Male Enhancement Cream: Are the Dangers Worth The Effect?

You may have been enticed by a random online advertisement to use a male enhancement cream. However, before buying this enhancement product, you may want to research a bit on how effective it really is.

A Topical Solution to Penile Problems?

Male enhancement creams are lotions that promise to improve your sexual performance once applied to your penis.

These creams usually contain ingredients such as aloe vera gel, L-arginine, horny goat weed, nitric oxide, Ginkgo biloba, saw palmetto extract, and vitamin E. Some products also come with less common botanicals such as Muira Puama and Butea Superba extract.

In fact, these ingredients are actually proven to help in treating sexual problems like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

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An Assortment of Claims and Promises

As a rule, manufacturers claim that their male enhancement creams work mainly by initiating a process known as vasodilation once absorbed by the skin.

Essentially, vasodilation is just another word for the relaxation and widening (dilation) of the blood vessels allowing more blood to enter the tissue or organ. Vasodilation in the penile structures leads to erection.

A common recommendation is to use male enhancement creams while performing penile exercises in order to ensure long-term effects. For example, a popular penis enlargement exercise is jelqing (pulling and stretching of the penis).

Other creams, still according to advertisements, make the male organ a lot more sensitive. This may result in increased pleasure from both masturbation and sex.

Marketers would also say that you may use their enlargement cream as a lubricant during sexual intercourse. This should allow for a more gratifying experience for you and your partner.

Effects of Male Enhancement Creams

On Penis Size

Male enhancement creams bring a renewed sense of hope to men dreaming of having a bigger penis. Unfortunately, these creams aren’t really effective in enlarging your junk—don’t be fooled by the money-back guarantee.

There’s no scientific research that proves their effectiveness in said aspect. Those in the field of medicine would surely agree that these creams, together with other kinds of male enhancement product, are ineffective.

Additionally, no natural ingredient or libido-boosting substance found in enhancement creams has been proven to permanently increase penis size.

Also, please take note that most male enhancement creams marketed online are fake from end to end. If they seem to work even a little bit, that’s purely due to the placebo effect.

Fortunately, some enlargement creams have notable effects on the penis—despite not being able to increase its size.

On Erection Quality

Some creams temporarily cause vasodilation upon getting absorbed by the skin. Actually, this is the best benefit you can get out of these topical solutions.

Those who have used a penis enlargement cream may argue that vasodilation is a sign of penis enlargement. Unfortunately, vasodilation only affects erection quality and not permanent penis size. Sorry, folks.

Moreover, there are lots of natural male enhancement solutions (including vasodilators and supplements) that you may want to try before buying a male enhancement cream.

These foods and supplements are likely to improve your blood circulation and increase your sexual performance. They also eliminate the worry of buying a fake enhancement cream online.

On Penis Sensitivity

There are those who say that they feel a tingling sensation whenever they use their preferred male enhancement cream.

First of all, congratulations! If you feel this tingling sensation, it means the enhancement cream you bought is real.

However, this effect is only a sign of increased penile sensitivity. It isn’t related in any way to penis enlargement.

On Quality of Sex

If you’ve been checking feedbacks regarding these topical solutions, you probably noticed that these products receive mixed reviews.

Some customers would say that male enhancement creams are great. However, others would say that these products had no effect whatsoever.

You may argue that with vasodilation and increased penis sensitivity, more enjoyable sexual experiences are practically guaranteed. Well, that’s true to a certain extent.

However, you may still want to explore the other proven ways of improving your sexual performance. These could help you improve your sex drive, stamina, and even semen volume.

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All About the Side Effects

The usage of male enhancement creams has a variety of side effects for both you and your partner. Note that said reactions are more evident on those who use fake enhancement creams.

These topical solutions tend to cause redness and pain in the penis, skin allergies, and prolonged or painful erections. A recent study has also recorded a side effect as rare as granulomatous inflammation of the penis and scrotum due to a fungal or bacterial infection.

Women also experience side effects, though less frequently. For instance, some ladies report burning and itching in their vagina after their sexual partner used an enhancement cream.

The side effects of using a male enhancement cream or gel can also add up to the risks of penis enlargement exercises. Some risks of penis enlargement exercises include torn tissue and ruptured blood vessels.

What Can You Do Now?

The effectiveness of male enhancement creams depends on your goals and reasons for using one. In any case, be aware that these creams are not the answer to your penis size concerns.

You may want to do a bit more research about the normal penis size, or even reevaluate yourself. Think about the reasons why you want to enlarge your penis.

If you think your partner is concerned about your size, you may want to talk to her first about it. A recent study has revealed that 85% of women are actually satisfied with the penis size of their partners.

Well, if your partner belongs to the remaining 15%, it’s best to see a doctor before trying anything on your own. After all, a qualified specialist is always the best source of information for all penis-related problems, including size.

Furthermore, you can search for natural vasodilators and supplements instead of going for a synthetic male enhancement cream. The former can improve your health and, at the same time, keep you from experiencing the side effects of male enhancement creams and gels.

Of course, if you wish, you may still use a male enhancement cream during masturbation, foreplay, or sex—though you shouldn’t forget about the risks that come with it.

Alex Eriksson (Research Analysis)

Alex Eriksson is the founder of Anabolic Health, a men’s health blog dedicated to providing honest and research-backed advice for optimal male hormonal health. Anabolic Health aspires to become a trusted resource where men can come and learn how to fix their hormonal problems naturally, without pharmaceuticals.

Ivan Kokhno (Editor)

Ivan is a medical doctor that has five years experience in researching and writing health-related content, SaaS companies, startups, motivation and self-growth resources. He also speak five languages. Therefore, he is able to research any topic five times better than the average writer.

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