Charlie Chambers
By Charlie Chambers

Been looking for penis enlargement, but unsure which method to choose?

I've spent eight years and thousands of dollars trying to increase my penis size by testing out all sorts of weird methods.

Some of them were stupid and painful. Others were more positive.

In the end, I increased my size from 4.4 inches to 6 inches.

Although I'm delighted with the results, it could have happened much quicker for me if I had a guide.

And, since there's wasn't a definitive one available, I decided to write it.

Hopefully, I can clarify the myths about penis enlargement for you and direct you towards the products that work.


If you don't have time to read the whole guide, the long story short is that the only clinically proven way to increase your size is with a penis extender.

If you'd like to find out which one I recommend and why then click the button below:

What Is Penis Enlargement?

Although the term 'penis enlargement' does sound self-explanatory, the truth is, it's pretty broad.

Technically, any product that increases the size of your penis is 'enlarging'.

However, for clarity, in the penis enlargement industry, there are two different types of product:

  • Temporary solutions that work on erection strength
  • Permanent solutions that increase your size

The reason this distinction must be clarified is many companies sell their temporary solutions under the guise of being permanent to make more sales.

Note: you should avoid any brand in the temporary category making claims about permanent size changes.

Erection Hardening

Before we get into this topic, I want to remind you that a lot of products in this industry make outrageous claims.

With that in mind, many of the products do work.

The critical issue many men have isn't that their penis is too small, it's that they can't get fully erect. And, as a result, their penis appears more modest than it is.

There are two causes of erectile dysfunction:

  • Mental problems (excessive porn use / masturbation)
  • A lack of blood flow

Most erection dysfunction solutions aim to increase the blood flow in your penis.

Penis Pumps

You might have seen this device in the film, 'Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery' where Austin gets his bag checked at the airport resulting in an awkward but hilarious moment.

What's not so funny is that the makers of these devices aren't telling the whole truth when they say they can increase your penis size.

Penis pumps work by creating a vacuum around your penis which increases the blood flow, giving you an erection.

They do not, however, increase your penis size permanently.

If you are interested in learning more about penis pumps, click here for a more in-depth article.

Supplements & Nutrition

Penis Enlargement Pills

Wouldn't we all love to take a magic pill and have our dreams come true?

If you're in the market for penis enlargement, the manufacturers of these pills will often promise just that!

There has been no clinical trial to prove penis enlargement pills (or any other supplements) work in increasing the penis size.

With that in mind, some of these pills contain certain ingredients such as Ginseng that can help to overcome erectile dysfunction by improving blood flow to the penis.

If you are interested in learning more about penis enlargement pills, click here.

Penis Enlargement Creams

These products talk a big game about increasing your penis size, but the truth is they can do no such thing.

Penis enlargement creams are effectively a lubricant with a few extra ingredients that claim to cause a reaction in your penis and give you a harder erection.

It's tough to say with certainty if these ingredients are working or if they're merely a placebo.

(You might get harder because your partner has used some lubricant and is playing with your penis.)

For a full discussion on the topic of penis creams, click here.

Permanent Options

Penis Surgery

As you probably know, most people care about two things when it comes to penis size: length and girth.

Surgeons needed to create two separate procedures to enhance both of these:

First, you've got penis lengthening where a surgeon will sever the ligaments connecting the pubic bone and the base of your penis, allowing it to drop down a couple of centimetres and appear more prominent.

This procedure doesn't increase your size; it just reveals part of your penis that is hidden. And it is only noticeable when your penis is flaccid.

There's also a risk that by cutting too deeply into the ligaments, it can cause your erection to lose its ability to stand up straight - which is kind of important.

The other part of penis enlargement surgery is to do with increasing your girth.

This procedure works by inserting fatty tissues that have been removed from other parts of your body into your penis, making it thicker.

Be aware that the fatty tissue may get reabsorbed into your body over time.

With surgery costs typically being over $10,000, having a regular top-up doesn't make much sense.

Unless you are having a mental crisis and need a bigger penis right away, surgery doesn't seem too appealing.

If you would like to learn more about penis enlargement surgery, click here.

Penis Stretching

The final method is penis stretching.

It works by encouraging the cells in your penis to duplicate in a process called 'cell division'. Which, over time, causes your penis to grow in size.


There's a couple of different versions of penis stretching with the oldest one being called the 'Arabic jelq' and more recently, just 'jelqing'.

In this version, you pull on your penis hundreds of times per day in a consistent motion with the hope that your penis will grow.

The problem with Jelqing is that it's difficult to gauge how much pressure you're applying.

Sometimes, you can use too much and damage your veins and nerve endings, resulting in erectile dysfunction.

Other times, you'll apply more pressure on one side of your penis and cause it to become curved.

Both of these scenarios - you will want to avoid.

Penis Weights

Some guys became aware of these risks and started coming up with solutions that would reduce the adverse effects of penis stretching.

The first attempt at this was called penis weights.

The idea behind these devices is that by attaching weights to your penis and letting them hang, you'll have more control over the level of tension.

But there's a problem.

It's not exactly comfortable to wear penis weights and stand in a stationary position for hours on end.

And, if you move, you're going to shift the tension, so your penis doesn't get an even pull resulting in the same adverse effects you had with Jelqing.

So, for that reason, penis weights aren't recommended either.

Penis Extenders

Now, here's where penis enlargement made a lot of progress.

Around 30 years ago, devices became available that allows you to get the precision of Jelqing and the consistency of penis weights even while you're moving around.

These devices are called penis extenders.

You attach one end to the base of your penis and the other to the tip, which results in a more constant pressure.

Because that tension is more controlled, you'll get a steady, but even increase in size without harming yourself.

After these devices started going through clinical trials and seeing positive results, it became clear that this method was a winner.

When you weigh up your options, penis surgery vs penis extenders, it's a pretty easy decision to make.

They are cheaper, safer and many of the brands offer a money-back guarantee, so there's no risk.

If you're interested in finding out which penis extender brand I would recommend then click here.

Charlie Chambers
Hey, my name's Charlie and I'm a sex therapist from LA. Over the last 20 years, I've helped thousands of men to overcome their sexual health problems. I aim to use this site to help even more men enjoy more fulfilling sex lives.