Even the most confident of men often have secret concerns about their penis - is it hard enough, thick enough or long enough to please their partner? In a society where size really does matter, manhood can often be judged by appearances, so it is natural that men want to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem by improving on what nature gave them.

A quick search of the Internet will reveal hundreds - if not thousands - of products that are supposed to enhance the penis in some way. Everything from skin-enhancing penis vitamins and minerals to specialized penis growth formulas can be found for the right price. The problem is that only some of these products actually do any good or live up to their advertising claims. Here, some of the common myths about penis health creams are described, along with information about what penis treatments really can do.

Myth: Penis creams and growth formulas can make men longer or thicker.
Fact: No cream, pill or patch has ever been proven to make the penis bigger, any more than it is possible to make the fingers, toes or tongue longer by applying a medicinal substance to them. On the other hand, a condition known as Peyronie’s disease can result in shortening of the penis; this disorder results from the formation of plaques or scar tissue under the skin’s surface. There is some evidence that penis creams that contain skin-conditioning vitamins and other nutrients may help to prevent the development of scar tissue which may eventually lead to Peyronie’s disease. For instance, vitamins A and D promote healing of damaged skin tissue, while vitamin C provides important support for the formation of collagen, the connective tissue under the skin.

•    A side note here - while numerous mechanical devices are on the market that claim to make the penis bigger, these have not been proven effective, and they can lead to bruising, scarring and long-term damage.

Myth: Penis treatments can make men harder.
Fact: Penis medications meant for treating impotence can stimulate erections in the short term, but they do not address the underlying problems that lead to erectile dysfunction, and they can have dangerous side effects. On the other hand, the use of vitamin C, as well as another nutrient known as alpha lipoic acid, can help to support the circulatory system, ensuring adequate blood flow needed for achieving and sustaining an erection and enjoying the experience of sex.

Myth: Creams and oils can improve men’s sexual performance.
Fact: While no cream or lubricant can provide super powers, treating the penis skin with vitamins such as B5, as well as the amino acid L-arginine, can promote nerve tissue growth and regeneration and may promote tactile sensation that leads to erotic pleasure. Furthermore, moisturizing the penis skin with natural hydrating agents such as shea butter and vitamin E can help to prevent drying, as well as the formation of microscopic fissures in the skin’s surface that can lead to toughening of the skin and an overall loss of sensation.

Penis health creams with real benefits
Relying on creams, medications, or penile enhancement devices can be dangerous, and none of these have any proven, lasting benefits. However, supporting the condition of the skin and nerve tissue, as well as the circulatory system, through a specialized penis health formula (most health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) may have real results, leading to a smoother, more supple penis and increasing sensual pleasure through proper nutrition. An all-natural formula which can be applied daily is suggested in order to prevent irritation to this sensitive area. In addition, men who have ongoing erectile issues or who believe that their penis is getting shorter are advised to seek medical treatment for the underlying causes of these common penis problems.