Throughout the ages mankind has always been ready to make up for any lack of knowledge with a combination of intuition, deduction, observation and outright invention that is usually called myth. Myths are stories that are based to a certain degree on what men understood from the facts before them. Their purpose is to fill a gap either in knowledge or in morals.
A good example of a widespread myth that has no real basis and is meant to enforce a certain type of behavior is the old saying that masturbation makes men go blind. In fact a Swiss physician Samuel-Auguste Tissot said in 1760 that his studies proved that masturbation causes a perceptible reduction of strength, of memory and even of reason, blurred vision, all the nervous disorders, weakening of the sex organs disturbance of the appetite, headaches and a great number of other disorders.
It goes without saying that most men living today know better than to believe that.
But grown men themselves are not spared the fear that myths are supposed to put into their souls. Another widespread myth claims that lack of sex over a longer period of time would certainly cause the penis or testicles to shrink. However, neither penis nor testicles size is in no way linked to the frequency of sex sessions or anything else of this kind.
Another all-time favorite is the series of myths linking penis size to that of another part of the body, usually the hands or feet. Again, there is no scientific evidence that penis size is related to that of any part of the body. Actually, studies conducted by experts found a weak correlation at most between the size of the penis and the size of a man’s feet. This means that the rule is good for, probably, one man in a hundred.
Less known myths also have their fans. Some men think that drinking water can help enlarge the penis, which is not true. While other muscles in the body can grow in size with the help of extra oxygen and water delivered by supplements or pills, this is not the case with the penis. The sponge-like tissues called Corpora Cavernosa are not designed to hold blood or any other liquid permanently, but only as long as sexual stimulation occurs.
While penis enlargement exercises share some features with the regular body building techniques, adding water to gain size is not among them. Penis exercises work by forcing the cells that make up the penis tissues to grown in number, using the body’s own mechanism of adapting to external pressure. The pace of the enlargement process can be increased with the help of penis enlargement pills that boost the flow of blood to the genital area and make sure production of testosterone by the body is at the right level.
The bottom line is, of course, that nobody should put any stock in myths. Most of them distort facts to achieve a certain end and should not be trusted. If you are not certain about the effect that some thing or other has on your penis size or sex life, then it’s better to ask a professional, preferably a doctor. This way you’ll find that many myths regarding the penis are just that: myths.