Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Men who think size does matter have been offered a new hope - a magical gadget that claims to lengthen a man's willy by a third!
The extender - called Andro-Penis - uses a plastic ring, two rods and a silicon band.
Researchers from San Giovanni Battista Hospital at the University of Turin, Italy, suggest that the treatment could provide a viable alternative to surgery.
The independent clinical study published in the March issue of BJU International found that males who wore a penile extender every day for six months were able to increase the flaccid length of their penis by up to 32 percent and their erectile function by up to 36 percent.
"Twenty-one highly motivated patients, with an average age of 47, were enrolled and 16 completed the 12-month study," says consultant urologist Dr Paolo Gontero.
"Having undergone psychosexual counselling, to make sure that the treatment would be beneficial, the men were asked to wear the Andro-Penis device for between four and six hours a day for six months. The device comprises a plastic ring, two dynamic rods that produce the traction and a silicon band to hold the penis in place.
"The men were told to increase the traction from 600g in month one to up to 1200g in month six. Follow ups were performed in months one, three, six and 12," the expert added.
Men who took part in the study wore the device for an average of five hours in the first month, five hours in the third month and four hours in the sixth month.
After the time duration, the volunteers' flaccid penile length had increased by 32 per cent. Also high satisfaction levels were reported in all the volunteers.
The authors believe that the results are significant.
"Our study showed that the penile extender device produces an effective and durable lengthening of the penis, both in the flaccid and stretched state," concludes Dr Gontero. (ANI)