As long as men have had penises, they’ve pondered how to get a bigger dick, though size is hardly the most important factor (and usually determined by genetics anyways). But it’s still perplexing why the specific question “how to make your pp bigger” recently spiked on Google alongside similar searches about whether or not apple juice might be how to make your penis grow. Dudes wondering about their dicks and asking Google about it isn’t all that weird, but people asking “how to make pp bigger” instead of ” how to make penis bigger” is weird, as is the apple juice thing.
So what’s going on? Here’s everything we know so far.
“How to make your pp bigger” spiked in the United States as a Google search term on the evening of June 11. A related term, “apple juice makes your pp bigger” had a similar spike at that time, followed by an even bigger one a couple of days later that was confined to the state of California.
Some internet sleuthing brought us to PewDiePie, the alt-right-curious Swedish internet personality whose large fan community — he has over 100 million YouTube subscribers — seem to have adopted “pp” as an inside joke. We are 100 percent out on the outside of this joke, and it’s very confusing as to why so many people using Google are.
According to an unverified submission to Know Your Meme, it started on r/LWIAY, one of the subreddits devoted to PewDiePie, and “consists of guessing the size of the PewDiePies’s subscribers’ ‘peepees’ by posts.” In other words, saying “pp” instead of penis is exactly what it sounds like: a purposefully immature, very dumb internet message board thing that a lot of people became curious about at the same time.
This doesn’t of course, explain the apple juice connection, or even if there is an apple juice connection. That is something we’ve yet to figure out. For what it’s worth, the Mayo Clinic says that “there’s little scientific support for nonsurgical methods to enlarge the penis,” meaning drinking apple juice (or taking a sketchy pill, for that matter), it not how to make your penis grow.
Still, there could possibly be other benefits to upping you Martinelli’s intake. Because while it might not be secret pp juice, drinking apple juice does have some benefits for men.
Apples contain quercetin, which a registered dietician told Men’s Journal contains quercetin, a flavonoid “inhibits the secretion of the prostate-specific, androgen-regulated, tumor markers in the prostate cells, decreasing the risk of prostate cancer.”
A review of the available scientific literature in the journal Nutrients confirms that quercetin “has a wide range of biological actions including anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral activities,” but it stops short of saying it’s effective as a preventative measure or treatment for any disease, urological or otherwise.