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Male Enhancement techniques – then and now


From all over the world and from the beginning of recorded history are records of men engaging in what is termed male enhancement and sometimes less cryptically male enlargement. The various techniques and herbs and minerals all have one thing in common. They are designed to improve the size, width and performance of the penis. Below is a brief outline of some of these techniques.

It is said that the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt would lengthen their penis by attaching weights to it. This technique was also practiced by traditional African and South American tribes. It has been stated that these techniques can yield dramatic results This may be true but it must be stated that this method is not recommended by medical experts. According to WebMD

Health Warning

Weights or “stretching exercises won’t bulk up your penis — it’s not a muscle. But hanging weights off your flaccid penis may stretch it a bit, O’Leary says. The catch is that it requires a freakish degree of dedication. “You might have to wear a weight strapped to your penis eight hours a day for six months,” says O’Leary. At the end of it, you could be lucky enough to gain about half an inch. Risks include tearing of the tissue, burst blood vessels, and other problems.


A less scary intervention, apparently literally passed on from father to son in the Middle East is Jelqing. . In the process of doing my research it did seem that what they were really talking about was very complicated masturbation. But according to http://www.jelqwiki.com/ this is definitely not the case!

Many people read about jelqing and think it is merely a form of masturbation. However, the key difference is the semi-erect state that you must maintain during jelqing. The level of erection is extremely important for jelq success. If your erection level is too low, you will have very little success. Ideally, you want to be about 50 to 75% erect. The semi-erect state allows you to stimulate blood flow to increase size without reaching a sexual climax.

A benefit of these exercises is that, although it may lead to the formation of scar tissue and the loss of feeling in your penis, it is less likely to land you in an emergency room than the more extreme practices of hanging heavy weights off the end of your penis.

Herbal Remedies

The use of herbs as an aphrodisiac and penile enlarger and enhancer goes back many hundreds of years in China. It seems that, as with the Pharaohs, proof of your divinity had to be seen in your penile dimensions. Emperors in ancient China had an added problem. They kept hundreds of women in harems as concubines and needed some herbal help to enable them to service all of these nublie young women. Court physicians and alchemists were tasked with finding herbal remedies that would increase both longevity and sexual stamina. Allowing the emperor to have enough time and energy to ‘work’ his way through his collection. The physicians and alchemists were very motivated as they would often be put to death if their concoctions were ineffective.

Records of their successes have been found dating back to the Ming Dynasty in the 17th century. Improvements on these recipes were made during the Qing Dynasty that followed and many of these herbs are still used in herbal libido enhancers today.

The Penis Pump

Apart from pills and weights another valuable invention was the penis pump. It was patented by Otto Ledever in 1917.

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65 years later the FDA in America finally approved it’s use as a treatment of Erectile Dysfunction allowing would be penis extenders to claim back from their medical aid.


Of course no history of male enhancement would be complete without reference to Viagra. The last available annual sales figures quote a figure of $1.9 Billion. This was in 2013 – it may have gone up or down a bit since then as other drugs such as Cialis and Levitra have entered the market but Pfizer still did quite well in the erection business.

Modern Herbal Solutions

For those of you who need a modern and safe approach to this age old quest please take a look at www.herbalremedies.co.za. They have a complete range of safe and effective herbal remedies.

Particularly effective is Virekta Super Active which acts like a herbal viagra. Also popular is Virekta Enhance which will improve length, width and hardness. To combat premature ejaculation there is Virekta Delay and Stud 100 Delay Spray. And, last but not least, a brand new Male Enlargement Product called Size-Up which includes tablets, gel and an instructional DVD.