If you’re unhappy with the size of your penis, you may have seen one of several penis enlargement guides that are widely advertised online.
It’s an attractive idea – you just need to do some stretching exercises in the comfort of your own home and gain an inch or two in just a few months.
However, I’ve now spent several months practicing the stretching and jelqing techniques these guides recommend and had zero success.
I’ve also investigated the supplements that some of the guides tell you to take, and don’t feel I can recommend them based on safety concerns.
What evidence is there stretching and jelqing works?
I’ve tried to find scientific evidence that suggests stretching and jelqing works for penis enlargement, but there just isn’t any. Literally none.
I imagine it might be in part because of funding and ethics issues, and also because getting volunteers might be difficult.
So just because there isn’t research into the techniques, doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t work.
I’ve seen forums full of guys saying the techniques worked for them. But there are just as many saying they didn’t work, or worse still, resulted in injury to their penis.
And as I said, my own experience has also been that the techniques don’t work.
Having said all that, I still think it’s useful to publish these reviews. If you’ve been considering getting one of these guides, you can at least find out a bit more about them in advance.
Do you really need to increase your size?
I’d like to first ask you to take some time to think about whether it’s really necessary to increase your penis size.
Before going ahead with one of these guides, I highly recommend taking a look at my main article about increasing penis size.
You’ll find simple ideas for making your penis appear bigger, and information about penis size in general which might make you feel better about what you already have.
If you read that and are still keen on increasing your size, then at least you’ll be able to do so in the knowledge that you’ve thought it through.
1) Penis Advantage
If you are going to get a guide to stretching, Penis Advantage is one that at the very least tries to present the exercises in as safe a way as possible.
Some penis enlargement guides also surprise you with the need to take supplements alongside the exercises. This one doesn’t though, and everything you need is right there as soon as you access the program.
It contains at least three times as many exercises as the other guides I’ve read, with clear videos of a woman using a fake penis showing you how to do them properly.
There’s a clear week by week program to follow, with instructions for doing the exercises safely, which I think is important considering the reputation for potential injury these kind of exercises have.
My main criticisms are that the website looks dated, and the author didn’t reply to my emails. So although the guide is quite comprehensive, it seems there’s no longer a support option.
Overall, if you’re interested in trying to increase your penis size naturally, this guide provides a wide range of exercises, with attention to safety, and there are no additional supplementation surprises.
2) The Penis Enlargement Remedy
The Penis Enlargement Remedy is a guide which I really wanted to like – it looks good, is well presented and the theory behind it sounds interesting.
However, I wasn’t impressed to discover the method revolves around a principle that will only work if you buy some recommended supplements.
Essentially, the concept is that you take supplements which encourage cellular growth, and then practise the stretching exercises to hopefully get the growth happening exactly where you want it – in your penis.
If you’re the kind of guy that goes to the gym, then comes back and takes one or two supplements to boost your performance, maybe this will be nothing new to you.
But if you’re looking for purely natural techniques, you might be put off by the experimental approach this guide offers.
I did some research into the techniques, and although the theory seems plausible, there’s no evidence that it will definitely get your penis growing. That doesn’t mean it won’t, just that there’s no scientific backing to the specifics of this method.
On the plus side, I tried the exercises and found them easy to follow and safe to do at least. So you could probably make your own mind up about the supplements, and decide whether to use them or just stick to the exercises.
3) The Penis Enlargement Bible
The Penis Enlargement Bible takes the idea of using supplements to a whole new level, though not a level I’d personally want to be on.
Like the Penis Enlargement Remedy, if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t mind taking pills and supplements as long as it gets you results, this guide might appeal to you.
Personally though, I struggled to understand why the author thinks it’s reasonable to sell you a book, only to hit you with the need to buy a range of supplements.
And not only that, but you’re then warned some of the supplements can cause issues you really don’t want, such as hair loss and premature ejaculation. So to avoid that, you need to take other supplements.
It’s cases like this that make me happy that, as a reviewer, I can share the hidden pitfalls behind some products.
The positives, to be fair, are that the stretching exercises are well explained and you get a thorough program to follow. And if you have an interest in Chinese herbs, there’s an interesting section about sexual performance enhancers, which I do think is quite accurate.
On balance though, I don’t recommend this guide unless you’re willing to take some risks with the side effects of heavy supplementation.