Is it possible to increase the girth and length of your penis naturally without the use of surgery? People from penis enlargement forums on the Internet say yes. Many of their articles invoke a (mysterious) study from the 1970s, run by a Dr. Brian Richards from England. I’ve tried in vain to find this study. One of these PE (Penis Enlargement) websites links to this study indirectly via Gary Griffin’s book. Allegedly, this Dr. Richards had 30 men enroll in his program, which lasted three months. Twenty-eight of the subjects demonstrated “verifiable enlargement,” and according to Griffin the average results for gains in length and girth were 2.65 cm and 2.04 cm. Allegedly, methods similar to stretches and jelqing were used in Richards’ program. Another shady study some of the PE articles cite is Synexus and Harrison. I tried looking up the actual study, but haven’t found anything on it.
There are numerous free articles and video tutorials about penis enlargement techniques, including sections with feedback from community veterans and beginners, so my advice is don’t spend a cent on videos, books, or ebooks on this subject.
Whether you doubt their efficacy or not, let’s explore some of these PE exercises. They’re primarily divided into stretching (pull) exercises and squeezing exercises (jelqing). The main idea is that by stretching the ligaments within the penis you gain more length, and through the jelqing technique you increase the blood capacity of the tunica albuginea (the fibrous envelope of the corpora cavernosa penis).
After the warm-up, grasp the penis firmly in an OK grip right behind its head. You may choose to retract the foreskin or not. Pull the penis outward in front of you and keep the pressure on between 15 to 30 seconds. Use enough force to feel the stretch inside your shaft. If it causes you pain, you’re exerting too much pressure. Repeat this exercise by changing the direction of the pull, to your left, right, down, and upwards in the direction of your belly button.
A variation of the basic pull exercise is called the thumb stretcher. The penis is stretched outwards with the OK grip behind the head, while with the other hand (using your thumb) you apply pressure at mid-section or at 1/3 of your penis shaft.
Another technique is the opposite stretch. With an OK grip behind the head and another slightly above the base, you begin and pull in opposite directions and maintain that state of tension for 15 to 30 seconds.
Finally, there’s the jelqing technique. This exercise requires a partial erection. After the warm-up, apply a firm OK grip at the base of the penis and slowly drive it up the shaft. You stop sliding your hand just before you reach the head, then you repeat the motion alternating hands. Each repetition should last between three-four seconds or higher. Jelqing can be performed with or without lubricant, and its primary function is to increase girth.
Kegel exercises are also recommended for improved blood flow, quality, and control of erections. The routine is simple. Contract your pubococcygeus muscle while urinating and keep the contraction for three-five seconds, then release for two or three seconds, then contract again.
Since each individual is different, your routine is going to vary in terms of intensity and volume (number of sets). But overall, you shouldn’t overtrain or undertrain. If you feel your erections are not as strong, or you feel a little soreness the next day, those are signs that you need more time to recover. Overtraining won’t give you faster gains.
Obviously, there are no magic pills to permanently increase your size—and everyone should ignore websites and products claiming otherwise. That doesn’t mean you can’t take supplements to increase blood flow, and optimize testosterone and growth hormone levels while on your quest for a bigger penis. Bodybuilders take them; you can too.
Note: before taking supplements, please consult your medical physician.
The following substances have proper clinical studies behind them. Taking Vitamin D improves testosterone levels (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5). Arginine is a vasodilator and taking it before bedtime increases resting levels of growth hormone (R1, R2, R3). Supplementation with Zinc (R1, R2) and with Ashwagandha (R1, R2, R3) helps to increase testosterone, while the latter also lowers cortisol. And last, resistance training increases testosterone (R1, R2, R3, R4) and growth hormone levels in the body (R1, R2, R3, R4). Lift weights, do calisthenics (or both), and maintain a balanced diet rich in protein (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5).
Can you really increase the length and girth of your penis with this training routine? While anecdotal evidence isn’t science, the sheer amount warrants a closer look. The PE community says that consistency and discipline yield results. They say that the first centimeter gained is easy, but the others will be a challenge. If you ask me, these exercises are a healthier and cost-free alternative to surgery. If try it out for yourself, don’t forget to warm up, don’t neglect your rest days, and don’t forget to change your routine when facing plateaus.