Penis Extenders 101 – A Guide For Beginners

Around 30% of men are not satisfied with their current penis size. We know that the average length of a human penis ranges between 5.1 and 5.5 inches, but even a fraction of an inch below that can make some men feel inadequate. And this feeling of inadequacy makes some men want to try and extend their members as much as possible with a penis extender.

One common method that men gravitate toward gaining an extra inch includes various penis enhancement products and sex toys. The article before you aims to handle that particular subject. More specifically, we’ll be talking about penile extenders, their effectiveness, and how we can use them easily and safely. 

What Is a Penis Extender?

A penis extender is one of many male enhancement devices out there that men utilize to increase the size and thickness of their penis. Of course, they aren’t the same thing as penis pumps, though people tend to mix the two terms up due to how similar they might appear. We’ll cover these differences further down the article.

Penis extensions have been around for decades, their effectiveness comes with varying success. Some people speculate that penis extenders are the only scientifically proven way to increase the organ’s length. However, not all experts agree, and in fact, quite a large number will simply advise men not to use them.

So, let’s try to understand how this kind of penis enlargement device might help a man’s member grow permanently. 

How Do Penis Extenders Work?

For starters, there are different types of penis extenders. However, we will mainly focus on penile extender kits and realistic-looking sleeve enhancers

In the case of penile extender kits, we place our penis within the device that we first need to assemble. Each of these devices tends to contain three major sections:

  • The Basal ring
  • Extension arms
  • The front piece.

Let’s go over them quickly. The Basal ring is a circular section where we insert our penis and which goes against our pelvis. On the other end of the device, there’s the front piece with the space for fasteners. That’s the section that will be fastened to the head of our penis. Some of these pieces have a double-strap support system on the front part for added support. 

Between these two parts, we find the extension arms, and more often than not, they will consist of a screw, a hexagonal cylinder, and a round cylinder. By turning the screws in a particular way, we increase or decrease the penis traction tension. Depending on the goal we aim to achieve and our experience, the penis traction force can be mild or intense.

Of course, the other type of extender we mentioned earlier is the sleeve-like device shaped like a penis. More often than not, these extenders are hollowed out and can have a unique base ring to insert our scrotum. In addition, each device comes with sensation nodes that stimulate the wearer, offering both partners plenty of enjoyment during sex. 

Will Penis Extenders Work If Our Phallus Is Below Average?

A typical penis extension device, even a generic one with few settings, will fit most penises that are slightly below average. After all, the whole point is to make them a few inches bigger, at least. However, if we happen to have a penis that’s significantly smaller than average or if we suffer from some kind of condition, a basic model will just not do. Instead, we will need to buy a specifically designed model for that particular size. 

Will Penis Extenders Work If Our Phallus Is Above Average?

Once again, generally speaking, all extenders will fit penises that are a little longer than the norm. However, if they are too long, we might need to buy special components that can extend the front piece that far or pick a piece with a double-strap system to hold the penis in place. Alternatively, if the girth is large, we’ll require special fastener attachment pieces. 

Using a Penis Extender: A Step-By-Step Guide

Penis extenders are not a one-and-done deal like pills or pumps. If we want a bigger penis, it will be a process that will last for months and will require quite a bit of work on our end. So, here’s a handy beginners’ guide on how to get ourselves a longer penis and improve our self-esteem along the way. 

Preparation Stage

We need to strategize before we even strap our penis enhancement device onto our reproductive organs. We will need to draft up a routine and stick to it. But, more importantly, we will have to record every result in a journal. Said journal will contain the following data for each day of stretching:

  • The exact length and circumference of our flaccid penis
  • The exact length and circumference of our erect penis
  • Traction tension levels
  • The items we used during the day (e.g., strap fasteners and comfort pads)
  • Any other notable changes (bruising, straightening of any penile curvature, unforeseen situations that result in the removal of the device)
  • Potential additional exercises that we do combined with the regime
  • The exact days we took a break from wearing the penis stretcher.

