A Collection of Some of Our Best Thread Links and Resources

Here’s a list of some shortcuts to our favorite TheBioHacker forum threads:


A description on how to navigate the forum as well as what to expect- and what’s expected from you:
READ THIS BEFORE YOU POST!!!!! Maximize Your Success Here.


A great link database for setting up your journal and seeing other members’ progress:
MUST READ Sticky Threads – Progress Forum


Setting the right emotional backdrop for obtaining maximum results from male enhancement training:
The training mindset


This is important if you’re considering male enhancement training but suffer from anxiety or depression:
Please Read First


A list of contributing experts to TheBioHacker:


A database on links and resources for contending with the various causes of erectile dysfunction:
MUST READ Sticky Threads – Erectile Dysfunction Forum


A detailed account of a medical doctor’s experience with dealing with “hard flaccid”:
A Doctor with Hard Flaccid – Updates and Advice


An excellent instructional for non-medical measures for contending with pelvic floor problems and poor Erection Quality (EQ):
The HANS Protocol

How To Get Started, Pacing Yourself, and Making Your Length Work More Intense: Ask The Experts

How To Get Started, Pacing Yourself, and Making Your Length Work More Intense: Ask The Experts

Big Al, of MaleEnhancementCoach.com, answers questions about getting started, pacing your training, and making your length work more intense.

If you have questions you’d like answered in an Ask the Experts article, please PM Big Al

Q. I’m very new to training but want to add more to accelerate growth.

In the past few weeks I’ve bought a pump and an extender. I can also train all day if needed. Where do I start?

Al: Training is very much a scientific experiment you’re performing upon yourself to discover what works best, and as with all good experiments, you’ll want to avoid changing too many variables at one time before we have enough data and time to note changes.

We recommend all visitors to the site as well as beginners in training to START HERE.

Q. Hi Al. When I train it’s good for a couple of weeks, then I see to lose all EQ. I just can’t seem to tolerate training more than 2 or 3 weeks before EQ crashes.

What am I doing wrong?

Al: To ensure you’re training in a way where you can maintain longer momentum, this is what we want: at the beginning of a cycle, your training volume and intensity should be as such to where your initial performances are well within your comfort zone. As the cycle progresses, your EQ and conditioning should continue to improve. It’s not until you get to the final week of the cycle where you should begin to note a plateau.

Training in the above manner will ensure you can keep training for weeks in an ever increasing manner.

Q. I’m getting ready to start on your 3×20 hanging program for hanging but want to make sure I get the most of of my hanging.

What can I do to make the hang more intense?

Al: Propping your feet up, leaning back, etc. are methods for making the stretch more intense, but higher intensity isn’t what you need at this time. For now, let’s use the standard seated off the edge of the chair without any adjustments as the baseline.

Should you desire to increase intensity in the future, we know easily how to now do so.

If you’d like coaching for your male enhancement training. please check out MaleEnhancementCoach.com.

What is EQ, Trusting Emotional Visualizations & Pacing Kegel Reps: Ask The Experts

What is EQ, Trusting Emotional Visualizations & Pacing Kegel Reps: Ask The Experts

Big Al, of MaleEnhancementCoach.com, answers questions about EQ, Emotional Visualizations and pacing kegel reps.

If you have questions you’d like answered in an Ask the Experts article, please PM Big Al

Q: What is EQ and how do I measure it?

Al: Erection Quality is a combined measure of stamina AND hardness.
A 0 would be complete impotence whereas a 10 would be YOUR ideal standard of stamina and hardness. You can use whatever standard you like to gauge EQ: workout performance, sexual activity, or even an average of it all- as long as it’s consistent.

A 7 is typically considered just hard enough for penetration, but still flexible.

Q. How come I’m really struggling with the idea of trusting emotional visualization to get erect.

Doing the exercises isn’t an issue for me but how I get erect direct is and I’m concerned about that.

