Ball stretchers—often misunderstood as exclusive to extreme BDSM or fetish lifestyles—enhance sexual pleasure, explore new sensations, and help you achieve a specific aesthetic appeal.
The primary challenge lies in finding the right balance between comfort and effectiveness, especially for beginners unfamiliar with the sensation and fit of a ball stretcher. Sizing concerns are pivotal, as an improper fit can lead to discomfort or injury.
To address these challenges, this article delves into critical aspects of ball stretchers and ranks the best sex toys for different uses.
Selecting the Best Ball Stretcher for Comfort and Pleasure
- Material: Choose from silicone, leather, or metal. Silicone suits beginners for its softness and easy maintenance. Leather offers adjustability and fetish appeal but requires more care. Metal provides weight and temperature play but might be less comfortable for beginners.
- Size and Fit: Ensure a snug fit without cutting circulation or causing discomfort. Consider both diameter and length—shorter lengths suit beginners.
- Weight: Particularly relevant for metal stretchers. The weight adds to the stretching sensation but can be too intense for beginners.
- Ease of Use: Consider how easy it is to put on and take off the stretcher. Buckles or snap-ons on leather offer adjustability, while stretchable materials like silicone ease application. Metal stretchers might have hinged or screwed fittings for a secure but potentially more effortful fit.
- Comfort for Prolonged Wear: If you plan to wear the stretcher for extended periods, comfort is key. Silicone and leather are generally more comfortable for long-term wear than metal.
- Safety Features: Look for features that prevent injury, like smooth edges and a secure locking mechanism.
Spoiler! Here are the Top Picks for the Best Ball Stretcher
The Oxballs Squeeze is the best overall choice for its exceptional comfort and flexibility, ideal for both beginners and those who prefer a gentle stretch. Its super-flexible material ensures easy wear and removal, enhancing sensations with a 2-inch tug. However, it may not suit those seeking an intense stretch and could be uncomfortable over long periods.
The Bullet Magnetic Ball Stretcher stands out with its unique tapered design and substantial 300-gram weight, offering an intense stretching sensation. Crafted from surgical-grade stainless steel, it’s durable with a convenient magnetic closure. It’s more suited for experienced users, considering its weight and higher price.
“Screw You” Ball Stretcher offers a customizable fit with its screw mechanism and is designed for comfort, suitable for extended wear. Its rounded shape and solid stainless steel construction ensure a secure and comfortable experience. However, the manual screw mechanism requires careful application to avoid discomfort.
Metal Ball Stretchers
After using your fair share of silicone ball stretchers, you’ve decided to go all-in on ball stretching (CONGRATULATIONS! *clap, clap, clap*). Metal ball stretchers are the way to go for long-term to permanent low-hanging testicles.
While metal ball weights can look painful and intimidating, they’re surprisingly easy to use, comfortable, and pleasurable. PLUS, you can even stack them together for more weight!
Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to this type of stretcher. So, make sure to get your measurement right and follow the store’s sizing guide.
Oxy-Shop’s Bullet Magnetic Ball Stretcher Weight is the BEST METAL BALL STRETCHER that we’ve tested by far. This beginner size option is great as you start your metal ball stretching journey and progress to more advanced stretching.
All weights are made of high-quality 316L medical-grade surgical steel. We’re talking steel doctors use in major operations. THINK brain surgery, open-heart surgery, implants, ETC.!
That means they can be 100% sanitized. Folks at Oxy-Shop only use the safest material in the world (all germophobe-approved, mind you).
These weights are curved and SUPER smooth for that pain-free experience. PLUS, they’re magnetic, making them very easy to put on and remove.
Oxy-Shop also offers a wide variety of sizes and weights, so you can move up the size ladder after this and find the one that fits snuggly, suits your stretching goals, and gives the best results.
If you’re unsure about your size, simply use a string or tape measure and encircle around your sack just above your balls. Get your measurement in inches and use their conversion calculator.
If you don’t want to deal with all ‘em screws and keys and just want to wear a metal stretcher fast, go with Oxy-shop’s Screw You ball stretcher.
It has a single screw that you can twist and remove to put it around your ball sack. Once everything’s in place, you can put back the screw and give it one last turn.
And we’re done! Easy-peasy! No more “Honey??? Have you seen my keys?”
Screw You has a unique U-shape that kinda looks like a horseshoe magnet, making it less likely to slip off your balls as most round ball stretchers do.
Its rounded, smooth stainless-steel edges are also kind to your skin for more comfortable wear. PLUS, its weight gives you that constant pull as you’re wearing it.
If you’re looking to dabble in CBT play with your partner, get Oxy-shop’s Heavy Scrotum Pendant. It’s a ball cage with spikes that also gives your balls some good ‘ole stretchin’.
