Penis stretching refers to using your hands or a device to increase the length or girth of your penis. 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.
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 is 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 your 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.
Potential Risks and Complications
Being too rough with your penis can cause large tears in the tissues or damage to the ligaments that connect your penis to your body. These injuries can potentially hinder your ability to get or maintain an erection. When wearing a traction device, follow your doctor’s instructions for how long to wear it. Wearing it any longer can cause injuries that affect penis function. After using a pump, don’t let the blood stay in your penis for more than 30 minutes. Having an erection for more than a few hours can permanently damage your penis. Stretching exercises or devices may cause:
- Minor bruising or discolouration
- Red spots along the penile shaft
- Vein rupture
See your doctor if your symptoms last for more than a couple of days or are severe. Your doctor can assess your symptoms and advise you on any next steps. If you are looking of ways to increase the size of your penis, then here at Moorgate, we off penis enlargement surgery and enlargement injections. Contact us today to book a consultation.