Penis stretching is a unique and fascinating type of training that at the very least dates back eons in the past. While its origins remain a mystery, historical records suggest it was both a cultural practice as well as a means of self-enhancement and improvement. Here and in the coming articles we'll explore the various methods and techniques that have been used by men from all over the world to naturally stretch and extend the penis.
The Earliest Records
No one can be certain exactly when man first attempted to manually elongate the penis but there are references that go back several thousand years. Prior to the written record, some archeological surveys have uncovered evidence that seems to point to an early history of man attempting to stretch the penis. Depicted in the form of cave paintings, these crude drawings may portray the earliest known testimonials for manual penile elongation.
Applying external stretching tension to various parts of the body, now commonly referred to as "traction", has actually been used for millennia in many different regions of the world. Some cultures have employed this principal through the use of heavy weights or other man-made instruments in order to enlarge body parts such as the neck, ears, lips, legs, arms, testicles and even the penis itself.
Construction of early penis stretching devices generally involved using certain plant materials that would be formed into the shape of a tube. One end of this makeshift cylinder would attach to the penis while the other end would support some manner of heavy object which would provide the pulling force. This type of gravity-assisted method is but one of the many stretching techniques that vary from one part of the world to the next.
Egyptian Penis Weight-Hanging
Archaic manuscripts from Egypt may represent some of the very first recorded accounts of hanging heavy weights from the penis. The ancient pharaohs may have used this method to increase penis size which would be associated with a sign of strength and power.
Although still used by some men even today, "weight-hanging" is generally discouraged due to the risks involved with this practice. In addition to potentially damaging the soft penile tissues and impeding proper blood circulation, it is believed that this method may actually shrink the diameter of the penis because of the amount of stress involved.
Greek and Roman Penis Elongation
Ancient Greek and Roman texts also make reference to a similar form of "weighted hanging." It's possible however that they had a greater understanding of the dangers involved with this type of penis enlargement. They seemed to advocate the addition of genital massage which could perhaps better stimulate blood flow and reduce the likelihood of permanent damage to the penis.
In fact, some of these massaging techniques may have evolved into what we see today as modern penis exercises. These exercises typically involve the gentle stretching and pulling of the penile tissues in order to attempt to naturally stimulate cellular growth.
Arabic Penis Exercises
In ancient Arabia, much as the rest of the world today, penis size was commonly associated with masculinity, virility and sexual potency. One recurring theme seen in much of their traditional folklore involved males with sizable penises performing illicit sexual acts in order to exert their dominance.
This idea of carnal supremacy may have been the driving impetus behind the creation of specific types of penis exercises, one of which is still widely practiced today. Known as "jelqing", this particular stretching technique involves stimulating the penis by using slow and calculated massaging strokes.
While shown to be somewhat effective, it is generally believed that the stretching involved with performing jelqs is not dramatic enough to generate significant results unless combined with other methods such as penis extender devices.
So far we've mentioned only just a few of the ancient societies that have employed penis stretching in one form or another. In our next article we'll look to other world regions and explore how the practice has been uniquely incorporated into their own individual cultures.
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Monday, February 18th, 2013
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