Male Enhancement Herbs

Written by Emily Ledbetter
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Traditionally, invasive surgery and medications have been used to treat male sexual performance issues including small penis size, inability to maintain an erection and diminished libido. Other non-medical attempts to treat these issues can include non-effective pills, exercises and painful techniques involving pumps, weights and straps.

Many men find more successful, permanent treatment through the use of safe, natural herbal supplements that target male sexual health. Most products currently available contain a number of herbal aphrodisiacs that are associated with an ability to regulate sexual desire and performance. Advantages of herbal supplements include availability without a prescription, the option to order discreetly from a number of natural health sites on the Internet and the lack of negative side effects.

How It Works

A normal penis contains three major chambers which fill with blood during an erection. These are the Corpora cavernousa (2) and the Corpus Spongiosum. The glands, the tip of the penis, changes in size accordingly with the penis during erection. These three chambers are made up of smooth muscle and blood vessels and are surrounded by thin ligaments that prevent over distention of the penis. Fibrous extensions of these ligaments create a sheet that surrounds the penis and its chambers and controls the "stiffness" of erection when distended.

Under normal, non-aroused conditions, the penile chambers are open and allow for the flow of blood through the filling chambers. When a person becomes sexually aroused, the chambers remain open and the exit gates close. When the exit gates close the blood that remains in the penis creates an erection. Thus, penile size and erection strength are limited by two main factors--penile chamber size and the extent to which the surrounding fibrous sheets can be stretched.

The function of male enhancement herbs is to expand the length and width of erectile tissue and fill the tissue with a larger supply of blood. The result is an increase in length of the penis and an enhancement in the strength and duration of erection.

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