Penis Enlargement Skeptic?
Coming to this forum through some random link, you are presented with a very strange vision. You are probably used to penis enlargement spam, selling pills and oils and even devices to lengthen your member but these are, in the most part, scams. There are things that even people who have been involved in penis enlargement on a personal basis for a long time would mostly agree with: that penis enlargement pills, creams and oils do not work. Finding these things positively discussed on a site purporting to be about penis enlargement, is potentially a worrying sign.
As a skeptic, you should be looking deeper.
There is evidence for the efficacy of pumps conducted by Brian Richards in 1975. This evidence is suspect because it was not independently conducted and consisted of an extremely small group over a short period of time. Beyond this, the results could have easily been explained by variation in EQ (erection quality - which you will see discussed around this site). There have been studies of extenders but these seem equally flawed. It is fairly easy to take the work that has been done and find holes in it. As things stand right now, it’s safe to say that there is no decent scientific evidence for successful penis enlargement.
We have a local source of data. This is self reported (like Kinsey) and self selecting and contains incomplete and incompatible data. It cannot be used as incontrovertible proof that penis enlargement works.
This forum exists. It has discussed penis enlargement for over ten years. I’ve used this argument myself, even recently. It’s a lazy argument though and one that’s easy to see through if you note that there are plenty of forums discussing astrology as though that is true or various gods as if they exist. There are plenty of things in this world that are discussed as if they are true when insufficient evidence exists to prove it. This forum is not proof for penis enlargement. How could it be? There are various things you can see from looking around the forum, like there is no obvious means of support other than donations or that there are occasionally threads from people who have tried penis enlargement and failed. You can compare this to other sources of penis enlargement information on the Internet but this does not prove penis enlargement is true.
So as a skeptic what can you do?
If you have a grant for the scientific study of penis enlargement, the answer is probably obvious. Otherwise:
If you are a woman, sorry but there is no way that the anything here will help. You could carry on reading but you are reliant upon anecdotal evidence. OK, there’s a lot of it but you can’t grade the reliability easily. The evidence here is what’s considered reasonable in social science, not proper science.
If you are a man, you can try penis enlargement and see if it works for you. This itself is problematic. You will see a number of threads with people talking about early gains, which could potentially be mostly about EQ. Your member is at best hard to measure, therefore it can be hard to ascertain whether what you perceive to be gains are in fact gains. The information here is founded on multiple anecdotal accounts, so there is a high chance that at least some of it is wrong even if penis enlargement itself is valid. Whichever way you look at it, you will need to make substantial gains before you can answer that question.
The default position of a highly skeptical person should probably be to ignore penis enlargement until such a time as there is incontrovertible proof.
On a personal note, I’m kind of glad that I came across this place some time ago, when my facilities for critical thought were maybe less well developed or it snuck in through a blind spot. We should teach PE to kids - works for the church.
On another note, I decided to use the common US spelling of skeptic throughout rather than the common UK spelling of sceptic. I quite like it today.
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