Negative feelings about penis size can inhibit a person’s enjoyment. Most penis enlargement methods do not work, but counseling can help by building self-esteem and correcting distorted ideas related to body image. Other top tips include trimming the pubic hair, which can make the penis seem larger.
The fear that your penis looks too small or is too small to satisfy your partner during sex is common. But studies have shown that most men who think their penises are too small actually have normal-sized penises. Similarly, studies suggest that many men have an exaggerated idea of what constitutes "normal" penis size. The length of a non-erect penis doesn't consistently predict length when the penis is erect. If your penis is about 13 cm (5 inches) or longer when erect, it's of normal size. A penis is considered abnormally small only if it measures less than 3 inches (about 7.5 centimeters) when erect, a condition called micropenis.
Penis stretching refers to using your hands or a device to increase the length or girth of your penis. Although there’s evidence to suggest that stretching can increase your size, the results are usually minimal. In some cases, they may even be temporary. Read on to learn more about how penis stretching works, how to set realistic expectations, and safe stretching techniques you can try at home.