The internet is awash with websites selling everything from pills to penis enlargements that claim to increase the length and girth of your manhood. Consequently, do these treatments work?
Men’s weary about penis size has spawned a multi-million-pound global industry in clinically unproven “male enhancement products”.
While many men worry their penis is too small, research shows that most men’s penises are normal and they needn’t be concerned. Professor Kevan Wylie, a sexual medicine consultant, says men with concerns about their penis size should consider talking to a health professional before experimenting with treatments, which are mostly ineffective, expensive and potentially harmful.
“Many men who worry about the size of their penis generally have overall body image issues,” he says. “What happens is that they tend to focus their poor body image on their penis.
“Often, counselling can make a real difference to the patient by building self-esteem, correcting distorted views about body image and learning more about what makes people attractive.”
While you can’t do much to safely enlarge your penis, there are several things you can do to make you feel more confident about your body.
• trim your pubic hair – a big mound of pubic hair can make your penis look smaller than it is
• loose Weight a beer belly hanging over your penis can make your penis look smaller
• get fit – getting into shape will not only make you feel more attractive, it could also improve your sex life
Professor Wylie assesses the evidence, effectiveness and safety of different types of penis enlargement products and treatments on the market
By: Professor Kevan Wylie