Throughout history, humankind has been fascinated by the penis. This is especially true for large penises. Cave drawings from 440 BC show kings with huge penises bestowing blessing to their towns people. Many different cultures around the world have erected giant penis statues, monuments and temples. In fact, archaeologists are frequently finding new examples of art that feature leaders and Gods pictured with large penises. From this we can all agree that great significance has been given to those with a large penis for as long as man has walked the earth.
Many Egyptian wall paintings feature Geb, their God of Creation, thrusting his immense penis into the sky. Geb is frequently portrayed with a grin from ear to ear, showing his pleasure. The Romans honored Priapus, often depicting him with an endless penis adorned with a red tip. He is usually shown holding his member extending in front of him. King Dihythia of ancient Senegal is often depicted sitting naked on a throne while dozens of women kneel before him, attempting to touch his gargantuan penis. The women believed that they would be blessed by touching his huge member.
You can find examples of various ancient tribes and cultures using a variety of penis enlargement techniques. Anthropologist Margaret Mead found that in the past, Polynesian men were known to have used stretching techniques on their penises that involved wrapping them in a woven sleeve made from a plant fiber. Once their penis was secured inside this sleeve, a rock or other heavy object was hung from the end of it. A similar practice is said to have also been very popular in Africa where men used to hang weights on the end of their penis in order to stretch the shaft tissue.
While the practice of stretching the penis by hanging weights from it may have been successful in producing a longer penis, often it also had negative side effects. Such as diminishing penile girth and dulling the sensation of sex due to nerve damage. This would also seem to be a particularly painful approach to penis enlargement, but it just goes to show you how determined some men are to achieving penis enlargement. While the above examples show that weight hanging has likely been used for many centuries, it really only became common practice about two thousands years ago.
In ancient Arabic times the size of ones penis also held great importance. Young Arab boys were shown how to enlarge their penises using a penile exercise known as the jelq. The jelq, which is quite similar to a masturbation technique, involves massaging a semi-erect penis in such a way that it increases the blood pressure within the penis shaft.
There are a variety of penis enlargement techniques that are commonly called jelqing. Some say that jelqing originated in the Middle East where fathers would prepare their sons for maturity and sexual relationships by teaching them a penile massage technique (jelqing), with intent of increasing the size of the penis. Others say the word jelq is a corruption of the term "jerk-off" and was created by college students as a joke. Whatever the source of the word, "jelqing" has come to be the most common term for a number of natural penis enlargement exercises.
The jelq exercises, which can legitimately be used to increase penis length and penis girth, can also be time consuming. Despite this, jelqing is the most popular natural penis enlargement technique in America. The most comprehensive research into the effectiveness of jelqing was carried out in the late 1970's by Dr. Brian Richards in the United Kingdom. His research was accepted for publication by the British Journal of Sexual Medicine and showed positive results for 87 percent of the test group. The results from his study showed an increase in penis length of up to 1.4 inches and an increase in penis girth of up to 1 inch.
Jelqing workouts are based around a daily jelq session of around 20-30 minutes. The exercises usually start with a penis warm-up. The warm-up involves a warm bath or a towel soaked in warm water applied to the penis. The warm-up is to increase blood flow to the penis and prepare it for the jelq exercises. Once the warm-up is completed, the jelq techniques can be commenced.
Some lubricant should be applied beforehand and the hand-grip should completely encircle the base of the penis thus ensuring that no blood escapes from the penis. The penis is then milked, moving towards the head and forcing the blood toward the end of the penis. 100-200 jelq movements is the average workout. The jelqing exercises should be stopped immediately if any pain becomes apparent or the penis becomes erect. Ejaculation should not be allowed to occur and if the urge becomes apparent then a pause from exercising is worthwhile. Likewise, jelqing should be ceased should any pain or discomfort become apparent.
If done correctly and regularly, results can start to show within one month. After several months, penis size increases, both in girth or length should become apparent. After a year, gains of several inches in length are not uncommon.
Please note that the above example of a jelqing workout is intended for overview purposes only since jelqing is historically one of the most frequently used penis enlargement techniques. Men interested in the jelqing method of penis enlargement should review detailed instructions, background information, videos and pictures of the exercises (from this website or other resources) before starting any jelqing exercise program.
Men from all periods of history have gone to extreme lengths to increase the size of their penises and the duration of their erections. Techniques vary from manually stretching the shaft to hanging weights on the tip to evan cutting a slit down the shaft. Many men have risked their own health for a chance at increasing the size of their penis. Fortunately, safer methods for penis enlargement have evolved over time.
A safer alternative to manual penis enlargement is the use of traditional medicine or herbal aphrodisiacs. This method of penis enlargement has also been practiced throughout history. Ancient Chinese herbal medicine, such as yohimbe and ginseng for example, were used to improve sexual appetite and enhance the normal functions of the penis. These herbs are still used today and research has shown that really are successful in promoting natural penis enlargement.
Herbal penis enlargement supplements work well for improving penile function, but do relatively little to actually increase the size of the penis when used alone. However, studies have shown that combining herbal remedies with other forms of penis enlargement, such as stretching, the jelq or other means can produce astounding results. There are a variety of beneficial herbs that are found in many of the supplements sold as so-called penis enlargement pills.
One of the more recent penis enlargement methods to be invented emerged during the 20th century. This came in the form of the penis enlargement pump. Originally invented for those suffering from erectile dysfunction or impotence, this device was designed to create a vacuum effect drawing blood into the penis and forming an erection. But when used to put excessive pressure on the penis, even this method is considered hazardous. The penis pump should be used with caution and careful consideration.
The most recent development in penis enlargement is the the traction device. These tools have only been around for a few decades, but show promising signs of being revolutionary in terms of their effectiveness and improved safety. Some of the common traction devices that you can find on the market are the traction belt and penis extension device. The basic principle of the traction device is to put constant pressure on the penis to encourage natural cell growth.
The traction belt is a relatively simple device that uses a cap that attaches to the tip of the penis and an elastic band that is stretched around the waist, much like you wear a normal belt. The elastic band creates tension that pulls on the penis, encouraging new cell growth. When worn for hours at a time on a daily basis, over a time span of many weeks and months, this technique has been shown to be effective. However, with the traction belt being so new, few studies have validated its use a penis enlargement device.
The penis extension device actually originates from modern medicine. The penis extension device was originally created to help treat excessively curved penises or to temporarily extend the penis following a variety of urological surgeries. Practitioners and patients were surprised to find that after prolonged use of the penis extension device, the penis would actually grow in length due to the constant, moderate pressure that the device puts on the penis. This has been a revelation and serves as an encouraging sign of what's to come in the world of penis enlargement technology.
Now that you know the history of penis enlargement and its importance throughout the ages, we can move on to the more important aspects of penis enlargement. Such as what you can do today to get a bigger penis.