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Ask Our Doctor: Does Viagra Increase Penis Size?

The answer is “No,” by the way. Here are some anatomical and ED-related questions you may be uncomfortable asking your doctor, along with answers.

 

A doctor at eDrugstore.com has taken time out from his busy urology practice to answer a few questions from our readers about penis size, erection problems, and other topics men may hesitate to talk about with their doctors. Read and learn.

Dear Doctor:

I am a 45-year-old man and I keep getting emails asking me if I want a bigger penis and trying to sell me discount Viagra. If I take Viagra, will I really get a big penis?

– Slight in Seattle

Dear Slight:

I do understand your concern, and rest assured, you share it with millions of other men around the world.

First, let me clarify that Viagra wasn’t designed to be a ” big penis” drug. It is an erectile dysfunction treatment that helps men who suffer from impotence. Which means they take Viagra to help them get an erection and keep it up long enough to finish having sex.

But you and other readers are probably wondering if Viagra happens to also increase penis size as a happy side effect. Here’s what you need to know.

Viagra and a larger penis? In a way, yes. Viagra makes the most of what you have. Because when you use Viagra, the tubes in your penis get filled up with blood to maximum size. So the more blood flow you get, naturally the bigger your penis size. It’s similar to an inner tube inflating.

But you have to be realistic. Viagra isn’t going to magically endow you with extra length or girth you don’t have. A full erection, however, makes the most of what you do have.

Viagra is an effective treatment because it also increases your ability to maintain an erection longer before ejaculation. That can be beneficial because sometimes women need a bit more time to reach orgasm. Bottom line: Viagra can help maximize your natural size while erect, but your non-erect size will not be affected.

And as an aside, those emails you get may be hazardous to your computer if you open any attachments they include, and ultimately they could be hazardous to your health, should you try any of the “snake oil” cures they offer. Your best approach is to delete them unread.

 

Sketchy emails promising cheap Viagra or penis enlargement should be deleted unopened.

Dear Doctor:

What is the average penis size for a 16 year old male and how do you measure it? Will I ever get a big penis? When does it stop growing? My older brother says he has a really big penis, so I hope genetics may be on my side.

-Robin

Dear Robin:

You asked some good questions about penis size that I’m sure many young men like yourself wonder about. Let’s take them one at a time:

  • What is the average penis size? First, let’s not forget that penis size includes length AND width. Most studies on penis size indicate that the average penis size when erect is between 5.5 to 6.2 inches long and about 5 inches in circumference at midshaft.
  • How do you measure penis size? To get an accurate measurement, you measure the penis when it’s erect and while you’re standing up. The penis length is measured along the top, from the base to the tip (with no manual stretching) Be sure to measure right from the bone at the base of the penis by depressing the fat pad at the base. The width is measured by wrapping the tape around the circumference of your erect penis at the midpoint.
  • When does the penis stop growing? When you do! At the start of puberty, the average penis size is around 2½” long. Over the next five years, it has a growth spurt just like the rest of a teenager’s body and reaches its maximum size. So if you began puberty at 13, your penis should reach its full size by age 18. When you stop growing, so does your penis.
  • Is having a small or big penis genetic? Yes, if the men in your family have big penises, you likely will too. Penis size is determined purely by heredity (the only exception is a hormonal condition called micropenis, which is very rare.)

It might be heartening for a young man like you, Robin, to know that women generally care far less about size than you do.

A study a few years ago found that only 55% of the men were satisfied with their penis size, but 85% of the women said their partner’s penis size was just fine. So regardless of what you think about your penis, chances are your partners won’t be disappointed.

Dear Doctor:

I don’t have a big penis, just normal size. My friends keep telling me size does matter. But my girlfriend says, “It isn’t what you have, but how you use it.”

What’s the real truth — isn’t a bigger penis better when it comes to great sex?

– Digger

Dear Digger:

Sounds to me like you have a mild case of “small penis syndrome.” This is when a man feels anxious about his penis size even when everybody else is telling him it’s just fine. Don’t get hooked in by all the advertising for miracle penis enlargers that try to make you feel inadequate. They don’t do anything except give you doubts about yourself and your penis size.

And there’s little sense in wishing for an enormous penis. A 10-inch organ might get you into the porn industry, but it will be very uncomfortable or painful for some partners during sex.

Instead, listen to what your girlfriend is saying and learn how to use what you’ve got. If it’s 5″ to 6″, you have a normal, average penis size that should serve you well. And if someday it starts to have performance problems, there are many effective erectile dysfunction treatments available, such as Viagra.

Learn to separate fact from fiction, and you’ll save yourself a lot of unproductive stress over things that you can’t control and things that ultimately don’t matter much. As for things you can control, ED is now one of them. With effective drugs like Viagra, men can address erection problems far more easily than used to be possible. We invite you to learn more about how to order Viagra online safely, securely, conveniently, and with maximum discretion from eDrugstore.com.

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