The Definitive Guide to All Penis Enlargement Methods

Written by Mike and Jeff on January 2, 2016

A survey of all methods to improve penis size

What You’ll Learn from this Guide

  • Does penis enlargement actually work?
  • If so, what can you expect in terms of results and time to achieve results?
  • What are all the existing methods and how do they work?
  • What are the risks associated with each method?

The topic of “penis enlargement” often brings up thoughts of our spam inboxes, late night infomercials, and advertisements in the back of men’s magazines. But behind all the advertising lies some truth, and with some effort you can take control of your penis size.

Essential Things to Understand Before Starting

It’s completely possible. Yes, if you really want to enlarge your length and girth, it’s possible. Like all body modifications (with the exception of surgery and plastic surgery), such as bodybuilding, it’ll take work, time, and discipline to see the results you want.

The 3 Most Common Types of Enlargement: The main ways you can enlarge your penis are through:

  • penis exercises and exercise equipment
  • pills, supplements and herbal lotions that have vasodilators and testosterone boosting effects
  • penis enlargement surgery.

Penis Exercises are the safest, reliable method. Due to the inadequacy and side effects sometimes experienced with pills, supplements or surgery, penis exercises is the next safest and reliable option. Many times all of the methods are combined for greater effects, such as taking supplements when doing exercises.

Penis Size & Enlargement: The average erect penis size is between 5” and 6” in length and 5” in girth (circumference). Most men who practice “penis enlargement” start above average.

Is Penis Enlargement Possible?

Let’s state it right off the bat — penis enlargement is absolutely possible and absolutely real. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, quick, automatic or without risk. However, it IS possible. The question is, what are you willing to do to get it?

Despite the lack of formalized research, there are tens of thousands of men on PE Gym Forum and the GLL Penis Enhancement Forum who have experienced real, permanent enlargement. Just like with bodybuilding, to achieve real, measurable, permanent results all you need is:

  • Time
  • Effort
  • Dedication
  • Discipline

How Does Penis Enlargement Work?

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Penis enlargement works based on the same principle as muscle building for other parts of your body. When the tissues of the corpus spongiosum and corpus cavernosa in the penis (see the Interior Anatomy of the Penis image above) are subjected to stretching, micro-tears occur. This then facilitates new cell growth to repair those tears, the same happens when you build muscle tissue in other places in your body.

Think of the penis like a brick wall. If you were pulled apart the courses of bricks and then filled the space between with new bricks, your wall would increase in size. New cell growth works the same way in your body, filling in the spaces with new cells. This results in an increase in mass as well as overall size and volume.

There are countless examples of the body’s amazing ability to stretch and grow. From native customs involving the insertion of ever-greater lip plates to the neck rings used by women of the Paduang tribe in Burma, to the popular practice of gauging ears. Your penis is no different. This new cell growth means increased penis length and increased penis girth.

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How do I Enlarge My Penis? The Different Enlargement Methods

When it comes to enlargement, you have options. Some are more effective than others. Some are more drastic than others. Some are more risky than others in terms of safety. Which method you choose will depend on how much time you want to commit to your goals, and how comfortable you are with a particular method.

Penis Enlargement Exercises

Penis enlargement exercises are a natural form of penis enlargement, and one of the most effective methods. They, along with exercise equipment, are our most recommended forms of penis enlargement, due to the safety disadvantages and/or lesser results sometimes seen with surgery and supplements.

Oftentimes, the other methods are combined with exercise routines, such as taking supplements and exercising, to maximize your enlargement results. However, ultimately the safest, most reliable and permanent way to gain growth is to focus on exercising. For example, like in fitness, 80% of your body composition (% body fat) comes from your diet, probably 95% of your penis length and girth gains comes from stretching exercises.

How Penis Enlargement Exercises Work

Exercises work by either contracting to strengthen the muscles (Kegels), applying traction (stretches), or forcing nutrient-rich blood into the penis (jelqs), to stimulate growth. The single biggest advantage of exercises is that penis enlargement exercises do not require any special equipment other than you, time and a suitable place to exercise (probably not the bathroom at work). This may be easily suitable for some, but if not, you need to either make time or sacrifice something if you place increasing penis size as a higher priority in your life.

Common Types of Penis Enlargement Exercises

Penis exercises come in many forms. The most common and well-known ones are:

  • Jelqing
  • Kegels
  • Compression
  • Stretching


Jelqing is a basic exercise, which uses a firm, stroking motion to force nutrient-rich blood into the penis, while also stretching it, to increase size. This is a simple, but effective, four-step exercise, performed while the penis is at a 50-75% erection level (higher erection levels can be used by more advanced exercisers). The four-steps include:

  • Form an OK-grip with your index finger and thumb, around the base of your penis.
  • With a light pressure, slowly slide your grip up the shaft of the penis.
  • Stop just before the glans.
  • Repeat and point your penis at different angles and start your OK-grip at different angles. Also use your other hand to get different angles that are hard to do with the other hand.

