You’re scrolling through your porn site and browsing for something up your alley and there’s an ad that pops up telling you that you can do something to grow a dick that’s bigger than the one you possess. You’re eager but sceptical to know what new formula has been invented to accomplish this massive feat. ACV. Apple cider vinegar for the newbies. Yes. That’s the newest trend that people are hopping onto the bandwagon to follow. Should you do it? Here’s what doctors say.
What is apple cider vinegar?
A drink made from fermented apple juice and involves a combination of apples with yeast. A reaction causes the sugar in the apples to be converted into alcohol and voila! the fermentation yields a drink that is then used in dressings, salads, and even as a food preservative. From a scientific standpoint, vinegar has always had a history of being caustic and an acid, even though mild in this category. Skincare influencers have often suggested that it has benefits such as improving the texture of the skin.
This is due to its properties of lowering pH, treating itch and dryness, and leaving your skin feeling glowy, soft and supple. But, not all experts agree to this.
ACV: More harm than good for your skin?
Dr Brenda Dintiman, a dermatologist in Virginia however, is of the contrasting opinion. "The apple cider vinegar acts as a harsh remover of the skin's protective layer, leaving it vulnerable and red,” she says in an article to Insider.com. In another study, published in Pediatric Dermatology, it was said that people using ACV to treat atopic dermatitis or a condition where the skin barrier is compromised, should immediately stop.
Study author Richard H. Flowers, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va, even went on to say to Dermatology Times, “We often consider natural treatments as harmless, but our study showed that this may not necessarily be true. Skin irritation can result from apple cider vinegar soaks as a treatment option. This highlights the importance of patients discussing new home remedies with their dermatologist before the first attempt. Physicians should also explain the range of potential side effects before recommending a patient undertake new home remedies.”
That being said, why then is the newest fad to put vinegar on the dick?
The source of the claims
The ‘fad’ or ‘trend’ as its termed, has been sourced from studies that have been conducted previously and were shown to have ACV help cardiovascular health in rats. In humans norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter is responsible for the fight or flight response and it is also linked to the signals that send blood to certain organs when needed. In the case of males, an erection is when there is a surge of blood to the penis, and the organ hardens.
Thus, from the above, it could be said that the neurotransmitter is linked to an erection. This relation between a lack of the neurotransmitter and erectile dysfunction led people to believe that if ACV could help with cardiovascular health in rats, it could also help with erectile dysfunction in humans and thus began the trend of dousing the penis in ACV.
Porn ads and the claims they make
The claims made by the ads are that apple cider vinegar helps increase penis size, but these are bizarre. This is due to the fact that bigger may not be better if the ‘bigger’ in question is massive in size. The average dick size is 5.5 inches and according to the claims of the ACV, if this grows by 65%, it would reach 9.25 inches, which would honestly, let’s face it, create more problems than solve any.
And the best part about it is, the remedy isn’t even apple cider vinegar, but a magic supplement, known as a ‘dick pill’, as explained by news platform Vice. In the words of the ad, the pills claim certain “natural ingredients that will simply restore the natural function of your penis by working on the cellular level to re-activate the 'Penile Brain.'" Contrary to what this sounds like, it isn’t a brain in the penis, but more related to the autonomic nervous system and the nerves within the organ.
Medical experts have shed light on whether apple cider vinegar is actually going to be of any help at all with the women.
Apple cider vinegar: a remedy for small dicks?
In an article to Vice, Yael Cooperman, MD, medical editor for Ro Health Guide said that "There’s no evidence at all that apple cider vinegar will make your penis bigger, but you might end up with some serious damage down there if you try. There have been waves of claims around the benefits of apple cider vinegar and how it potentially helps with everything from diabetes to erectile dysfunction, but the research doesn’t support those claims."
That being said, ACV has shown to increase blood flow in the area of the skin it is applied to and thus, applying it to the dick may make it firmer but this effect lasts only for a span of time. Thus, the illusion of bigger dicks is what the vinegar creates, and not something lasting.
Are you planning on trying out the trend? Experts say you could end up hurting your organ and your chances at better sex. Visit a medical practitioner instead for your sexual concerns instead of hopping on to trends is what the overall opinion of medical experts seems to be in this case.