What is a Penis Extender?

The first time you see a penis extender device, you are probably going to cringe in horror.  These things look like medieval torture implements.

Don’t worry—they are not painful to use.  They just look intimidating.

what is a penile stretcher

The purpose of a penis extender should be pretty obvious—you use it to increase the length of your penis over an extended time period.

Note that a penis extender does not increase girth (you need a pump or hybrid device for that).

You need to wear a penis extender for an hour or more each day for a period of months before you see any significant gains.

If you do this with persistence though, you can add on an inch or two to your length.

And unlike the gains you get with a penis pump, these gains are permanent.

There are two basic parts to a penis extender device:

  • Bars or rods
  • Fastening points

There are two fastening points on a penis extender.  When you place the extender over your penis, the first fastens around the base of your penis, and the other fastens just ahead of the glans.

Along the side are rods which adjust the extender’s length over time.  From one extender to the next, there are some differences in the mechanics of how this works.  Some extenders are also a lot more comfortable than others to wear—and that is super important, since you will be wearing the extender daily for months.


How Do Extenders Work?

The specific instructions may vary from device to device, so be sure to read the directions which come with your extender thoroughly before you get started.

penile extender before and after

That said, most penis extenders work like this:
  1. Start out by prepping. One helpful tip is to do some jelqing (I’ll explain that in a little bit) to warm up. This will help to prevent injury and give you some extra traction (injuring yourself is unlikely, but you can never be too careful with your member). Then you may want to wrap a piece of gauze around your frenulum so that the extender won’t chafe against it (you may find this is unnecessary; it depends on the extender you buy as well as your comfort level).
  1. Insert your penis into the extender, and then secure the fastening points. While you should be fastening the device just above the glans, make sure that you are comfortable. You can add a tad more space if you need to between the glans and the fastening point.
  1. Finish tightening and securing the device. Ensure that you have a fit which is firm, but not constricting.
  1. Next, you will need to adjust the tension rods. Make sure you are exerting gentle tension. If you overdo it, you will risk injury, just as you would if you were stretching any other part of your body while working out.
  1. Consider applying heat. Some guys say this gets them great results. Personally, I find at the very least it can increase comfort and reduce soreness.
  1. Find something to do. You need to wear the extender for at least an hour a day. You can wear it for several, if you prefer. During this time, just go about your day. Watch TV, work, or do something else that is not too active. You can walk around with the extender on, but obviously you want to keep movement to a minimum so you don’t loosen the device.

Why Not Just Do Penis Exercises?

If you are looking to save some money, you are probably investigating other options for penis enlargement, one of which is an exercise known as “jelqing.”

What is jelqing?

It is a technique to lengthen the penis which has been in use for thousands of years. Jelqing may also be able to add girth. The overall size increase possible could range anywhere from 1.5" - 2" inches.

Jelqing is absurdly easy, and if you are doing it safely, it can be effective.
jelqing motion

Here is how to do it:

  • #1. Start by lubing up so you are more comfortable and less likely to injure yourself. Go with a safe, natural oil.

  • #2. Work toward a partial erection. Stop at around 50 - 75%.

  • #3. Make an “OK” sign with your thumb and index finger.

  • #4. Using the “OK” grip, start at the base of your penis and then move your hand toward your glans. Stop just before you reach it. Maintain light pressure throughout.

  • #5. Do that same motion repeatedly for around 10 minutes.

Jelqing definitely has its advantages. For one thing, it doesn’t cost you a dime. For another, it is fast and easy to learn how to do. Finally, there is the fact that it does work, and you can get great results with it.

It has some disadvantages too though.

To start with, there is the possibility that you could damage your penis. If you are careful, you will probably be just fine, but it isn’t like you can ask someone to show you how to do this. There is a lot more room for error with a manual exercise than there is with a device like a penis extender. Use the wrong pressure and you could end up permanently injuring yourself.

Then there is the issue of inconvenience. Jelqing for ten minutes a day is not a huge time commitment, but it certainly is one, and there are going to be days you are just too busy. Plus, it involves effort, whereas a penis extender does not. You just put it on and then go about whatever you would have been doing anyway.