It’s a unique, heavy device that grabs and locks your balls so you LAST LONGER.
The cage comes with adjustable screws that connect to the inside spikes. With every turn, each spike digs deeper into your sensitive skin.
For you, that means MORE INTENSE pain + pleasurable sensations.
The only downside is that this device only comes in one size. If you’re a beginner, you might want to stay away from it. UNLESS, of course, that kind of pain gives you pleasure (*wink*).
The Best Silicone and Plastic Scrotum Stretchers
Plastic and silicone ball stretchers make great starter devices for peeps who are still figuring out if the art of ball stretching is for them. They come in various sizes, designs, and colors and give soft tugging sensations, so you get a foretaste of what’s to come.
They are very comfortable and easy to use – great for long-term wear. PLUS, they enhance sensations and prolong orgasms during play and sex (*SLAP! SLAP!*)
While the lack of weight means that you can’t achieve the most effective and permanent results, you’ll still see a visible stretch on ‘em balls. Here are our top picks:
Oxballs Squeeze is hands-down our best beginner ball stretcher pick. It gives just the right amount of good tug without being too tight on your skin.
You get an almost 2” instant drop when you put this around your sac. (Well, that’s a stretch!)
Its patented Flex-TPR material offers the right balance of stretch and comfort, so you get those realistic ball-pulling sensations and that soft, natural feel just like real skin.
Just imagine going on a sunny picnic where your date decides to sneak into your shorts and give your crown jewels a gentle squeeze and tug. (*cue sweaty face, balls and a satisfied smirk*)
That’s exactly how the Squeeze feels like around my balls!
It’s a great starter device for folks who want to get used to the new ball-slappin’ sensations. And folks who want the tugging sensation at work or at home sans the permanent results.
It’s also perfect for serious users who want to transition to more advanced ball stretchers (much more on that later).
What I like most about the Squeeze is that you get padded ends, so they don’t dig into your skin. PLUS, you’ll feel two raised rings inside gripping your boys, so they don’t slip off easily.
Check out other great toys in our best gay sex toys guide.
If you’re still unsure if ball stretching is for you or just want to loosen’ ‘em balls without pulling ‘em too much, get the Cock-T.
It offers just the right thickness, so noobs can feel how stretchers pull their meat. It also does a good enough job of keeping your balls down an inch.
BUT if you prefer more of that ball squeezin’ action at about the same size and length as Cock-T, you might want to try their Neo-Stretch Short ball stretcher.
Both are made of pure platinum silicone material that’s very easy to put on, wear, pull off, and clean. PLUS, it gives that comfortable skin-like feel – great for all-day wear.
The only downside is that it loosens up after a while of use and doesn’t hold the squeeze well. But heck! Once it begins to tear, I’m sure you’re ready to go to the next level.
Lovin’ the look and feel of low-hanging testicles from stretchin’? It’s time that you level up!
If you don’t want to overwhelm your balls with a metal ball stretcher’s weight just yet, but still want to ramp up stretching to the next size, get Oxballs Neo-Stretch Tall.
It offers the same comfortable skin-like feel and padded ends as the Neo Short, but now you get 2” of horizontal extension and twice more pressure.
For you, that means more stretch, more weight, and MORE PLEASURABLE TUGGING SENSATIONS.
But if you’re looking for a curved extension for enhanced intensity and sensitivity, go with Oxballs Bent. The extra curve gives you the option to push your nuts down and forward or back toward your hole for that comfortable front or back wear.
While Neo Tall is as soft and flexible as any silicone toy gets, it might be a bit hard to put on at first, even if you put enough lube.
Wrap it around a jar of cocoa butter and leave it for a week or two. This makes it less likely to tear. PLUS, it gives the Tall a good enough stretch as you lube up and use it.
For the super-advanced user who craves one more inch of silicone stretch + curve, Oxballs Morph is your guy.
Like Neo-Stretch and Bent, it’s made of platinum cure silicone that warms to body temperature and feels like second skin, so it’s more comfortable for extended wear.
But what sets the Morph apart is the structural design that makes it more attractive and durable than other silicone stretchers that tear easily.
PLUS, its unique curved shape makes it very versatile. You can wear it back, so you feel your balls slapping your thighs or up and forward to beef up your bulge.
The Best Leather Scrotum Stretchers
Scrotum stretchers made of leather give your balls a good stretch. However, they don’t give impressive, long-lasting results as metal ball stretchers.
Just like silicone and plastic ball stretchers, they only make your balls hang lower temporarily.
But you can use a leather ball stretcher and a metal weight together for more effective and long-term results.
The leather stretcher + metal weight combination pushes the testicles downward, pulling the central line (AKA scrotal raphe) apart in opposite directions.
Stretching this area stimulates new skin growth and makes it even more sensitive to touch.
