Most men desire a large penis. After all, a big penis represents the ideology of manliness and a physical manifestation of the testosterone-laden power of the male form. Whilst a large penis represents a totemic encapsulation of virility, strength, and power… the average penis size may surprise you.

Although six inches has long been (pardon the pun) the perceived average male penis length, statistics place the actual number at 5.1 – 5.5 inches.

          While exaggerated claims of impressively above-average penis lengths are nothing new, there is hope for men who feel as though they don’t measure up. This article will examine methods of how to achieve natural penis growth.

The top 8 natural penis enlargement methods

          Before diving into some of the methods that can aid in natural penis growth, it is important to note that most of these techniques are temporary, and that the only way to increase penis size permanently is through surgery.

          Barring that particularly invasive option of surgery, here are some of the best techniques, exercises and applications designed to temporarily enlarge the penis.

1. Stretching exercises

          Like virtually every other penis enlargement exercise, stretching creates micro-tears in the tissue of the affected area, and the ensuing healing process can help to increase the girth of the penis. Penis exercises can also help to draw blood to the penis, improving circulation and increasing the length.

To perform a penis enlargement exercise

  1. Begin by achieving a semi-erect state.
  2. For added comfort, apply a lubricant – although it is important to remember that the goal of stretching the penis isn’t masturbation.
  3. Create a circle by connecting the tip of your index finger and thumb.
  4. Place your semi-erect penis shaft through the circle, while gripping the base of your penis in the stretched position for 30 seconds, using only the fingers you’ve created the circle with.
  5. Slowly close the circle you’ve created by connecting the tip of your finger and thumb, gently applying pressure to the penis shaft within.
  6. In a milking motion, stroke the penis shaft slowly, relieving the pressure as you get to the crown of the penis head. The stroking motion itself should be applied at a steady pace.
  7. Release and return your index finger-thumb circle to the base of the shaft and repeat the process. The duration of your penis stretching shouldn’t exceed 20 minutes.

2. Penis pumps

          Like most natural penis enhancement methods, a penis pump is a penis enlargement device, designed to improve blood flow. Penis pump results are promising, aiding in temporarily increasing the girth and size of the penis. In order to maintain the effects of a pumping device, sexually arousal must be maintained. 

Also known as a vacuum pump, it is inserted over the penis, and uses suction to draw blood into the penis to allow a man to achieve an erection. Although the usage of these erection-aids cannot permanently increase the size of the penis, pumps facilitate a firmer, harder erection.

3. Natural penis enlargement pills

           Pills associated with male enhancement work by promoting blood flow to the penis. Popular pills such as Sildenafil (commonly sold under the brand name Viagra) and Tadalafil (better known under the brand name Cialis) are marketed for their erectile dysfunction (ED) combatting benefits. By improving blood flow to the penis, they can help to get bigger erections if poor blood flow is preventing you reach maximum potential. However, these pills are not natural.

So what about natural penis enlargement pills? Whilst some supplements can offer natural penis growth benefits, they lack clinical evidence to support claims as penis enlargers


  • Ginseng. When taken regularly, ginseng is capable of improving blood flow and aiding in the maintenance of testosterone levels.
  • Pine pollen. Rich in vitamins and minerals, this traditional Chinese remedy is purported to increase blood flow to the penis and is one of the first and most powerful libido boosters ever discovered.
  • Yohimbine. The bark of an evergreen tree found in central and Western Africa has been used to treat ED for centuries. It is believed to stimulate the release of the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine, which hinder the effects of body chemicals and agents that constrict erection-aiding blood vessels in the penis.
  • Maca. Recognised as a sexual booster, this Peruvian plant is said to increase libido and sperm count. Maca is also celebrated for its ability to combat the effects of erectile dysfunction.
  • Ginkgo and horny goat weed. By dilating blood vessels, ginkgo improves blood flow to the penis. An age-old remedy used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, horny goat weed acts in a similar way, by reversing the effects of an enzyme that inhibits blood flow to the penis.

4. Pelvic floor exercises.

          Also known as Kegels, performing exercises for your pelvic floor muscle group promotes blood flow to the cavities of your penis, resulting in a more rigid erection. Training these muscles to become stronger could ultimately result in harder erections, as the increased circulation in the pelvic floor area facilitates an increase in the amount of available blood to the corpora cavernosa, two chambers running the length of the penis that engorge with blood upon sexual arousal. The pressure created in these chambers results in an erection, so Kegels that increase the amount of available blood to the area aid in efforts to increase natural penis growth.