So if you are going to try just one method or the other, I would definitely recommend a medical grade extender. Even though it is an expense, it works just as well as jelqing, plus it is backed by scientific research. It is safer since you are less likely to make mistakes, and it is easier, since the device does all the work.

An even better idea is to buy a penis extender and do some jelqing as well. If you know what you are doing with the jelqing, using it as a warm-up before putting on the penis extender can actually reduce the chances of injury. Like I said, those chances are super low to begin with—just follow the instructions and you will be fine. But warming up can also reduce discomfort while wearing the device and it can make the penis extender more effective. The more you’ve loosened up, the more effective the traction is going to be.

Do Penis Extenders Really Work?

I can answer this question in two words: Heck yes!
how does a penis extender work? This Is The Goal.

But not all of them are created equally. I wasted close to $500 before I got the right device. Unlike most so-called “male enhancement” solutions on the market, penis extenders are actually backed by scientific studies.

  • In this study, participants wore a penis extender for four hours a day for a period of six months. In the results, the researchers state, “After 6 months, the mean gain in length was significant,” and conclude, “Penile extenders should be regarded as a minimally invasive and effective treatment option to elongate the penile shaft.”
  • In another study, participants wore a penis extender for 4-6 hours per day for two weeks and then 9 hours per day after that through the end of a three month period. The researchers concluded that the study “supported the efficacy of the device in increasing penile length.” Interestingly enough, these researchers also said that the results “suggested the possibility of glans penis girth enhancement using a penile extender.”
  • Penis extenders not only can help to increase length, but also correct Peyronie’s disease, where the penis has an unusual curvature. One study found that participants were satisfied with the treatment, which provided minimal curvature improvements while also adding length.

So the science is definitely there. In fact, doctors sometimes recommend penis extenders to their patients instead of surgery or other invasive treatments.

Not only did researchers in the studies above find that penis extenders worked, but they also discovered that patients tolerated them well and that they were safe to use.

Note that for a penis extender to work, you must buy a quality product, and you must use it correctly and stick with it over a period of months. Every guy I’ve met who tried a penis extender and didn’t get results was either using a crappy product or gave up way too early.


My Experience

“It doesn’t matter what a man’s got … all that matters is what he does with it.”

Yeah right. Sure. We all believe that.

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Actually, I don’t know a single guy who buys that for one second. And if you’ve ever had a woman say that line to you, I am guessing you felt exactly like I did the first time I heard it—dejected.

Seriously, the harder a woman tries to reassure you that you have what it takes, the more you know that you don’t. Otherwise, why would she keep bringing it up?

The size of the average penis is 5.6 inches.

Personally, I always knew I was well below that average mark. However, it never really was a major concern of mine. I mean, it definitely bothered me but I was not consumed with getting bigger.

That changed when I started dating a girl I had been after for years and she cited that average size statistic to me after the third time we slept together, it crushed me.

The message was clear: I’d somehow managed to score this amazing woman, and I couldn’t really satisfy her.

Mentally, that was the last straw for me and the self doubt started creeping in. The relationship didn’t last very long after that, and I was soon back in the dating pool. I thought I could just deal with it and move on, but then it happened again, with another woman.

“Size doesn’t matter,” she said offhandedly the first time I got her back to my place.

Well, I couldn’t even get it up after that as I instantly started worrying about how I measured up. The mental aspect it was the worst. And actually this mental part was the start of a whole other issue for me—erectile dysfunction induced from a lack of confidence.

I tried to reassure myself that I’d just had bad luck, but then I read this study, which revealed that women really do prefer larger-than-average penises.

So my smaller-than-average penis? That definitely wasn’t enough.

I had to find a solution. Surgery wasn’t an option—I didn’t want to do anything invasive and potentially dangerous and who has that much cash available? Certainly not me and that was never a serious option.

So I started looking into alternatives, starting with pills and creams and the like. I quickly figured out that pretty much everything I was looking into was snake oil and wasn’t going to do anything except make me go broke.

