Which is the Best Penis Extender?
What are penis extenders, and why would anyone want to use one? The clue is in the name: Penis extenders are sleeves, often made of plastic or rubber, that slide over the penis and add extra inches in length and girth.
Some penis extender sleeves are closed on top, while others have an open tip. Some have stimulating nubs, and others are smooth. This guide talks you through the different types of penis extenders and helps you decide which is best one for you.
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Why Use a Penis Extender?
Many people are confused about the purpose of penis extenders, and wonder why anyone would want to use one. In recent years we've seen many more types of penis extender sleeves come onto the market, and the truth is that there are many reasons why men or couples decide to try one. The two main reasons for trying a penis extender are to make the penis look and feel bigger, and to help deal with erectile dysfunction.
1. Added Length and Girth
Many men decide to try out a penis extender simply because they want to see what it's like to have a bigger, longer or girthier penis.
If you've always wondered what it would be like if you were bigger down there, or you feel like your partner would enjoy added length or girth, using a penis extender is a wonderful, non-permanent means of experiencing a bigger cock.
The Lovehoney Mega Mighty 3 Extra Inches Penis Extender with Ball Loop is a good example of a sleeve that's main function is to add extra length to your shaft - the top 3 inches of the sleeve are solid rubber, while the lower portion is hollow, instantly adding extra digits to your measurements. Read more about upping your stats in our How to Increase Your Penis Size guide.
2. Erectile Dysfunction
Penis extender sleeves are amazing for men suffering from erectile dysfunction. A common complaint from ED sufferers is that loss of erection during sex, making it difficult or impossible to continue, as much as they both want to.
Using a penis extender sleeve can relieve this issue. Once placed on the penis while erect, you can begin intercourse without the fear of losing hardness. Because these sleeves are often firm and stiff, if you lose your erection while wearing a sleeve, it's often possible to continue with sex.
Which is the Best Extender Sleeve?
If you've decided to try a penis extender sleeve, it's worth thinking about what features you want before you buy. Scroll through the main varieties of extender sleeves to get to grips with what you need to look out for:
If you're looking for an extender sleeve that increases girth but don't want to compromise on sensation, this open-ended sleeve could be perfect for you.
Most sleeves are closed on top which stops the head of the penis being stimulated, but an open-ended sleeve like this mean you get all the pleasure, plus boosted stats.
"Once on the toy sat nicely behind my glans, leaving all the pleasure receptors in the head exposed and ready to receive pleasure." - Ry4n, Lovehoney Customer
The Perfect Fit Fat Boy Thing Penis Extender is a good example of a "classic" penis extension sleeve which fits over the penis
Although this type of easy-to-use sleeves are often firm, this particular real feel elastomer sleeve is designed to floppy for more realistic sensations.
"This Fat Boy Thin is just perfect for us. She loves the little extra it gives. Really about half an inch girth makes a whole lot of difference." - Stuburns, Lovehoney Customer
Textured sleeves are a great step up from smooth penis extenders because they add a new realm of pleasure to your play.
Your partner may enjoy the added stimulation of textured nubs and ridges on the exterior of the sleeve. Make sure to add plenty of sex lube to make it feel even better!
"Once we got going it felt really good. I could feel the different textures of the extender. It was stimulating and very pleasurable!" - LeilaK, Lovehoney Customer
Most extender sleeves have a testicle loop that slips over the balls to keep the sleeve in place during sex. If this isn't appealing to you, why not try a harness extender instead?
This type of extender works like a hollow strap-on dildo, with straps crossing around the body to keep the sleeve secure.
"A great item if your partner struggles to maintain a constant erection." - Horny B, Lovehoney Customer
How to Use a Penis Extender
Using an extender couldn't be easier. Simply add some water-based lube to the inside of the sleeve and to yourself. Once erect, slip your penis into the sleeve and secure the testicle ring around the balls. If you're using a hollow strap-on, slip the straps around the body and adjust for the most comfortable fit.
Some extender sleeves, like the Lovehoney BASICS Textured Penis Enhancer Sleeve (right) have added texture on the outside for extra stimulation for your partner. This style of sleeve may require extra lubrication to ensure comfort.
Once you've used your sleeve, make sure to wash it properly so it's ready for its next use. Take a look at our How to Clean Sex Toys guide for more information on cleaning your sex toys.
Need more help with penis extenders?
You can Contact Customer Care, who will be able to help you find the perfect toy to start with. You can email, telephone or live chat to an experienced advisor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week..
The other great place to look for people's advice on how to use penis extenders is on the Lovehoney Forum, where our community is on hand to give their opinions and tips.
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