Although there is no factual link between a man’s penis size and his sexual prowess,millions of men(and women) continue to conflate the two. It’s no surprise, then, that many men are obsessed with their penis size, sometimes going to extreme lengths that could imperil their penis health in order to add some extra length or girth to their member. Many have gotten rich by playing on the vanity and insecurity of men who want a bigger penis, creating products that by and large do not live up to their promise of increasing the size of a guy’s member. But several news stories recently talked about a new process one man has tried – using stem cells to enhance his penis size.
About stem cells
What exactly are stem cells? They are early-stage biological cells which can form other, more specific cells. So think of them as being like a lump of clay. When a sculptor starts out, he has this clay which could become just about anything. He can mold it into a dog, a human head, a bench – whatever he wants. Similarly, a stem cell has the potential to turn into any of a variety of other cells.
There are two kind of stem cells, embryonic and adult. Adult stem cells have the potential to create a whole organ from just a few cells because of their replication ability.
Adult stem cells are most easily obtained from three places: the bone marrow, body fat and blood. A scientist gets stem cells from bone marrow by drilling into the bone; from fat tissue by way of liposuction; and from blood by extracting the blood and then separating out the stem cells.
So what kind of connection could stem cells have with penis size? Well, there already have been some small studies that look at stem cells and erectile dysfunction. One study took stem cells from body fat and injected them into the penises of men suffering from impotence. All 21 of the study subjects reported erectile improvement, some of them to the degree that they could achieve erections without other medical assistance.
Recently, an individual – at his own insistence, not due to a doctor or scientist – had his penis injected with stem cells to see if it would affect his penis size. The theory seems to be that because stem cells recreate themselves so well and so quickly, they would therefore increase his penis size.
However, there has been nothing in previous studies of stem cells to indicate that a mere injection could have this kind of focused effect. The subject claims that he indeed is bigger now – but he also admits he hasn’t taken a ruler and actually officially measured himself. (If he were part of an official study, pre- and post-treatment measurements would be obtained.)
More importantly, this man underwent an entirely experimental procedure that has no FDA approval and was not set up with safety protocols in place. (Fortunately, he seems to be doing fine.)
It is possible that scientists will create and conduct evidence-based clinical trials to look at the viability of stem cell therapy to enhance penis size. But for the present, it is not an accepted procedure.
Penis size, whether stem cell-enhanced or not, is not as important as the health of the organ. More men need to focus on applying a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) regularly. It’s best to look at the ingredients carefully and to select one that contains powerful moisturizing ingredients, such as Shea butter and vitamin E. Also, a crème with vitamin A is recommended, as this vitamin has anti-bacterial properties that help fight persistent penis odor.