          As outlined by Harvard Health, here are the step-by-step instructions for performing Kegels:

  • Locate your pelvic muscles. For men, this can be accomplished by pretending to avoid passing gas or pretending to halt your stream during urination.
  • Practice contractions. Lie on your back and feel the contraction of your pelvic muscles. Gradually increase the duration of your contractions, beginning with 3 to 5 seconds of contraction, followed by 3 to 5 seconds of relaxation. Repeat this cycle 10 times.
  • Keep your other muscles relaxed. Don’t allow the contraction of your pelvic muscles to extend to the buttocks or the abdomen. Keep all other muscles in a relaxed position while you work to isolate your pelvic muscles.
  • Increase the duration. Work your way up to 10 second contractions.
  • Practice. Be diligent about performing your exercises and attempt to fit in 30 to 40 contractions per day.

           Strong pelvic floor muscles go a long way towards staving off the effects of incontinence, and could help you achieve a more robust, rigid erection.

5. Penis extenders

          Also known as traction devices or penis enlargers, penis extenders are frames that can be attached to a flaccid penis and adjusted to lengthen it. While some evidence regarding the lengthening effects of a traction device exists (if used regularly over a long period of time), the effectiveness of this tool for penis extension is largely unknown. Some studies have suggested that penis extenders work better on men who are naturally smaller in size; over a 6-month period, some patients have reported a gain of 1 to 2 cm.

To successfully use a penis extender

  • Begin with a flaccid (under 20% firmness is recommended) penis.
  • Fit the loop of the device over the shaft of your penis and secure it against the base.
  • Secure the top part of the shaft against the device’s gripping mechanism.
  • Hook the gripping mechanism up to the pulling belt.
  • Once attached, begin lightly pulling and allow the device to gradually extend the penis shaft within the device.
  • The optimal tension for a penis enlargement device is described as allowing the full lengthening of your penis naturally, plus a little more. Too much tension could potentially damage the skin of the shaft, so begin with a ‘less is more’ approach.

6. Lose Weight

          The appearance of a large belly that hangs over the penis can overshadow or mask a man’s true size, creating the impression that the penis is smaller than it actually is. The act of losing unnecessary body fat can allow a penis to become more discernible, resulting in the true size of the penis to be realized. By engaging in an exercise program that reduces body weight, a man can enjoy the added benefits of improved blood flow and circulation to the pelvic region, which may result in firmer erections, and the appearance of a larger penis by creating the impression of increased penis girth or length.

7. Trim your pubic hair

          Similar to the act of losing excess body fat, trimming your pubic hair will allow you to reveal the true dimensions of your penis. The removal of hair from around the base of your penis could aid the impression of increased size, making this simple grooming technique an effective way to assist the presentation of your member.

8. Penis rings

          Penis rings, also known as cock rings or constriction bands, are used to trap blood in the erect penis for an extended period of time, resulting in a longer and firmer erection. With many types of cock rings available, it is important to know how to utilise the correct type for your natural penile enlargement goals.

The differing types of penis rings includes

  • Cock ring. Perhaps the greatest tool in terms of rings designed to aid in the overall appearance of an engorged member, this ring fits on the base of the penis. Before you put on a cock ring, you must make sure you have an erection. You then slide the ring over the head of your penis and roll it down to your penis base.
  • Penoscrotal ring. These rings fits around the base of the penis and testicles. For these rings, your penis should be flaccid before fitting. Begin by placing your testicles in the ring one by one and then your penis in the ring by folding it back towards it. Then put the head of your penis through first and then pull the shaft through. The ring should sit at the base of your penis and testicles.
  • Testicle ring. As indicated, this type of ring fits around the testicles. You place your testicles in the ring one by one and the ring sits on the top of your testicles.

Do not use a cock ring for longer than 30 minutes. Some men couple a penis ring with a hot shower or bath before sex, in order to increase the blood flow to the penis.

Are there risks to these methods?

          The act of attempting to enlarge or lengthen the penis comes with some risk. Physically trying to make your penis bigger using massage techniques, or with devices, often runs the risk of tissue damage. Aggressive pulling or manipulation of the penis can also cause bleeds under the skin which may result in pink spots on penis from the subdermal damage caused with the tension or friction associated with your efforts.