The government had an argument to defend this position, the so-called "third-party doctrine." Once the target of surveillance had voluntarily revealed information to someone else, the idea went, it was no longer quite so private and so could be obtained from that third party with a mere subpoena, which didn't require the high "probable cause" standard of evidence. This doctrine explained why remotely stored e-mail was so easy to access under the SCA, despite the fact that no one "reveals" the contents of their e-mail to their e-mail provider in the same way they might show a letter to a friend. Not surprisingly, the third party doctrine has been roundly criticized.
Lawyers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation were jubilant. "Today's decision is the only federal appellate decision currently on the books that squarely rules on this critically important privacy issue," wrote EFF lawyer Kevin Bankston. "When the government secretly demands someone's e-mail without probable cause, the e-mail provider can confidently say: 'Come back with a warrant.'"
All consultations with Big Al are done remotely via Skype, which he conducts from his home office in Central Florida (out of earshot of his wife and young kids). His wife is aware of what he does and is totally cool with it, so long as he’s helping people. Which he appears to be doing from the looks of dozens of seemingly legit testimonials on PEGym, a sexual improvement site for men. Dear Ambellina, for example, says he made some “good and easy newbie gains” before hitting a wall, but Big Al kept him motivated to reach his desired length of 7.5 inches. “A huge part of penis enlargement is mental discipline,” Ambellina explains. “A coaching service like Big Al’s is invaluable because you’re much more likely to follow through when a passionate professional is monitoring your progress and pushing you to achieve.”
You can also try penis traction, a clinically tested method with a penis extender. “A penis extender applies traction to your penis and stretches it over a longer period of time — up to six hours per day. The constant stretch to which the penis is exposed, called cytokinesis, causes natural cell division, which results in a longer and thicker penis,” says Stacy Rybchin, founder & CEO of My Secret Luxury. Once your cells have grown and your penis size has increased, you will keep your extra penis length and girth forever.
The best ways to make the penis bigger naturally are to lose weight in the groin area and for men to do Kegel exercises. “There is almost as much penis inside the body (as an anchor) as there is visibly outside of the body. When a man loses weight, the exterior portion will actually be longer. I believe it is about 1/2"-1" for every 10 lbs lost. It is why often skinny guys seem to be more well-endowed,” says Yelverton. Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor and the majority of men in studies report longer and stronger erections (which men often equate to size).
Many doctors question whether the benefits of lengthening surgery outweigh the risks. A 2006 study found that only 35% of men were satisfied with the outcome of surgery, which added only half an inch, on average, to length. Men who are overly preoccupied with penis length tend to have unrealistic expectations of surgery and should seek counseling instead, the authors wrote.
In a last brief conversation with Alistair, he asks if I would ever consider going under the knife. I tell him I’ve seen such a bewildering array of shapes and sizes over the past few weeks, I don’t even know what normal is any more. If it does the job nature intended, I say, that should be enough. For many men wanting an enlargement, it’s probably not so much about what’s in their pants as what, somewhere along the way, has got into their minds – and that can’t be fixed by a fat injection and a severed ligament.