In pursuit of a longer manhood, many men engage in a process known as penis stretching. While the question of whether penis stretching actually has a permanent effect on penis size may be debated, there’s no question a man should approach such treatments with care in order to maintain his penis health. Some men have reported instances of penis injury from stretching activities, so engaging in these activities with appropriate caution is good common sense.

Penis stretching?

What exactly is penis stretching? It’s not at all the kind of stretching that occurs when the penis goes from its flaccid to its erect state. Instead, penis stretching refers to manipulating the flaccid penis to stretch it out with the goal of altering the penis physicality in a way that results in greater length of the organ.

To achieve this, there are generally three methods of penis stretching that can be employed:

- Manual. Although this may seem similar to masturbating (and often does, in fact, lead to masturbating), manual penis stretching is intended to be non-arousing. Essentially, it involves grasping the flaccid (or mostly flaccid) penis just below the glans and pulling it in a nice stretch. The idea is to give it a good stretch that can be felt, but not one so severe that it causes actual pain. Hold it in the stretched position for about 30 seconds, then release. Repeat for at least 5 minutes.

- Extender. A penis extender essentially puts the penis in traction. Some of the devices attach over the length of the whole penis, getting fixed in place at the base. A clamp is placed just below the glans, and then the clamp is pulled to the end of the device, stretching the penis. In other instances, the clamp may be attached instead to a stretchy cord which wraps around a leg, providing the stretch in that fashion. Extenders are worn for an extended period of time.

- Weights. The third method involves attaching weights to a cord and attaching the other end of the cord just below the glans. The weights stretch the penis down. As with extenders, weights are typically worn for an extended period of time.

Men who engage in penis stretching should always make sure the penis is warmed up and properly flexible before starting any of the above methods.

Penis injury

As with any exercise routine, there is always the possibility of inadvertent harm. But men tend to be especially wary of penis injury, as they worry about anything which could interfere with their favorite organ and its functionality. Fortunately, "breaking" the penis is probably very rare in penis stretching, as most "fracturing" occurs when the penis is erect and stretching is intended for a flaccid penis. However, there still can be a penis injury, such as soreness, a broken blood vessel (due to over-exertion), cuts or bruises, torn tissue, or torn ligaments. Most of these can be treated with rest and pampering, but torn tissue or ligaments should be seen to by a doctor.

Minor penis injury, such as soreness, from penis stretching or other over-exertions of the manhood typically respond well to the regular application of a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) . Soothing, well-moisturized skin helps soreness heal - and also helps the skin be more amenable to stretching in the first place. So select a crème with both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). For extra benefits and to further help keep skin supple, choose a crème that also includes a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid. This helps fight the free radicals that, left unchecked, can create oxidative damage to sensitive penis skin.