You see the commercials and hear the radio ads promising to “enhance you.” Those promises are probably even filling up your email inbox every day. Then, you see
formerly reputable people like Jimmy Johnson pitching male enhancement. Hell, I’m not even a man and I find myself wondering how well they work.
So, what’s the real deal?
Feeding Off Male Insecurity?
As men age, sexual performance naturally declines. This may make men feel insecure so they search out ways to increase libido and even size. Many turn to the gels, creams and pills that they see advertised on television or read about on the Internet.
However, according to WebMD, many of the products out there are scams and can do more harm than good.
“All the pills, topical creams, and gels are worthless. Many men would clearly rather spend $20, $50, $100 on the Internet than go to the doctor and get real information,” says Chicago urologist Laurence A. Levine, MD.
WebMD goes on to explain that enhancement is purely for male ego.
Around “85% of women are pleased with their partner’s penis proportions, but 45% of men say they want a larger penis. Given that the vast majority of men fall within a certain penis size — about 5.5 to 6.2 inches long when erect — most men fall within the normal range.”
Do Any Male Enhancers Work?
There are medical studies showing that some extender devices–not gels or pills–on the market have positive results. However, these devices work by wearing them for months at a time and hours and hours each day.
There is also a penis lengthening surgery, but the American Urological Association does not endorse the surgery saying that it has not been shown to be effective.
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