If you stretch for too long each day, your body doesn’t have enough time to repair itself. This is exactly like the key pillar of weight training: Adequate rest and recovery is essential to maximizing gains. Bodybuilders will do this by not working a muscle group in consecutive days, but rather let the muscle group rest and work on a different muscle group the following day.
A 2006 study published in the journal Psychology of Men & Masculinity found that men are much more concerned about their penis size than their partners are. While many men wonder if they’re big enough, 85 percent of women in the study said they were satisfied with their partner’s penis size. Only 14 percent wanted their partner to have a larger penis.
For most men experiencing soft or incomplete erections, or just looking to improve the hardness of their erections, the solution is simple: cardiovascular health. We know that probably isn't what you want to hear, but the number one cause of erectile dysfunction is poor cardiovascular health – so much so, in fact, that there seems to be a link between ED and heart disease. What does that mean for you? Simple: lose weight, improve your diet, and improve your cardiovascular performance. If you're a smoker, quit. Lifestyle factors are still the biggest threat to your erections, so get those in check ASAP.
If you notice a change in the angle of your erections, see a urologist who specializes in sexual medicine. Your doctor can prescribe an intervention, such as a penile traction device or vacuum device, which can essentially stretch contracted scar tissue back to its normal length, says Walsh. They won’t do much for healthy penis tissue, which is probably as elastic as it can be already, he says.
The force you need to apply is just enough to induce micro-tears in your penis tissue. Fortunately, this is way less than 3 lbs. of force. In fact, the micro-tears are safely generated by applying small to moderate force for long periods of time. Applying a small force for long periods of time (4-6 hours a day), is the correct way to create the micro-tears and go about penis stretching. It’s also the best way to ensure safety and prevent injury.