MaleEdge Review (Jan 2024) – My Results, Testing and Comparisons

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

Penis extenders are the crowing king protagonist of 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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My Experience With The MaleEdge Penis Extender

First impressions & unboxing

So, when I was looking at the different packages available, I decided to go for the MaleEdge Extra. It’s just over $170 which is admittedly a little steep, and for that price tag I was expecting big things. My penis being one of them.

I also liked how the Extra came with a padded comfort ring. This ain’t my first rodeo guys, and after testing out my fair share of dick extenders, I know now that comfort is key.

It came within 5 days of ordering online directly from their official website, and it arrived in discreet packaging. On opening up the box, yeah, I’ll admit that it looked pretty good to me. I liked the color, and everything was all set up waiting for me to slip it on.

Overall, I was happy with the amount of time it took to arrive given that I’m in the US and it’s shipped from Europe. The packaging looks good and the product itself feels pretty solid and well-made.

First time wearing

After being impressed with the initial look of the MaleEdge, I was keen to try it on, which unfortunately is the moment things started to go wrong. The brochure it came with was straight-forward enough, no problems there – I was able to understand how to get it on, but actually executing the steps was an issue.

Without wanting to go into too much detail about my member, the glans is quite a bit smaller than the rest of the shaft. Because of this, I really found it difficult to attach the strap without over-tightening. And with over-tightening, well, I was at risk of cutting off blood circulation. I was able to wear it for a couple of hours max but then it just became too much.

With that being said, I continued to wear it over the next coming weeks but only for the amount of time I felt my dick could handle it without dropping off. Which leads me to my next complaint.

After around the fourth or fifth time wearing it, the attachment for the rubber straps broke so I was unable to get the thing on. As you can imagine, after spending almost 200 bucks – I was not a happy bunny. Thankfully, their customer support team were understanding and were able to send out the new part in good time.

Is the MaleEdge comfortable to wear?

I’m not sure if I’m the best candidate to answer this question, because for me it wasn’t the most comfortable at all. Even after forking out for the additional extras such as the comfort ring. It did help things slightly, but I just don’t think my anatomy works for this product.

If you have larger glans, then this could work really well for you. However, if it’s smaller, then it’s difficult to not over-tighten which ultimately leads to a hell of a lot of discomfort, meaning I unfortunately couldn’t wear it for the recommended 5-6 hours per day in order to achieve the desired results. This is something to bear in mind if you’re looking to purchase the MaleEdge.

Results & final thoughts

So, after wearing the MaleEdge for 90 days, for around 2 hours per day, all in all it came to around 180 hours of wear-time. Now, I’m not new to penis extension, and I know that it takes a lot of work to see results, however, I did actually find that I had around 0.5 inches of growth, irrespective of the fact that I’d only worn it for under half of the suggested time.

I was pretty pleased with this considering I didn’t really expect much given I struggled to keep it on for longer than required. I did also find that my erections felt a little better because of the pressure my dick was taking.

To conclude, will I continue to wear the MaleEdge? Honestly, probably not, but that’s only because I just don’t think that it’s built for someone with smaller glans.

I do think it’s a good product and if I’m going to look at it objectively, then I’d recommend forking out the additional $20 for the comfort ring. I did see some growth and I’m sure if I was able to wear it for a longer period then things might’ve looked different.

I have no complaints about the customer support team either, they were friendly enough and helpful in resolving my problem and sent out a replacement promptly.

What is The MaleEdge Penis Extender?

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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 amount of hours you spend per day wearing it.

Wearing an 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 it does not work, and due to serious risk of complication, shouldn’t be performed,” penis extenders are the only scientifically proven method of giving you a longer penis.

The Male Edge penis extender comes from DanaMedic who’ve been in this since 1995 and are market leaders, therefore considered a pioneer of the penis enhancement industry. Their first, the original 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 safe, bonafide, 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 amount 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 surgeons (whether it’s plastic surgery or reconstruction) with the use of various procedures and specialized devices to promote the growth of bone, tissue, or skin. The body’s reaction to new tissue growth is totally natural even if the external pressure, prolonged stretching of the penis by an extender, is not.

Other examples of the type of biohacking pivoted on by penis extenders to increase penis length include stretching one’s earlobe and tribal practices such as elongating the neck.