That last sentence might stand out to you a bit. What exactly do we mean by taking a break from wearing penis stretchers? Well, at least once a week, the wearer of the extender should take a full-day break to rest up. This way, they avoid damage to the penile shaft or the penis tissue. 

Weeks 1-4

The first four weeks are what we call ‘the adjustment period. This is the time we get to spend learning about our penis extender of choice and figuring out how it works. Moreover, our penis is getting used to the idea that there’s a device strapped onto it. 

We start each week by placing the penis extension device onto our members and adjusting the tension to its lowest level. Of course, that level will vary depending on what device we have (e.g., the Jes Extender we mentioned earlier) and what our current penis size might be.

The next step is to wear the device for 3 hours almost every day. Anything longer than that will result in penile injury. On the other hand, if we don’t wear it enough, we will not be seeing any results anytime soon. 

As stated earlier, we will need to have at least one whole day when we don’t wear the extender. That allows the penis to recover and adjust to its growing size and girth. This gives us time to return to the everyday normalcy of not having a plastic-and-metal tool for penis extensions strapped to us. 

Near the beginning of week 4, we will want to increase the traction tension slightly. However, it shouldn’t be a drastic change so that we don’t cause any damage.

Once we’re done using the extender, we need to wash it and dry it well. Again, hygiene is crucial in this process, so think of the extender maintenance in the same way the ladies think about maintaining their sex toys. In other words, don’t let the screws rust, the plastic fade, and the entirety of the extender emit an unpleasant odor.

Last but not least, document absolutely everything.

Weeks 5-10

With week 5 rolling in, we guess you got accustomed to both your device and your penis extensions now. So, with this new stage, we should also consider the last tension setting as the default. So, for example, if our original setting for week 1 was 1200 grams, and we changed it to 1300 by week 4, then our starting point for week 5 is 1300.

At this stage, it’s important to keep this setting up to week 9, where we will increase it by yet another level. But, again, nothing must be too drastic or sudden. Let’s remember that we want to make our penis longer and stronger, not bruised and abused. Suppose there are even slight hints of bruises, cuts, pain, discomfort, or general uneasiness. In that case, we need to write them down and see a medical professional ASAP.

One thing that will change during this period is the hours we need to wear the device. If we started off with 3 hours each day in week 1, we’d shift to 4 hours from week five onwards. However, we should also increase the number of days when we set our penis loose. For the first few weeks, we stick to the one-free-day regime. Later on, we can switch to having two days free instead (Wednesday and Thursday, for example).

If and when necessary, we must adjust our components. Adding more elongation bars, for example, could be a good idea if we see a lot of progress. After all, an extender is pointless if it falls short of providing enough elongation with the gear it contains. 

As stated earlier, documenting everything is a must. Furthermore, double-check every single piece of data. A slight mistake or miscalculation can have devastating results. 

Weeks 11-20

The final ten weeks of the beginners’ course are the easiest when it comes to wearing the device itself. By that point, we’ve come to “know” our extender. Wearing it becomes second nature in week 11. We implement it as part of our daily routine, like brushing our teeth or showering.

However, the most challenging part of this period is the relative lack of immediate results. As a result, the penis extensions will be slightly smaller than usual. The results we’re writing down differ in as little as millimeters. But that doesn’t mean we should stop either extending or taking notes.

The process for these ten weeks is simple. Once again, we use the last tension setting from week ten as our basis. The very next week, we will increase the number a level higher. Naturally, even though we came this far with our routine, we still don’t want to up the level too much and too suddenly. Safety must always come first.

Up until week 15, we will stay with the 4-hour wear time and 1‒2 days of break each week. However, as soon as week 16 rolls by, we increase the wear time to 5 hours. Rest days, on the other hand, stay the same. 

It’s worth pointing out that the device might feel uncomfortable to the wearer during these weeks. So, we need to adjust our penis extenders to accommodate our penis’ new length and girth. Getting additional elongation bars would be a good idea. 

Don’t Fear the Plateau Effect

Generally speaking, the plateau effect refers to a phenomenon where a practice that we employed is no longer as effective as before. In other words, if we do something one too many times, we might get less impactful results. 

