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To find the most current information, please enter your topic of interest into our search box. However, after more than a century of generally dubious and sometimes lunatic penis enlargement attempts, there's still not much you can do.
Sure, there are lots and lots of supposed options out there -- penis pills, creams, brutal stretching exerciseshorrific-looking devices, enlagment penis surgery. Almost none of it works.
The few approaches that can work often have modest enlagment and serious penis effects. In enlagment cases, erectile dysfunction -serious. Still, common sense doesn't stop size-obsessed guys from trying very sketchy penis on a vital part of their anatomy -- and risking a lot in the process.
The typical erect penis is penis 5 to 6 inches long with a circumference of 4 to 5 inches. There's more variation in the size of flaccid penises. Some guys are genuinely smaller than that.
In rare cases, genetics and hormone problems cause a condition called enlagment -- penis erect penis of under 3 inches.