MaleEdge Review. In-Depth Testing, Analysis and Comparison

The most in-depth MaleEdge review you can find online. Sit down, put your geeky glasses on and enjoy.

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Penis extenders are the crowing king protagonist of spam subject lines since the dawn of the internet but with 400,000 satisfied customers, 20 years experience, approval by the Danish Ministry of Health and the European CE mark, the MaleEdge is on a mission to stamp out media-popularized stereotypes of scam promises and deliver, to the 50 percent of men brave enough to admit it’d be an ego-boost, larger manhood.

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In 2015, a research from the University of California concluded: women prefer larger-than-average penises for long-term partners and longed for those of casual one-nighters, confined to the bedroom, to be larger still (a conservative average of 6.4 inches).

Dr. Nicole Prause, the study’s author noted: “Given that women typically experience more pleasurable and orgasmic sex in longer-term relationships, they might prefer a larger penis for short-term sex partly so the increased physical sensation compensates for the reduced psychological connection.” In other words, if all that’s on the table that night is what you’re packing, ladies prefer larger.

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What is The MaleEdge Penis Extender?

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Judson Brandeis, MD, says: “a penis extender is a mechanical traction device that stretches the penis in the flaccid state to make it longer. You should wear the device for four to nine hours a day for six months.”

The MaleEdge penis extender stretches the penis whilst it is worn throughout the day. As the tissues of the penis begin to stretch, you gradually increase the traction (the pull of the device on your penis) and the number of hours per day wearing it.

Wearing a penis extender over a minimum of 6 months results in an average increase of around 1 inch in length which, if starting your journey with an average length of 5 inches, is a fairly substantial development, on the height scale, it’s the difference between 5’8” and 6’4”.

With the exception of surgery, which according to Dr. Karen Boyle, director of Reproductive Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: “when used to enlarge a normal penis does not work, and due to serious risk of complication, shouldn’t be performed,” penis extenders are the only scientifically method proven to give you a longer penis.

The Male Edge penis extender comes from DanaMedic who’ve been in this since 1995 and market leading, are considered a pioneer of the male enhancement industry. Their first, the Jes-Extender, holds longstanding success and is one of the most popular penis extenders to date. The MaleEdge was launched in 2008, granted a patent in 2012, and is DanaMedic’s improved design based on years of customer comment.

DanaMedic has a simple message bellowing steam beneath the cape of the MaleEdge: if you use it, your penis will become longer and thicker. That the MaleEdge is a natural, safe, and permanent solution endorsed by the medical community.

How Does The MaleEdge Penis Extender Work?

And how natural is this method of penis enlargement?

Penis extenders gently pull at the head of the penis applying a steady stretch to the shaft. Continuous traction causes cells of penile tissues such as the suspensory ligament, corpus cavernosum, and others, to divide and multiply.

The body is built to deal with mechanical stressors reacting with a process called ‘cytokinesis’ or cell division. This is where one parent cell becomes two daughter cells. In other words, an increase in the number of cells, therefore an increase in the amount of penis tissue and therefore an increased length.


This form of tissue expansion is a technique used by plastic and reconstructive surgeons with the use of various procedures and specialized devices to encourage the body to grow additional skin, bone, or other tissues. The body’s response in growing new tissue is natural even if the external pressure, prolonged stretching of the penis by a penis extender, is not.

Other examples of the type of biohacking pivoted on by penis extenders to increase penis length include earlobe stretching in body modification and neck elongation in Thailand and Africa.

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Unlike other methods of penis enlargement such as penis pumps, this is a permanent increase in size, or penis structure in the case of erection straightening, which can be maintained without repeated use of the penis extender.

Phalogenic Traction, like building muscle?

Phalogenic traction is an impressive way of referring to the force and prolonged pull placed on the penis when using the MaleEdge penis extender. Traction, minus the phallic, is used in orthopedics to align, heal, and elongate malformed or broken bones and in skin traction using splints, bandages and adhesive tape attached to weights.

In skeletal and skin traction a pulling force is applied through soft tissues, such as skin, muscles, and tendons. The traction force applied by penis extenders promotes penis tissues to expand, and multiply as follows.

When wearing the MaleEdge penis extender the penile tissues are stretched resulting in microscopic tears in the shaft of the penis. Existing penis tissue cells move and multiple to fill, heal, and rebuild these tears. The more you stretch, the more tears are formed, the more cells are formed, the more penis you have.

When you lift weights, you cause microscopic tears in your muscle fibers. Your muscles cells react as your penis cells react, they move to fill the tears, multiply, rebuild and you bulk up the muscles you worked out.

Like muscle building, results may be felt overnight but are not seen for a few months. As you can build up to heavier weights, you can adjust the tension setting on the MaleEdge to a point that you can tolerate for hours and increase from there.