This phenomenon is incredibly frequent with using penis extenders. Once the final few weeks roll in, we can notice that our penis is growing at a slower (and lower) rate than before. That’s perfectly normal with device-assisted penis extensions. Again we have to stress that the users of penis extenders ought to write down every single change, even a minor one. 

Advice on Using Penis Enhancement Devices

Bigger penis size and better erection quality don’t just come from strapping penis extenders and moving about. We need to know precisely what to do and avoid when utilizing one of these devices. So, listed below are multiple useful penis elongation tips for any prospective man to peruse. 

Get the Best Penis Extenders

Most penis extenders on the open market tend to be cheap devices with little to no effectiveness. Quite a few penile stretchers out there have caused injury and made the people who used them completely turn on the idea of medical extension tools. They either restrict blood flow too much or don’t keep the reproductive organ strapped in well. But not all penis extenders are like that, and the best ones will help.

So, what might the best extender out there be? Well, to answer that, we will need to do a bit of research. Nowadays, thousands of extender reviews extol the virtues and flaws of each listed device for penis extensions. By going over these reviews and customer feedback, shoppers can determine what works for them. We will provide our readers with a handy buyers’ guide later down this article. 

Stick to the Routine

Using a cock extender is essentially like exercising. In other words, there’s a routine (like the one we described earlier), and the user needs to stick with it. Suppose there are minor deviations from the routine. In that case, that’s fine (e.g., if we wear the extender a few minutes over or under the allotted time). But there has to be continuity, and we have to maintain it.

However, there are specific points that we need to consider when drafting our routine. For example, while the number of hours ought to stay as is, there are specific times during the day when we shouldn’t be wearing a penis extender:

  • When we sleep, our cock should not have a plastic-and-metal device strapped onto it
  • Playing sports or doing intense physical activity will be dangerous with a penis extender on
  • Absolutely no penis extenders while we’re driving; it will cause discomfort and can interfere with our control over the vehicle, which might result in a crash.

Set Realistic Goals

We can’t expect any miracles from any phallus-lengthening routine. After all, even the best extenders on the market can’t exactly make a penis grow several inches.

So, as people who have had experiences using a penis extender, we have to stress this point. More often than not, the penis will be extended anywhere between 1 and 2 inches from its original size. That right there is the expected result from using an elongation device and a goal we need to set for ourselves. If we surpass it by a small margin (or fall short just a bit), we can still count it as a success. 

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

One detail we’ve been repeating over and over in this article is that we cannot have huge leaps between levels of penis extensions. Much like everything else in life, the best results come after weeks of gradual build-up and hard work. If we were to use a high setting on the very first day, we could seriously hurt ourselves. In fact, that can result in not having a normal erection for a long time. 

Dress Appropriately

Let’s set the scene for you. First, imagine having a state-of-the-art medical device with screws, straps, and plastic bases strapped onto the penis. Then imagine wearing tight jeans or leather pants. It sounds painful, mainly because it absolutely is. 

It’s all about common sense here. To feel the full effects of penis extenders, we have to wear loose-fitting clothes, such as boxer shorts and pants (e.g., sweatpants). It will feel comfortable, but it will give our groin area some breathing room as we move about our day and do our activities without even noticing that we have a penis extender on. 

Avoid Using Penis Extenders as Sex Toys

Medical devices for penis extensions are not there to be our sex toys. They exist to increase penis length and, if necessary, correct penile curvatures. In other words, an extender might look like a penis pump or a masturbator (depending on the model). Still, it is not designed to help men during intercourse. So, we have to advise the men reading this article NOT to try and use it as one.

Since extenders involve straps and screws that directly affect the length of the penis, they can cause a lot of bruising, over-stretching, and even tearing. Those all sound painful and not exactly a recipe for success in achieving sexual pleasure. 

Continuous Use

We’ve covered setting realistic goals, but there’s one more detail we ought to stress. You shouldn’t stop there once you have the desired length and girth for your member. However, you should neither push extremely past that point to avoid tears and bruises.

