"Every man [woman] is a builder of a
temple, called his body, to the god he worships,...
We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood
and bones."---Walden, Henry David Thoreau
First, let me just set the record straight,
yes, it is possible to cause the penis
to grow even after a man has reached maturity.
People with acromegally, will grow a larger jaw bone, larger nose, larger
fingers. People with another rare disorder will grow a larger skull.
The body is constantly renewing. There's a new layer of skin about every 6
weeks. As the body remodels, it can change sizes depending upon what
stresses, hormones, and nutrition is available. A simple example is muscle
growth. Now, even the brain is thought to be fluid and IQ thought not to
be set at birth.
With a decrease in testosterone
levels, atrophy of muscles and penis is well documented. But, what about
penis enlargement, does it really happen? If atrophy (shrinkage) occurs,
can you drive the process in the other direction and cause growth?
The two hormones that result in penis growth (for children and adults)
when supplied in abundance and in shrinkage when in short supply are
testosterone and growth hormone. The confusing part is that people with
acromegally (abnormally elevated growth hormone levels) can have a decrease in
testicular and penis size. But, this occurs because the cause of the
elevated growth hormone will sometimes cause a drop in testosterone levels (by
causing a drop in LH or an increase in Prolactin).
So, it takes an increase in both:
a) Testosterone and b) Growth Hormone to cause the penis to grow.
I learned a method of restarting penile growth in adults from a prominent
European endocrinologist (where the use of growth hormone is more accepted and
less regulated than here in the US). To precipitate erection enhancement,
a derivative of testosterone is applied as a cream directly to the penis and
growth hormone is given as an subcutaneous injection.
Most of these formulas have arginine or glutamine combined with other
growth hormone or LH boosters. Growth hormone (GH) taken by mouth does
nothing because the digestive juices of the stomach will digest a protein
hormone like GH (that's why you have to take insulin as an injection...insulin
is also a protein). If there were
a way to take GH by mouth, then every diabetic could throw away their insulin
needles. But, if you have a healthy pituitary and you take these
amino acids at least two hours after your last meal (so no other amino acids are
in the stomach) then you can cause increased release of GH and cause a 50% or
sometimes more increase in GH levels. The problem with this is that the
strategy works best for those who need it least. Those with really low GH
from a sluggish pituitary response will respond very little if at all to this
What about all the stretching
If done improperly, these can cause impotence
(nerve and blood vessel damage). If you
want something that works, then you must know what you're doing when you do stretching exercises with your penis.
Until 20 years ago, penissize (either nonerected or
erected) was not mentioned, discussed, or defined even in
serious books of human anatomy. The need of some men to enlarge
and elongate their penile size is equivalent to the need of some
women to ask for breast augmentation. The same method of
transferring autologous fat into other parts of the body can be
used in male patients for augmentative phalloplasty. The
circumference of the penis increases 2 to 3 cm, and before of a
heavier penis, the length increases 1 to 2 cm. If more
lengthening is desired, subtotal dissection of the ligament
fundiforme penis below the symphysis could be done, pull the
corpus cavernosus out, and fix the tunica albuginea at the
periost. At the root of the phallus, the skin can be elongated
by V-Y-plasty, and the scrotal skin can be released by 1 or 2 Z-plasties.
Combining both autologous fat transfer and ligament release
allows for penis elongation of 3 to 5 cm. The authors have
performed augentative phalloplasty on 88 patients since 1996.
They have transplanted 40 to 68 ml of pure fat. Of the 88
patients, 57 underwent autologous fat transfer only, and 31
received additional ligament release. Penis length increased 1.5
to 4.8 cm (average, 2.42 cm), and circumference increased 1.4 to
4.0 cm (average, 2.65 cm). The initial penis lengths were 6.5 to
10.0 cm (average, 8.72 cm), and the circumference were 8.0 to
10.1 cm (average, 9.18 cm) not erected. Patients are advised to
obstain from sexual activity for 5 weeks after the surgery. Two
patients who disregarded this advice had an unsatisfactory
result. In one patient too, much of the grafted fat had to be
removed from the preputium. No other serious complications were
Panfilov DE - Aesthetic Plast Surg - 01-MAR-2006;
From NIH/NLM MEDLINE
And what's really normal
Here's an excerpt from and recent article in the medical
length and circumference: an Indian study.
- Promodu K - Int J Impot Res - 01-NOV-2007; 19(6):
558-63 (From NIH/NLM MEDLINE
Aim of the present investigation is to estimate the penile
length and circumference of Indian males and to compare the
results with the data from other countries. Results will help in
counseling the patients worried about the penile size and
Penile length in flaccid and stretched conditions and
circumference were measured in a group of 301 physically normal
men. Erected length and circumference were measured for 93
Mean flaccid length was found to be
8.21 cm (3.2 inches), mean stretched length 10.88 cm (4.3
inches) and circumference 9.14 cm (3.6 inches).
Mean erected length was found to be
13.01 cm (5.1 inches) and erected circumference was 11.46 cm
There are significant differences in
the mean penile length and circumference of Indian sample
compared to the data reported from other countries. Study need
to be continued with a large sample to establish a normative
data applicable to the general population.
Here's a table from a recent journal article that reviewed
the treatment of men who complained of having a small penis.
This table combines several studies of penis size: