Blood Vessel Trauma, Scar Tissue
Here is a question and the answer by a doctor (a licensed clinical sexologist, not an M.D.) writing on MyPleasure.com. His comments about erection problems and scar tissue are scary. What do you guys think about his answer?
I am a first-year medical student and I am very familiar with the anatomy of a penis. My question concerns the fact that some “penis enlargement” Internet sites claim that penis exercises will increase blood flow to the Corposa Cavernosa and Corpus Spongiosum therefore causing micro-trauma in the cells. Thus, as the cell rebuilds, one’s penis will increase in length and girth. I realize there is a Collogenous sheath wrapped around the three “tubes” of spongy tissue, which may prevent growth, but this philosophy is analogous to bodybuilding. Why do you say there is no way to increase penis size other than surgery? Why (specifically) doesn’t this method work?
The argument you are advancing is the same one I see on all the sites that claim exercise will increase the size of the penis. However, it just doesn’t work that way, and I will tell you why. Comparing penis enlargement to bodybuilding is a flawed analogy. The penis is not a muscle. The only thing you would be getting trauma in would be blood vessels. If these exercises really did do that, you would be in big trouble. The last thing you want is trauma in these tissues. It would cause bruising and veinous leakage which would eventually lead to difficulty with erections and curvature (due to accumulation of scar tissue). Luckily, these exercises are usually harmless. They don’t increase your penis size, but they don’t usually hurt you either. On the other hand, the sites that advocate more extreme practices, such as extensive use of penile pumps or weights, are offering dangerous advice.
What I will grant you is that there has been some speculation that the use of vacuum erection devices in moderation may cause a slight increase in size. Although there is no proof yet, there are some anecdotal reports of men who were using pumps for erectile difficulties no longer needing them after several years of use. It is possible that in certain circumstances, the forcing of blood into the cavernosa may stretch and make them more pliable. This would allow more blood to flow in, thus increasing erectile size in those men who had difficulty previously. Let me emphasize: This is not only unproven, but even in the best of circumstances will cause a very slight size increase, during erection only, for a small number of men. Everyone please reread those caveats. This is not something I recommend trying.
My answer remains unchanged: There is nothing short of surgery that will truly increase penile size.