This is no news flash, but men do tend to be a bit concerned about their penis size. In pursuit of a little extra length, many men pursue different options - including penis stretching. The benefits of any penis enlargement process are subject to debate, and the methods may lead to a sore penis for a while. Avoiding and tending to that soreness is an important part of penis care for a guy interested in penis stretching.

Penis stretching

As is evident from the ads that regularly appear on just about every male-oriented website, there seems to be no end to the number of companies that want to help a guy add inches to his manhood. From pills to surgery to homeopathic methods to simple penis stretching, the options are overwhelming.

Of course, at least some (and probably most) of these businesses are more interested in getting someone’s money than in results. Most doctors believe that, aside from possible surgical techniques which come with some risks and are based on revealing a portion of the penis buried beneath the midsection, there is no real way to increase penis size.

However, some men who have tried various methods disagree. There are individuals who claim to have lengthened their penis by penis stretching.

Sore penis

Whether penis stretching can increase penis size or not, a lot of men are going to try this out. With that in mind, this article is intended to provide suggestions on how to hopefully prevent a sore penis from developing after stretching or to help soothe that sore penis if it can’t be prevented.


There are many variations on penis stretching techniques, but let’s focus on the two main ones:

- Manual (hand) stretching, and

- Penis extenders.


A low-tech option that is especially popular, manual stretching will be second nature to any guy who has ever masturbated. This method involves wrapping the hand around the penis right below the head, then pulling down and stretching out the penis. It is suggested that the man hold this stretch for 30 seconds, then release the stretch. This should then be repeated, but pulling the penis in a different direction each time - up, right, left and forward. This should be repeated on all sides two more times. After a man is comfortable with these stretches, he should increase the number of repetitions. He may also want to repeat the sets at different times of day.


Penis extenders are contraptions that fit on the penis and force it to stretch. It is often similar to putting the penis in traction. Most manufacturers suggest wearing it for four to six hours a day, although it is usually best to start off with shorter increments. There is a greater risk of a sore penis (or even of penis damage) with an extender than with simple manual penis stretching.


It is important that the penis is properly warmed up before either form of stretching is attempted. The best way is to apply a warm (not hot) cloth to the penis and wrap it around it for a few minutes before beginning the stretching. This helps loosen the skin and make it more pliable.

Knowing when to stop is also key to preventing a sore penis. If a guy begins to notice penis pain, he should cease the activity - or be prepared to have some soreness after the session is over.

When a sore penis does occur due to penis stretching, it helps if the penis is already in good health and the skin can be moisturized. Regular use of a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is therefore essential. A sore penis will respond to soothing moisturizing ingredients like Shea butter and vitamin E. Also beneficial: the presence of vitamin D in a crème. Vitamin D is called the "miracle" vitamin because of the excellent support it provides to cellular function, key to keeping the penis healthy - and enabling it to bounce back from soreness.