The Oxy-Shop Parachute Ball Stretcher is the best toy you can try to streeeetch your balls. It’s not too intense to start with, but you can easily add more weights if you want to.
This ball stretcher is called a “parachute” because of its design. It’s conical, unlike regular ball stretchers that are cylindrical, so it really hugs your scrotum, but then it opens at its lower part. The chains then hang below to do that ‘stretch.’
There aren’t other size options, so it might feel tight for bigger men. Also, the rubber could rub on its edges, so that’s something to consider.
What I like about this ball stretcher, though, is its versatility. As I said, you can use additional weights with it easily. Plus, it’s so affordable!
If you’re looking for new sensations in ball stretching, you might want to give The Chain Gang’s Leather Ball Stretcher Weight a try.
Yes, a leather stretcher gives you good-looking low hangers. BUT what I like most about this stretcher is that you can use it when metal weights become too intense.
While I find metal weights to be comfortable, there was a time I felt that they were bringing me down (literally).
And wearing TCG’s leather stretcher was a reprieve. It still offers some stretch, but it was MORE COMFORTABLE.
It’s kinda like getting a deep ball massage, thanks to the soft leather and small BB style weights.
It comes in different sizes and heights, so you get that satisfying stretch. PLUS, special snaps, so you can adjust how much squeeze you put on your sack.
Cock Ring + Ball Stretcher
These are 2-in-1 devices that offer the benefits of a cock ring PLUS the benefits of a ball stretcher. For you, that means stronger erections, longer performance, and more intense orgasms!
They come in various designs to SEPARATE your cock and balls visibly. If you can’t decide between a cock ring and a ball stretcher, or you just want to get the best of both worlds, then you’re in for a treat!
The Ball Bender is not technically a ball stretcher. It’s more of a nut-hugging cock ring that pushes your balls up and out.
I know, I know. I’m going against the grain here. But hear me out.
It transforms your ball bags from small to BIG, just like that. It’s the push-up bra for balls!
Like I have average-sized nuts, but when I wore the Ball Bender. Dang, it swelled! And my woman loves it.
Instead of separating your balls from your shaft, it does the exact opposite. You wear it around BOTH your penis and balls. The result? BIGGER BALLS + BIGGER BULGE!
If you’re looking to show off your bulging meat in your tight-ass jeans, THIS. IS. IT.
Unlike the crowd fave Oxballs Meat cock ring that also gives the same bulging effect, the Ball Bender is not as freakin’ hard and bulky.
It’s made of pure platinum cure silicone material that’s soft around your package, making it comfortable for extended wear and some balls-to-bum slappin’ action.
If you want to learn more about Oxball products, here’s a list of our faves.
Oxballs CockSling 2.0 is our cock ring + ball stretcher pick. It’s the new and improved CockSling, so they got rid of the bad stuff from v.1 and kept all the good stuff like the fit and feel, just BETTER.
It’s now made of very stretchy and more durable Flex-TPR material, so ANYONE can put it on and take it off easily without tears, cracks, or losing its OG shape.
It separates your cock and balls nicely and provides a good enough squeeze for prolonged and more intense orgasms. PLUS, it makes the entire package look BIGGER and MORE ENGORGED.
It took me a while to figure out how to wear it, but once I lubed up and put it on. Boy, oh boy! It was surprisingly very comfortable for extended wear.
Just don’t release it abruptly, or it can hurt like HELL! (Yup, been there.) Unless you’re into that kind of thing.
My partner and I prefer to use it during foreplay and sex. It makes the whole package more erect and sensitive, hitting all milady’s sweet spots.
But if you want a more straightforward 2-in-1 device with two separate rings, Oxballs 8-Ball may be your sack of tea.
What Is A Ball Stretcher?
Ball stretchers are essentially sex toys that lower your scrotum and balls.
Many people do this for aesthetic reasons since they look good, but they can also feel arousing to some too. They have the potential to lengthen orgasms since they squeeze the balls.
These devices are very comfortable, but some people like to use them for BDSM reasons as well.
Safety Tips On Using A Scrotum Stretcher
Ball stretchers are comfortable and safe when used correctly. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t harm yourself with improper use. We are dealing with sensitive areas here, right?
We’ve listed some safety tips for first-timer users below.
- Ensure it fits appropriately – A scrotum stretcher that is too big and loose will not do anything, while too tight will hurt your balls and cause lesions. Make sure it’s comfortable.
- Don’t go too heavy – If you use a ball stretcher with weights, avoid rushing and going too heavy initially. Instead, ease yourself into the process.
- Wear for a short time – Don’t go hard and wear your testicle stretcher all day; start with a few hours at a time.
How To Choose Your First Ball Stretcher & Right One For You?
When choosing your first ball stretcher, you have to consider the material, fit/size, and, more importantly, your comfort and safety.
