Would you advise against “hanging weights” from the penis as a way to treat Peyronies?

Sorry if you've answered this in the past but I didn't see it on here…would you advise against "hanging weights" from the penis? I'm not sure if this is can be as damaging as extenders but I'd just like to get a consensus before I spend any more money on this penis of mine.

I can see why penis stretchers/extenders might not work but with weights, it is gravity after all.

-Just around the bend

Greetings Just around the bend,

Yes, it is only gravity.  Try telling that to the fellow who has a brick fall on his head. 

Gravity is a universal force of attraction that increases with the mass or weight of an object.   The effect of hanging a grain of rice from your penis is far different from hanging a brick from that same sensitive organ. 

In regard to the idea of hanging something from the penis, this is the essential problem with this strategy of penis elongation:  How do you attach the hanging weight to the penis in order to stretch it?   Unless your penis is vastly different than those I have seen, your penis does not come with a handle or other point of easy attachment for this weight.  There is no good safe way to attach a weight in order to traction the penis.  For this reason the usual strategy is to tighten some type of clamp to hold onto the head (glans) of the penis to produce a traction force. And this is where the trouble starts.  The tightened clamp that is applied to the glans can easily cause blisters or tissue erosion, as well as problem related to decreased blood flow as a result of the prolonged pressure. 

Even if your penis does come with a handle to which you can safely and conveniently hang a weight, what good is that in relation to Peyronie's disease?  When you stretch the penis forcefully you can only stretch the elastic and normal tissue, not the dense and fibrous scar material.   The normal stretchy soft tissue of the penile shaft will stretch long before the fibrous scar, and so all traction force will be absorbed by the normal tissue.  Nothing will happen to the scar material using this strategy.

It seems that most men are naturally interested and want to believe that making their penis larger is beneficial to treat Peyronie's disease.  I have seen too many cases of Peyronie's disease start with the use of hanging weights and penis stretchers to know that this is not a good idea.  Sorry.  TRH

Dr.Herazy

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