Looking at billboards, watching TV, reading our e-mails, we certainly come across advertisements which offer different devices, massages, pills, ointments, and supplements ensuring to extend and enlarge penis size, improve sexual stamina or libido. It’s a challenge to a man who wants to be sure about his sexual performance. But do these male enhancement techniques and medicines help? Let’s try to find out it.
Our WebMD talked with a muscular and athletic guy called Richard. He is a mechanic from upstate New York and has a wonderful and loving wife who is satisfied with his husband and the sex life.
Nevertheless, Richard has always been ashamed of his penis and has been plagued with the thought that it is too small. When in public bathrooms, or locker rooms, he always tried to hide by using the accessible stall or turning aside from others. Richard felt himself uncomfortable even standing naked before his wife as he didn't feel manly enough.
But once, a simple weightlifting magazine changed the course of Richard’s life. He saw the advertisement of the FastSize Extender which promised to extend and enlarge a penis. So, he decided to give it a try and having purchased the device for $298, wore it almost eight hours a day, every day. The results dazzled him in a few days and four months of wearing caused that his penis became longer for over 2 inches. It was stretched from 3 inches to over 5 inches reaching over 7 inches during erection (with less than 6 inches before). Richard is quite satisfied with the product that has changed his life for better: "It made a world of difference to me."
The FastSize Extender can be deemed as unique and rear as it showed good results and was validated by mainstream medical sources though not extensively tested. Why unique and rear? Because doctors say that most male enhancement devices are dangerous and ineffective.
The first thing that a man who experiences any sexual problems must do is to visit his doctor and talk to him rather than buy untested devices or use nonprescription devices. Sexual problems can be an early warning signal for serious health problems or the result of any disease, and your doctor will examine you, find out a cause and prescribe some medicines or recommend medical methods that can help eliminate the problem and restore normal sexual performance.
It is a well-known fact that sexual performance declines naturally as men age. But you must remember that this process is gradual, and a rapid or severe decrease in performance or libido can be a warning of any health problems, and erectile dysfunction may be an early predictor of heart disease.
For example, any erection difficulties can be caused by atherosclerosis that is a condition, in which an artery wall thickens as a result of the accumulation of calcium and fatty materials restricting blood flow to the penis. "The small blood vessels that go to the penis can become diseased much earlier than the [larger] vessels that go to the heart," Karen Boyle, MD, a urologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, tells WebMD. "In younger or younger middle-aged men, ED is often the first sign of atherosclerosis."
Prescribing Viagra or any similar medicines for men who experience erectile dysfunction and are at risk of heart disease is only a half of the battle as they must control their weight and cholesterol level on a regular basis, limit any alcoholic beverages and quit smoking. Usually, healthy way of life brings a positive effect on sexual function, in particular, Boyle says.
Another potential cause is testosterone deficiencies. Low levels of testosterone can be noticed in men with erection problems or a diminished libido and can affect mood and energy. If you doubt your level of testosterone, please visit your doctor who will test for it and, if needed, prescribe medicines he deems necessary. Doctor Boyle prescribes a topical gel, but it is safe when prescribed and monitored by a physician. Remember that any nonprescription testosterone can cause harm to your life.
When adult patients with performance problems but sound physical health visit Boyle, she can advise marriage counseling for men who are married, and psychiatric help for men who are preoccupied with a question in penile appearance. Young physically healthy men may also visit advice and take a low dose of Viagra as they work out issues of insecurity. "They need reassurance from a physician that everything is OK," Boyle says.
The FastSize Extender device seems to be the thing you are looking for. Let’s read some reviews that can help us understand how it works.
Bob, a retail manager from New Jersey, states that he has gained the result wearing the FastSize Extender – over 2 inches of erect length. He wore the device 25 months, five hours a day, seven days a week. "I was afraid my girlfriend would think I was a freak, but she was supportive because she felt a difference in her satisfaction and I felt more confident in myself," Bob tells WebMD.
Richard, the mechanic from New York, got the positive FastSize Extender results in four months wearing it under his clothes for about eight hours a day. Though Richard’s wife has had no complaints about their sex life before, she is satisfied with the result and enjoys their sex. "I see a more confident man in front of me from using this product," she says.
Peyronie's disease can cause pain, abnormal curvature, erectile dysfunction, indentation, loss of penis girth and shortening. Various methods are used to cure this disease, and Chicago urologist Laurence A. Levine, MD, director of the male fertility program at Rush University Medical Center, decided to test the FastSize Extender on ten men afflicted with Peyronie's disease. The 6-month tests were funded by the maker of the FastSize Extender and resulted in the increased penile length and reduced curvature in every man, and raised girth in seven of the men. Levine considers these test results to be perfect and now prescribes the device to many of his Peyronie's patients reporting no significant complications.
Levine says that men can use FastSize with normal penile length. "If a woman can have a breast enlargement and it makes them psychologically feel better," he reasons, "then perhaps we should have the same thing for men."
Another option to enlarge a penis is penis-lengthening surgery. But this procedure is quite controversial. The American Urological Association states that a common form of lengthening surgery (involving cutting the suspensory ligament of the penis) is not safe or effective. Surgeries injecting fat cells into the penis for increasing its girth have also received no favor.
Do the benefits of lengthening surgery outweigh its risks? 2006 study results showed that only 35% of men were satisfied with the outcome of surgery. Usually, men who are overwhelmed with their male enhancement expect that operation would show incredible results. But after surgery, they noticed only half an inch increase in their penis length or so and had to seek counseling.
The question of male enhancement was raised long ago in the times when no Viagra and penis-lengthening surgeries were known. Ancient men also cared about their sexual performance consuming everything from horny goat weed to powdered rhino horn and hoping to improve it.
Nowadays, natural remedies have a right to exist. But a lot of doctors are cautious about alternative medicines as they cannot guarantee their results, safety, and effectiveness.
Herbal remedies cannot replace Viagra and its medical counterparts and restore erections, herbs can help men who feel some decline in sexual performance but do not suffer from diagnosable sexual diseases, says Steven Lamm, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at New York University and author of The Hardness Factor. The only herbal remedy endorsed by Lamm is supplements under the Roaring Tiger label produced by the same company that makes the FastSize Extender and combining horny goat weed and other herbal extracts with the amino acid-arginine.
Today, we can find everywhere the male enhancement advertisements, and the Internet scammers are no exception. "All the pills, topical creams, and gels are worthless. Many men would rather spend $20, $50, $100 on the Internet than go to the doctor and get real information", says Levine.
By doing so and chasing various methods of male enhancement, men can harm themselves. For example, "jelqing" involving hours and hours of intense stroking seems to be a harmless way to achieve a bigger penis. However, jelqing can result in Peyronie's disease, and some Levine’s patients have already experienced it.
Nowadays, we have a lot of debates whether the size matters at all. However, plenty of men are so overwhelmed with the idea to have a bigger penis and improve their sexual performance that does not hear women. Recent study results have shown that 85% of women are pleased with their partner's penis proportions, and 45% of men say they want to have a bigger penis.
As the study shows that the vast majority of men have normal penis size falling within standard proportions between 5.5 to 6.2 inches long when erect, and the doctor notes that the most sensitive nerves are close to the surface of the vagina and the clitoris is found on the vagina's outside, do you think penis enlargement is worth it? Perhaps, it is better to forget about pills, creams, surgery, or devices, and find out different other ways to satisfy your partner.