Al: The above is the very reason you should practice Emotional Visualizations. Your struggling and concern are the items sought to be mastered with the exercise. The EV is where you learn to let go of struggles and concerns. Doing this during training will help you to develop a foundation which transfers over to sexual confidence and performance. Practiced individually and widely, it can also help to place sex into its proper context into people’s lives.

It may sound as if I’m overblowing the effects of the EV, but the benefits from and skills learned from that exercise will be of immense value to you!

Q. Thank you for recommending the kegels! I am noticing a difference in hardness and waking up at night with hard ons after one week.

You recommended starting off with 5 reps, but I felt I could do more, so I am adding 5 every day. I am up to 15 reps but it’s getting harder to do them now! What do you recommend that I do now with the reps?

Al: For the kegels- or any other exercise- you need to take care not to force your limits just yet! The reasoning behind this involves training momentum. If you pace your progress, you’ll be able to train for MUCH longer in a progressive manner. If you force a peak in your training too soon you’ll burn out very quickly (no training momentum).

The Kegels usually doesn’t lend itself to very rapid rep increases from an established baseline. I’d recommend you back off to ~10 reps or so and resume adding one rep per session. When you get to 20 resp total, add 2 reps per session.

Testimonials for the meCOACH Male Enhancement Service

Testimonials for the meCOACH Male Enhancement Service

The meCOACH Male Enhancement service was created to offer a more streamlined way for men to get help with their male enhancement results.  The lead coach AJ “Big Al” Alfaro has been helping men with their training goals since 1997!

Below are just a small sample of some of the clients he’s helped right here on PEGym:

Dear Ambellina writes:

Worked with Big Al for over a year and it was an absolute pleasure. When I started PE at 6bpel x 5meg, I made some good and easy newbie gains but eventually hit a wall. Big Al was able to push me through stagnation and get me to a very happy 7 x 5.5 with excellent advice, feedback, and guidance. I have a tendency to overthink things and Big Al was great about keeping me focused and keeping my mind on the right track. Such a huge part of PE is mental discipline and this is especially where a coaching service can be invaluable, because you’re much more likely to follow through when someone is monitoring your progress and pushing you to achieve.

He’s a great guy, it’s a wonderful service, I’d definitely recommend giving it a shot if you’re the kind of person that likes to ask a million questions and have someone pushing you along. It’s completely analogous to the role of a personal trainer at the gym and the level of service was that of a passionate professional.

Thank you Al!

Dakrom writes:

Whether a complete beginner or an advanced trainee seemingly fizzing out, Big Al is the go to guy. He’s stupendously knowledgeable, professional, and a very empathetic and understanding, down to earth person. He’ll set a plan with you, help you execute it, and keep you on track. I wholeheartedly could not have asked for a better coach. For anyone considering his services I highly recommend him, you’ll be more than happy you signed up.

HansTwilight writes:

I figured I would chime in. I’ve been a client of Big Al for about two months and I’ve enjoyed every day of it. He helped me realize that I needed to cut out some habits to improve my EQ, and he has provided me with great motivation to continue abstaining from porn which has also contributed to my EQ improvements. He will work with you and tailor a program just for you. I am currently on a stamina training routine and after only a couple weeks I am beginning to see improvements in my ejaculation control. Big Al is a great guy who truly cares about his clients and is always willing to discuss things regarding male enhancement.
I have a long way to go to achieve all of my goals but I am happy to have Big Al accompany me on my journey. He is also very helpful on this site.

There are more such testimonials from PEGym members at the following thread: meCoach Testimonials

PEGym members are entitled to one FREE month of membership with the purchase of any 3 month subscription!

If you’d like to speed up the learning curve and get a high level of quality assistance in achieving your male enhancement goals, check out MaleEnhancementCoach.com today!


How to Make Your Penis Bigger Without Surgery: Enlargement Techniques 101

How to Make Your Penis Bigger Without Surgery: Enlargement Techniques 101

by Arch

* This article is a repost which originally appeared on RedOrbit

From the mural of Priapus in Pompeii to this day, different cultures have celebrated, even glorified, large penises.