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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 your shaft. Existing penis tissue cells move and accumulate to fill, heal, and rebuild these tears. If you stretch your penis frequently, the more tears are formed. The more cells are formed, your penis will increase in size.

Lifting weights causes microscopic tears in your muscle fibers. Your muscles cells react in a similar way to the cells in your penis, they move to fill the tears, accumulate, come back together, and the muscles you worked on get bigger.

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 an extender like the MaleEdge?

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The effects of using an extender designed for your penis 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?

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

The MaleEdge pro how to use

The MaleEdge arrives at your doorstep preassembled. If your penis is over five inches flaccid, you will need to turn the rubber strap which you secure around your penis head. 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. On sliding your penis into the Male Edge penis extender through the attached ring that envelopes the bottom of your penis. The penis glans are secured and fastened in place via the rubber strap. For men with an uncircumcised penis, there is the option of wearing the strap above your foreskin or beneath it. This all depends on what you find more comfortable.

2. Two rods run parallel beneath the penis. You extend these arms by rotating them clockwise and pulling them carefully downwards. They can then be secured into place 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 penis head, onto the elongation rods. To do this, push the elongation rods up and together with the section strapped to your dick. The clicking sound indicates that everything is in position and secure.

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. The more you grow accustomed to wearing an extender and find yourself becoming more comfortable with it, you can adjust the arms further in order to increase the 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.

For beginners, the MaleEdge offers a ‘Slow Start Up Schedule’ lasting six weeks. This allows you the time to get accustomed to wearing the MaleEdge device whilst getting comfortable with it, and gives your penis and yourself the time to get used to it by starting out with low traction force.

As your body gets used to the MaleEdge penis extender, you can increase the amount of hours spent wearing the device per day as well as the traction. If you stay in one position when sleeping, then you may be able to wear the MaleEdge overnight, however, for restless sleepers who move a lot, the penis extender 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.

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

If you’re interested in knowing how many hours you will need to wear the MaleEdge 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 editions included the MaleEdgedevice using different colored plastic coverings, blue for basic, green for extra and red for pro. The only difference between each package (besides color coding) are the accessories that they come with.

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- Product box

1 – Travel bag

1 – Brochure

2 – Replacement rubber Straps

The MaleEdge Extra

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The MaleEdge Extra comes with the MaleEdge extender and the same accessories as the MaleEdge Basic, only the Extra comes in green with 3 rubber straps and 1 protection pad.

The replacement rubber straps are for fixation behind the penis glans, they 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 total 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.

1 – Penis enlarger

1 – Ruler

1 – Product box

1 – Travel bag

1 – Brochure

1 – Protection pad

3 – Replacement rubber straps

The MaleEdge Pro

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

1 – Penis Enlarger

1 – Ruler

1 – Product box

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, with a recommended retail price of $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 products include a guarantee that the product will give you a permanent enlargement if used correctly. Eligibility for the guarantee, the MaleEdge requires you to log your information and statistics into a sheet once a week in order to keep track of your progress.

MaleEdge offers worldwide and discreet shipping, with same day shipping for all orders made on a weekday before 12pm(Central European Time). Estimated arrival for EU customers is between 1-2 days, 1-3 for US and Canada, and between 3-4 days for other countries.

The MaleEdge Penis Extender & Peyronies

Named after French surgeon François Gigot de la Peyronie, Peyronie’s disease is characterized by a curve in the shaft due to plaque growth caused by penile trauma.

According to research, studies found that 1 in 100 men in the United States suffer from Peyronie’s. Symptoms of Peyronies include painful experiences during sex and difficulty getting an erection.

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Penis extenders, such as the MaleEdge, are often advised for men suffering from Peyronies disease, as it can help straighten out deposits of plaque, as well as decrease them in size. Results taken from a study of 26 men treated over a period of 6 months showed that deposits were no longer visible amongst 7 of these men, and deposits were reduced significantly for 18 of the men.

Improvements in penis length and curvature in Peyronies
3 Months 6 Months 9 Months
Curvature angle (°) 49.8 37.4 28.7
Size of plague (“) 0.9 0.7 0.4
Length in erection (“) 5.6 6 6.5

Prior to receiving treatment, 11 of the patients participating in the study said that they had little to no sensitivity in their penis and 21 of the patients stated that they had struggled to get or maintain an erection. After 6 months of wearing the MaleEdge,13 men overcame their erectile dysfunction, while 10 of the patients noted that they had felt penis sensitivity.

