Bragging on penis extenders: Spot the problems!

Earlier today I threatened to submit a sham report to news-medical.net just to see if I could sneak it past whatever passes for the editorial team there. This almost suggests that one of you has beaten me to it.

Men who wore a penile extender every day for six months were able to increase the flaccid length of their penis by up to 32% and their erectile function by up to 36%, according to an independent clinical study published in the March issue of BJU International.

So a real medical journal is claiming the same things the pecker-woos on late-night television, huh? Well, not exactly. There’s something missing in the above paragraph that would seemingly be of considerable importance to anyone willing to undergo this:

[T]he 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.

Then again–and this is the best part–the study participants were described as “highly motivated.” I’m sure the guys handing over their credit-card numbers to the makers of ExtenZe are too.

The authors believe that the results are significant.

You don’t say! Most people submitting stuff for publication are more like, “We fudged our data” or “This demonstrates nothing.”
I’ll spare you the numbers.

“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.

Again, there’s something glaringly absent from that claim.
Oh–a picture of this device (in the unused state, thank Thor), for those who care.

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  1. #1 by mgordon on March 5, 2009 - 7:23 pm

    Looks like something they would use at Gitmo…or the Gribbit residence.

  2. #2 by mgordon on March 5, 2009 - 7:23 pm

    Looks like something they would use at Gitmo…or the Gribbit residence.

  3. #3 by rocky on March 5, 2009 - 7:30 pm

    I’m cracking up at the fact that the penis study was done by BJ U!

  4. #4 by Kevin Beck on March 5, 2009 - 7:50 pm

    The BJU thing is doubly funny because it also makes me think of Bob Jones University, which is to education what penis extenders are to the male anatomy.

  5. #5 by _Arthur on March 5, 2009 - 8:01 pm

    Is it comfortable for jogging and skiing ?

  6. #6 by _Arthur on March 5, 2009 - 8:01 pm

    Is it comfortable for jogging and skiing ?

  7. #7 by Bill from Dover on March 5, 2009 - 8:45 pm

    That thing looks like something I threw away the last time I was dinking around inside my toilet tank.

  8. #8 by Bill from Dover on March 5, 2009 - 9:01 pm

    BTW, Why an I thinking Opus Dei?

  9. #9 by Mark Phillips on March 25, 2009 - 6:45 am

    Do penis extenders work?

  10. #10 by Mark Phillips on March 25, 2009 - 6:45 am

    Do penis extenders work?

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