What is a Penis Stretcher?

What is a penis stretcher? How do they make your penis bigger?

Penis stretchers have been around for at least two decades and have effectively offered men a safe alternative to surgery to increase the length of the penis.

A penis stretcher is a simple but effective mechanical device that is attached to the penis which can be manually adjusted in order to apply traction and gently extend the length of the penis.

This may sound painful but it’s not, it is no different than a corrective action to having braces on your teeth.

Shown here is a sliding traction penis stretcher

If a penis stretcher is used as recommended it can be safely used for prolonged periods of time with no side effects, most men can expect to see a realistic length increase of about 2.5 to 3 inches and in some cases more.

The Penis Stretcher Mechanism

Most penis stretchers are similar in design in that there are two rings, one which fits at the base of the penis and the other fits at the penis glans or head.

Some penis extenders use a basic plastic which can be very uncomfortable, while others use foam or silicone padding to comfortably accommodate any size penis.

More expensive penis stretchers allow the device to turn and rotate offering better comfort due to its ability to better conform and adjust to any size penis.

The Head Assembly

The head assembly on any penis stretcher is probably the most important part of the device.

The base of the penis is very sensitive and this is where most manufacturers focus most on their development to make sure that the penis stretcher can be worn for extended periods of time “8 hours or more” without any discomfort.

Penis with mounted penis stretcher

The Head or “Glan” Ring

The head ring is generally made of padded material and is adjustable, some products have a simple noose that attaches to the penis head or glans while others have a custom adjustable ring offering extreme comfort.

Penis stretcher rod extenders

Connecting the two rings together are some long aluminum or stainless still lightweight rods that can be adjusted in two ways, the first adjustment is the one that stretches the penis and can be lengthened in very fine increments.

Most penis stretchers come with different size rods or segments that can be used to lengthen the stretcher, the rods can easily be added or subtracted with ease.

Close up image of a penis stretcher

The second adjustment is a fine-tuning mechanism that lets that lets you adjust the tension that stretches the penis, most quality penis stretchers such as Size Genetics have springs to maintain constant tension even with shifting or movement.

Penis Stretcher Safety

One of the most important features of the more expensive penis stretchers is their safety.

Some of the more inexpensive stretchers have caused penile tissue damage and in some extreme cases have burst blood vessels or bruising, however, in most situations these problems have been caused by misuse.

Penis extenders are static devices with no motorized components, most modern day penis extenders can be worn during the day or at night offering plenty of comfort and no risk of injury or damage to the penis.

Where to Buy

Most inexpensive penis stretchers can be found on sites like eBay and Amazon, however, you do get what you pay for.

Most of the penis stretchers you find on those sites are of lesser quality and usually does not offer much comfort.

If the penis stretcher you buy is not comfortable you will most likely not wear it.

So, like anything else, it’s better to spend a little more initially on a quality penis extender, this will ensure maximum comfort and most high-end penis stretchers come with a good warranty and customer support.


As a young man in my teens I was always self-conscious about the size of my penis, after many years I decided to do something about it. In the process, I have learned a lot from my own personal experience using different penis enlargement devices.

I have tried over a dozen of them.

I started this blog to share my knowledge with other men so that they can avoid some of the mistakes I made when choosing a product to help increase the size of my penis or improve erection quality.  All the reviews on my website are written by me and are based on my own experience and personal results.

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