The most important difference between building muscle and gains in penis size using a penis extender like the MaleEdge?

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The effects of using a penis extender are permanent. Unlike upkeep in the gym, once your penis size has increased it will stay this length regardless of whether you continue to use the penis extender.

How Safe is The MaleEdge Penis Extender?

Dr. Deane, a urologist at Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, says: “There’s potential for risk in terms of skin issues and pain if it’s applied incorrectly. You can avoid injury altogether provided that you listen to your body very closely and immediately stop everything as soon as something feels wrong.”

Overuse and dismissing your body’s warning signs may result in damage to the tissues in the penis and therefore weaker erections. Signs of overuse can include broken blood vessels, itching, irritation, minor bruising, and numbness. Follow the instructions which come with your penis extender carefully, discuss the use of the penis extender with your doctor and if side effects of overexertion are severe or persist, see a doctor.

How to Use The MaleEdge Penis Extender

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The MaleEdge comes already assembled. If your penis is over five inches flaccid, you will need to turn the rubber strap which you secure around the head of your penis around. If you are below five inches in length the front piece can remain in the original position it was delivered in.

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1. Sliding your penis into the Male Edge penis extender there is a ring that circles the base of the penis and a rubber strap which you fasten behind the glans at the head of your penis. If you are uncircumcised the strap can be worn on top of the foreskin, or under whichever is comfortable.

2. Two rods run alongside parallel beneath the penis. These arms can be extended by rotating them clockwise and pulling them carefully downwards. They can then be fastened at that length by turning them back counterclockwise, listening for a double click. Extending the rods applies a gentle stretch to the penis.

3. When the rods are in the right position for you, you need to secure the front piece, including the rubber strap fastened at the head of your penis, onto the elongation rods. To do this push the elongation rods up and together with the section strapped to your penis. You will hear a click when both pieces are secured together.

4.  There is a transparent cylinder on the ring fastened at the base of your penis where you can read the amount of traction being applied by the rods. As you get more comfortable, the arms can be further adjusted to give more stretch.

How Often Do You Need to Wear Your MaleEdge?

Penis extenders are designed to increase penis length over time. Some men may notice results before, but for most, significant results will take up to six months. However your body responds, gaining penis length will mean a dedicated daily routine which fits your lifestyle.

The MaleEdge has a six week ‘Slow Start Up Schedule’ for first-time extenders to get you used to wearing the MaleEdge device and gives the body time to adapt by starting out with low traction force.

 The MaleEdge Slow Start Up Schedule 
1 & 2800-1200g / 28-42oz1-2
3 & 41200g / 42oz3-4
5 & 61200-2000g / 42-71oz5-6

As your body gets used to the MaleEdge penis extender, you can up the number of hours per day you wear the device and the traction force. If you don’t move around in your sleep, it’s possible to wear the MaleEdge overnight, but for others, the penis enlarger will slip off. Once you’ve completed the six-week schedule, you can then further increase hours and traction if you decide you want to continue to increase your size.

If you’re interested in knowing how many hours you will need to wear the Male Edge to achieve your goal you can use the “penis-o-meter” on the company’s Norwegian branch of their website. Enter your current flaccid size, move the cursor to how many inches of growth you’re aiming for and the penis-o-meter will calculate your number of hours of required wear.

The MaleEdge Product Line

The MaleEdge offers three packages of penis extenders: Basic, Extra and Pro. All three packages included the same device using different colored plastic coverings, blue for basic, green for extra and red for pro. The only difference between each package (besides color coding) is the accessories included.

The MaleEdge Basic

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The MaleEdge Basic comes in a blue and white carry case. The package includes:

1 – Penis Enlarger

1 – Ruler

1 – Travel Bag

1 – Brochure

2 – Replacement rubber Straps

The MaleEdge Extra

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The MaleEdge Extra comes with the same device and accessories as the MaleEdge Basic in green with an extra 3 rubber straps and 1 protection pad.

The replacement rubber straps are for fixation behind the penis glans, come in white and black, and retail at $20 each. The protection pad is a foam ring which for some men can increase how comfortable the device is to wear and has an RRP of $7.

The MaleEdge Extra gives a saving of $22 compared to the Basic package when considering a use of over 1000 hours will likely mean the need to purchase at the very least replacement rubber straps.

The MaleEdge Pro

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Again, the MaleEdge Pro comes with the same device and accessories as the MaleEdge Basic and the MaleEdge Extra, in red with a total of 5 rubber straps and the addition of 1 cohesive gauze:

1 – Penis Enlarger

1 – Ruler

1 – Travel Bag

1 – Brochure

5 – Rubber Straps

2 – Protection Pads

1 – Cohesive Gauze

The cohesive gauze increases both comfort and protection of the foreskin and penis and retails at $12. When considering long term wear the MaleEdge Pro is more of a one-off purchase and is a saving of $49 compared to the MaleEdge Basic package and $27 compared to purchasing the MaleEdge Extra plus additional accessories.

