Posted by Michele Stewart. Exercise is good for the spirit, mind, and body. But can it also be good for your sex life? Doing one of the most effective penis exercises — Kegels — can give you more control of your erection.
Sound familiar? Men with certain diseases or traumas can experience a loss in length—or the appearance of shrinkage. Even if the underlying issue is all in your head. The average penis measures somewhere between 3 and 5 inches when not erect, and between 5 and 7 inches when erect, according to the Mayo Clinic. Their findings:. But there are some scenarios where your penis can appear to shrink.
I filed my first story for Vice back in Before you dive headlong into a rigorous sex or masturbation regimen, you may want to give your technique some thought. You could check out some different types of lube, invest in a masturbation sleeve , or look into one of the many vibrating toys for men now on the market.
There are those who will tell you that, just as you can stretch your hamstrings or strengthen your calf muscles, you have just as much control over the size of your penis. In fact, penis exercises abound on the internet today. Some of the sites advertise penis stretches that reportedly enhance the length and hardness of the penis. Others suggest vacuum penis pumps which force the penis to swell and fill with blood a technique used to help treat erection problems. There are even websites that market "fitness accessories" such as penis extenders and hangers which use weights and gravity to stretch your penis to all-new lengths.