Instead, dial the setting back and lower the tension level. After a certain point, the organ will ultimately start to retract back to its original length prior to all the penis extensions. By reducing the tension level and moving forward, the device will help the man maintain the current size.

Combine Penis Extensions with Other Routines

Sometimes, penis growth will have to involve more than one type of aid. With that in mind, you will want to combine other routines, methods, and techniques to reach your desired result. Here’s a brief list of everything a man can do to speed up the penis lengthening process:

  • Regular exercises (and reducing body fat, especially fat stored in the stomach)
  • Proper posture
  • Regular movement
  • Lots of fresh air
  • Proper dieting (e.g., cutting down on fatty foods, carbohydrates, alcohol, etc.)
  • Clean living, figuratively speaking (no drugs, no unsafe sex, no extreme sports)
  • Clean living, literally (keeping your room, your home, and yourself neat and tidy)
  • Routine check-ups at the doctor
  • One or two other clinically tested methods for penis extensions (more on that later).

Penis Lengthening Devices: A Buyers’ Guide

Now that we’ve acquainted everyone with the know-how of using a penis extender, it’s time to discuss shopping. Unfortunately, there are far too many scam brands that manufacture and sell faulty products. So, before we buy a device that looks like a pillory, we need to consider every single detail. That way, we’ll make sure not to buy a tool that will potentially maim us.  

The Full Package

Many penis extenders don’t contain extra parts that we might require when we move along with our lengthening process. So, we buy additional stuff and sink more money into the purchase than necessary. Instead, we should aim to buy an extender with everything a prospective user might need. Those elements ought to include:

  • A double strap system
  • An expander system
  • Comfort pads
  • A hypoallergenic exterior
  • Spare screws and pistons. 

Comfort and Safety

A device for penis extensions ought to be safe for use. That means it should contain materials that won’t cause an allergic reaction and needs to work flawlessly without snatching the foreskin or squeezing the shaft too hard. 

Furthermore, each device also needs to feel comfortable. After all, the man who uses an extender has to have it on for several hours during the day. That can feel dreadful if the device is too tight or too heavy. 

Medical-Grade or Not

The extender we aim to buy must be clinically tested and have the approval of the FDA for medical use. At the very least, it should be in the process of gaining said approval. We must again remind our readers that extenders are medical devices meant to help people with physical deficiencies. We must have some sort of certification that marks our penis extenders safe for everyday use. 

Amount of Tension

Some extenders tense up the penis too far and cause bruising. Others are barely strong enough to move it a tenth of an inch. Neither of these options works. We need a device that has a decent range of tension levels. With a tool like that, we can adjust the level based on how far we’ve come in the routine and how comfortable it feels for us. 

User Feedback and Company Reputation

Company websites, are an excellent source for learning as much as possible about the people who make our products of choice. Firstly, we can dig up the company’s history, goals, credentials, experts, and lines of products. Next, we can compare and contrast the prices with other leading brands.

In addition to all of that, many extender manufacturers have a comment section on their websites, where we can take a look at user feedback for each product. However, in this regard, we recommend going to third-party evaluation websites and forums that discuss penis extensions. They will often have direct and detailed feedback from users who purchased their products from the company we’re interested in. 


Many penis extenders are pricey, with some expert kits costing up to $200. That’s more or less an expected amount we could pay for a model that works well. Anything that’s drastically below that is generally low-end stuff that’s risky to use.

However, if the product’s price is hiked up and crosses three digits, we need to be careful. It’s more than likely a scam for gullible customers desperate for a quick solution to their problem. 

Benefits of Using a Penis Extender Device

Length and Girth Gains

The biggest benefit of giving our reproductive organ a good stretching is that it will be bigger and thicker than before. Growing a single inch in length is no small feat, and some extenders can help us grow even beyond that. Furthermore, we no longer need a pump to achieve this effect. With enough tension, that thickness will come on its own. 

