In a perfect world, penis enlargement cream would deliver on its promise to increase penis length and girth. Unfortunately, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. There is no penis enlargement cream on the market scientifically proven to work. So why do men still spend their hard-earned money on this fantasy? Let’s find out.
Why People Think Penis Enlargement Cream Works
The biggest reason why so many men think penis enlargement creams work is the marketing behind these products. These creams are considered herbal supplements and not drugs. This means the creams are generally not regulated by the FDA.
These companies sometimes make outrageous claims about their products and provide “studies” as proof that are not peer-reviewed or even conducted by medical researchers. Companies who sell penis enlargement creams often have several glowing reviews from customers that are likely fake and may have been written by a freelance writer who never even used the product.
This is why it is so important for you to consult with your physician before trying penis enlargement cream or any other penis enhancement method. Let’s look at some common ingredients found in these creams.
Common Ingredients in Penis Enlargement Creams
While there are many penis enlargement creams on the market, they typically contain one or more of the following ingredients:
- Hawthorn berry
- Catuaba bark extract
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
- Panax ginseng
- Gingko biloba
None of the substances on this list show any benefits for increasing penis size. The first four substances should be avoided at all costs.
Hawthorn berry can cause dizziness and nausea, as well as potentially serious reactions with heart medications.
The last five substances on the list show some promise to potentially enhance sexual health. That being said, they do not help increase length or girth.
L-arginine and its precursor l-citrulline are naturally occurring amino acids that can help increase blood flow. This increase in blood flow can theoretically improve erection firmness, but the science is not definitive. Check out our articles on l-arginine and l-citrulline to learn more.
Panax ginseng is also thought to help with erectile dysfunction by relaxing the muscles surrounding penis tissue.
Studies have shown l-carnitine increases sperm motility, but no evidence suggests it affects penis size.
Consult your physician before taking any of these supplements for sexual health or any other purpose.
Other Penis Enlargement Methods
There are several other penis enlargement methods on the market besides penis enlargement cream.
A penis pump is a vacuum device that helps you pump blood into your penis. It is relatively easy to use, although over-pumping can cause damage such as tears in the core of the penis.
While a penis pump may be effective for increasing erection hardness, it doesn’t provide permanent gains in penile length or girth.
Like penis enlargement creams, there are several brands of penis pills on the market. We suggest that they be avoided if your goal is to increase the size of your penis. They do not provide any permanent gains in penile size.
L-arginine or l-citrulline supplements can be taken for cases of mild ED.
Traction devices, also known as penis extenders, stretch the penis. One end attaches to the head and the other to the base, with two metal rods connecting the pieces. The idea is to stretch the space between the pieces to help achieve some temporary gains.
Penis extenders are controversial. They take a lot of dedication. You have to wear it for hours a day every day for months to even have a chance of temporary gains. This study showed a temporary gain of 0.67 inches in flaccid length for men who wore a penis extender every day for four hours over a six-month period. The catch is any gains go away when you stop this routine.
Using a penis extender comes with a risk of injury. You can damage your skin, rupture blood vessels, and even fracture your penis. They are also extremely uncomfortable to wear while sitting or driving. Always consult with your physician before giving it a try.
Jelqing, also known as milking one’s penis, is an ancient Middle Eastern penis enlargement technique. It is a penis stretching exercise that has a similar motion as masturbation.
While the technique has been around for thousands of years, there is no scientific evidence of its effectiveness. Furthermore, Jelqing can actually cause skin irritation, bruising of the penis, and erectile dysfunction. Talk to your physician about Jelqing before giving it a try.
One common surgical procedure is cutting the suspensory ligament that attaches the penis to the pelvic bone. It is risky. A cut that is too deep could make a man impotent. The procedure can also make an erection point downwards, which can affect sexual performance. According to this survey most men aren’t even satisfied with the results.
Fat injection is another procedure men get to try and increase girth. The fat comes from a fleshy area in the body. Then it is injected to the penis. The body often reabsorbes the fat, though. Rendering the procedure useless. You can also wind up with an uneven penis that has a bulge on one side.
According to the American Urological Association’s guidelines on penile enlargement, neither of these procedures are considered safe or effective.
Why You Should Consider the Penuma Penile Implant
Another surgical option for penis enlargement is the Penuma penile implant, which is Dr. Elist’s specialty.
The Penuma penile implant is the only FDA-cleared silicone implant for penis enhancement. Studies show it is effective in increasing penile size.
If you want to learn more about the Penuma penile implant, schedule a consultation with Dr. Elist’s clinic.