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Originally designed for women, Kegels are a great way for men to strengthen their pubococcygeus (PC) muscles. These are the skeletal muscles needed to support your erection angle and control orgasm.

Additionally, Kegeling increases blood flow to the penis, for enlargement. These can be performed nearly anywhere.

Kegels also strength ejaculation power, which allow you to shoot your ejaculate farther. This is in contrast to a weak ejaculation where the ejaculate just dribbles and leaks out of your glans upon orgasm.

Steps to kegel

  1. Locate your pelvic floor muscles. They are generally located between your scrotum and anus and somewhat internally upwards.
  2. Contract your these muscles. It has a distinct feeling once you do this, so it’s easy to tell if you’re doing it correctly.
  3. Hold the contraction for a 3 to 10 seconds.
  4. Release and repeat.


These exercises use compression to stress the tissues of the penis, encouraging new cellular growth and enlargement. Compression exercises are particularly good for girth expansion.

The Compressor is one of the more common advanced compression exercises and is excellent for girth enhancement. This is a two-handed exercise. Here are the steps for doing the Compressor exercise:

  1. Use an overhand OK-grip tightly around the base of your penis.
  2. Place your other hand in an overhand OK-grip, tightly over the area where the glans of your penis meets the shaft. Do not put direct pressure on the glans.
  3. Slowly bring both hands slightly toward each other, compressing the shaft of the penis.
  4. While the shaft is compressed, bend the shaft back and forth, to put tension along those areas to increase growth.


Stretching is the best exercise to increase length. As mentioned earlier, stretching the penis puts stress on the tissues creating micro-tears. As new tissue grows, filling in the space created by the tears, the penis will grow in terms of length and girth. While compression targets girth, Stretching exercises tend to target and achieve length gains.

However, you never want to stretch so hard such that it becomes painful. Be sure to start off easy (warm-up), then gradually increase your intensity over the course of your exercise regimen. A beginner may need to start off even easier than a veteran. Eventually, they can reach the level of a veteran such that they can handle tougher stretching. This is exactly like bodybuilding and lifting weights. You don’t want to overlift or lift too much.

To manually stretch, grip the base of your glans (at the top of your shaft) and pull and hold your penis in a given direction for a few seconds to a minute. Stretching can be performed in multiple directions:

  • Straight out away from the body – This stretch is perfect as a general length exercise.
  • To the left or right – Stretching to the left or right is useful when correcting a penis curve, which is typically a result of Peyronies’ Disease.
  • Downward or upward – Stretching down or up places the tension on the upper or lower part of the shaft (respectively).

Try all different directions to maximize your workout and your gains in all parts of the penis shaft.

Penis Enlargement Devices

Technology exists to make our lives easier and penis enlargement is a huge recipient of it. Mechanical penis enlargement devices can substitute practically all of the manual exercises we discussed, or be used in conjunction with them.

How do Penis Enlargement Devices Work?

Instead of manually causing the forces needed to promote penile growth, penis enlargement devices do it for you. One advantage of using a device is the increased intensity level or applied pressure. Another advantage is keeping the force applied for long periods of time to automate the process and save you tons of time. Just like gym weights are used to increase your strength, extenders, pumps and weights for the penis can provide a higher intensity or longer workout. They are great tools for busy individuals.

Common Penis Enlargement Devices

These devices generally fall into three categories:

  1. Extenders mechanically stretch the penis by keeping it in a “traction” position.
  2. Weights use gravity to facilitate stretching
  3. Pumps use vacuum or water chamber for tissue expansion and to force blood into the tissues of the penis

Penis Extenders:

Extenders are essentially simple, traction devices. Although they come in a variety of designs, the principle behind each is the same. The penis extender places increasing tension on the penis shaft, creating micro-tears in the cells, which when repaired build into a longer penis. The best devices should aim to provide you with comfort, no-slippage (penis slipping out of the mechanism that holds the penis), no pinching or pain, a decent stretch, and the ability to be hidden under your clothes (if you wish to use it in public during the day).

Popular extenders include:

  • PhalloGauge
  • Phallosan
  • The PeniMaster
  • SizeGenetics
  • X4 Labs

Penis Enlargement Hangers & Weights:

Penis hangers and weights are also traction extender devices. However, instead of the device creating the traction through elongation of the device, the traction is created by weights that are hung from the penis as a result of gravity. Like weight lifting, increasing the load by increasing the weights hung from the device are done as you progress from a newbie to a veteran. While these devices can induce great stretches, they are obviously very inconvenient to use unless you can set aside a specific time and place to use them.