Correcting Penile Curvatures

A phallus is not always as straight and firm as we might need it. Sometimes, it can end up bent and misshapen due to certain defects. Unfortunately, there are only two medical solutions to that issue, with one being corrective surgery (which doesn’t always work).

The second solution, of course, is to put our member in a penis extender and go through the regime. In a matter of weeks, it will be straight and hard again. 

Treating Peyronie’s Disease

There are times when scar link tissue, also known as plaque, forms under the skin of our penis. It can misshape it and even cause it to bend, having a serious effect on our sexual performance. That condition is called Peyronie’s disease, and according to some experts, penis extenders can do something about it. 

Lots of people have tried to treat Peyronie’s disease using these medical devices, and the results always tended to be positive. However, most of the reporting that came from the test subjects was anecdotal, so we need to take that information with a grain of salt. After all, the best way to correct Peyronie’s disease is to visit a doctor and seek out their advice. 

Stamina and Self-Confidence Boost

A bigger, longer, harder dick means having more sex and maintaining a healthy erection. If we exercise long enough with our penis extender, we’ll progress in this area. That right there is a significant boost to one’s self-confidence. But in all honesty, just seeing a large penis ready for action can get any man motivated and feeling great. 

Treating Erectile Dysfunction or ED

How many men complain about having a flaccid penis and problems with getting an erection? Yet, according to medical professionals and various studies, at least 52% of all men suffer from some type of erectile dysfunction. And not only is ED affecting the sex life of each man, but it can also be a huge blow to their self-esteem and confidence, which can lead to anxiety, depression, and anti-social behavior.

Therefore, to treat ED and help keep the penis hard, we recommend getting an extender. It’s cheaper and more effective than medication, plus it has a proven track record of success. 

Alternatives to Penis Extender Devices

Penis Pumps

As stated earlier, penis pumps are not the same as extender devices. A pump’s whole point is to temporarily make one’s penis bigger through vacuum suction. If we don’t use them the right way, we can constrict the blood flow to our penis and get a serious injury. 

However, penis pumps have their own benefits, too. Their effects might be temporary, but they provide an excellent psychological confidence boost. Plus, they work exceptionally well when combined with penoscrotal rings. 

Penoscrotal Rings

A penoscrotal ring is a device that’s fitted around the base of the penis and testes. Its main purpose is to restrict blood flow to the member. By doing that, we make our organs stay hard longer than usual. In addition, it swells up and becomes harder than ever. Naturally, we recommend not using this method too much unless the ring is just your size, as it can have a devastating effect on the testicles. 

Male Enhancement Supplements

Male enhancement pills such as Viagra or Cialis are everywhere. They are an excellent source of energy for our sex drive, but their effects are short-lasting. In addition, since both of the products mentioned are over-the-counter drugs, the user might develop an addiction. Nevertheless, they are all FDA-approved and safe when taken in proper doses.

Jelqing Exercises

Jelqing is a form of workout routine that’s supposed to make our erections stronger and harder than before. Depending on which expert we ask, jelqing can help the penis grow in a number of ways. However, science still can’t definitively say that these exercises work because there’s just not enough data available.  

Penile Enlargement Surgery

Surgery should be the very last resort for anyone willing to extend their penis. To achieve their desired penile length, some men pay upwards of $15,000 per procedure. That’s a hefty sum right there, and it doesn’t even guarantee safety. 

Unfortunately, thousands of men across the globe tend to have bloated penises after the procedure and usually have trouble ejaculating or even feeling anything. And there have been plenty of cases that had even more horrific results than that. To put it simply, it’s just not worth it — if you have a choice, always go with the penis extender. 

Penis Extenders: Final Thoughts

Throughout our article, we’ve mentioned many times that penis extenders are not sex toys meant to bring instant pleasure. Instead, they are serious medical tools that can significantly improve the lives of millions of men sensitive about their penis size. So, if you’re reading this, know this — penis extensions are definitely something you’ll want to try. If you do it safely and by the book, you can achieve great success.

So, if you aim to make your member grow a couple of inches in length and girth, get a penis extender today!

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