Are Penile Enlargement Devices Safe for Increasing Penis Size?


The size of your penis is often used to represent a man’s manhood, and this has caused a lot of men to be anxious and concerned about its size. There are a lot of treatments available in the market today, one of which is penile enlargement devices. People who are ambivalent about taking pills or doing surgery are looking into a more non-intrusive alternative for increasing their penis size. But what do the experts say about them and their safety?

How Do They Work?

Let us first consider the different types of devices in the market today and examine how each of them works.

  • Vacuum Pump

This device is composed of a vacuum tube that fits over your organ and a pump that sucks the air out from the tube. When pumped, the blood is forced to flow into the penis, which leads to swelling and erection. This device is commonly used for people suffering from erectile issues.

Some people report an increase in their penis size from using the pump, but a 2006 study suggests that it doesn’t have any physiological effects on the organ itself. However, people who use them feel more confident and satisfied.

  • Extenders

As the name says, penile extenders stretch the tissues in the penis, which causes it to increase in length. Research suggests that some male extenders have been proven to work with constant use and dedication. A 2010 examination of the current studies at the time indicates that extenders can increase the length of the penis by up to 0.7 inches with six months of consistent use. Many men prefer this method as it’s relatively safe and poses low risks. They are also used to correct Peyronie’s disease or curved penis, as well as add more length to it. Although studies on the efficacy in extenders exist, more studies are still warranted with a bigger sample size and better randomization.

  • Penoscrotal Rings

These devices fit around the base of the penis and work by constricting the blood flow to force a stronger or prolonged erection. Some suggest that using these rings while taking medications like sildenafil and tadalafil may cause an increase in size. But it’s worth noting that there are only a couple of well-documented cases that have shown these effects.


Everything we do or put on our bodies has some form of risk attached to them. According to the research available, most of these penis exercise devices are relatively low risk as opposed to pills and surgery. However, improper usage of these devices may cause injuries in the form of damaged tissues, which could cause weaker erections. The other side effects of employing this method may include:

  • Broken Blood Vessels

It’s possible to see red dots or petechiae under the skin of the penis.

  • Itching or Irritation on the Skin

When the skin is stretched for long periods of time may make it sensitive to irritants, thus causing you to have itching or redness on your penis.

  • Minor Bruising

Pain or bruising can be expected when using penis enlargement devices if done incorrectly.

  • Unnatural Erection Sensations

There are reports that suggest that they feel different from their erections, this is especially true for pumps. Some may also feel a lack of firmness around the base of the penis.

  • Numbness

This usually indicates that you’re overly constricting your penis, so you may want to loosen it up to relieve the pressure.

Safety Tips

For some men, using these products can significantly affect their confidence and overall well-being, so it’s important to know how to use them safely.

  • Consult Your Doctor

It’s important that you consult your doctor before engaging in these products. They may give you a proper diagnosis and treatment. Or they can offer assurance and help in making you comfortable with your natural penis size. 

  • Follow Usage Instructions

Some people would get too hyped up and believe that the more you use it (and aggressively), the quicker they’ll see results. This often leads them to abuse it and injure themselves in the process. The gradual stretching of the penis is the safe and effective approach as the skin slowly expands with the device. Follow the instructions and use them at the proper times of the day.

  • Don’t Sleep Wearing It

The prospect of rolling over your penis while wearing extenders is a painful image. So don’t go to sleep while wearing one.

There are a lot of devices, pills, treatments, exercises, or lotions that claim to increase penis size. In most cases, there is little to no evidence that supports that these exercises or products are effective, not to mention safe. However, for the few that show some promising results and safety, correctly using these devices must be taken. Ultimately, unless you’re abnormally undersized in that department, most of these concerns stem from psychological issues that need to be addressed without taking unnecessary risks to the penis.

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