Does Coconut Oil Increase Penis Length?

Hands holding open coconuts
Hands holding open coconuts

Coconut oil has a wide variety of uses as it’s perceived to be a solution for a wide variety of conditions and problems due to its potential health benefits.

Coconut oil has been touted as being able to get rid of cellulite, whiten teeth, remove wrinkles and has even been vaguely hinted at to help increase the size of the penis however where enlargement is concerned, there’s no direct proof or evidence to indicate this is true.

Where penile health, enhancement and enlargement are concerned, coconut oil can be used as a lubricant during jelqing, it can be consumed as part of your diet which can increase your metabolism and as a result increases blood flow around the body – which will increase erection strength and help resolve the likes of erectile dysfunction – and at the more extreme end of the scale, there are reports that coconut oil has been used for penile injections in Thailand (I honestly wouldn’t want to try it).

We’ll go on to explore in this article the fact that there are many health benefits to using and taking coconut oil, both for your general health and for specifically penile health and enhancement reasons – that said the main takeaway from our research is that although coconut oil does provide some small level benefits to penile health, it’s never going to give you any notable enlargement when used in isolation.

So let’s find out exactly what coconut oil is, how it can be used and consumed along with the actual benefit of you using it for the health, and whether or not it really can enhance or enlarge your penis.

What is coconut oil?

Coconut oil is essentially a saturated fat that can be extracted from the flesh of coconuts – that white pulp that you find inside the coconut shell (if you can crack it open that is).

You can buy a coconut from a shop and quite easily make your own coconut oil at home. The following video shows you exactly how to do that however for those less patient, you can of course just buy ready made coconut oil both in shops and online.

Consistency wise, when it’s warm or at room temperature it has a liquid, olive oil like consistency that is translucent in colour – hence its great as a lubricant which we’ll discuss later in the article. When you cool it down, when you keep it in the refrigerator, that’s when it becomes white and solid in appearance.

Over the years coconut oil has been touted as the latest superfood and antioxidant for improving your health and wellbeing – it does have a great variety of health benefits when included in your diet or used in a more hands on manor as a potential lubricant however there is still much controversy between medical professionals as to how healthy coconut oil truly is.

At the time of writing this article (September 2018) there has been a lot of differing opinions from medical professionals as to whether or not coconut oil is good for you. A doctor from Harvard has recently said that coconut oil is “pure poison” whilst a leading cardiologist has denounced this claim as “unscientific nonsense”.

This antioxidant superfood is literally dividing the medical community and despite the fact that more than 1,500 medical studies have been done to test and determine coconut oils benefits (and drawbacks), doctors, herbalists and other medical professions don’t seem to be able to a consensus as to whether coconut oil is good for you or not.

Since the 1970 saturated fats have been viewed as bad for your body and that’s why they fell out of favour and were replaced by healthier alternatives such as olive oil.

Back then a major medical study was undertaken that highlighted that these bad saturated fats drastically increased levels of cholesterol (LDL).

It’s these sort of fats that are bad for your body (or so it was or is still thought) and by increasing levels of bad cholesterol in your system you’re increasing your chances of heart problems, blocking blood flow to the brain (potentially causing Alzheimers and even fuelling the growth of tumours.

Where the mass confusion lies and this is where all the recent hype and differing opinions between medical professionals has occurred, is the role that coconut oil plays in creating “good” HDL cholesterol levels.

It’s high HDL levels that actually reduce the risk of heart disease (compared to low HDL levels which can actually increase the risk).

It’s hardly surprising given coconut oil has around 90% saturated fat, compared to just 64% in butter that a lot of outspoken doctors and medical associates don’t view coconut oil as a health addition to your diet!

It’s simply not “healthy” from a consumption point of view.

If you’re trying to reduce your cholesterol levels, the best (most current) suggestion seems to be to forget about it!

Of course, consuming coconut oil in your diet and using it as an ingredient in your cooking, isn’t it’s only use.

The very same ingredient can be found in skin care products and other topical medications however it’s worth remembering that everyone’s skin is slightly different so coconut oil isn’t automatically suitable for every skin type.

That said, when used on the skin it does provide some minimal antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties – this is great for treating spots, acne and in some instances rashes hence making it quite a good solution for rejuvenating your skin, especially where the penile tissue is concerned.

Can i use coconut oil as a lubricant?

Yes – coconut oil is a fantastic non-toxic lubricant (as is almond oil, aloe vera gel and olive oil) which can be used during masturbation or for jelqing.