When you think about it, there is a straightforward logic behind this cult of the penis (phallus). A large penis is seen as the ultimate masculine symbol of fertility and male strength. The men who have been blessed to be well-endowed draw great confidence and pride from down south.

But what about other men who weren’t so lucky? Well, they are likely to try to amend the situation whichever way they can.

If you’re one of those less fortunate men and are wondering how to make your penis bigger without surgery, you are in the right place. We have created a comprehensive guide to help you grow your confidence.

Tricks to Make Your Penis Look Bigger

When it comes to penises, appearances matter. Before you resort to some of the popular enlargement techniques, you should try a few things to make your penis look bigger.

First off, an overgrown bush in the pubic area can take away a precious inch or two from your pride and joy. Pick up a trimmer and shape up your pubic hair to prevent your penis from looking smaller than it actually is.

If you care about the appearance of your penis, excess weight – especially a beer belly – is also a definite no. In addition, some obese men also have excessive pubic fat that engulfs their penis almost completely. So if you’re chubby and unhappy with the size of your penis, you should refrain from all the foods that add the extra pound to your weight.

Exercise goes hand-in-hand with a sensible diet. While a gym routine cannot add extra inches, it can surely improve your performance. It gets your adrenaline going and opens up your blood vessels. As a result, you are likely to have stronger erections and better stamina.


Penis stretching involves manual massage of the penis tissue with your hand. You move the hand along the penis length to create micro-tears and stretch the skin. As the tissue heals, it becomes swollen and makes the penis appear bigger.

There are also stretching exercises to improve the girth of your penis, with the so-called jelqing probably being the most popular. While jelqing, you pull the flaccid penis with your index finger and thumb. The aim is to boost the capacity of the erectile tissue and, in turn, increase the penis girth.

You should know that the effectiveness of stretching exercises is still largely based on anecdotal evidence. However, some men claim it has done wonders for their size.

How to Properly Do Stretching Exercises

Stretching exercises do come with some risk, so it’s crucial to get the technique right.

First, you should only do the exercises when your penis is flaccid. It is best to stand against a table or sit while exercising. You shouldn’t stretch more than two times a day. Also, you need to stop at the first sign of discomfort or pain.

Increasing the Length

There are two exercises you can do to increase the length of your penis.

Exercise 1

Hold the glans (the head) of your penis and stretch it upward for 10 seconds. Then pull the penis to the right for 10 more seconds and do the same to the left. Keep doing this for no more than 5 minutes and repeat the exercise two times a day.

Exercise 2

Again, hold the head of the penis and stretch it upward. At the same time, press down on the base of your penis (the area around the pubic region). Like in exercise 1, you hold it for about 10 seconds and repeat the process on the left and right side.

It’s important to apply pressure on the correct side of the base while pulling left and right. For example, pull left and you press the left side at the base of your penis.

You are allowed to do this exercise only once a day, no more than 2 minutes.

Increasing the Girth

As said, jelq exercises should help improve the girth of your penis.

Encircle the penis base with an O shape gesture using your thumb and index finger. Tighten the O shape gesture until you feel a gentle pressure and slowly move up to the penis head. If you feel discomfort or pain, loosen up the O shape gesture.

You can jelq once a day for up to half an hour.

Vacuum Pumps

The market seems to be flooded with different vacuum pumps that promise to help increase the penis size. There is very little scientific evidence about their effectiveness, but vacuum pumps are often used as a short-term impotence treatment for their ability to improve the blood flow in your penis.

Using a pump is quite simple. Place your penis in the air chamber and pump the air out. This action draws more blood into your penis and creates a stronger erection. Some pumps even include a clamp or a ring to secure the erection for enough time.

Traction Devices

Traction devices are contraptions that help you stretch out your penis. Compared to vacuum pumps, they are a bit more complicated to use and you need to be extra careful.