All MaleEdge penis extender packages come with a guarantee the product will give you a permanent enlargement if used correctly. In order to be eligible for the guarantee the MaleEdge requires you to enter your information and statistics into a permanent-growth registration sheet once a week to keep track of your progress.

Shipping is discrete and as of 25th March 2020, if purchasing directly from the MaleEdge website, they offer free shipping on all orders over $100 to Europe, the USA, and Canada. All orders received before noon (CET) on weekdays are shipped the same day.

The MaleEdge Penis Extender & Peyronies

Named after French surgeon François Gigot de la Peyronie, Peyronie’s disease is characterized by a bend in the penis shaft caused by fibrous plaque growth post penile fracture and internal bleeding in the penis.

It’s estimated that more than 9% of men suffer from Peyronies with some men inheriting a genetic vulnerability and the condition worsening over time if not treated. Symptoms include pain during sex, erectile dysfunction, and penile shortening.

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Mechanical traction on the penis by penis extenders can be beneficial in straightening fibrotic plaque deposits and reducing the size of deposits. In a study by MaleEdge 26 males, treated during a 6 month period, with the device exerting a pressure of 1,200 to 1,500g, found plaque deposits disappeared in 7 cases (26.9%) and a marked decrease in the number, size and consistency of plaque in 18 cases (69.2%).

Improvements in penis length and curvature in Peyronies   
3 Months6 Months9 Months
Curvature angle (°)49.837.428.7
Size of plague (")
Length in erection (")5.666.5

11 patients of the study pre-treatment noted a lack of sensitivity of the penis and 21 presented with erectile dysfunction. Post-treatment with a penis extender 13 (61.9%) patients recovered their erectile function and 10 (38.5%) recovered their sensitivity in the penis.

Note that this study and studies generally into the effects of penis extenders only use small sample sizes and, funded by MaleEdge and similar brands, may include selection bias, where researchers funded to find prespecified results select participants in the aim of achieving a particular result.

Do Penis Extenders Increase Size?

In April 2011 the British Journal of Urology International (BJUI) conducted a study on penis enlargement which supported penis traction as a method for permanent enlargement.

Compared to surgery they concluded: “penile extenders…generate progressive mechanical traction on the penis…and can produce an effective and durable lengthening of the penis, in both the flaccid and erect states.”

The review goes on to claim penile extenders as the only evidence-based technique of penile elongation suggesting they be used as a first-line treatment option for patients seeking a penile lengthening procedure regardless of their starting length.

It’s important to note that their study found only ten articles on the effects of penis extenders in penis lengthening which is a tiny sample and more research is needed before solid conclusions can begin to be drawn.

In one study not included in the review 15 men used a penis extender for six months, increasing the traction force from 1.3 pounds to 2.6 pounds resulting in an average increase of 0.9 inches in flaccid length. Similarly to British Journal of Urology International, the authors concluded: “Penile extenders should be regarded as a minimally invasive and effective treatment option to elongate the penile shaft.”

SizeGenetics, a competitor penis extender to the MaleEdge, analyzed their customers’ data and results. Using this self-reported data, they found an average of a 30 percent increase in penis length over 24 weeks.

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As part of their agreement of guarantee, the MaleEdge provides an online diary where their customers log their daily treatment hours, traction force, and results aiming to use customer data in a similar way to SizeGenetics: to prove the effectiveness of their product.

To be eligible for a money-back guarantee with MaleEdge you must enter your statistics in the permanent growth registration sheet once a week every month.

This includes taking pictures before and after treatment with a measuring ruler, with the product applied, to make sure you have used it correctly and logging a minimum of 1,000 hours in a maximum of nine months from the purchase date.

Drawbacks & Downsides of Penis Extenders

“There is evidence that penis extenders result in an increase in length and girth, but it’s not going to get a person who is four inches to seven inches,” explains urologist Leslie Deane, MD.

It’s also impossible to predict how your body will respond, with some men finding penis extenders only produced an increase in flaccid penis length rather than adding to their erection size. Larger flaccid penises, which may even grow into huge erect penises, take much greater effort to erect as one gets older.

Traction is also unlikely to increase girth by more than 1.5 inches, which is arguably, argued by most women, the measurement more closely correlated with female satisfaction. All penis extenders will also need to be removed before sex, masturbation, and urination which can be an added inconvenience for many men.

