The Times of India
Genital Enhancement is the Latest Craze
9 Mar 2009, 0021 hrs IST,
STUTTGART/WASHINGTON: Women are showing more interest in having their genital
area surgically enhanced, according to the authors of an article in a medical
journal on midwifery and gynaecology published in Stuttgart, southern Germany.
And the other sex is not anywhere short in the race. Experts have come up with a
magical gadget that claims to lengthen a manís sex organ by a third.
Cosmetic surgery to alter the labia is the third most sought-after operation
after facial and breast augmentation surgeries, the authors, psychologist Ada
Borkenhagen and gynaecologist Heribert Kentenich, said.
As is the case in breast augmentation, the desired look is youthful. More
precisely, the vulva should be completely covered by the labia. Thus, the most
common cosmetic surgery among women seeking genital enhancement is the reduction
of the labia ó the folds of female external genitalia.
The surgery is meant to improve self-confidence and sex. It is even supposed to
improve quality of life in general. But these claims are inadequately supported
by studies, according to Borkenhagen und Kentenich. Complications cannot be
And for men who think size does matter, the
Andro-Penis traction device,
which extends penis size by a third, would come as a boon.
Experts from San Giovanni Battista Hospital at the University of Turin, Italy,
suggest that the treatment could provide a viable alternative to surgery.
The independent clinical study published in the
March issue of BJU International
found that males who wore a penile extender every day for six months were able
to increase the flaccid length of their penis by up to 32% and their erectile
length by up to 36%.
The device comprises a plastic ring, two dynamic rods that produce the traction
and a silicon band to hold the penis in place.