In those sort of instances, not only does this topical oil provide lubrication but it does also offer some numbing properties, essentially reducing sensitivity and allowing you to prolong this type of sexual activity.

Due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties it’s great for improving general penile health however these anti-bacterial and -viral properties mean that coconut oil is unfortunately not suitable for sexual vaginal intercourse as it can easily upset the pH balance of the female anatomy hence doing more harm than good.

There are a lot of online sources that tout the fact that coconut oil is great as a lubricant for vaginal intercourse, however based on some testing it has been shown that coconut oils generally have a pH balance of around 7 or 8 compared to the pH balance of a vagina (generally 3.5 to 4.5).

Put simply coconut oil is way too alkaline for a womens vagina and when combined can then lead to yeast infections, bacteria and the like which can obviously be passed on to your penis during sexual unprotected sexual intercourse.

Add to this the fact that coconut oil is non latex compatible means you have to be especially careful with latex toys and condoms as it could easily render their effectiveness… well… ineffective.

It’s also worth noting that coconut oil does have the ability, especially if you’re using it liberally (rather than sparingly) on the penis to clog pores – this can lead to rashes and even spots in worse cases, so ensuring you don’t over use this naturally occurring lubricant and making sure you always wash thoroughly after use is very, very important.

A few spots down there are not only unsightly but could put you out of action for quite some time.

Finally coconut oil is also an androgenic alopecia treatment – essentially this means it can be used for the treatment of hair loss, so you may potentially find that an added side effect of using this sort of oil “down there” may result in an increase in hair growth. If you start getting notably more hair on your testicles, that’ll likely be the reason why.

If you do opt to give coconut oil a go as a lubricant, just bear in mind that it does stain – so clean up after use and mind your clothes and bed sheets.

Is coconut oil good for erectile dysfunction?

Coconut oil is a “carrier oil” – by this we mean it’s an oil that can be combined and diluted with other ingredients to provide a more focused or effective topical treatment.

These oils help “carry” other ingredients into the skin and in themselves offer their own therapeutic properties.

In the case of penile health and enhancement, coconut oil can be combined with the likes of nutmeg, ginger, rose, lavender and cinnamon to not just enhance the healing and penile health benefits of coconut oil but also produce an essential oil that can ease and treat the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

You can increase erectile strength, testosterone levels, sperm quality and even reduce psychological issues such as depression and anxiety levels which all play a part in the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

Rose for example can relieve depression and acts as an aphrodisiac, cinnamon has been shown to improve sexual function increasing both sperm and testosterone levels whilst lavender has the ability to improve penile blood flow.

Beyond the use of coconut oil in a topical solution, consuming the likes of coconut water does also have the ability to help combat the symptoms of erectile dysfunction whilst also improving your overall health.

Coconut water will essentially increase your electrolyte levels which means more sodium, potassium and magnesium in your body, all of which are effective for decreasing the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

By increasing your electrolytes you increase blood flow (which the penis needs to gain stronger erections), sodium levels help your muscles to contract (again great for the function of your penis and its arousal levels) whilst any deficiency in potassium can vastly hinder your erectile function and sexual performance.

Ultimately if you want to reduce or even cure the symptoms of erectile functions, rather than applying coconut oil specifically to the penis, consuming coconut water as well, is likely to provide added benefits and better results where your impotence is concerned.

If you suffer from erectile dysfunction or if you simply want to use coconut derived products in a more effective way, this article by HealthLine is a great additional read and gives some great ideas on how to make your own essential oil to combat other penile related conditions.

Is all coconut oil the same?

Many coconut oils include additional ingredients or additives essentially diluting their effectiveness.

The quality, flavour and how a coconut oil is processed differs from brand to brand; even coconuts from different locations and how the coconut trees are grown can affect the overall taste of a coconut oil.

For best results, whether you’re going to use coconut oil in your diet or using as a topical treatment on your penis, it’s always best to choose an oil that is pure and doesn’t contain any additional additives or ingredients.

For those looking to use coconut oil topically on the penis, virgin coconut oil has been shown in various studies to be good for the skin.

It acts as a barrier, is very safe and also provides both antibacterial and moisturising properties – all things your penis needs to be healthy!

Does coconut oil stop infections?

It’s touted that coconut oil is antifungal, antibacterial and also antiviral.

Some studies have found that the use of coconut oil provides some protection against specific bacteria – specifically a species of yeast infection. This means that coconut oil may well provide some ability to kill viruses and bacteria however the effectiveness is likely to be minimal.

