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Penis Extender Time StudyHow long should you wear a penis extender in order to get the best results? That's one of the most popular questions asked by men looking to use one of these specially designed devices for natural penis enlargement. While there is no quick and easy answer, there is some interesting data that suggests that the total length of time a penis extender is worn — and perhaps more importantly, frequency of use — are both factors that have a direct impact on overall effectiveness and ultimately the total gains experienced by the user.

Penis Extender Study

Evidence that links penile size increase with total extender usage comes from a study recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The main objective of this study was to determine if using a penis traction device in conjunction with other non-surgical Peyronie's Disease treatments would help improve the reduction of penile curvature. The findings show that not only did the penis extender help reduce curvature but also that overall penile length increased the longer the device was used.

In addition to being great news for sufferers of Peyronies Disease, the results of this study also sheds light on the effectiveness of traction devices for overall penis enlargement.

Some of the most revealing figures demonstrate that penile traction therapy (PPT) with a duration of over 3 hours per day produced a much greater increase in stretched penile length (SPL) when compared with a shorter time usage.

"Mean PTT use was 3.3 hours per day, and men with >3 hours per day use gained 0.6 cm in SPL vs 0.07 cm using less than or equal to 3 hours per day (p = 0.09) ... Multivariate analysis revealed that duration of PTT use significantly predicts length gain (0.38 cm gain for every additional hour per day of PTT use, p = 0.007)."

The study shows that men who used the device for 3 or less hours gained .07 cm (approximately .03 inches) while those who used it for more than 3 hours each day gained .6 cm (approximately .24 inches). Although this might not seem like a big difference, a comparison of these measurements reveals an incredible 750% variation in penile size gains!

The study concluded:

"There was a trend toward measured curvature improvement, and a significant gain in SPL in men using the combination therapy protocol. Length improvement is related to duration of use of the traction device."

Source:Journal of Sexual Medicine / DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02690.x

Greater Gains with Multiple Shorter Sessions

It comes as no surprise that the longer a penis extender is used, the greater the results. Penile traction therapy is after all a progressive technique that requires a periodic increase in both traction force and duration of usage. Even with the Best Penis Extender it's quite standard to follow a recommended schedule that starts with 1 hour of use for the first few weeks and then gradually build up to several hours as acclimation to the device improves.

But here's the interesting part of the study — the subjects were advised to wear the device for 2–8 hours daily but no longer than 2 hours per session. If the study found that those who used it more than 3 hours a day generated the greatest results, this can only mean that these men must have split the usage into multiple sessions each day.

This would suggest, for instance, that wearing a penis extender for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening would be more effective than wearing it for 4 hours straight.

Weighing Convenience with Effectiveness

While splitting extender usage into 2 or more sessions per day might produce better results, it isn't hard to imagine why this strategy isn't more widely utilized. It probably just comes down to a matter of convenience. I think most men would rather wear a penis extender for a specified amount of time each day and be done with it, even if that means reducing the effective rate of growth.

It also helps that some of the top penis extender manufacturers have put considerable effort into developing devices that can be worn comfortably for longer periods of time. In fact, one of the top-selling brands has designed a 16-way Comfort System which allows the device to be worn with ease for many hours. Since the longer you can wear it the greater the results, it's easy to understand why comfort is such an important component of penis extenders.

In the end, the decision of how long to wear an enlargement device is still a choice to be made by the individual himself. The data collected from this particular study is certainly eye-opening but, as always, it's important to follow the directions that come with your purchase. The gains will come either way, just follow the instructions and be persistent with your routine. Do that and you're already well on the path to realizing your goals.

Posted by PRS
Thursday, April 26th, 2012


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2 Responses to "How Long To Wear A Penis Extender Device, Study Reveals"

Can this device be used while you sleep at night?

Hi Stephen,

For the most part, yes. It really depends on how much you move around while you sleep. If you toss and turn a lot then the extender might fall off and you won't benefit from its use. If you don't move around too much while sleeping then it shouldn't be a problem. There are a lot of men who use penis extenders during sleeping hours just for the convenience.

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