Do Male Enhancement Pills Work? [UPDATED]

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In this article, I discuss if male enhancement pills work.


Male enhancement pills have been influential in boosting a man’s libido. In our society, we always seem to place the blame on the woman. It’s time that men share responsibility in sexual matters. For their own sanity, modestly-endowed men should learn to accept their smaller status.

How To Increase Erection Power with Penis Pills

I will describe a number of supplements that stimulate the male erectile function. However, I find it unreasonable to use a lot of unnecessary scientific jargon. I will only consider the most important information, and you can find the rest elsewhere if you would like. So, let us start!

Before we openly start talking about the products that work it’s important to understand the anatomy of the penis. Knowing this theory is half the battle. Therefore, here are my two cents on the penis anatomy.

Internal Processes Producing Erection

Some people believe that the penis is a muscle that strains and also gets hard. Actually, an erection occurs when the penis is filled with blood in a state of sexual arousal. Let me give you an example. The penis is a ‘sponge’ covered with a ‘condom.’ The sponge, i.e. penis, can fill with blood. Skin covers the penis as a ‘condom’. And it is built as a porous body inside which it functions as a sponge.
The sponge is filled with blood under the pressure of the produced nitrogen oxide. It then begins to shape up and becomes hard. You may ask why this does happen from the standpoint of biology.

The blood can fill the penis causing erection only if the smooth muscles in the penis are relaxed. Normally, the muscles are strained, so the blood cannot fill the penis, and the penis hangs. During arousal, or ‘sex in the head,’ the body starts producing nitrogen oxide that pushes out the blood under pressure. It is important to state that sexual arousal always occurs in the head, first. Ninety-five percent of the intercourse happens in our head.

Nitric Oxide

Nitric oxide affects the musculature that is why athletes often use this effect. It is important to note that during the arousal, nitric oxide begins to interact with guanosine. Here is how it happens. Arousal begins, and the brain produces impulses to produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide interacts with guanosine; that yields cyclic guanosine, which relaxes the smooth muscles at the root of the penis. When the muscles relax, it opens the ‘dam,’ and blood enters the penis and fills it. Products that include blood flow to the penis include Vigrx Plus and Volume Pills.

In order for the penis to puff up and harden, it is necessary for the muscles to relax. For the penis to get hard, you need certain muscles at the root of the penis to loosen up. This makes it easy for the blood to fill up the porous body of the penis, producing an erection. This is the mechanism of erection. If we talk about erection from the standpoint of biology, then this process applies.

Why and How Erection Goes Away

After the erection, the penis has to become softer, and the erection has to go away. There is a biological explanation for not having a hard on all the time; otherwise, with a hard-on, it will literally interfere with the man’s development, and only an instinct will drive him. That is disadvantageous for the evolution. Conclusion: the penis must get soft again after the erection.

Moreover, there are situations when sex should take a back seat, mostly because of possible risks. For instance, when there is a threat to one’s life or one’s parents walked into the bedroom. In such situations, you will no longer be in the mood for sex, would you? Perhaps, a wife walked in on her husband having sex with his lover.

Some people cannot have sex or erection just because of the overwhelming thoughts in their head about it. For men who are concerned about the size of their penis, minor problems might experience erectile dysfunction. Then, the problem is psychological, while physiologically they can get a hard-on without any medications.

Any embarrassment or shyness can cause the erection to disappear. The next part of this book talks about why this happens.

Our body should have a mechanism that triggers the opposite reaction, and it does exist. It is mediated by the enzyme called phosphodiesterase. Phosphodiesterase competes with cyclic guanosine. The more phosphodiesterase, the weaker the erection. This is important and it is also vice versa. The lesser the phosphodiesterase, the larger the blood flow, and the better the erection. Thus, there are two compounds, one stimulates an erection, and the other blocks it.


Strong medications block the action of phosphodiesterase. Therefore, they are called phosphodiesterase inhibitors. When the brain sends stop signals for the production of nitric oxide, it causes changes in its balance. As a result, phosphodiesterase blocks cyclic guanosine. In this situation, the solution is very simple. The medication should either enhance cyclic guanosine, or block phosphodiesterase. That is how inhibitors, such as work. These processes happen before the moment of ejaculation, i.e. during sex. After ejaculation, the penis becomes softer. This involves another mechanism based on prolactin.