So that led me into checking out penis pumps and penis extenders. Penis pumps actually are useful for increasing girth and size, but only temporarily. The can also be quite dangerous and have put lots of people in the emergency room.

Penis extenders on the other hand actually have the potential to add permanent length to your member—but only if you buy a good one.

What I learned in my experience is that finding a legit extender was quite challenging.

I did a ton of research while I was shopping for my first penis extender. To date, I’ve tried out over 6 different devices. After several false starts, I found one which works ridiculously well, but along the way, I noticed something about the vast majority of penis extender review sites.

They flat-out suck. Pun really not intended.

If you have been hunting around for the best penile enlargement device, I’m sure you’ve noticed this.

A lot of these sites just push the next big thing. That or they rate every product under the sun and give everything a glowing recommendation.

That is totally not cool. I think it’s pretty obvious why it happens.

These people who run these lame review sites are looking to make a quick buck promoting lousy products. You see it in every industry and while that is fine for body building supplements or the latest weight loss craze.

When you are talking about your penis size you do not deserve to get dicked around.

A penis extender should be a one-time expense that changes your life for the better. But I’m not going to dance around the fact that it’s a substantial purchase. You really should not have to guess about whether the extender you buy is going to work or not! With that said, you truly get what you pay for and you need to have realistic expectations about that.

Frankly this drove me crazy when I was shopping for my first device.

With so many hard-sells out there, I didn’t know what to believe or who to trust. Did penis extenders work at all, or was this just another snake oil pitch? If they did work, how did I find one which was going to be safe and effective?

I felt totally lost and after my first 2 purchases turned out to be garbage I was close to giving up.

But I did finally find the product that worked for me, and I am now happy to say I no longer have a below average penis. I managed to tack on nearly two whole inches so far in length and over a full inch in thickness.

But you know what? That wasn’t enough for me.

The experience changed my life and confidence 100%.

In hindsight, I never fully understood that my lack of size had impacted my life so deeply that but it did. It robbed me of confidence and of opportunities I could have had but wasn’t confident enough to make a run at.

To be blunt, I didn’t want other guys to have to go through what I did, wasting money and time on inferior products and risking injury (looking at you BathMate). The discouragement and potential dangers from knock off devices are real and could take a bad situation and make it much worse.

That’s why I put this site together. To help you cut out the chase and go directly to the top rated products.

Even after I finally starting seeing the size increase I was aiming for, I kept researching the various penis extenders on the market to find out which ones work and which ones don’t.

To my surprise, the industry keeps evolving and there are some genuine game changing devices on the market.

In fact, my routine now involves multiple extenders. I like to change up the routine every month or two between 2 devices in terms of hours worn and jelqing.

Before you make any purchase, make sure you know the basics and what your money is going towards. Our goal at PenisExtenders.com is to give you this 101 introduction, to tell you everything you need to know about your options, how they work and if they might be the right solution for your size problems!

What Do Penis Extenders Feel Like To Wear?

You should feel a sensation of gentle tension, but nothing painful. If you do feel pain, you did something wrong, and you should stop immediately, rest and recover if necessary, re-read the instructions, and try again.

The first time you wear the device, it probably will feel a little weird, just because you are not used to it. I recommend only wearing it for an hour until you start getting used to how it feels. You can then start wearing it for longer and longer periods of time.

I started out wearing mine for just an hour a day. I wondered how I would ever get used to it the first few days, but gradually I learned to ignore it. By the end of the second week, I was barely aware of it while I was wearing it, and sometimes forgot I even had it on. At that point wearing it for longer periods of time was almost effortless. Eventually I was wearing it 2-3 hours a day without even thinking about it.

If you get a high-quality extender, your experience should be much the same. You will get used to wearing the device quickly, and before long, you will just be going about your life while the extender gradually adds length to your penis!

It took me several months before I started to really notice results, so you have to be patient and committed with this. After eight months, I had added on around two inches to my total length. I can’t even tell you how amazing it is to take out a ruler and see that kind of progress!

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