Your penis is shrinking.
Whether you’re committing some kind of “lifestyle sin” like smoking, or fapping too much to hard-core porn, or you’re just getting older, your penis is getting a little smaller every day.
But you can stop or reverse the shrinkage, even when it’s caused by something permanent like aging.
Penile Atrophy and Testosterone
It should come as no surprise to you that testosterone is a big part of your erectile and sexual health, and that low testosterone is a main cause of penile atrophy.
In fact, it’s the main mechanic behind age-related atrophy. This is true for a lot of reasons, one or all of which could be at work in your body right now:
- Testosterone drives your erections. Low testosterone reduces the size of your erect penis by making the erection weaker and smaller.
- Testosterone improves your sex drive. More sex can mean a larger penis (more on that in a bit).
- Extremes of low testosterone causes “hypogonadism” – the direct shrinkage of your sex organs.
It’s that simple. Boost your testosterone, reduce your penile atrophy.
Look to dozens of articles on his site for the long version of several methods, but here’s the short version:
- Reduce your stress levels.
- Cut refined sugars out of your diet (source)
- Eat testosterone-friendly foods
- Spend more time outdoors
- Engage in competitive and high-impact sports
Penile Atrophy and Estrogen
Even though you’re a man, your body needs some estrogen to properly function…but it should be in balance with your testosterone.
If your body is producing more estrogen than it should, given your testosterone output, this can directly accelerate many of the processes responsible for penile atrophy (2).
Think of it like a one-two punch.
Boosting your testosterone is good (it’s like that strong overhand right), but works better if you’re softening things up by lowering estrogen at the same time (that’s the jab to set them up for the knockout punch).
Here’s a quick and dirty list of things you can do to reduce estrogen production quickly:
- Lose your belly fat
- Stop drinking beer
- Cut soy out of your diet
- Avoid BPAs, PCBs, and phthalates
Click the links above for full details on all four of these methods.
Pumping It Up
The hormonal, chemical methods suggested above are solid methods for reversing penile atrophy.
You can also apply physical techniques to grow the size of your penis using a penis pump.
A penis pump fills your penis with more blood than would go there under your current body systems acting alone.
This benefits your penis size two ways.
It pumps blood through the tissues there faster and harder than has happened for a while.
This floods your junk with nutrients, and helps wash out arterial plaque.
Your member gets healthier blood flow, which makes your erections stronger.
That extra blood flow also stretches the tissues in your penis. Over time, this means they can expand further than they could before.
More expansion means a larger penis when you’re fully erect. If your penis has been shrinking, this is the most direct method you can use to reverse that trend.
I’m not going to give you “short version” directions for this. Penis pumps are safe and easy to use, but each has slight differences for using it best.
I use and recommend the Bathmate pump, but that’s for comfort. Most models will give you the results you’re after.
The Best News You’ve Had All Day
We love Finland. They make great booze. They produce gorgeous women.
They have more heavy metal bands per capita than any other country in the world.
And they conduct studies like this one (3), where they measured erectile quality and compared it to frequency of having sex.
Over 1,000 men participated and they found a direct, nearly universal correlation.
Have more sex, you have better erections. Better erections mean, in part, larger and stronger boners: the opposite of penile atrophy.
The moral of this story is simple: go have sex. Lots of sex. Preferably with a regular partner with whom you have a healthy and affectionate relationship.
Penile Atrophy and Supplements
Most penile atrophy is caused either by compromised circulatory health, low testosterone, high estrogen, or a combination of the three.
A wide range of supplements treat those conditions, which by extension then improve penis size by reversing penile atrophy.
Here are my favorites:
- Tongkat Ali: semen quality, improved libido, erection strength
- Pine Pollen: erection strength, penis size
- Horny Goat Weed: improves circulation, boosts testosterone
- L-arginine: improves circulation, boosts testosterone
- Ginseng: boosts libido, improves circulation
- Milk Thistle: reduces estrogen
- Omega-3 fatty acids: boosts testosterone, reduces estrogen
- Ginger: boosts testosterone, improves libido
You can find detailed descriptions of what each does, why they work, and what dosages are best on detailed pages throughout this site.
While you’re supplementing your diet, keep an eye on the main courses of your meals. A few quick changes to your menu planning can yield similar results.
Foods to avoid include: flax seeds, soy and hoppy beer.
Foods to eat more of include: oysters, garlic, spinach, egg yolk, red meat (especially grass-fed beef), pomegranates, fatty fish, onions.
Reverse Penile Atrophy – Conclusion:
Here’s what I don’t recommend.
Don’t go try all five of the above methods and hope for the best.
It’s too much to take on, too soon. You’ll wind up half-assing it and/or giving up when it gets too hard.
Here’s what I do recommend.
Instead, choose the one that seems like it will be the easiest for you.
Then Own it. See what happens. When it’s just another one of your habits, add on another.
When it’s automatic, add another.
Keep piling on like that until you’re penis is in the shape and size that makes you happy.
Relationship between testosterone levels, insulin sensitivity, and mitochondrial function in men.
Estrogen mediates metabolic syndrome-induced erectile dysfunction: a study in the rabbit.
Regular Intercourse Protects Against Erectile Dysfunction: Tampere Aging Male Urologic Study