What Are Penis Sleeves and What Are They For?November 24, 2020
Medically reviewed by
Anthony Puopolo, MD
A is a device or toy you can wear over your to make it larger, longer, or wider.
For pleasure or function, can be quite helpful for guys and couples today.
What Is A ?
or length, and they can include pleasure-enhancing features like vibration, ribbing, etc. come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. They're intended to slip over your and change the
The simplest way to visualize a is like a wearable dildo, sometimes with a or hole at the base that fits over the testicles to hold it in place on the shaft of the . Many fit over the entirety of the , but other types of sleeves may cover just the shaft, leaving the head exposed for greater sensitivity.
Still other extenders consist of two rings connected by a rod that runs parallel to the . Rather than cover the , the rings are fitted just below the and just above the testicles (like a ), creating a support rod that keeps the in an elongated, erect position. This can be helpful for some guys with mild or moderate ED.
also exist for guys who can't get hard at all.
Do Help With (ED)?
In the medical community, are known as external prosthetics, and yes, can help with .
In fact, and similar prosthetics were used for decades to help men with ED have . Viagra and Cialis and their ilk were approved for use as the first ED medications in 1998... but guys have been dealing with ED for centuries. were one of the most attractive options up until the medications emerged twenty years ago.
Even if the is not fully hard, a can fit over the member (even a ) and give a guy and their partner the of a fully - in shapes and textures different from their normal one, too.
For some partners and men, the ability to make things look or feel different is an added turn-on that comes with a (hence their use as toys or for ).
Today, many guys find them to be a compelling solution for ED as they require no prescription or assistance from a medical doctor. Prostheses might be ideal for guys who are not candidates for other ED treatments, like medications, due to existing conditions ( Viagra and other PDE5 inhibitors shouldn't be taken by guys with high blood pressure, for example) or who might be taking other medications that can't be mixed with these medications.
A can range in price but are low-commitment and easy-to-try; they can be ordered online in no-time. [Kind of like Rex MD these days].
Some are designed for men with complete ED who may not be able to get an at all, while others - like Erektor and Elator - can help a mild ED case stay hard for longer.
Do Work For PE?
really shine for guys dealing with (PE). Because some cover the like a condom, they can reduce sensitivity and to help men last longer during penetrative intercourse.
Overall, using a can be helpful for men with ED AND , and these devices can even play an erotic role for couples.
For Increased Pleasure
are often sold as toys before aids. come in all shapes and styles for a reason - they can be equally as effective for pleasure as they are for function.
Why use a ?
can enhance the experience for men and women both, and many couples use them to keep their varied. can increase and , which can dramatically change the penetration experience for partners. Even for men, the visual experience of a larger or longer can fulfill unexpected fantasies.
Some are intended for G-spot , for example, and with ribbing, , or vibration capabilities they can improve clitoral . Guys also report success and improved by using lubrication inside the .
Many have both internal and external ribbing, so both partners get the benefit of a new . And because most are worn over the , they can also help men last longer during and even provide .
What Are Sheaths Made Of?
are most often made of but also come in rubber and latex. Some extender devices are even made of metal.
Are Pumps The Same As ?
A and a are not the same thing. pumps are similar in shape and size to a but offer a different way to get rid of ED. pumps are slipped over the and then have a vacuum function to pull air out of the cylinder. In doing so, they draw blood into the , helping to cause an .
The is then removed and the can be maintained for enough time for sexual intimacy. Some guys find a at the base of the effective to help keep the and blood in place for longer.
Like , some pumps are designed for pleasure too, with options available that use , water, or even capabilities.
What About Masturbation Sleeves?
A is also not quite the same as a . A like the popular Fleshlight is designed for masturbation, not intercourse with another person.
However, they're still useful for pleasure and can still be fun for partners to use together.
How To Enhance
extenders/sleeves are one way to enhance your without getting into the weeds with sketchy, order-online products (most of which don't work). Very few have real clinical results backing their claims, and the only way to truly get a bigger permanently is to use implants. They come with their own risks and require invasive surgery.
are a good alternative. For men suffering from ED or PE, they can be a great option to get started, though guys who are concerned about ED should probably speak with a doctor.
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