Penis extenders are mechanical devices designed to slowly yet surely extend penile length and girth with use of traction. In studies of penis extenders like SizeGenetics, ProExtender and Jes Extender, the penises of regular users increased by as much as 3 inches in length although individual results will vary.
The results are guaranteed with these top three penis extenders but the question remains: How do these products work?
Tribal Traditions Applied Today
Despite the apparently modern origins of penile extenders, these actually have roots in tribal traditions in countries across Africa and Asia.
These roots, however, are not largely related to penile size increase but for other widening and lengthening goals on the bodies including the ears, nose and mouth.
Notable examples include neck lengthening among the women of Thailand’s Padaung tribe with the use of brass rings; signifying penitence among the men of India by hanging heavy stones from their genitals; and lip widening among the men of Ethiopia’s Mursi tribe.
These tribal traditions are still practiced in these areas with little to no side effects.
Traction Principles In Practice
In both tribal practices and modern devices, traction is the main principle used in lengthening and widening of natural body parts. The main difference between the two lies in the tools used to achieve the results – homemade tools for tribes and FDA-approved devices subjected to rigorous testing procedures for modern men.
The principle of traction can be explained in layman’s terms in this way. When the skin, tissues, and muscles experience microscopic tears brought by accidents, illness, and exercise, their cells bridge the gap, so to speak.
The skin, for example, heals by producing new skin cells that, in turn, results in scars. The muscles work in the same manner when exercising – as the stress of the exercise results in microscopic tears, new cells are produced to heal the microscopic injuries and to bridge the gap yet again.
With each repair stage, the muscles grow larger and larger, thus, explaining the bulky muscles of bodybuilders.
This is the same with penis enlargement using penis extenders, also known as penis traction devices. Keep in mind that traction refers to the calibrated and continuous pressure applied to skin, muscles, and bones for the purpose of aiding in healing after injury (e.g., fractures), surgery, and trauma (e.g., burns).
By placing stress on the tissues via stretching, spaces between cells are opened. The body, in turn, triggers a natural repair process wherein the cells adjacent to the site of cellular fracture (i.e., microscopic tears) divide and then fill in the space.
With each division of cells, the area becomes healed with the addition of new cells and, hence, new tissues.
The process can be repeated over and over again until the desired change in size is achieved, as is the case with skin grafts, bodybuilding exercises, and penis enlargement devices.
Of course, the enlargement of a penis can only be done to a certain point since the male genitals are unlike biceps, triceps, and deltoids, among other muscles.
Traction In Science
For a more scientific explanation of the penile enlargement process using traction devices, let’s refresh biology lessons on cellular division.
- In mitosis and cytokinesis, a single cell divides into two identical yet distinct cells and the mother cell divides into two daughter cells, respectively. As the mother cells in the penis continue to divide, the penis grow larger and larger until observable results are enjoyed.
Both of these cellular processes are stimulated by the traction (i.e., pressure) applied via the penis extender.
- During the division of cells, the penile blood vessels particularly in the corpora cavernosa also expand. The corpora cavernosa plays a crucial role in the achievement of firmer, longer, and longer-lasting erections so the larger the blood vessels here, the better they can hold in blood necessary for the erections.
Both of these processes contribute to the ultimate goals of penis extender use – larger penis in both length and girth, better erections in terms of frequency and duration, and better sexual performance because of stronger confidence in your ability to hold your erection.