Penis size. It’s something men spend way too much time thinking about, whether it’s worrying about whether their own measures up or feeling jealous that another guy clearly “outranks” them in this entirely superficial way of categorizing masculinity. Since penis size is not generally a penis health issue, and since most men are sufficiently endowed to provide sexual satisfaction to their partners even if they cannot compare to a horse, there’s no reason for penis size to be such an obsession. But reason and reality don’t always go hand in hand – and thus, there is now interest in using botox as a means of increasing penis size.
What is botox again?
Lots of guys have heard of botox, but it may well be one of those words that rolls around the brain without a guy being able to quite put a finger on what it is. Botox is a short way of saying botulinum toxin, which is a protein caused by some forms of bacteria. But it’s not just your everyday garden variety protein – it happens to be one of the most lethal toxins around; the bacteria that creates it also causes botulism, which is widely associated with food poisoning and is nothing to joke about.
Amazingly enough, though, botox is used – very carefully, one hopes – to treat some medical and physical issues. For example, muscle spasms and migraine headaches often respond well to exposure to botox-related products.
But botox really became better known a couple of decades back when it was discovered that injections of botox could help rid or diminish – wait for it – wrinkles. Suddenly, many women (and yes, men as well) were having botox injections to smooth out those foreheads or cheeks. And by the way, some men who did not like looking down and seeing how wrinkled their testicles were – though wrinkling there is unrelated to aging – have used botox to really smooth out their balls.
Botox and penis size
But where does botox come in where penis size is concerned? Back in 2009, some scientists published the results of a study in which they took 10 men who felt that their penises were too short when flaccid (although they were apparently satisfied with their erect length). The scientists realized that botox works in muscle spasms by enabling muscles to relax. They also realized that when the dartos muscle contracts, it causes the flaccid penis to shorten, and when it relaxes, it lengthens. By targeting the botox injection to the dartos muscle, there was some noticeable lengthening of the flaccid penis in 7 of the 10 men they studied.
Some doctors have since reported an increase in girth of penises injected with botox as well. But the jury is still out as to the true safety and efficacy of using botox to increase penis size. And since administration at this point still involves injecting into the penis, men who don’t like a needle near their penis may especially be wary. For the present at least, most doctors are not convinced of the wisdom of using botox for penis size changes.
Penis size, whether enhanced by botox or not, is far less important than penis health, so men would be well advised to keep their penis healthy and to regularly use a first rate penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Most men will want to look through the ingredients listed for the crème to see if it contains L-arginine and L-carnitine. The former is an amino acid which helps produce nitric oxide; this then helps keep penile blood vessels open and expanded. The latter helps to maintain appropriate penile sensation, which can otherwise be diminished due to ro8ugh handling or nerve damage.