Is tribal penis enlargement a thing?

Are there still tribes that practice PE in the 21st century?


Not only did the ancient peoples of the world place a remarkable amount of importance on the male member…

But there are tribal people today who still use the same penis enlargement techniques they’ve been practicing for generations. 

In this article, we’ll take a deep look at this topic and explain why PE will always be with us humans. 

But before we get into all that, it’s important to understand something about the human desire to change our bodies…

Body Modification is Fundamentally Human

Your Grandfather may have threatened to disown you if you got a tattoo or piercing, but you need to understand that body modification predates virtually all “civilized” human activity. 

One of the principal ways in which this is done, of course, is to exaggerate certain features that are considered beautiful, god-like, or symbolic. 

If you were a fan of National Geographic, no doubt you have seen photos of African women with stretched out earlobes, like the Mursi of Ethiopia. 

How about the Kayan people of Myanmar, who use metal plates to stretch their necks? 

And before you attempt to convince yourself this is just some “tribal” practice, keep in mind that Victorian Europeans used to dye their skin, shrink their waists, and perform other painful body modifications.

All for the sake of beauty and status.

The point is that body modification is perfectly natural human activity that has been practiced throughout the world for a very long time.

So if you’re one of the many men who thinks he needs to be “satisfied with what he has” in the penis department, you’re turning your back on thousands of years of tradition. 

The Importance of the Penis in Tribal Culture

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The male penis has been a symbol of virility, sexual potency, and masculinity for almost as long as humans have been humans. 

And while our society has advanced in ways that our ancient tribal ancestors could never have imagined, we still culturally and subconsciously associate the penis with these characteristics. 

In a lot of ways, the importance of penis size actually stems from these ancient traditions and beliefs. 

In the mind of these cultures, some of which still exist today, the bigger the penis, the more powerful the man. 

Of course, tribal people had no greater percentage of large penises than we do today, yet they still sought to enhance this body part beyond their natural endowment.  

Their solution? Penis stretching.  

You see, men have known for centuries that the penis is specifically designed to grow. 

After all, you only need to get one erection to realize that! 

And while these tribal people were completely unaware of the medical science behind penis enlargement, they managed to do it all the same. 

Luckily, some of these traditions are still around for us to see. 

The Batammariba Tribe of Western Africa

Togo and Benin are two small Western African nations located west of Nigeria. 

They are home to a tribal people known as the Batammariba.

Over the years, the men of this tribe have become somewhat legendary among penis enlargement enthusiasts, doctors, and anthropologists alike. 

For them, penis enlargement is not just a centuries-old tradition – it is part of the male ascendance into manhood. 

For as long as the Batammaribas can remember – when a young man reaches puberty, he undergoes a very detailed and very effective ceremony. 

It goes something like this: 

  • First, special herbs are ground up and placed on the young man’s penis. 
  • A piece of wood or ivory is then cut, and a hole bored through the center. 
  • This is placed over the penis, stretching it in a manner that is actually quite similar to modern traction devices. 
  • The young man’s penis will then stay in the traction device for months before being removed.    

As this ceremony is a major part of the Batammariba culture, the rituals are very elaborate. 

They are also rather secretive. 

Though Western medical professionals have been able to witness the tradition taking place, they are left with mostly assumptions about how the devices work and how they affect the length and girth of the penis.  

Other Tribal Penis Enlargement Practices

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The Batammariba Tribe is rather unique in their approach and success with penis enlargement, but they are by no means the only people using the practice.

In fact, there are men all over the world who still use somewhat ancient methods of penis stretching to achieve the desired effect of a larger and more powerful member. 

The use of weights is common, sometimes for years at a time. 

It’s not unusual for these weights to be as heavy as 20 lbs. when they are hung from the penis in order to extend the length. 

Unfortunately, these methods are far more haphazard than the Batammariba approach and sometimes result in blood flow problems that can make getting an erection nearly impossible. 

At the same time, they can add length at the expense of girth, resulting in a penis that is more “decorative” than anything else.

Learning About Penis Enlargement Our Ancestors


The point in discussing techniques like those of the Kayan, Mursi, and Batammariba is to reinforce the idea that body modification is a time-honored and perfectly normal part of being a human being. 

In the case of the latter, there is now an anthropological, historical, and medical record of penis enlargement serving an important purpose in society. 

Now, we’ve already discussed at length (pun intended) how and why many men feel inadequate when it comes to their penis size. 

In a lot of ways, this is a reaction to the ancient assumption that a larger penis is symbolic of virility and manliness. 

In other ways, it is a reaction to social trends that place a lot of importance on larger penises for reasons of sexual pleasure. 

And while we could talk all day about why men might desire a larger penis, what’s more important is that it is possible to enlarge yourself safely, effectively, and permanently. 

Penis Enlargement Basics

One of the first things you need to understand about penis enlargement is that the process is largely the same regardless of the “starting point.” 

You see, there are men out there who have 5” penises that would like them to be larger, just as there are men who have 7” penises who would like to see some growth. 

There are also men who suffer from a hormone-induced condition known as a “micropenis,” for whom enlargement is a medical necessity. 

Either way, there are two main techniques and a number of supplementary exercises that can get you started along the right track. We’ll outline them briefly below. 

Extending – This is the same basic technique employed by the Batammariba. It is the most common “Passive” approach to penis enlargement. 

It involves wearing an extender device for several hours of a day. 

This will hold your penis in a stretched position, putting pressure on the tissues and causing small micro-tears that allow it to heal longer, stronger, and thicker. 

Learn more about extending here.

Jelqing – This is the most effective “Active” method of penis enlargement. 

It is essentially an exercise through which you force blood into the chambers of the penis, causing them to stretch. 

Over time, these chambers will adjust to hold more blood than they previously could.

As with extending, you’ll also create those micro-tears that will help your penis grow in both length and girth.  

As much as I’d love to tell you to get started with an enlargement routine today, you need to understand a few things first. 

You see, despite the success of the Batammaribas, there are many cultures (like those who use weights) that attempt penis enlargement only to end up with a large but nearly unusable member. 

Obviously, you don’t want to fall into this category. 

For this reason, you need to be aware of the potential for injury, make sure you are warming up and cooling down before and after your routines, and pay attention to the signs that you might have injured yourself. These include: 

  • Sharp pain
  • Erectile issues
  • Discoloration
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Numbness

Fortunately, I’ve constructed a detailed guide to help you begin your enlargement journey safely while also maximizing the effectiveness of your efforts. 

Tribal Penis Enlargement – Conclusion: 

The purpose in talking about tribal penis stretching is two-fold:

First, I want you to understand that as long as there have been men with penises, there have been efforts to enlarge them. 

This means that penis enlargement is as natural as any other type of body modification. 

At the same time, I want you to understand that the technology and techniques are there to help you enlarge your penis safely and effectively. 

Providing you follow the proper advice, stick to your routine, and – above all – heed the signs of potential injury, you can enlarge yourself safely and effectively.

The Batammariba Tribe have managed to hone their enlargement technique over centuries, and they stand as a testament that any man can, regardless of his means or available technology, can improve himself should he wish.  

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