Put the flaccid penis into the device and secure the head with two notches. Fix a silicone tube around the penis shaft and gently pull from the bottom of the tube to stretch the penis out. Stop pulling as soon as you feel any discomfort.

You can leave the traction device on for a few hours, but it’s best to take things slowly at the beginning to avoid injury.

What Are the Risks?

Overdoing the exercises or overusing the devices may cause ligament and tissue damage. These injuries could impair your erection, so it’s best to be extra careful.

Some of the side effects may include discoloration and bruising, itching, numbness, and small red spots on the penis. In severe cases, penis pumps might cause a vein rupture. To avoid this, make sure to use your stretching device according to the instructions on the packaging.

If any of the symptoms don’t subside after a few days, you need to pay a visit to a doctor.

The Last Stretch

How to make your penis bigger without surgery? As you can see, there are several options to exercise your penis to the desired size. And if you are consistent, chances are you’ll be able to notice the difference in a few weeks or months.

No matter which method you opt for, you shouldn’t forget the potential risks that are involved. Take things slowly and stay alert for any side effects. If you fail to do so, your exercise routine might do your penis more harm than good.




More “How Long Did it Take You to Gain Your First 1/2-Inch?”

Jelqing results are permanent

Jelqing results are permanentLike exercise for weight loss or muscle building, anyone who guarantees you a specific time frame to hit your goal doesn’t understand that the human body isn’t that simple. There’s so many factors that each person’s journey is different. However, hearing from a variety of men can help you estimate what you might expect in your goal to penis enlargement.

Let’s take a look at some more of our responses from this thread – How long did it take you to gain your first 1/2-inch in length?

“JP90 took me from 6.5 to 7 inche. So 3 months. ”

“With a 4 day a week routine of air pumping and jelqing it took three years to retain one half inch of length. After 3 months of additional 20 minute daily pulse pumping with BathMate, I gained another half inch. Looking for more”


“It took me 66 days to gain my first half inch in length. JP90 for the first month, then hanging and jelqing for my second month.”
                    ~Tom Hangs


“About 2.5 months on Phallosan 2-3 hours pr day, aided with some pumping and manual stretches. And not counting the about 2 years of sporadic pumping before this.”



“I gain 1cm(.4″) in my first 26 days.”



“I gained 1.3cm (0.5 “) in a month and 0.9cm (0.35″) EG, routine p90”



“2 ish months for half an inch. Just over 4 months for over an inch.”


So, how long did it take you to gain your first half-inch? What exercises and/or devices did you use? Tell us in the comments below or on the forum thread here.



Stretching, Extending and Penile Anatomy – Ask the Experts

Big Al, of MaleEnhancementCoach.com, answers questions about stretching, extending and the penile anatomy, in this Ask the Experts article.

If you have questions you’d like answered in an Ask the Experts article, please PM Kimberly at PEGymKMWylie – and she’ll have the experts here on PEGym get your questions.

Q. I’ve been doing some reading about hard gainers and a lot of them complain about a steel cord preventing them from making gains…

…I have a steel cord. Can I still make gains, and if so then how do I train to get them?

Big Al: Many complain about a “steel cord” atop the penis but this is actually known as a part of the penile anatomy known as the septum. It’s a typical part of the male anatomy and any healthy, intact human penis has one. Unless you have another penis you can compare yours to then assessing whether or not your septum is any more resistant to training is futile.

If you want to ensure you get the most out of your length training then do your best to focus on the feel of the stretches as you perform them. You should initially feel a stretch in the ligaments at the base of the penis. As the stretch progresses, the shaft itself should be felt to elongate.

Your post-session state should have your penis appearing elongated and only mildly tired- at most.

Q. I notice in a lot of your advice you don’t make mention of keeping the penis stretched out in an extended state so it can heal longer

…Why is that? Don’t you believe in doing this to make the penis longer?