The largest downside, however, is the amount of time required to wear the penis extender in order to see results. Dr. Deane notes: “They can be uncomfortable, and it requires wearing it for several hours a day, we’re talking four to six hours. That’s a long time.”

Experienced users of penis extenders find they’re only bearable for the recommended time if standing up and that they’re impossible to wear with most casual or work clothes. Because penis extenders are made out of plastics that don’t easily bend they don’t move with the body making simple actions which require only minor flexibility, such as driving and getting in and out of cars, extremely difficult.

Penis Extender or Penis Pump?

There are two key differences between penis extenders and penis pumps: comfort and permanence.

Penis extenders can give permanent growth but noticing results will take months and program dedication. Once you’ve achieved your length increase the result is yours and it’s no longer necessary to continue to use the device. However as noted by Dr. Dean, there is an upper limit to what a penis extender can achieve depending on your flaccid starting length.

Penis pumps give instant, strong erections but results are temporary and pumping can take away the spontaneity in having sex. Penis pumps can be used to continually bump up erection size but have to be used 6 days a week in a regular routine or results will fade like muscle on fast forward if neglecting the gym.

Penis extenders can be uncomfortable for their required wearing time whereas penis pumps are comfortable if not pleasurable, with many incorporating vibrating options and masturbation sleeves.

The cost of good quality penis extenders compared to penis pumps is almost level. Penis extenders range between $99 to $400 with good quality, mid-market penis pumps, such as the Bathmate HydroMax coming in at $159.99 up to Penomet, at the higher end of the market, at $445.

For many users interested in permanent growth, comfort, and immediate erections the answer can be a combination of both to fit into your journey and lifestyle.

The MaleEdge & Competitors

Not all penis extenders are made equal, but I assure you, they’re very close.

The MaleEdge is a good quality penis extender at the cheaper end of the market likely due to its use of a more delicate plastic than competitor brands. Some users have suggested that this makes the device less durable when worn in movement.

If you want to see how the MaleEdge performs for your lifestyle, and as an entry point to find how your body responds to penis extenders, then it is one of the best devices at this price point from a brand who knows what they’re doing.

The most expensive Jes-Extender, the Jes-Extender Platinum, for example, costs $1000. At 5 times the price of the MaleEdge Pro you’re paying for a better build, a very nice carrying case, and a lifetime warranty which, although may be appropriate for advanced users, may be too substantial an outlay for uncertain beginners.

Jes Extender Platinum

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The Jes-Extender line also came out in 1995 whereas the MaleEdge (2008) is the newer version from DanaMedic and a product of years of customer reviews building on the Jes-Extender.

Jes Extender Gold

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An example of when the MaleEdge would not be appropriate is if your penis is already large with the Jes-Extender Titanium at $249.99, Jes-Extender Gold at $349.99, and Jes-Extender Platinum at $1000, all able to accommodate up to 9.1 inches in length.

If the prospect of the reportedly fragile plastic of the MaleEdge is a big concern for you however, then two of the best alternative options may be the Phallosan Forte or SizeGenetics.

The Phallosan Forte



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Originally an orthopedic tool with a 99% rate of recommendation from satisfied customers and manufactured by Swiss Sana Anstalt with more than 14 years experience, compared to the MaleEdge, customers have reported making significant gains of 0.50-0.85 an inch in only 600-700 hours of use compared to the 1000 hours recommended by MaleEdge.

The Phallosan Forte uses a vacuum system for mechanical traction, is easy to put on and very comfortable to wear. Unlike the MaleEdge, the Phallosan Forte increases oxygenation of penile tissues with its use of a vacuum and is, therefore, efficient in treating erectile dysfunction, for men undergoing therapy post prostate surgery and in treating penile curvature.

The packaging is discreet, the stretching belt can be safely worn every day, and the Phallosan Forte is designed to allow your penis to be comfortably moved left and right. With the Phallosan Forte you can control how much tension you want to use via the device’s color indication system: green (low tension), yellow (medium), and red (high).




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SizeGenetics™ is a medical type 1 device, uses up to 2800 grams of tension, comes with an advanced comfort system allowing for more prolonged use, and comes with a 100% money-back guarantee that you will achieve your penis enlargement results.

SizeGenetics™ offers a variety of options, the most expensive and arguably the best of which is their Ultimate System with the most features, accessories, and maximum level of comfort. What makes this penis extender so distinct from the MaleEdge is its multi-directional angling piece for the head of your penis making it fully adjustable to allow you to achieve your desired level of comfort.

The Ultimate package also includes comfort plasters, a cream moisturizer, a traction powder, a leather case, a travel case, a PenisHealth DVD, wipes for cleaning your device, 8 different length extension bars, a set of keys to securely fasten the device, eBooks on fitness and seduction techniques and a 1-year warranty.


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