Which Material To Choose For What?
Silicone/plastic, metal, and leather are the go-to materials for ball stretchers.
Getting The Right Fit And Size
Measure your ball sack before buying a ball stretcher.
The stretcher needs to be tight enough, so it doesn’t slip off your balls and not too tight that it’s uncomfortable and cuts off circulation to your testicles.
Ideally, the internal diameter of your scrotum stretcher should be around 75-80% of your ball diameter. You can’t wear it if it falls below this range.
Note: Only measure your sack when your scrotum is super relaxed. The best time to do this is in the shower or bath.
Below is a step-by-step measurement guide.
- Use a piece of string or tape measure and encircle it around your sack just above your balls to get your circumference.
- Get your measurement in inches, and divide it by 3.14 for the internal diameter.
- Use this number as an inner diameter reference for your silicone ball stretcher, and convert it to millimeters for metal ball stretchers.
Metal ball weights can start at 7 oz and can go over 3 lbs.
The ideal first-time metal stretcher must be simple in design, smooth, and lighter— around 8-9 oz starting weight. Heavier, bigger metal ball weights are ideal for more experienced users.
Bigger is not always better when you’re starting with metal stretcher weights. You can always increase the weight and stack more stretchers on top when you get used to the sensation and become more experienced.
Choosing overly thick and too heavy weights may hurt your scrotal tissue and cause serious problems. Also, stay away from the smallest and thinnest metal weights as they can press your testicles and can be a bit uncomfortable.
The ball-ring diameter is significant since this is where your balls will be caged.
Most stretchers will provide a figure in the details, but they tend to range between 1-4 inches.
Choose what feels suitable for you; you don’t want it too loose or tight.
Every ball stretcher will have a stretching system, but some require you to manually pull down and stretch your balls occasionally, with the weight taking care of the rest.
You can find advanced stretchers with chain systems that you can pull down.
If you’re investing in a testicle stretcher, you want it to work and last a long time.
Metal ball stretchers tend to last the longest, but high-quality silicone options can also be an excellent pick to save money.
How To Clean Ball Stretchers
You want to ensure your scrotum stretcher stays hygienic for each use to avoid spreading bacteria.
For metal or stainless steel ball stretchers, you can boil them to kill off any bacteria, but for most toys, using some warm water and a simple sex toy cleaner should be sufficient.
Make sure you rinse and allow the stretchers to dry before packing away.
How Long Can You Wear A testicle Stretcher?
How long you need to wear stretchers depends on the KIND you use and the RESULTS you want to achieve.
Metal ball stretchers can be more intense, but you have to wear them consistently for more noticeable and long-term results.
Ideally, only wear them for a few hours every day. On the other hand, flexible and leather ball stretchers are slower to give more visible results.
You can wear either kind longer as long as you’re comfortable with the tugging sensations. BUT remember that wearing them for an extended period will not give you long-term, low-hanging testicles.
More permanent low hangers entail a lot of dedication and time on your part.
If you want to achieve the best results over time, you need to follow an effective stretching routine for years.
Is There Any That’s Safe To Use For All Day?
Using any kind of ball stretching device for DAYS or EVEN WEEKS is a choice you make for yourself. It all boils down to what you want to achieve and how you feel.
If you’re a beginner, start small and leave your stretcher on for a short time (not over 20 minutes). Give your body a couple of days to recover from the stretch.
Always check for proper blood circulation to your balls. If you feel a sharp pain, remove the device and only put it back on when the pain subsides.
Only leave your ball weights for an extended time when you’re used to the sensation of ball stretching. Following a safe and effective routine is vital to building your endurance. And CONSISTENCY IS KEY if you want to achieve more noticeable and long-term results.
How To Tie My Balls? (Instead of Using A Ball Stretcher)
When someone asks ‘how to tie my balls’, it’s essential to approach the topic with safety, consent, and knowledge in mind.
Testicular bondage can be a part of BDSM practices, offering a combination of pleasure and discomfort. As a certified sex expert, I must stress that any form of bondage requires informed consent, communication, and understanding between all participants.
Before attempting any form of testicular bondage, ensure you have researched the correct techniques, have safe, appropriate materials on hand, and are aware of potential risks.
Always prioritize your safety and well-being, and never hesitate to consult with a professional or experienced individual in the BDSM community.
In wrapping up, selecting the best ball stretchers isn’t just about immediate satisfaction. It’s about making informed decisions, understanding your body, and choosing products that prioritize safety and comfort.
At SexualAlpha, we’ve taken the time to sift through the multitude, ensuring you get reliable information on the best options available.
So, whether you’re a beginner or an aficionado, always prioritize quality and safety. Dive into our other articles for more insights and keep exploring with confidence!
Ready to start stretchin’? 😉