Penis stretching refers too using your hands or a device to increase the length or girth of your penis, rather than having a Penoplasty. Although there is evidence to suggest that stretching can increase your size, the results are usually minimal. In some cases, they may even be temporary. Read on to learn more about how penis stretching works, how to set realistic expectations, and safe stretching techniques you can try at home.
How does penis stretching work?
It is important to remember that much of the evidence around penis stretching is anecdotal.
Manual stretching exercises involve using your hand to massage the tissues along the length of your penis. This is intended to stretch the skin and create “micro tears” in the tissue. The tissues may appear engorged as they heal, making your penis look longer.
Some exercises also claim to increase girth. Girth exercises, such as jelqing, are also centred around tissue massage. Consistency is key to maintaining either of these purported effects.
Although researchers have studied penile extension devices, it’s still unclear how well they might work. Take the penis pump, for example. A penis pump is a cylinder shaped, air filled chamber that you attach to your pelvic area. They are known to produce an immediate erection. Some anecdotes also claim that consistent use can eventually increase penis length.
Penile traction devices are also popular. The device pulls on your penis to modify its curvature. Traction devices have been used to treat Peyronie’s disease, but more research is needed to determine how effective they really are.
When will I see results?
Your results will depend on the approach you take and how consistent you are with use. Traction devices, for example must be used daily – often for months at a time – in order to achieve any noticeable effects.
Anecdotal reports suggest that using a penis pump can produce much faster results, but there isn’t any research to support this. It is also unclear how much time will pass before you begin to see results from manual stretching exercises.