This article is designed to introduce penile extenders and explain some major points that are rarely if ever talked about regarding penile extenders by the companies that sell them. There are many things that are left up to the buyer to figure out, and with almost 4 years of extending behind my belt (literally), I have written this guide section to address basic points on functions of penile extending and how it works.
About Penile Extenders
penile extenders all work on the same principle by providing spring loaded traction to the penis shaft over time to induce mitosis in the cell tissue of the penis, thus lengthening the shaft of the penis.This mitosis (or hyperplasia) is when cell tissues actually duplicate themselves, divide, then multiply due to being put under tension over a long period of time.
This is something the penile extender companies do actually tell you, then they all show you pictures of indigenous peoples who have stretched their front lip or ear lobe to hold some ridiculously sized wooden plate like object, or they show the women who have stretched their necks a full foot. Good sales pitch? I would rather see something more on topic, like perhaps actual info on what the product can actually do to enlarge the penis.
Before We Begin, Penile Extender Types Vary
Now, it’s important here to point out that there are mostly 2 different types of types of extenders. There are extenders that have different cradle-harnessing devices, those being the “noose” design, and the more well known “strap” design.
Another difference in extenders is whether they have the ability to put the cradle on your penis and then attach it to the extender, or not. The other, more common types of extenders that do not offer this feature make it necessary to put the extender on with the cradle or harnessing device already attached to the of the extender. This means that the extender's cradle is already attached to the extending rods and to the base of the extender.
So the most common 4 types of extenders can be separated into these possible categories.
1) Noose harnessing cradle with “removable” cradle
2) Noose harnessing cradle without “removable” cradle
3) Strap harnessing cradle with “removable” cradle
4) Strap harnessing cradle without “removable” cradle
There are also some other types of penile extenders like vacuum methods for fastening the glans to the extender, among others, but for this article, I have chosen to address the #4 type of extender. This is the type of extender I have used. Also, of the interviews I have done with many here from the PEGym forums, having to do it “all at once” without a removable cradle seems to make the #4 type extender the most challenging type of penile extender to learn to use properly for optimal gains.
Problem: What Penile Extender Companies Don’t Tell You.
One problem is that many men have spent money based on incomplete truths. This is especially true with regard to the total extender wearing “Time/Gains ratio”.
A major example is the little “calculator” that many of the extender websites have up on the site that allows a potential customer to enter their “current size” and “amount of time they plan to wear the extender” and then it will give you a readout telling you how much you can expect to gain.
I typed in 7 inches on several of the sites and most of them told me I would be at 10 inches by the end of 6 months. That would be amazing, but this is simply not true and is a ludicrous tactic used to sell the product.
There are some main points/dilemmas with extenders that guys are discussing on this forum such as:
- Looking to better understand physical factors like numbness, coldness, and what they mean.
- Looking for help with a routine and more how to wear the extender.
- What to expect in terms of time spent wearing an extender and ex
The Truth about the Time/Gains Ratio.
The simple truth is, it takes a long time to see the gains you likely have in mind. Face it. With my personal data I have conjectured that it takes at least 1,000 to 1,200 hours of proper extender use to see a half an inch gain. Let’s think about this. Say you could wear the extender for 24/7. This would take between only 6-7 weeks of wearing the extender device to gain a ¼ to ½ of an inch.
The major problem exists that there is no way to possibly wear an extender 24/7. You will find it exceptionally difficult to properly wear your penile extender for over 2 hours without your glans getting cold, numb and losing circulation or, your shaft skin to begin to have a burning sensation.
Concealment and Wearing a Penile Extender in Public
Extenders cannot be worn under your pants safely in public or with the proper amount of tension for gains. I myself and many of my friends with extenders agree. It never works, and could possibly either cause injury, embarrassment, or both.
This is why the side-rods are able to be adjusted, so that once your penis gets accustomed to the stretch you initially get when you simply “put it on” for a session, it will not be enough during the stretching session to maximize gains, or in my opinion, make any real gains at all.
Penile Extender Safety Concerns
If the extender gets too tight, you must conversely let some tension off of the extender.
This means it may take a full hour just to get to a “set” tension. This in turn means that you will have to do this where you can be pretty private, or where no one cares what you are doing.
Extenders can really only be worn under clothing such as a very loose pair of sweatpants or something that will provide plenty of space. The mere space provided by loose jeans or slacks is not enough for proper penile extender use.
In addition, the main reason why you would never want to do this is due to safety concerns. Just as the extender needs to be adjusted for max gain potential, it also needs to be able to be adjusted at a moment’s notice in case your glans goes numb, you start to feel pain, or the extender just begins to come off, among other miscellaneous reasons. It is normal for the glans to become slightly cold, but if severe cold or numbness is experienced, the extender should be taken off by the user immediately!
Because of these common situations, public extending is highly discouraged. Every extender on the market is just too bulky as of now, and I still do not find public extending to be a good idea if one is serious about making gains.
Calixto, who has a Master's degree in Linguistics, was picking up Spanish on Mexico's nude beaches when he found himself learning another lesson about his penis enlargement goals. In his words, “I WANTED IT TO BE BIGGER!” He also wanted a restored foreskin. Since 2006, he has spent his time in pursuit of his goals, wearing penis devices as well as learning everything possible on the subject of penis enhancement. Calixto “enjoys everything regarding PE,” and credits the PEGym with shaping his vision.
This is the first installment of the Penis Extender Guide.
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