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Male enhancement is big business these days, so it's no surprise that there are a lot of rumors about how a guy can appear longer and thicker, work better, and feel better. There are three commonly advertised ways for a man to become super-sized. First, there is a medical procedure known as "phalloplasty." Second, there are a variety of advertised pills, and third, there are various exercises that can be performed. If you're a greenie looking for the best path to self improvement with minimal environmental impact—that is, avoiding environmentally harmful drugs and apparatuses—you'll want to focus on which techniques can help achieve positive results as without comprising your health or the wellness of the planet.

Non-Natural Male Enhancements You'll Want to Avoid

Let's start by running down the non-green techniques you'll want to pass over. Phalloplasty is a surgical technique that, depending on the patient, can add as little as one inch or as many as three. The entire process can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000, but it is neither green or natural. The operation involves the use of administered drugs and painkillers, not to mention the energy expenditure of the operating room and tool cleansing. The other problem with this procedure is if something goes wrong, you could end up disfigured and nonoperational for the rest of your life.

Almost any M.D. will tell you that enlargement pills are, by and large, a scam. So while we'd like to tell you that there is a food, herb, vitamin, or mineral in existence that can create size for a man, there just isn't. All that stuff you see on your television during the early morning hours is worthless and often even dangerous.

The problem is that over-the-counter male enhancement drugs are just not regulated by the FDA, so you never really know what you are getting. The only way to improve yourself between the sheets with a natural food or herb is in your performance, energy, endurance, and longevity. This leaves only one of the three enhancements as a viable, natural, and green option...exercise!

Exercise Routines for Male Enhancement

Believe it or not, there have been many men who claim they have had great results from a variety of exercise routines performed daily. (Better to practice these routines outside of the gym for obvious reasons.) We aren't endorsing these per se—and please, do be careful if you try them!—but below are a few programs that may offer some benefit.

Weight Hanging: This particular exercise is said to have the ability to increase length and girth by a full inch. Weight hanging, as it is called, functions by forcing the cells within the man's appendage to divide, thus creating mass. The process is accomplished by simply hanging a series of progressively heavier weights from the appendage everyday. You will have to be very careful and know your limitations however, as it is actually quite easy to tear the spongy tissue.

Sex: Can it be true? Does the process of having sex have the capability of increasing a man's size? Well, some guys swear by it, and as it would seem a heck of a lot more fun than the weight hanging, let's consider it a bit more.

This process of using sex to increase a man's endowment follows the simple belief that the metabolism of testosterone can create growth within the spongy tissue. In order to do this, the male simply has to engage in sex, then come as close to orgasm as possible without actually having one, then continue this process at least three to five cycles. This is a sort of Kama Sutra exercise in Tantra.

Claims of up to three inches have been made by the men who follow this process religiously, although it is possible that all the sex involved with this process alone, just made them feel a lot larger. If probably also made them feel a whole lot better about just being average. After all, good sex is at least 45 percent in your head, 45 percent in the "motions of your ocean", and 10 percent in your equipment...or, at least, that's what our recon tells us.