I must browse through no less than 15 different magazines during any given week and it’s a rare one that doesn’t contain at least one quarter, half or full page advert that involves some pill or contraption designed to help males either get an erection, achieve a better erection or increase the size of their penis. It seems like most magazines are aimed at two age-demographics: either 25-34 years-of-age or 55 and older because both of these groups apparently have the most disposable income. The age group between the two — that would be around 35 to 55 years old give or take — apparently is either two broke to worry about size and longevity or maybe we just don’t have any problems with how it’s hangin’ down there.
A lot of males suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction — often referred to as “the dilemma of the American male” — and as a result some interesting research has been accomplished over the years concerning a man’s ability or lack-there-of to “salute the flag” so to speak:
According to a study conducted by the Section of Endocrinology of the Lahey Hitchcock Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts (www.dhmc.org), smoking causes a significant drop in the number of spontaneous erections that happen during sleep. You may not know it, but these erections are one of the telltale signs of a good blood flow and a healthy sex life. A decrease in their frequency or intensity is a sure sign that erectile dysfunction is close by. The study has also shown that refraining from smoking for as little as 24 hours brought about a dramatic increase in the quality of spontaneous erections. Smoking is also the root of many other problems, including lung cancer.
In a related study, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (www.llnl.gov), which is managed and operated by the University Of California, conducted its own study regarding the effects of smoking among teenagers. The study revealed that smoking has a disastrous impact on the quality of semen.
– The Department of Psychiatry from the University Medical School of Lubeck, Germany (www.histolii.ugr.es), published a study proving that heavy drinkers suffer more often from erectile dysfunction than occasional drinkers. Why? Because alcohol is a suppressant and has a major negative impact on the libido. It also makes it harder for men to achieve and maintain an erection.
If I take this research at face value I would think that the people who smoke and drink the most tend to be between 25-35 years old. And seeing as how research has proven that smoking and drinking can affect a man’s sexual performance in one way or another, then it’s easy to see why this same demographic is being targeted with everything from pills, to creams to pumps to weights in order to give a guy something between his legs that he’d be proud to mount on a plaque and hang above the mantle of his fireplace. Along with that prize trout he won six summers ago.
Furthermore, it has been documented that the average male is supposed to think about sex every 7 seconds. I haven’t really sat down lately and tabulated how often I’m thinking about sex during any specific hour, but I damn well know I’m not daydreaming about the size of my penis.
So all this stressing about the size and performance of man’s best friend has created a multi-million dollar a year industry. Here’s the lowdown on some of the more widely sold products in America and abroad.
Penis enlargement pills are mainly provided over the internet and they vary considerably in effects. A large part of the enlargement pills have no effect, but some pills can enhance the blood flow, which in some cases causes a slightly longer erect penis. Penis enlargement pills can contain herbal ingredients like ginkgo biloba, a stimulant and vasodilator, and yohimbe, a sexual stimulant.
Clinical studies done by Flora Research of California and by the University Of Maryland have shown that many of the penis enlargement pills on the market contain harmful contaminants as: mold, yeast, dangerous E. coli bacteria, pesticides, and lead.
Another penis enlargement method is the vacuum pump, also called the penis pump. The principle is that you put a cylinder around your penis and suck air out of the cylinder either manually or with a motorized pump. Just think of it as inflating the tires of your Land Cruiser 3 times a day.
Another popular kind of penis enlargement method is traction or weights. Heavy weights and traction are thought to assist the human body’s natural ability to change and develop under physical influence. The theory is that if a certain part of the body is exposed to a constant, permanent stretch, the cells in this area begin to divide and multiply, thus increasing the tissue mass. The enlargement will consequently happen in both the length and width (girth) of the penis.
I don’t think you need to be a rocket scientist to know that if you hang a five-pound weight from your penis every day pretty soon you’ll be able to scratch the floor with it.
But why would someone want to do that? Why would someone want to do any of the things listed? I can understand someone suffering from SD and purchasing Viagra or whatever but this other stuff?
Whatever ever happened to good old fashioned romance? Apparently these days — that’s just not enough to give a guy an erection.