Is it effective? Yes and no. With a penis pump, your penis really does grow – noticeably so. However as soon as you release the vacuum, your penis goes right back to original size. There’s no evidence of long-term benefits, but they do have one advantage for sufferers of erectile dysfunction: since the vacuum draws blood into the penis, you can quickly roll on a gently constricting cockring after removing the pump, thereby ‘trapping’ the penis in an erect state. While some people who have tried this technique report positive findings, we suggest consulting a doctor first.
Professor Ralph at UCL believes that some clinics are feeding patients’ unrealistic expectations. “Initially, they don’t see doctors, they see sales people. It’s a hard sell: ‘We can get you an extra inch or two.’ I’ve been practising in the NHS for 30 years: if it was that easy to increase the length of a normal penis, I’d be in the Mediterranean on my cruise liner now.”
Dermal fillers or surgery are a way to increase penis size. “I do a lot of dermal fillers simply because many men, understandably, don’t want to go under the knife. Consistent with other nonsurgical procedures which use dermal fillers, male enhancement works by way of injection. Depending on the patient’s goals, a filler is chosen and then injected into the corpus cavernosa of the penis. The filler is then worked through the penis to achieve a uniform increase in length and girth. Dermal fillers are an excellent option for male enhancement because they require no downtime and patients can return to sexual activity the same day. Filler are less of a risk than surgery and, because they are temporary, carry no long-term undesired effects," says Dr. Mirza.
The “Rice Sock Technique” is the preferred warm-up of AJ “Big Al” Alfaro, my “Male Enhancement Coach” (i.e., dick enlargement tutor), who explicitly warns me NOT to skip this step. Some guys cut corners because they’re short on time, he explains, but warming up is essential when working out the penis because it prevents injuries and maximizes gains, as with any kind of exercise. I’m hoping to add an extra inch — to go from five and a half inches to six and a half inches, which Big Al assures me can be done in a matter of months so long as I follow his direction. We meet weekly via Skype to discuss my training regimen, and I receive occasional emails reminding me to update my training log. “The most difficult part of my job is getting men to comply with the Journal Progress Log,” he says sternly.
Even technology is offering some help, let’s call it digital male enhancement, although some people may qualify it as cheating: An android app called “RetouchMe” is offering retouching services for your face and body and explicitly includes an option to virtually get a bigger dick. Sample photos only include dressed men with a big bulge in their pants. Use at your own risk and always remember, making promises you can’t keep on Tinder, Instagram or your favourite dating site may result in disappointed women and that’s not what real enlargement is about.