Note that this study, and studies generally into the effects of penis extenders, only use a limited sample size and as they are paid for by MaleEdge and other similar organizations, may be bias in their results in order to achieve a desired outcome that supports their brand.

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 argued by most women to be 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 help you to achieve permanent growth, however, this comes with a lot of dedication before you can even begin to recognize any change.Once you’ve achieved your length increase, the result is yours and it’s no longer necessary to continue to use the device.

Penis pumps can provide results right away as well as much stronger erections but this is only temporary and pumping can take away the spontaneity in having sex. Penis pumps can also be utilized to lengthen the size of your erection, however, in order to achieve this then the penis pump needs to be in action for 6 of the 7 days in a week or you will notice your previous results disappearing, like muscle on fast forward if neglecting the gym.

Penis extenders are not the most comfortable devices, especially since the required wearing time is for months on end. Penis pumps, on the other hand, are not only comfortable to wear, but also kinda pleasurable, with a lot of men opting for pumps that double as vibrators as well as sleeves for masturbating.

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 just under $170.

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.

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The MaleEdge & Competitors

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

The MaleEdge is a quality penis extender at the cheaper end of the market thanks to materials used. 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 Jes Extender

The most expensive Jes-Extender, which is their Platinum edition, costs $1000. This includes a quality build and carrying case, and a warranty lasting a lifetime which, although may be appropriate for advanced users, may not be a necessity for uncertain beginners.

Jes Extender Platinum

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The Jes Extender line also came out in 1995 whereas the MaleEdge (which first launched in 2008) is the more recent version by DanaMedic built upon over 10 years of user reviews for 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.

Customers who tried and tested the MaleEdge report a somewhat delicate plastic which could potentially be a cause for concern with some men, then alternatives such as the Phallosan Forte or SizeGenetics may be better options.

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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This medical type 1 device uses up to 2800 grams of tension, and comes with an advanced comfort system allowing for more prolonged use. So confident in their product, also included is the guarantee that you will get all your money back if you’re not satisfied with this product.

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 product stand out from its competitors is that it’s completely adjustable to allow you to achieve your desired level of comfort.

The Ultimate package also includes a number of accessories such as comfort plasters, a cream moisturizer, a powder for traction, high quality leather case, a travel case, a DVD, wipes, 8 different length extension bars, a set of keys to securely fasten the device, as well as eBooks.

MaleEdge Customer Reviews

As of 2024, MaleEdge has an average TrustPilot rating of 3.2 out of 5, based on just 2 reviews. These reviews complain about the product breaking as well as it being uncomfortable to wear.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is MaleEdge?

MaleEdge is a product designed to help men increase the size of their penis through penile traction. It’s recommended for men who wish to have a larger penis, as well as men suffering from Peyronie’s disease. It has been approved by medical professionals.

Can you wear the MaleEdge extender outdoors?

While it is possible to wear the MaleEdge outdoors, I recommend wearing loose clothing or shorts with the underwear sewn in. I would not advise participating in any physical activity whilst wearing the MaleEdge.

Can I speed up the lengthening process with MaleEdge?

When it comes to penis extension, it’s easy to get impatient as it is such a long process before you see any results. My advice is to stick with it and don’t overdo it by increasing the traction too soon. This can result in bleeding and bruising. Increasing the traction is simple to do – all it takes is twisting the knobs at the base attached to the two rods.

Scientific papers about penile traction

Faruk, M, Ipekci, T. Penile traction therapy for Peyronie’s disease—what’s the evidence? Transl Androl Urol. 2016; 5(3): 303–309.

Gontero, P, Di Marco, M, Giubilei, G, Bartoletti, R, Pappagallo, G, Tizzani, A, Mondain, N. A pilot phase-II prospective study to test the ‘efficacy’ and tolerability of a penile-extender device in the treatment of short penis. Dipartimento di Discipline Medico Chirurgiche, Urologia 1, 2008; 6: 793 – 797.

Nikoobakht M, Shahnazari A, Rezaeidanesh M, Mehrsai A, Pourmand G. Effect of a penile-extender device in increasing penile size in men with a shortened penis: preliminary results. J Sex Med. 2011; 8(11): 3188 – 3192.

Prause, N, Park, J, Leung, S, Miller, G. Women’s Preferences for Penis Size: A New Research Method Using Selection among 3D Models. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10(9): e0133079.

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