Big Al: It’s been my experience that recommending additional activity like applying an extender or ADS to an already challenging routine usually causes overtraining. That being said, a properly structured routine can benefit from applying an extender or ADS after stretches- as can be seen in where the “pre-exhaust” method is recommended.

Testing this method out before prolonged application is a must!

Do Penis Enlargement Creams Really Work?

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beanstalk penis enlargement cream male enhancementIt’s a bit like Jack and the Beanstalk. A stranger sells you some “magic cream.” Rub it on your penis, and VOILA! – a bigger penis! Except, unlike Jack, you don’t wake up to a huge beanstalk… you end up with a very similar penis, but with cream on it. Penis enlargement creams don’t work…

Kind of.

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What are Penis Enlargement Creams?

Penis enlargement creams, sometimes known as male enhancement creams, are topical creams applied to the penis. They usually include vasodilator ingredients as well as moisturizing ingredients. To be sold over the counter, these ingredients need to be natural/herbal.

The vasodilators encourage bloodflow to the penis. This increased bloodflow can temporarily give you a larger and harder erection and a larger flaccid penis. However, the keyword there is – temporary.

This increased bloodflow isn’t enough to create the microtears needed, for permanent growth. But, these creams are good if you want a temporary boost.

Penis enlargement creams may not result in permanent penis enlargement, but they can be good for after workout care. The increased blood in the penis can help encourage new cellular growth, after you’ve performed penis exercises, like jelqing or penis stretching.

Which Penis Enlargement Cream is Best?

We have tested numerous male enhancement creams (seriously, I hate calling them penis enlargement creams, because I really do think it’s misleading), and have come up with a couple our testers have liked.

  • VigRx Oil penis enlargement oil penis enlargement creamProsolution Gel – Over 97% of men who have tried ProSolution Gel say it has made a significant, temporary difference in their erection size and sexual performance.
  • Enlargel – Enlargel is not only a male enhancement cream, but also a great training lubricant for penile exercising. It helps increase hardness, penis length and penis girth.
  • VigRX Oil – VigRX Oil improves circulation and blood flow to the penis, and create a base for greatly enhancing arousal and erection.

Of course, you can also make your own penis enlargement cream… I mean MALE ENHANCEMENT CREAM.  Check out how here — DIY Make Your Own Penis Enlargement Cream (Male Enhancement Cream)

DIY Make Your Own Penis Enlargement Cream (Male Enhancement Cream)

DIY Male Enhancement Cream Recipe

DIY Male Enhancement Cream RecipeI’m going to start this post with the fact that I hate the term “penis enlargement cream.” I think it’s misleading. And, I think there are too many unscrupulous manufacturers out there promising their cream is going to get you permanent penis enlargement results. The reality is penis enlargement creams are good at increasing bloodflow to the penis, which can give you a temporary size and erection hardness boost, but they alone do not result in permanent penis enlargement.

So, let’s call it male enhancement cream.

I think that’s more appropriate.

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So, in addition to giving you a temporary size and hardness bump, thanks to vasodilators in the cream, male enhancement creams have moisturizers and can encourage cellular repair, after your penis exercises routine, to get the permanent results you want.

Of course you can buy pre-manufactured male enhancement creams, like VigRX Oil or ProSolution Gel, or, you can make your own!

DIY Male Enhancement Cream Recipe


  • Always test your cream on a small patch of skin before using it in vast quantities. The inside of the wrist is usually a good test spot.
  • Wait 24 hours after test patch before full usage.
  • Never use ingredients that you’re allergic to.
  • When in doubt about an ingredient, ask your physician.
  • Begin your cream with a small amount of the active ingredients. Only after testing, should you increase the amount used.
  • If you change your recipe for any component, do a test spot again, prior to full usage.

Male Enhancement Cream Base

Your choice of your base for your male enhancement cream will depend on your own personal choice.  Much of your choice may depend on what you have on hand or can easily purchase. Here are a few you can choose from. The purpose of the base ingredient is to not only deliver the active ingredients to the penis, but also act as a moisturizer.

