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{NSFW} Why do men buy penis enhancement pills?

Asked by ette_ (1360 points ) March 30th, 2011

Is penis size the equivalent of how some women feel about their breast size? I really don’t get it. I mean women can get implants, but it’s pretty much a known fact that such “penis enhancement supplements” don’t tend to work. Yet I’m willing to bet that it’s a multi-million or even billion-dollar industry.

I guess my question is more aimed towards men who are pretty much average in size. Do guys still get insecure about their manhood even if they are “average”?

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Winters's avatar

because they feel insecure, that they’ll be laughed at about their small size. It would be much more cheaper and secretive if they just weighed down their junk with weights or whatnot, hell that’s what several African tribes do.

Joker94's avatar

Insecurities, I guess. That and they probably feel like they’ll get more women with a bigger package.

@Winters Weighing it down?! Jeez! Why not just do any of those asinine junk excercises?!

chyna's avatar

Hoping to enhance their penis would be my guess.

filmfann's avatar

Most guys don’t do this for the ladies, but for the guys at the gym, or the golf club, or whereever.

raven860's avatar

Penis size can be increased by surgery based on your “hidden” penis, Search it on google.

Winters's avatar

@Joker94 well, its where the stereotype that blacks have the largest came from.

TexasDude's avatar

Insecurity.

The advertisements totally play up these insecurities too, often very subtly as seen in this NSFW advertisement from a site peddling penis enlargement methods. Note how the chart suggests that the massive 8+ inch cock provides the best physiological and psychological stimulation… a kind of benefit that can be provided if you act now and order!

chyna's avatar

It works for Smiling Bob.~

cak's avatar

Oh. Wow.

There are so many things to say; however, I’ll just say what I think. Insecurity. There is this belief bigger is always better.

Keep in mind, a lot of these 100% guarantee sites thrive on insecurities. Bigger Boobs, less Saggy boobs, bigger dicks. No more wrinkles. When these products fail, they make their money off of the people that do not want a refund. They also make their money off of programs that keep billing you for their worthless products.

chyna's avatar

@cak Wait, what? You mean I just wasted 89.99 on the sagging boob enhancer?

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

May the day come when humans get over the myth that ‘Bigger is Better’ when it comes to breast or penis size. There should not be any reason to medically enhance either in order to please a partner.

cak's avatar

@chyna: Yep. And I just wasted the one to make mine grow!

DominicX's avatar

Because penis size is one of the biggest insecurities men have, in general. It represents sexual power/ability and manliness. I don’t get the big deal about it either; I’m being honest in that I’ve never been that concerned about it even though I know I’m not very big. :\

Joker94's avatar

@Winters Hmm. It still sounds extremely unpleasant…

Randy's avatar

They take it because of a lack of confidence. But hey, if taking a placebo makes them think they’re getting a bigger dick and boosts their confidence to make them feel better, then I say let them. For some people it’s worth the hundreds of dollars a month for the confidence boost.

Rarebear's avatar

Well, because they’re suckers.

Smashley's avatar

I don’t think it’s insecurity about dick size. It’s insecurity about their general ability to be a good lover. If they have small dicks they might incorrectly focus the responsibility on them, after all, there’s certainly a cultural tradition that penis size is connected to desirable masculine traits. Pleasing one’s partner is pretty much the most gratifying thing in the world, and the most frustrating and humiliating thing to be bad at.

I don’t think that the pills are meant to appeal only to small-dicked men, either. After all, even people with average or large dicks are often just as bad in bed. Sadly, even if these pills worked, the confidence boosting factor (which is real, though based upon a false truth about dick size and sexual ability) would probably wear off quickly as they are still too impatient or insecure to give sex the thought and appreciation it deserves.

On another note: sexual-enhancement products are easy to sell because sex is important to people, but it tends to make them nervous to spend any serious amount of time or energy thinking about it. Quick fixes are more appealing with a mindset like this, and don’t have to work to be able to give hope.

xjustxxclaudiax's avatar

I think its because they feel they’re not an average size and are afraid of what others will think, or they want it bigger because for some stupid reason they think bigger is better. No, bigger is in now way better, in fact it hurts. Anything over 6 inches and I’m running away. Besides, its all about the motion of the ocean, not how big the boat is…If you cant perfect the waves getting a bigger one will not help. Patience, communication, a little bit of humor, and a good rhythm is all you really need.

sst_girl's avatar

Lets be honest here ladies…..bigger IS better!
Men know it, they obsess about it.
I have had the misfortune to date a rather under endowed man…. it does make a difference.
I have had the fortune to date a HUGELY endowed man also…..all I can say is that it ruined my perceptionof size for most men after him. I have become selective about size and now am in a relationship with a man who is on the larger size.
It may seem shallow, but it matters to me.
Just as a womans breast size matters to a man.
Fair is fair….

downtide's avatar

Whenever I get one of those emails that says “guaranteed” on it, I want to write back and ask them if they’ll guarantee it for me…

Seelix's avatar

@downtide – HA! I think you should ask! I’d give you all the lurve I could for that one, if I could :)

@sst_girl – I have to agree with you, to a point. Before I got together with Mr. Fiance, the other very long-term relationship I was in was with a very well-endowed man. It really does change one’s outlook. That said, I’m now with a guy who’s below average, and, while it did bother me a little at first (when I was still very used to a horse-man), I can honestly say that it doesn’t bother me anymore. I’ve learned that, while he may be a little lacking in that department, he’s better able to intuit what it is that I need to be satisfied, and the sex is just as good with him as it was with my ex – it’s just different.

I feel bad for the men who get suckered into buying these pills. Like others have said, it’s all due to insecurity.

downtide's avatar

@Seelix trouble is if I give them my email address I’ll get tons more spam. If I give them a fake one I may as well not send it at all.

filmfann's avatar

Q: Why do men buy penis enhancement pills?

A: How else will my penis pass its SAT’s?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

The real in the deal of that, I would believe there are many men who like women, place greater value in the size of their dumbstick and boobies. Society, after all, propagates that belief every year. The same way it propagates those who are small enough not to have to wear a bra, to wear one. It is supposed to be OK to have breast or a dumbstick of any size. They have sayings “It is not the size, it is what you do with it” It is not the size of the fiddle, it is the skill of the fiddler”, etc. While that might be true; Physically a larger sex wand will create more friction, but it is also true that more friction not applied correctly is little more than no friction at all. Nevertheless, society lends the belief that the bigger it is, the tighter it fits the less skill the ”fiddler” has to have. A ”fiddler” who has a BIG fiddle, and knows how to use it is some bedroom god. Size goes matter, but I think it only actually is the king maker in my est. 40 to 60% of the time. There is always another orifice smaller men can use to get that tightness, and it will be easier for many women too not to be buggered by an overly large dumbstick. As long as people buy into the notion that bigger boobs, or a larger dumbstick will rule the roost, people will stress over them, feeling if they were bigger it would be better. If it seems to be better, maybe the only reason why was that it increase what they always had between their ears, it just channeled, or dialed it in better, not that anything physically got any better.

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