For every man, the question of his masculine strength and masculine dignity is extremely important. That's why men worry about the size of their penis as early as adolescence. As the nose and ears grow with age, other organs may remain unchanged or even shrink throughout life. In this context, the question often arises: Up to what age does a penis grow?
At what age does penis growth stop?
It is believed that a man's sexual organs develop throughout puberty, that is, at the moment of puberty. This period typically begins between ages 9 and 14 and ends at age 17. Penis growth stops in men at the age of 17. However, for some adolescents, growth may continue until the age of 22 to 25. This is usually associated with a late onset of puberty. After 17 years, a man's penis increases in thickness, while its length decreases by about half a centimeter.
Puberty is different for young people and can begin at different times.. Basically, the formation of a male skeleton and secondary sexual characteristics begins at the age of 12-14. At the same time, the penis begins to grow and gradually thicken. The sexual organ then grows by about one centimeter per year. At the same time, during puberty, a man's penis not only grows, but also develops: the testicles enlarge, the formation of the foreskin ends, and the skin of the scrotum becomes rougher.
Every man subconsciously wants to be a winner, a leader. It's no secret that for a representative of the stronger half of humanity, the size of the penis can be both a reason for pride and a reason for self-doubt. That's why many people are interested in the age at which a penis grows. Sometimes this issue becomes very important because the completed development and formation of the body does not meet the man's expectations. In such cases, young people usually resort to various means of penis enlargement.
How do male reproductive organs develop?
To understand how the penis grows, it is enough to trace the entire path of development. In men, the penis is formed in the womb, around the third month of pregnancy. After the birth of a child, the length of the boy's genital organ is about 1. 5-2. 5 centimeters. In the first phase of life, i. e. until the 9th - 10th. The penis only grows by 4-5 centimeters.
Most of the growth and development in adolescents occurs during their maturation period. Puberty begins between the ages of 9 and 13. At this time, hormones begin to behave actively, causing the penis to enlarge and other sexual characteristics to appear.
At the age of 15 to 16, young people experience so-called wet dreams - an ejaculation during nighttime sleep. At this point, it can be considered that a young man is ready for sexual activity. Until the age of 18 to 19, the penis continues to grow, the foreskin develops, the testicles enlarge and the skin color of the scrotum changes. At the age of 22, the growth of the sexual organ stops, after which the length can only decrease slightly.
Don't worry if the length of the genital organ seems quite small when at rest. During arousal, the penis often enlarges many times over and becomes longer. The fears of young people about the size of the male organ are quite understandable, however, one should not dwell on them, because, as practice shows, a penis that is too large can injure a woman's internal organs and, accordingly, only cause her pain. In addition, the size of the penis often does not play a role during sexual intercourse.
What affects the size of the penis?
There are several factors that affect penis growth. This is not surprising, since the growth of the sexual organ and its development is an individual process that can be different. The following circumstances can affect penis growth:
- genetics. Hereditary traits are passed on to every person, but you need to understand that they are manifested not only in appearance, but also in the structure, growth and development of various organs.
- Hormone levels. This is about different types of hormonal disorders that can reduce the amount of testosterone produced. This in turn leads to disruptions in the development of primary sexual characteristics and possibly even a delay in maturation.
- Chronic illness. Chronic illnesses can often affect the development of the entire body and the function of individual organs. Therefore, if you suspect that the development of the sexual organs is not going as it should, it is better to contact a specialist about this problem in order to avoid future problems.
- Unhealthy lifestyle. Bad habits, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, drugs - all of this can lead to disruptions in the development of the body. Diet and routine also have a big influence. Therefore, in adolescence it is advisable to lead a healthy lifestyle and play sports.
What penis size is considered normal?
According to statistics, most women are completely satisfied with the size of their husband's penis. However, such data is not meaningful for men; For them, the size of the male organ is still very important. That is why many are interested in the question: How long should a man's penis be?