When a man cums, prolactin enters the bloodstream; this leads to the penis getting soft and experiencing a long refractory period. With age, the refractory period becomes longer. If prolactin did not go into the bloodstream, it might be that the penis is still hard. Blocking prolactin helps recover quicker after sex. In theory, zero levels of prolactin make multiple orgasms without rest possible. Some porn actors use this approach.

Three Products That Stimulate Erections & Sexual Arousal

Sexual arousal is a mental process. Here are the products that affect arousal and erection: Tribulus, Yohimbine, and Proviron. These supplements are popular among bodybuilders but poorly used for erectile function.


macaStudies from South America and the United States (which are, however, more based on experience reports than on measurable data) show however that the probands reported an increase in sexual desire and performance, a stronger immune system, and more energy, moreover, it is supposed to counteract depression and chronic fatigue.

The Peruvian scientist Gustavo Gonzales gave maca to twelve men between 20 and 40 for three months. Afterward, he examined their fertility. Already after two weeks, he could on average determine a doubling in the amount of sperm. At the same time, male hormones were formed and the probands swore that their sexual desire had significantly increased.

Chinese scientists published a study where maca extract was given to mice. They were then able to have 47-67 orgasms within three hours. The mice of the control group only had 16 orgasms at the same time.

The plant not only increases the ability to get an erection but also the drive to be sexually active.


ginsengGinseng is considered to be the Asian medical plant per se in the West. For over 2000 years it has been used in medicine.  Its cultivation has been operated for more than 800 years and is very complex and expensive. Especially as the roots of ginseng need five to six years in order to reach their potency of active ingredients.

On the market, white ginseng is distinguished from red ginseng even if they derive from the same plant and differ only in their processing. While white ginseng is peeled, bleached and dried right after harvesting it, the red ginseng firstly needs to be treated with steam.

The content of ginsenosides is crucial for the medical effect. It is influenced by age, cultivation region, soil quality, and processing.


gingkoGinkgo is a type of tree from China that is nowadays grown worldwide. Mixed forest, but sometimes also mountain valleys were the original habitat.

Ginkgo is also called “living fossil” because it is the only survivor of its botanical group. It is a deciduous tree which can become older than a thousand years and higher than 40 meters.

Ginkgo preparations have a neuroprotective effect. They improve cognitive performance and learning ability optimize blood flow. For this reason, ginkgo is also used for preventing and treating dementia, for treating organically caused memory and concentration problems as well as for treating tinnitus, dizziness, and headache.

Ginkgo stimulates the blood flow, which has an extreme effect of relaxation of the muscles of the cavernous body within the penis. A longer-lasting and stronger erection is the result. Specialized literature constitutes amounts of 40-100mg of ginkgo extract as sufficient, whereas under medical supervision even amounts up to 240mg are possible.

Gingko has some known, rather rare side effects. In rare cases, it can cause gastrointestinal complaints and headaches. But it does exist a clear contraindication when taking blood-thinning medications.


Used to raise the testosterone levels artificially. Besides other functions irrelevant to our subject, this hormonal medicine regulates arousal. If there is a lot of testosterone in the body, a man is slightly excited and energized. In this case, Tribulus works well but it is the weakest product out of the three products. Side effects include Indigestion and aggressiveness.


This is also popular in sports; used by women for fat burning. It acts by blocking one type of receptors and enhancing others. Alpha—2 receptor antagonist. Works similar to adrenaline and stimulates certain processes in some tissues, affects sexual arousal in the brain. Increases nitric oxide concentration during arousal, thus enhances male potency. A person has a longer erection and is less prone to panic; therefore, the levels of phosphodiesterase are lower. It can also prolong sexual intercourse and make it harder to cum, complicating the ejaculation process. Side effects include Increased blood pressure, insomnia, skin redness, dizziness and other mild effects.

These two products directly affect arousal. In this context, Yohimbine is stronger than Tribulus.

Penis Pill Scams

Unfortunately, new miracle cures, where the mode of action has not been proven are frequently offered on the market. Some do not even have an effect, but some actually increase erection and desire, but after single intake already leads to lasting physical damages.

Equally dangerous are black market products, products from dubious senders and products from no-name producers. At best, you buy sugar pastilles for serious money – at worst, it is rat poison or any similar fatal product. Thus: Hands off!

Also always to note is the fact that overdoses or interactions with other preparations can lead to undesired consequences. They can even do serious damages to one’s health. In any case, it is important to be moderate and to consult an expert before taking any preparation.