Back to Sexual health. The internet is awash with websites selling everything from pills to penis extenders that claim to increase the length and girth of your manhood. But do these treatments work? Men's anxiety 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.
Almost all men have a normal size penis — although many young men are concerned that their penis is too short or too small. Sometimes they believe this because they have compared themselves with friends or classmates in a common shower or locker room, or maybe someone teased them or made a hurtful comment. The penis reaches adult size over a number of years during puberty the years during adolescence when boys and girls grow and change to become adult men and women. A boy who matures more slowly than his friends will not get an adult-size penis until late in adolescence — and this may cause anxiety or make him feel as though he has an abnormally small penis. During sexual stimulation or excitement, the penis becomes engorged with blood and stands erect — but there is a wide variation in normal size and shape and angle for an erect penis also. In some men, the erect penis is almost the same size as the flaccid soft or non-erect penis, while in other men the erect penis is much longer and wider than the flaccid penis. That usually depends much more on the relationship between the two people and on both partners trying to make each sexual experience mutually pleasurable and satisfying for both of them.
It's common for a guy to wish his penis were bigger. But we have some good news for you, my dude: Research has shown that many men who worry about their manhoods are actually totally normal or average in size. This couldn't be more wrong. In fact, a study from concluded that a combination of deep kissing, genital stimulation, and oral sex are more likely to get a woman off—and none of those things require a man being well-endowed. The takeaway?
Marketers claim that extenders, vacuum devices, pills, and lotions can increase penis size. But do penis enlargement methods work? Penis size is a common source of anxiety.