The fact we’ve already highlighted that coconut oil can affect a woman’s vagina (due to it having a lower acidic pH balance of 3.5 to 4.5), the penis and other parts of our body generally have a pH balance of 7, hence applying coconut oil with a pH balance of between 7 and 8 shouldn’t cause any adverse effects or symptoms to the male member.

From a consumption point of view – including coconut oil in your diet- you’d need to consume 2 to 3 tablespoons of coconut oil daily in order to have the “potential” to boost your bodies ability to ward off bacteria and viruses.

Personally, i feel there are better ways to ward off infections and bacteria – supplements that boost your immune system (for example) or simply eating more fruit and vegetables to naturally build up your bodies Vitamin C and D levels.

Injecting coconut oil for penile enlargement

Not that long ago i stumbled across an article by that highlighted how Burmese men have been “pumping their dicks full of coconut oil” as a means of increasing penile size.

The big issue with actually injecting coconut oil is that it doesn’t actually enlarge the penis – it simply makes it swell. Although it might look bigger after you’ve injected, the effects simply won’t last – it’s very much a temporary and quite dangerous means of increasing the size of your penis.

One additional notably drawback is that by injecting coconut oil into the penis – this is an issue more likely to be experienced by those men that are uncircumcised – you’re likely to suffer from penile swelling along the entire length of the penis meaning the skin around the head of the penis becomes very painful and tight.

This condition known as phimosis, other than being painful, requires antibiotics to reduce the inflammation.

In a nutshell I suggest keeping well away from injecting coconut oil into any part of your body – especially your penis.

So in summary… is coconut oil worth it?

If you had asked me that back in 2015 when coconut oil broke out as the next big thing in health, a superfood that everyone should have in their diet, i would have said yes – yes consuming coconut oil and also using it topically is not just good for your penis and your penile health, but also your general health and well-being!

At the time it was what the experts, those medical professionals were all saying about the brand new latest antioxidant on the market, however as with all these sort of things, much of it (as we’ve seen with other natural food sources such as acai berry and Omega oils) are based primarily on marketing hype designed to fuel demand.

Fast forward to 2018, more specifically the end of August 2018 and the revelation from a leading cardiologist (which followed similar announcements from the British and American medical boards of cardiovascular health) that coconut oil is, in fact quite the opposite – quoted as being “pure poison” – does make the positives and negatives of consuming and using coconut oil rather blurry.

If I’m honest I’m still not entirely sure with a coconut oil at least when consumed is good or bad for us – the fact that the medical community can’t seem to make up their mind either just goes to show that it is likely going to be quite some time and a lot more study later when we actually get an exact an accurate answer.

I think the key takeaway at least for the time being is that although there have been more than 1,500 studies carried out to highlight the fact that coconut oil is (apparently) one of the healthiest foods on the planet, there is still no real consensus or definitive confirmation in the medical community as to whether or not coconut oil is truly good or bad for you.

I have found so much conflicting information not just in relation to general health, but also in connection with sexual health as well.

Whilst one website says using coconut oil topically is good for penile health, another counters that view point by saying it clogs pores and will likely cause spots and rashes.

There is no denying that it makes a fantastic lubricant, but again various websites and different sources have a very different viewpoint on how coconut oil would affect the pH balance of a woman’s vagina if used during intercourse (although thankfully at least we’ve been able to finally clear up that argument).

Put simply there is just too much unsubstantiated information and until further tests and studies are undertaken (beyond the 1,500+ that have already been completed), we probably never will have a truly definitive answer and we’ll have a split of opinions amongst the medical community.

Personally, especially given the fact that it’s now being said that consuming coconut oil means a greater chance of heart attacks and other heart problems in later life, I’d steer clear of coconut oil!

I wouldn’t include it in my diet or my cooking, and although I might consider using it as a lubricant during such activities such as jelqing (i think it would be great for penile aftercare as well), from a penile point of view, that’s about all it’s beneficial for (in my view at least).

Put simply at the moment coconut oil just feels a bit like a bad product – everyone is shouting about it, saying how great it is, highlighting how many benefits it has whoever it’s only a matter of time until the noise quietens down and another superfood takes its place.

Where your penis is concerned, it may well increase blood flow and it does have the ability to work well as a lubricant and moisturiser so whether you use it in that’s all the context, is really down to personal preference – ultimately one thing is crystal clear, coconut oil cannot in any shape or form whether applied or consumed increase the size of your penis.