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Do Penis Traction Devices work?

I have been working on lengthening my penis for over four years. After all of this time and spending over $10,000, I am finally near my penis lengthening goal but I wish I had started out knowing what I know now. I have had both experience and success using penis traction devices (also known as penis extenders or penis stretchers). With all of my experience, I feel qualified to answer the question of “Do penis traction devices work?”

Do penis traction devices work? Yes, penis traction devices are the one method that has a general agreement by experts on its effectiveness. In my personal experience, I have found that penis traction devices were the only way that I could add length to my penis. You can waste your time and money on pills, surgery, pumps and manual stretches but you will not see any significant length gains without a good penis traction device.

In this article, I will cover the basics of penis traction devices, the problems with other lengthening methods, the problems with most penis traction devices, my results and my recommendations. If you are interested in getting a quality penis traction device, you can check out my listing of the Top 5 Penis Traction Devices here.

How Penis Traction Devices Work

The main idea of a penis traction device is to lengthen the penis over time by applying small amounts of consistent traction. This type of minimal force over time is referred to as passive penis enlargement. These forces cause micro tears to the penis which constantly heal thereby lengthening the penis. When you think about it, this method just makes sense.

There are similar processes used in the world to stretch other body parts. Some tribes in Africa utilize neck rings to elongate the neck. Other people throughout the world use loops of increasing size to put tension on and elongate the earlobe. A similar principle can be applied to the penis.

To make this work, you need to find a device that you can wear comfortably and consistently for extended periods of time. In order for this to work, you need to commit to wearing this penis traction device for at least six hours per day and six days per week. This is why it is extremely important to find one that fits comfortably and stays in place for extended periods of time.

Types of Penis Traction Devices

There are two main types of penis traction devices. The first type is the traditional system. This kind that utilizes loops and straps to attach the the device to the shaft of the penis. Springs in the device rods are then used to apply the traction to the penis.

This type has a big problem for many users. The penis has a tendency to slip out of the loop or strap while it is under tension. This makes it difficult to get the time in tension that is needed for actual penis lengthening. In addition, it can be embarrassing if this slips off at the wrong time and falls out of your pant leg.

Loop type penis enlargement traction devices
Loop type penis enlargement traction devices

The second kind utilizes suction and tension to apply traction to the penis. A suction bell is placed around the head of the penis and then traction force is applied to the bell to gently place the penis under traction force. The systems may use spring rods or tension belts to apply the traction. This method ensures that the penis stays in place more securely. An example of this would be the Total Man penis traction devices system.

Total Man
Total Man Penis Traction Device

The Problems with Other Methods

You will not find scientific or medical consensus that methods other than penis traction devices work to lengthen the penis. If you really think about the methods, you can see the issues with them.

Active Stretching

Active Stretching involves applying stronger forces over short periods of time with techniques like stretches, weight hanging and pumps is called active stretching. Unfortunately, they do not work because you can not do those types of activities for a long enough period of time to make a significant difference. You will notice that your penis will look good for a few minutes but it will just want to quickly revert back to its original size and heal at the original size.

These active stretching techniques often involve restricting the blood flow or applying pressure that can cause significant internal damage to the penis if done for too long. It is too easy to overdue it and actually damage your penis. If you leave the large forces of a vacuum pump, weight hanging or manual stretches on for too long you will certainly damage your penis. Usually it is just temporary damage that can reduce your erection quality for a short time but sometimes it can be more permanent.

This is not to say that active stretching techniques are of no value. These techniques can be great ways to supplement the use of penis traction devices. Many people will utilize one of these techniques for a short period of time to stretch out the penis prior to putting on the penis traction device.

This allows them to use the passive penis traction device long term while the penis is stretched in a very elongated state which may lead to larger gains over time. So while active stretching alone will not lead to penis lengthening, it may still be of secondary value to your penis enlargement program. Either way, you still need a good penis traction device.


Many people think of surgery as an effective option for penis lengthening. The type of surgery for penis lengthening is called suspensory ligament release surgery and it can aid in achieving your penis lengthening goals but you will still need to utilize a penis traction device to achieve results.

