What Is Considered a Small Penis?
Unarguably there seems to be no shortage of penis enlargement pills, exercises and procedures these days. According to the Mayo Clinic the average size penis measures anywhere between five and seven inches when fully erect and three to four inches when flaccid. Medically speaking, a penis is only considered particularly small if it measures less than three inches when fully erect.
A penis measuring less than three inches would be referred to as a â€śmicro-penisâ€ť Someone with such a condition will probably have considered penis enlargement options, however penile implants while still performed, they are done so without the support of reputable governing bodies. Unfortunately there remains little which can be done in the way of penis enlargement for adults who may suffer from micro-penis.
One male enhancement option, which seems to have received some attention recently are penile exercises. One such exercise is called â€śjelqingâ€ť. Jelqing requires one to â€śmilkâ€ť the penis, drawing blood to the head of the shaft through stroking, while cutting off the blood supply at the base. It is different to masturbation in that the stroking is done in one direction only and ejaculation is not permitted. To achieve the full benefit of jelqing, the process should be performed daily and over an extended period of time.
Those who advocate this male enhancement exercise swear by its efficacy. However, there are those who claim that jelqing has caused long- term damage. This may be due to the fact that over time, the forced action of the blood to the head of the penis stretches and lengthens ligaments, tendons and associated penile tissues. Like any exercise, this can be overdone and long-term damage is possible. Claims to side effects include erectile dysfunction, weak erections, numbness and discoloration to name a few.
Erectile dysfunction affects nearly 30 million men in the United States and approximately one in ten men worldwide. Smokers are 50 percent more likely to develop the disorder, as are diabetics. Fortunately those who do suffer from erectile dysfunction have options for regaining erectile function. Options include medication such as PDE5 inhibitors, which increases blood flow to the penis. More recently, a great deal of research has gone into the efficacy of PC muscle exercises in order to help restore full erectile function. Studies show that exercising the PC muscle returns approximately 40 percent of erectile dysfunction sufferers to full erectile function.
For those looking for herbal male enhancement solutions, there are supplements available, which may offer some results. Most supplements work in such a way that encourages blood flow to the penis. It is this extra blood flow that may make a slight difference for those looking for penis enlargement solutions.
Obviously, supplements donâ€™t necessarily offer much in the way of long-term results (though many will claim to) however, herbal supplements such as horny goat weed or ginseng may certainly increase the rigidity of the penis and will also give an extra boost to the libido. Supplements regardless of whether prescription or herbal can be quite potent and dosages should be understood as well as all possible side effects.