According to average statistics, the normal size of the penis when not erect is 7 to 10 centimeters. When erect, the sufficient size of the penis is 14 to 16 centimeters. In this case, the thickness of the erect penis should be 3 to 5 centimeters. A small penis (in medicine) is a penis that measures less than 10 centimeters when erect. Urology also uses the term "micropenis" – a term for a penis whose erect size is less than 6 centimeters.
These indicators are just averages, so you shouldn't rely on them. In addition, for most women, the length of their partner's penis is less important than other characteristics of a person. After all, most women are looking for a potential father of future children and a husband in a man, and therefore attach little importance to the size of the genitals.
What to do if your penis doesn't grow?
During adolescence, young people often worry if their penis size does not change. It is important to note that there is no need to worry about penis growth during puberty. The fact is that during this period the development of the sexual organs occurs at regular intervals. Growth may slow or stop for a while and then accelerate sharply. In addition, the development of the penis fluctuates between growth and thickness, so the increase in length is sometimes not noticeable.
If you are still not satisfied with the size of your penis, serious measures, especially penis enlargement surgery, are strongly discouraged. During puberty, you can influence the growth of your sexual organs by changing your diet and daily routine.
With the help of certain foods, you can increase the level of the hormone testosterone in the blood, which leads to faster penis enlargement. During puberty, teens are recommended to eat more of the following foods:
- seafood. Any fish or delicacy such as shrimp, lobster, crab and mussels will do.
- vegetables and fruits. It should be borne in mind that it is best to choose red and green fruits. Such fruits and vegetables can be high in lutein. It is best to eat them raw so that there is a chance of getting the maximum vitamins and nutrients.
- Berry. You can eat any berries, it is best to combine them with cottage cheese.
- Meat. You can eat any deli meat, but it is better to choose the varieties with the lowest fat content. It is important to steam or boil meat dishes.
- Spices. Red peppers and curry spices work best in this case.
It's best to include as many fresh foods as possible in your diet. When stored in the refrigerator or freezer for a long time, most products usually lose all of their nutrient-rich and beneficial components for the male body.
It has also been scientifically proven that cigarettes seriously affect the development of the genitals in men, and not in a positive way. That's why it's important to stop smoking while all sexual characteristics are developing. And of course, it is advisable not to resort to bad habits later in life.
What causes the penis to grow?
Nowadays there is just a huge amount of advertising offering various means of penis enlargement. According to advertising, men are offered miracle creams, ointments and pills that are supposed to make the penis grow almost instantly. In reality, these promises turn out to be just ploys to attract customers. In fact, there are only two options for penis enlargement: wearing an extender and surgical enlargement.
These methods should only be used when penis growth stops, i. e. when the transitional age and puberty are long past. When a man decides to undergo penis enlargement surgery, he is faced with the choice of whether or not to use special implants.
The fact is that surgery is possible when the inner part of the penis is surgically stretched, as a result of which it increases in size by 3-5 centimeters. In principle, such changes are completely sufficient for men. In some cases, men agree to the use of implants; This happens especially when the initial length of the erect penis is less than 12 centimeters.
The second way to influence penis growth is to wear an extender. This device is certified and used by a large number of men. It works by fixing the penis in a stretched state. When wearing an extender, additional cells of cavernous, spongy tissue form in the penis, causing an increase in both length and width.
The only disadvantage of such a device is that you have to wear it for six months; The desired effect cannot be achieved in a shorter period of time. You need to wear the extender for 4-6 hours every day. This will help increase your penis size by 4 centimeters within six months. At the same time, the thickness of the genital organ will also increase significantly, as there will be a significant increase in soft tissue within six months.
The corpora cavernosa is a special spongy tissue that is very sensitive to changes in temperature, as well as to the content of various substances in a man's blood. As a rule, the best penis enlargement methods specifically target the growth of cells in the corpora cavernosa. This is the easiest and safest way to enlarge the penis.
However, it should be noted that changes in penis size usually occur throughout the day. This in turn is due to the reaction of the cells of the erectile tissue to the environment. Therefore, before taking any penis enlargement product, you should definitely consult a specialist to find out whether it is right for you and whether it can help.