Popular hangers and weights include:

  • The LG Hanger
  • PE Weights

Penis Enlargement Pumps:

Penis pumps use vacuum pressure or water pressure to put stress on the penis. As with extenders, there are many designs on the market for penis pumps. However, they all consist of a cylinder that fits over the penis and a method to increase the pressure in the cylinder chamber.

This forces blood to rush into the penis. Penis pumps can also be used with a cock ring, for men with erectile difficulties. One popular pump, the Bathmate, can be used both in and out of the bath or shower and uses water inside the chamber which claims to be safer than an air vacuum in the chamber.

Some popular penis pumps include:

Penis Enlargement Pills and Lotions

Herbal remedies for penis enlargement on the market today vary quite a bit. They can come in the form of a supplement, taken orally as a pill, or as a cream or lotion, applied directly to the penis.

How Penis Enlargement Supplements Work

Eastern medical professionals have long known the value of herbal remedies, and it’s not a surprise that there are a various herbs that can be used for penis enlargement. Certain herbs temporarily stimulate blood flow, an important component for penis growth.

The trickiest part is figuring out which herbs have real value and actually work. There are plenty of “remedies” on the internet that either don’t work, have undesirable side effects or cause actual health risks. Finding products with safe ingredients known to effectively aid enlargement is essential, but also somewhat difficult.

Common Penis Enlargement Supplements

The most popular herbal remedies typically include one or more of the following:

Some herbal supplements include:

  • L-Argnine
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Horny Goat Weed
  • Yohimbe
  • Vitamins A, B, C, and E

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Our top-rated supplements include:

  • MaleExtra – enhances penis enlargement, promotes hardness, more intense orgasms, and increased libido
  • Climinax – increases stamina and erection hardness
  • VigRX Plus – penis enlargement supplement, with increased hardness, stamina, and more intense orgasms

NOTE: There is no substitute for verifying research from experienced and reliable sources. Make sure you’ve educated yourself on any herbal product or supplement before usage — the herbs listed above are recommendations and a place to start looking.

Penis Enlargement Surgery

Surgery is the most radical, risky method of enlarging your penis. The effects are permanent and the results are immediate. The increases are most noticeable in the flaccid state, so be sure you understand that quoted increases may reflect flaccid growth, and not erect.

How Penis Enlargement Surgery Works

Penis enlargement surgery involves medical alterations to the various parts of the penis. There are different procedures for what you are trying to specifically accomplish. For lengthening, the ligament attaching the inner penis to the public bone is severed, allowing the inner penis to slip forward. For widening, fat is injected under the skin of the shaft, or a cellular matrix sheet is wrapped around the penis shaft, under the skin. Glanular enhancement enlarges the head of the penis, through injection of fat material, to keep it proportional when other surgery is performed. Just as there are many plastic surgery options to target your nose, cheekbones, or breasts, there are a few different ones to target length, girth, and specific part, in the penis surgical procedures; there is no one solution procedure to getting a bigger penis.

Risks of penis enlargement surgery include:

  • Loss of erection angle
  • Erectile dysfunction (not being able to get a proper erection or orgasm)
  • Nerve damage or loss of sensation
  • Numerous other potential complications, up to and including death

Common Penis Enlargement Surgery Types

There are three primary surgeries used for penis enlargement:

  1. Ligament severing
  2. Dermal implant
  3. Glanular enhancement

What are the Benefits of Penis Enlargement?

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The benefits are more than just satisfying sexual desires of you and your partner. There are psychological benefits as well. Here are both the benefits and the disadvantages of penis enlargement:

Pros of Penis Enlargement:

  • Increased penis size – both length and girth
  • Increased stamina in the bedroom, for those using penis exercises
  • Increased self-confidence at work, flirting, and just about every aspect of life.
  • Enhanced penis health, for those using penis exercises

Cons of Penis Enlargement:

  • Most methods, especially manual exercises are not instantaneous – they take lots of time to work (about 4 months to a year, depending on dedication and consistency).
  • The use of enlargement exercises and devices require consistent commitment.
  • Extender traction devices and pumps can be costly on your wallet. They generally exceed $150 for a device.
  • Serious and significant potential health complications, in the case of penis surgery

The Verdict

If you want to enjoy the physical and psychological benefits of a larger penis, it will take time and dedication.

Much like there is no instant cure or product for getting the rest of your body into shape, the same is true for getting a bigger penis.

Just like the personal fitness industry is marred with scams, so has the penis enhancement industry. The most important point despite these scams is that it is completely possible to get a bigger penis.

Just as anybody can get the body of their dreams if they consistently work at it, all men can get the penis that they want if they consistently work at it.

Although surgery is available, the health risks associated with this method of enlargement far outweigh the benefits, especially for most men.

Instead, most men will benefit by committing themselves to a steady and consistent exercise routine, supplementing their exercises with devices (if their wallet allows for it), and safely increase the intensity as you progress.

This is the most effective and practical method to get the results all men want.

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