Can penis stretching, penis extenders or penis weights work?
There are different kinds of stretchers, extenders, and weights – some can also be called ‘penile traction devices’ which can include penis weights too. These are all non-invasive devices (they don’t go inside your body) that are supposed to work by gently applying force to your penis and cause it to stretch and get longer.
Do they really work? Well, one study reported in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that the average penis length of their patients did increase by more than 1.5 cm after three months of using a penile extender. This only counted for length and the study didn’t show any increase in penis width
Even though this sounds like good news, the odd study here and there doesn’t count as real proof. More in-depth research is needed to make serious conclusions about whether these devices work or not. E.g., some people have argued the only reason penis length seemed to increase was because the devices were straightening out the curves in the penises of some of the patients in the study, not making them longer.
Are these devices safe? Unfortunately, you can’t guarantee these kinds of devices are safe to use. Until more research is done, there is some risk involved in trying them out. Some side effects that have been spotted include devices being uncomfortable to use, and damage to the surface of the skin, bruising, and even nerve damage.