MSP Sex Q&A: Can Pills Really Make My Penis Bigger?

Question:
Can pills really enlarge the penis? If not, is there anything that can?

Answer:
No, we don’t have any scientific evidence to suggest that any pills, herbs, weights, or even surgery can safely and effectively enlarge a man’s penis – in spite of the various marketing messages you might come across. There just is not the evidence. Some companies go as far as to mislead men about the average penis size, which is about 5-6 inches of erect length. However, some penis pill companies will tell men that the average penis size is 7 inches long which, of course, is aimed at making most men feel inadequate so that they will buy their product.

Some of the surgeries that are available may make a man’s penis longer or wider but they may not do so safely and the scar tissue that can build up can actually cause shorter erections or painful erections, so please tread carefully and check in with quality healthcare providers before choosing surgery.

Finally, it’s worth asking: why make the penis longer to begin with? You don’t need much length to stimulate the G Spot in a woman’s vagina (if your partner is female) or the prostate in a man’s anus (if your partner is male). Also, a big penis doesn’t necessarily make for better sex. And if your penis is too big, then your partner might find sex uncomfortable or painful, which means you now have to be extra strategic about positioning, lubrication, and such. It gets complicated. There are certain positions that may be better suited for penises of different sizes, and different ways you might want to apply personal lubricant on your own or your partner’s genitals depending on penis size. You  may even want to handle foreplay in different ways depending on genital size issues. But those are lessons for other days… if you have specific questions about sex, love, dating, orgasm, ejaculation, pleasure, relationships, communication, positions or other aspects of sexuality, please email me at DrDebby@mysexprofessor.com. Your confidentiality will be respected.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.