  • Sunflower Seed Oil – Sunflower seed oil is a great base, as it contains several nutrients, including Vitamin E, A and B5.
  • Soybean Oil
  • Coconut Oil

Male Enhancement Cream Active Ingredients

The following ingredients are known to increase blood flow. Start with a very small amount of one or two of these ingredients. Choose which aspects are most important to you. You can always add more of an active ingredient, if needed. You can also add different ingredients, one at a time, if desired, after testing.

IMPORTANT: When changing your recipe, only make one change at a time, before testing it. This way if you encounter a sensitivity issue, you’ll know which ingredient or amount needs to be reversed.

  • Green Tea Leaf Extract – vasodilator to increase blood flow
  • L-arginine – vasodilator to increase blood flow
  • Ginseng Extract – vasodilator to increase blood flow
  • Vitamin E – vasodilator to increase blood flow
  • Muira Puama Extract – aphrodisiac
  • Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract – aphrodisiac
  • White Nettle Extract – increases sensitivity
  • Erythroxylym Catuaba Extract – increases sensitivity
  • Maca Root – improves stamina
  • Vitamin C – improves stamina

Male Enhancement Cream Ingredient Delivery Ingredients

The following ingredient can be added to your male enhancement cream, to help improve the absorption of the active ingredients into your skin.

  • Aloe Vera

Did you find a mix that works for you? Feel free to share the recipe you develop in the comments below!

Do Penis Enlargement Pills Really Work

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do penis enlargement pills really work supplementsIt’s the stuff of pop culture – open your e-mail inbox and find it overflowing with penis enlargement pills spam. Crazy claims like – “Get a larger dick in days!” or “Instantly gain 2 inches overnight!” – make you instantly throw those e-mails into the trash folder, but — Do penis enlargement pills really work?

Do Penis Enlargement Pills Really Work?

Do these pills, sometimes even promoted by big name people – like Dallas Cowboys Superbowl coach Jimmy Johnson, work? They’ve been around for decades, even buying mainstream media commercial time. Surely, if they were all bogus snake oil, they would’ve been debunked by now, right? Well…

Yes and no.

Penis enlargement pills do work… kind of.

What are Penis Enlargement Pills?

Penis enlargement pills are herbal, natural supplements that typically claim some sort of ‘male enhancement’ properties to make your penis longer and/or thicker. They are usually comprised of herbs designed to dilate blood vessels and encourage blood flow.

False Claims by Penis Enlargement Pill Manufacturers

Because there are limited regulations concerning herbal supplements, little to no testing is required. There is also no government agency ensuring these pills do what they say they do.

To make matters worse, ‘test results’ by the manufacturer can often be skewed. These, along with hand-picked customer reviews, are then used in marketing, giving the impression that their supplements are more effective than they really are. In fact, companies, like ExtenZe, have been ordered to pay millions of dollars to settle false advertising charges.

So, will you get a larger dick by just taking penis enlargement pills — no. Not over night. Not in a week.

Just, no.

Benefits of Penis Enlargement Pills

Although penis enlargement pills aren’t going to get you a bigger penis alone, they can be a useful part of your penis exercise routine for penis enlargement. The herbs often in these pills do have vasodilation properties. This increased blood flow isn’t enough to create the microtears needed, to encourage actual new cellular growth (and result in a truly larger penis). But, it can:

  • Help in the cellular recovery after manual exercises or exercising with penis enlargement devices, by encouraging increased blood flow.
  • Give a temporary harder erection, due to the increased blood flow.
  • Give a temporary increased flaccid size, due to the increased blood flow.

So, pick a good penis enlargement routine (the JP90 Routine is perfect for beginners), think about using a device, like a penis pump or penis extender, and if you’re going to take penis enlargement pills, just know they are supplements – not a get-huge-quick cure.