A Summary of the History of Male Enhancement (from The Ultimate Guide To Male Enhancement)
The following is a chapter taken from the book: The Ultimate Guide To Male Enhancement.
Chapter 1: A Summary of the History of Male Enhancement
NOTE: While it’s worthwhile to do a detailed history of male enhancement, a summary is necessary as a detailed history would, on its own, fill a good-sized volume. There’s also a good deal of history in the next section (My Story), and redundancies have been eliminated to streamline the content.
The history of male enhancement goes as far back as recorded history. From the myths of Priapus to enlarged phalli depicted on cave painting walls, the ideal for a larger penis and the symbolic potency and power it represents spans time and cultures. While there are a good number of books on the subject, the Internet has allowed very open, detailed and evolving discussions on a subject that is still considered “taboo” in many circles.
The active forms of male enhancement are well represented in history. The Aboriginal “Googaday” tribe was supposed to have a ritual for extending their penises using extending devices made from nature. There’s the folklore of the “Sudanese Arab” tribes being the supposed origin of the Jelq. This origin claims there were centers of enlargement where the older men taught younger men the “art” of Jelqing.
Consider the Batammariba people who are known for their penis elongation techniques. It’s reputed a combination of topical herbs are used in conjunction with stretching the penis in a wooden device. They are supposed to use the techniques as a rite of passage.
There’s also the Turkish “Celik” method – which is also attributed to the origin of Jelqing. There’s even a rumor Jelqing was created as a “prank” in the 60s’. This particular rumor was initially claimed by a penis enlargement course that ridiculed the Jelq, yet used a very similar exercise they called the “Cow Milk” as one of the main exercises in its
Regardless of the origins, if you’ve researched penis enlargement exercises at all, then you’ll likely note the ubiquity and affection for the exercises known as the jelq. It appears as a staple in most male enhancement routines because it’s easy to perform and the feel of the exercise is one that has to be felt to be appreciated.
In addition to exercises for “enlargement”, another form of male enhancement involves improving sexual stamina. This particular form of enhancement ranges from merely improving hardness to help counter impotence. Advanced regimens can help you master near absolute control over your orgasms/ejaculation and can even allow you to develop the capacity for “Male Multiple Orgasms” (MMO).
Interestingly enough, while there’s not too much mainstream approval for the concept of “natural” male enhancement at this time, there are documented data in medical/scientific publications that prove the effectiveness of penis enlargement using traction (extended references).
The most popular sexual stamina exercise (the Kegel) is actually listed in Wikipedia as being able “…to increase the size and intensity of erections.” 1
The Erect Kegel is THE exercise to master if you wish to refine your timing and MMO capabilities. More on how to use this particular exercise for this purpose is outlined in the Stamina Exercises section of this publication, and it should be used in conjunction with the “Stop and Start” exercise (also mentioned in the stamina exercises section).
Ironically, the most effective routines appear to be “manual” in nature- or at least consists of a combination of manual and device-based training.
The earliest recorded routine on record that made history regarding penis enlargement training is known as the “Chartham Study”. The routine used survives today as the DASH or Penistone Course. In the 90’s came Internet-based manual training programs like the “Jojido” method and the extremely popular Penile Fitness course. This particular course, at its peak, sold several hundred courses per day!
At about the same time, Internet forums were all instrumental in popularizing the concept of penis enlargement/male enhancement. It’s very enlightening to look through some of the longer standing forums to see how the attitudes toward male enhancement evolved – from hard skepticism to open-mindedness and finally, to acceptance and even promotion of the subject.
In my opinion, the evolution of male enhancement forums has done more for the niche than anything else so far.
There have also been some high-quality books written on the subject of male enhancement, and many had a great influence on the various methods used to this day. One of the seminal publications which had a profound effect on modern male enhancement techniques was Gary Griffin’s book, Penis Enlargement Methods: Fact and Phallusy. On the more esoteric side, you have Mantak Chia’s publication The Multi-Orgasmic Man: Sexual Secrets Every Man Should Know. Lately, Rob Michael’s Penis Exercises: A Healthy Book for Enlargement, Enhancement, Hardness, & Health comes to mind for a great read on manual training techniques.
We have the passive form in the history of herbal remedies found in many cultures. Traditional Chinese medicine to this day recommends tiger penis as an aphrodisiac and virility. The Kama Sutra outlines a path to enlargement which involves using wasp stings. The more effective and less dangerous methods of supplemental enlargement/enhancement persist to this day.
The herbs maca, yohimbe and epimedium (Horny Goat Weed) are a staple in many modern sexual supplements. They persist because they’ve been proven to enhance penile blood flow- thereby improving the quality of erections. Yohimbe, in particular, is also known as an aphrodisiac.
Any substance that can induce more powerful erections can be used for the purposes of enlargement and enhancement. This is especially the case if the penis has shrunk due to disuse. These supplements, when used in conjunction with a sound male enhancement routine, can accelerate penis enlargement as well.
On a side note about Viagra, this particular drug was initially meant to treat hypertension. It was discovered to have the side effect on inducing erections by inhibiting enzymes that don’t allow the penile smooth muscle to relax. While this drug is supposed to be prescribed for legitimate medical purposes, it’s often prescribed as a panacea. The excuse given is most men’s impotence is psychological in nature. The drawback to this is men with serious psychological ED may need to be given to opportunity to treat their disease- and not merely the symptoms of it.
No discussion of male enhancement is complete without mentioning physical vs. psychological impotence. Most men with ED suffer from the latter, and the problem with dealing with psychological ED is convincing the man in question the obstacle to performance is his own creation- and in severe cases, the result of conditioning and perhaps even self-induced hormonal fluctuations caused by being in intense states of frequent anxiety.
If you suffer from these issues or even if you’re merely looking to maximize your potential, the data in this publication can provide a (non-medical) guide to assist you.
1 Alan P. Brauer; Donna J. Brauer (2001). ESO: How You and Your Lover Can Give Each Other Hours of Extended Sexual Orgasm (Revised ed.). Warner Books. p. 59.