During the surgery they cut the suspensory ligament which allows your penis to move forward becoming longer by exposing more of your internal penis. If you don’t follow up the surgery with the use of a penis traction device, the the ligament will just want to retract and heal in the original position.

So really, suspensory ligament release surgery is more of an aid to the penis traction device than the other way around. The surgery will help you gain faster results from your penis traction device. But the surgery without the use of a penis traction device will do little or nothing for your penis length.

I have personally had suspensory ligament release surgery done twice. The first time I did not have a quality penis traction device and I saw minimal gains. The second time I had a quality penis traction device and I achieved fantastic length gains. You can read about my surgery experience here.

The Science behind Penis Traction Devices

Penis traction devices are the one method of penis lengthening that there seems to be some scientific agreement about its effectiveness. While doctors seem to be real hesitant to discuss penis enlargement at all there has been some studies into the effectiveness of penis traction devices.

The following articles contain a sample of the scientific studies showing the effectiveness of penile traction for lengthening the penis. There are dozens of more examples out there but these will give you an idea of the effectiveness of the treatment.

The Problem with Most Penis Traction Devices

The main problem with almost all penis traction devices is the problem of “slippage”. Most systems use loops or straps to attach the traction device to the penis. This may work for some people but it you are like most men this will lead to problems when you apply the traction force to the penis.

When you apply this force, the loop or strap will eventually slip off the penis causing the whole device to come loose or fall off. This is not only embarrassing if it happens in a public place but it also means that you do not get the results that you are looking for.

If you cannot apply force over time on the penis without “slippage”, the penis traction device will not work for you.

One solution that works is to over tighten the loops and straps associated with these devices. Unfortunately, this restricts blood flow to the penis and can cause damage over time. You should not leave a device that is restricting blood flow on for more than a couple of minutes. This will not give you the pressure over time passive stretching that you are looking for to lengthen the penis.

You need to find a penis traction device that will stay comfortably in place for hours at a time. Only by applying small amounts of consistent traction over hours at a time, will you see the increases in penis size that you are looking for. Choosing the right penis traction device is the most important decision you will make in your quest for a larger penis. It has to be one that is comfortable and able to stay in place for hours at a time.

My Before and After Results Using Penis Traction Devices

The first penis traction device that I found that worked was the Phallosan Forte . This is a truly excellent passive penis enlargement device. I had really good results during the first three months in which I used the Phallosan Forte. My erect length went from 6 3/4 inches to 7 1/4 inches. A half inch gain doesn’t sound like a lot but I had got to the point of giving up. I was beyond excited with my 1/2 inch gain. These were the first real significant lengthening results that I had ever achieved.

In addition to lengthening my penis, I found that the Phallosan Forte penis traction device also significantly straightened my penis. Prior to using the penis traction device, my penis bent about 25 degrees to the right and that really bothered me. Three months into using the penis traction device and my penis was fairly straight.

After three months, I decided to take a more aggressive approach and I switched to using the Total Man penis traction device in addition to the Phallosan Forte and my gains really took off. This penis traction device system combines active stretching combined with passive stretching to maximize gains. Over the three month period after switching to using both the Total Man penis traction device and the Phallosan Forte, I gained another inch in length.

In all I have gained about 1 1/2 inches of length during this six month period. I have also seen significant improvements in penis curvature and a penis thickness gain of 1/2 “. If you would like to see actual before and after pictures of my results then click here. (Warning: Contains nudity in showing penis enlargement results).

My Recommendations

Whether you call them penis traction devices, penis extenders or penis stretchers, they are the only thing that will work to make your penis longer and thicker. You just need to find penis traction device that stays in place and works for you. If you haven’t found the one that works for you, then check out my Top Five Penis Traction Devices here. I know the frustration of not having the penis size that you want. Don’t give up and don’t continue to feel inadequate when there is something that you can do about it. With a little bit of time and effort, you can get the penis that you want and deserve.

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