs that make your penis bigger.

There are no drugs that make your penis bigger.

There are no drugs that make your penis bigger.

Now what part of that don’t people understand?

As art, literature, and folk medicine attest, the desire for a larger penis has been with us for thousands of years. Alas, neither Egyptians, nor Mesopotamians, Romans, Phoenicians, or Victorians discovered a solution. Anyone who’d like more heft in their package but can’t figure out how is not alone.

A man can shave his public hair to create the illusion of a bigger penis. He can have fat injected into his penis, which will make it look bigger for a while. When the fat settles after 4-6 months, however, he’ll have a lumpy penis no larger than he started with. And he can have the ligament holding his penis to his abdomen cut, so more of it dangles down away from his body. Again, this will give the illusion of a bigger penis. But he does have to allow someone to put a sharp scapel very close to his favorite piece of flesh, with results that are not entirely guaranteed. It’s an illusion that requires a roll of the surgical dice.

The mystery is why the interest in a larger penis endures in men. You’d think there were some long tradition of women throughout history shrieking from riverbanks, “if only my man were bigger, I’d be happier!” It just isn’t true. Women seem to want many things--more kissing, cuddling, and cunnilingus, among others—but an extra inch here or there is not the dream of most women.

The desire for a bigger penis, I think, is really the desire for other things—relaxation, more confidence, disinhibition, an insight into women, even wisdom. Unlike penis size, those things are actually available. But a man has to be willing to learn a few things about himself and eroticism, and let go of some beliefs, attitudes, misinformation, and, well, a certain unhelpful attitude.

Great books that can help anyone do this include Zilbergeld’s Male Sexuality; Castleman’s Sexual Solutions; and Slowinski’s The Sexual Male. Talking to one’s mate honestly—and, even more important, listening closely—also helps one acquire sexual wisdom and self-confidence. Deemphasizing intercourse is a good place to start.

Now no more penis size questions this week, OK?

~Dr. Marty Klein