How to Use a Penis Extender

Instruction manual on how to use a penis extender

Written by Calixto

The problem with regarding “How to Use a Penis Extender” instruction guides up to this point is that many such guides do not give thorough information on what an extender user should do and experience to know they are on the right track towards optimal gains. This guide article covers the major points on how to do so. While there are some basic principles of “acquiring and mastering useful techniques” with your extender, it took me years to figure it out on my own. This article clarifies much of the guesswork of how to use penis extenders.

How to Use a Penis Extender

Applying the Penis Extender: “Strapping-In”

One of the first things to consider when you are about to begin using your penis extender, is whether or not you have a pronounced frenulum. Whether you are still intact, or if you are circumcised, maybe you have a substantial frenulum.

The frenulum can be very sensitive on some men, in which case a piece of cloth or gauze is worn to protect the frenulum from the hard surface of the extender’s cradle.

Gauze that sticks to itself is usually preferable because it stays in place once applied. A strip about 6-8 inches works well to make 2 complete revolutions around the penis just below the glans.

Now, this 4-step process is how the penis extender is applied to the penis.

  1. Make sure one side of the strap is fastened to the cradle of the extender, so that the strap will stay in place when applying the extender onto the penis. Usually the preferred method is to leave the strap unattached on the side of the extender that corresponds to your dominant hand, so if right handed, leave the right side of the strap unattached, and vice versa.
  2. Then, grab the penis just below the glans and with your opposite (non-dominant) hand and pull the glans towards the cradle of the extender. Once in place and with a grip still holding just under your glans, slide the strap up and over the penis behind the glans where it feels comfortable. Some men prefer some extra “slack” skin to be above the grip point of the strap for added comfort and to better protect the glans and frenulum.
  3. Now put the strap through the opening for it on its side of the cradle and secure it tightly while still keeping the penis held in place still by the other hand. Next, secure the other side of the strap to the extender with the dominant hand, making sure to keep enough tension on the penis so it stays in place and the glans does not slip out of the grip from the strap.
  4. Finally re-tighten the strap 2-3 more times on each side (one side at a time) to ensure a tight fit so that the glans in no capacity can slip out from the grip of the strap. Also be careful to not pull the strap so tight that it pulls shaft skin though the opening for the strap. This will be very painful, and you should feel it at once if this begins to happen.

Wearing the Penis Extender: The Waiting Game

Once everything is fastened and secured and you are well “strapped in” to the extender, as many say, it’s mostly an art of maintaining a comfortable stretch and doing things you enjoy to do while sitting or lying down. Much of the writing this article was done while wearing my extender. Many just enjoy watching TV, using their computer/laptop, or doing just about anything that does not require physical movement.

Some attest that lying almost flat on your back is the best way to keep the glans swollen with blood hence providing the best form of resistance for stretching against. This has come to be known as a “Head-Swell”, and by most is considered to be the one key factor in optimizing gains with extender use. How to get and maintain a “Head Swell” is fully covered in the following section of this guide.

The key here is to not move around so much that you loosen the grip of the harnessing strap, thus weakening the tension applied to stretching the penis. You obviously never want to over stretch, and sheer pain is the obvious best indicator of too much tension. You should be trying to get the maximum amount of tension you can without pain from the extender when wearing it. This is what causes gains to become maximized.

Tension + Time = Permanent Penis Shaft Length Gains.

Maximizing painless tension while wearing the extender is what helps optimize your gains.

This is done by first getting the extender on well so that you get a “Head Swell” and then by using the screw tension rods that connect the base of the extender to the glans cradle. Once the extender is secured well and the Head Swell is achieved, you should begin to slowly screw out the rods applying more tension to the shaft of the penis.

Personal research and interviews yields that the best way to do this is to twist the rods 3 revolutions every 10-15 minutes. You do not want to tighten it all the way out to quickly, because the penis shaft needs time to gain more plasticity and trying to do it too fast will cause pain and a loss of head-swell. Applying heat is always a good idea and very helpful to the process of penis extending if possible.

Applying Heat while Wearing the Penis Extender

You can apply a warm rice sock to the penis shaft while extending in order to not only help the penis achieve a more plastic/malleable state more quickly, it also helps reduce the time for extending the extender rods. This allows you to achieve maximum tension, or your BPXL (Bone Pressed eXtender Length) more quickly.

Applying heat also helps when you begin using an extender because it can help prevent injury. The same heat sources recommended for manually exercising the penis can be used while using an extender as well. However, liquid heat should never be used, as it could contribute to oxidation (rusting) of the metal parts of the extender. It can also help add to chaffing if you are using gauze or cloth as a barrier between your penis and the extender.

Optimal Maximized Tension

Once you have screwed out the side rods so that no more tension can be applied to your penis without any pain, stop. You are now at the point where you have max tension and gains are optimized. Trying to overdo it from this point will only result in injury, hence detracting from the purpose of wearing the extender.

In the beginning, never over extend the tension rods. Doing so can cause pain and lead to injury. It can also destroy your extender if you are not careful. As extenders are not cheap products like some other penis enlargement devices, it is important to be careful with your extender and not explore the limits of its resilience. They are fragile and thus is why public use is not recommended.

Take care of your extender and it will continue to give you the gains you desire. Although it takes time, penis extenders are proven to work and will definitely deliver permanent enlargement of the penis!

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.


  1. Very helpful for knowing how to wear an extender, and how to multi-task as well to make better use of our time. I think I have learned with PE, to maintain a long term commitment, the ability to multi-task is critical.

  2. This is the kind of instruction that would really benefit from a video if someone were cool enough to make it.

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