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POLL RESULTS: Sighs Matters: (9 comments)

POLL: Sighs Matters

Friday, May 07, 2010 - 12:00 AM

A reader writes... Q: Do those "male enhancement" products work?

POLL: Well... do they??
 
6% (85) Yes.
 
93% (1140) No.
1225 people have voted in this poll. (This poll is not active.)
Stevarooni
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Re: Sighs Matters (Score: 1)
posted Friday, May 07, 2010 - 05:36 AM (#55881)

Some (few) do. Viagra, for example, will enhance an erection. Most of them...no. If you're talking about expansion of size beyond the normal, fully-erect size...pumps and that sort of thing can bring a very temporary size increase, but if you go too far you're risking serious tissue damage. The only -real- size enhancement available involves surgery and has serious risks of removing your ability to get an erection.

My suggestion is that you work on the much more effective side, technique. If your mate will only be pleased by a greater size then you can either use an artificial penis (or one of those extender-cups), or you'll just never "add up" to what's needed.


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NunyaBidness
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Re: Sighs Matters (Score: 1)
posted Friday, May 07, 2010 - 06:56 AM (#55882)

Scientific examinations say no. None of the "enlargers" do. There's a reason these people have to send spam offering you a th!ckerp3n!s" rather than being available through the doctor, covered by insurance. That reason is they don't work.

Now, average size is about 6" X 1.5", and 67% of the population are within one standard deviation of that (5.5"-6.5") and 93% within two standard deviations (5"-7"). So, barring being at the extremes of the bell curve, you have nothing to worry about regarding size.

Work on technique and personality.


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marriard
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Re: Sighs Matters (Score: 1)
posted Friday, May 07, 2010 - 08:12 AM (#55883)

If they did, they wouldn't be advertising on radio and giving out free samples. They'd be billionaires and there would be lines waiting for the product at every corner... The same goes for similar products that claim a 'real' cure for baldness.


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Azerik
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Re: Sighs Matters (Score: 1)
posted Friday, May 07, 2010 - 03:20 PM (#55886)

Viagra (and others in that drug class) doesn't actually enhance an erection. It is a targeted vaso-constrictor that helps someone *get* an erection in the first place. The mechanics of an erection depend on a series of valves that close off the blood from exiting. Erectile tissue fills up with blood, presto, erection. Viagra helps to restrict blood from exiting the erectile tissue which allows an erection to happen when age or damage would otherwise make an erection physically impossible.

The danger of young, healthy men taking it is that you will constrict those vessels in addition to the valves still working and basically blow out the entire system (hence the "if your boner doesn't go away in 4 hours run your ass to the hospital really quick" warnings on the commercials). Unless you have a physical problem that prevents you from getting an erection, all Viagra will enhance is your chances of losing that ability forever.

No, those things advertised don't work. If they did then there would be pamphlets in your doctor's office and not ads in the back of girly mags. Those ads for "natural male enhancement" are legal only *because* they have never proved that they work. If they do ever prove that they work then the FDA is legally obligated to regulate them, otherwise they sneak in as "dietary supplements."


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zmortis
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Re: Sighs Matters (Score: 1)
posted Friday, May 07, 2010 - 04:46 PM (#55887)

The "male enhancement" products work just as they were intended by their producers. They separate the gulible from their money quite well. It it the modern version of the old snake oil salesmen of the American West, and the same rule applies - let the buyer beware.

I hope this helps.


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reynoldsrap
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Re: Sighs Matters (Score: 1)
posted Friday, May 07, 2010 - 06:07 PM (#55888)

If you're overweight, losing weight can both increase the blood flow to your penis, making your erections larger, and also decrease the amount of flab on your pelvis. Many guys who think they have small penises actually are average but just have something else blocking the plumbing. Besides, losing weight is always a good idea (unless you're already at your target weight).


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Jorn
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Re: Sighs Matters (Score: 1)
posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 07:22 AM (#55891)

As I understand it, some of those pills do "work" but they do so by causing an unnatural expansion of blood vessles, which means, beyond the risk of rupturing said vessles (ouch!), the "enhancement" goes away as soon as you stop taking the pills.

If you're convinced that your penis in inadequate, learn to use your tongue and fingers.


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DugganSC
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Re: Sighs Matters (Score: 1)
posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:36 AM (#55892)

As I understand it, the topical creams that include Testosterone can work on a few rarer medical disorders but are also basically prescription drugs. Some of the physical manipulation ones can net you an inch, tops. after a year or so of constant work, for some people. None of the other "medicines" work.

There's an article at WebMD [webmd.com] about one particular product and I used to have a link to a particular humor site where one of the guy's schticks was that he would try various "natural remedies" and report on the results. He did the "tugging" method (involves gently tugging on the glans for about an hour a day, basically exercises the muscles. The WebMD article does warn that this technique can also lead to tissue damage if done improperly) and managed half of an inch. *shrug* So, there's some minor amount of help out there, but most of it's dangerous and every reliable medical article I've seen on it says to talk to your doctor. *shrug* 85% of women are satisfied with the size of their partner, and you have to remember that in the other 15%, some are in the "too big" category, but it is something to discuss with the doctor because it can be a self-esteem problem.


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