Why is My Penis Small? The Cellular and Chemical Reasons

Written by PHALLOGAUGE Penis Coach, Jeff Ferrara on January 13, 2017


guy thinking about his small penis

"Why is my penis small?"

That's probably one of the biggest questions that every guy asks themselves at least one point in their life.

And we're here to give you the exactly biological reasons why.

After, we give some practical solutions on what you can do about your size - one of them has been clinically proven to work.

First, we must understand how penis growth works.

How the penis grows.

The penis grows by using nutrients as food to generate more cells inside the penile tissue.

However, the penis does not just grow uncontrollably and without regulation.

It needs a catalyst - something that "triggers" or "causes" it to grow.

So what causes the penis to grow?

The penis is grown by hormones that are produced by the various glans in the body.

The primary hormone that is needed for penis growth is testosterone, but there are other auxiliary hormones that contribute to growth as well - like Human Growth Hormone (HGH).

All of these hormones are produced by the body naturally, and construction is ultimately obeyed by the genetic code of your male body.

testosterone chemical formula for penis growth.

When are these hormones released?

General growth and penis growth (due to hormonal production) are at their highest peaks during fetal growth (inside your mother's womb), toddler growth, and puberty.

Naturally, you want to optmize the production of these hormones, so these time periods are optimal times to do so.

Can I get more of these hormones?

Short answer, no.

Sure, you can try to optimize your hormonal production during the certain stages of your life like, in puberty, but for a lot of guys these stages are long gone.

The best way to do this, is to make sure you get enough sleep and are nourshing your body without enough food.

After all, you can't grow something out of nothing!

The hormones will trigger the cells to grow and the macro and micro nutrients from food will actually be used to build more cellular penile tissue.

Why is my penis small?

You probably had low testosterone and HGH when growing up.

Again, this is a very simple reality that a lot of guys don't want to admit.

But it's the truth.

Again, it's not really your fault - I mean, what child cares so much about this issue at that point in their life!

Most kids and teenagers are more concerned with having fun and enjoying their younger years!

Your genetics are also a factor.

Hormonal production is also tied to your genetics.

At the highest, simplest level, males naturally produce more testosterone than females, and females naturally produce more estrogen than males.

That fact is governed by the XX and XY chromosomes in your genes.

It also determines why you have a penis and women don't!

But to the next-level, your genetics also pre-determine how much testosterone you produce compared to other men.

This is absolute critical and is the reason why some men are "well-endowed" and others aren't.

Is there anything I can do right now to increase my penis size?

So you have a small penis. Or maybe you just have one whose size you're not content with.

Not only that, but you're already past puberty, so you aren't getting the hormonal growth boosts.

You feel stuck.

Despite this reality, there are some actual things that you can do to increase your size permanently.

Oh, and they work.

That's right, you heard me correctly - some of these methods have already been verified through clinical studies.

The best part of it all? It doesn't require altering your hormonal profile or getting into anything dangerous like HGH injections.

Here's how to do it:

Penis Extender Devices

Penis extenders are the only clinically proven method to work.

In other words, highly controlled studies were done in medical facilities all around world to verify their results.

And the results are all decisively positive.

So what are they?

They are tools that hold your penis in a stretched state, known as the "traction position" to trigger cell hyperplasia - a fancy word for cell duplication.


This method is not particularly new, however.

In fact, the traction principle has utilized in plastic surgery long before penis extenders existed. And we know how poopular and effective plastic surgery is!

By applying the exact same principles to the penis, the end result is permanent length gains for the rest of your life.

Oh, and it's really easy to do and doesn't hurt at all!

Quite frankly, there's a lot to talk about penis extenders, so check out our defnitive guide on the topic, here.

Penis Stretching Exercises

Penis stretching exercises are a bit interesting.

The reason being that they are not clinically proven (no data has been collected on their effectiveness, simply because no studies have ever been done), but they aim to emulate the penis extender.

That is their justification - they are trying to copy what penis extenders (something that has been proven to work).

While the subject on exercise effectiveness is debatable (and extenders are not debatable), they provide a useful beginning gateway to natural penis enlargement.

That's because the exercises are done by using your hands and cost you no money.

All you need is a private place and about 20 minutes a session.

To see our full guide on the different penis stretching exercises, see here.

Jelqing Exercises

Jelqing has not been clinically proven to work, but it has countless testimonials advocating it's effectiveness.

The reason a study has not been done on them is because the experimental setup would be too hard to accomplish.

That's because jelqing is a manual exercise and every guy does it a little bit differently.

So what is it?

Jelqing involves using your index and thumb finger to push blood into the penis while having a semi-hard erection.


The increase in pressure from the blood expands the corpora cavernosa (the spongy center of the penis) and increases girth.

Continuous training using this method triggers the tissues to adapt to this change, with the result being permanent size increases.

Oh, and it feels good too!

Feel free to learn more about it here.

Penis Pumps

Unfortunately, penis pumps do not permanently increase penis size, but they create a massive girth expansion for a few hours.

Therefore, they are extremely useful to use a few hours before you expect to have sex.

Recently, we've seen the popularity of "water-based" penis pumps rise due to their higher safety quality than their air-based counterparts.


To learn more about penis pumps, check out this guide here.

In Conclusion

So here, we answered the big question: "Why is my penis small?"

It's because you simply did not get enough hormones to trigger more growth in your younger years.

That and you can blame your genetics.

But do not despair, as we gave an overview of the popular penis enlargement methods that guys are using to compensate for those lost years of natural growth.

Not only that, but methods like the penis extender device have been clincally proven to work.

So even if you did not have size going for you from the beginning, there's literally an "out" now for you to take advantage of.

Feel free to stick around our website as we cover literally every natural penis enlargement technique under the sun!




If you're looking to add a reasonable .7 inches to your penis through natural stretching, hyperplasia, and traction principles already used in plastic surgery methods - you may be interested in our extender that thousands of men already use.



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