Penis Extender Glossary

Among the various models of penis extenders that populate the market, the best of the bunch are quite different regarding components, applied use, construction, durability, and a host of other differentiating qualities.

This index is an overview of everything you could possible ever know about the best penis extenders on the market that include definitive resources about subject matter that is often left in the dark. All content is presented alphabetically and is based on manufacturer specifications and urban terminology.

As a learning tool, please refer to the definitions below to help make an educated decision if penis extension is one of your serious considerations. You’re welcome to contact us for any questions or concerns regarding the info. featured below. Click here for other penis extender resources or search the web and compare device models amongst one another to get a better picture of what all this means below.

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Antibacterial Device Wipes

Antibacterial Device Wipes

Oils, bacteria, and residue can buildup on your device from long hours of use. Cleansing wipes can keep your device hygienic and prepared for every traction session. This amenity is usually found only with premium packages or premium brands.


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Basal Ring BoltBasal Ring Bolt (L & R)

Built into the base ring as a connection point for the handscrews for the left and right extension arms.



Basal Ring

Basal Ring

This is the circular ring in which your penis is inserted through to attach your extender. It rests against your pelvis and presses lightly against. This is one of three areas of an extenders body that allows the device to function properly.


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Comfort Strap

Comfort Strap Fastener

A comfort strap is an upgraded strap fastener that improves the comfort and feel of a fastener when it is gripping just behind the glans (head). This modern fastener was developed as an alternative to the noose fastener as the noose did not provide a comfortable / secure fit for some individuals.

The comfort aspect comes into play by enabling the strap to span over a larger area of the shaft just behind the glans (head). Some individuals may find this particular manner of fastening a penile extender to the penis more comfortable compared to other fasteners.

Cylinder ScrewCylinder Top Screw (L & R)

Top screws connected to each cylinder that make-up a small portion of the extension arms. Can be found on both the left and right extension arms. These are used to screw in the elongation bars.



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Quick Extender Pro's Double Strap Support SystemDual Strap System (DSS)

A Dual Strap System is Quick Extender Pro’s support technology that enables their device to accommodate two fasteners simultaneously. Two fasteners helps the practitioner control traction by distributing tension along two portions of the shaft, thus helping your penis achieve optimum blood flow, comfort, and reducing slippage.


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Elongation BarsElongation Bars

Bars that partially make-up the extension arms. These are added based on current penile length so an extender can fit onto your penis and apply traction.

Elongation bars come in sizes of a quarter inch, half inch, one inch, and two inch. They can all be combined together no matter what their length to fit your specific length. Depending on the provider, they can be purchased separately of one another or in a bundle.

Premium bars are fabricated using medical grade aluminum or gold. Cheap bars can bend or break very easily.

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Fabric Covered Latex Head GripFabric Covered Latex Head Grip

This material is used as a layer between the fastener and your penis to reduce what is called “chafing”. Chafing happens with a fastener rubs against your penis until it causes irritation, a rash, or worse.

This type of head grip is ultimately used to protect the skin. (SizeGenetics)

Front PieceFront Set

The front set or comfort front set, is the connector piece at the front end of an extender, furthest away from your body. This piece has two slots where the extension bars are inserted and firmly secured. The front set also contains slots for fastener entry. This is a critical component and serves a dire purpose regarding function.


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Cohesive Gauze ProtectionGauze

Cohesive gauze is often equipped with premium extender packages as a means of protection and also to help the fastener secure its grip.



Gold Elongation BarsGold Elongation Bars

Gold coated elongation bars are available with special X4 Labs premium packages. One set comes with 1/2 inch, 1 inch,  2 inch,  and 3 inch bars.



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Handscrews rods, one of located on both the left and right extension arms, that connect to the basal ring bolts which are housed within the basal ring (the ring where your penis is inserted) and also connect to the hexagonal pistons. The integrity of these two rods are integral to an extenders durability during use all throughout treatment.

hex_piston_rightHexagonal Piston (L & R)

Two of these are used on both the left and right side of the extension arms. Used to increase and decrease the amount of tension exerted by each spring and also the housing for the tension springs. Connected to both the left and right cylinders and handscrews.


Hexigonial Top Screw

Hexagonal Top Screw (L & R)

Two components not viewable when a penis extender is totally assembled. Located within both left and right cylinders. Used as a connector.



front_pieceHybrid Support

Hybrid support refers to X4 Labs 2-in-1 support system. Premium brands, like X4 Labs, give you the option to use their extender with your chice of fastener. With every X4 extender model, each individual has the option to select which fastener feels most comfortable.


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There are two different types of keys associated with extenders. The first is the key that locks and unlocks the case that stores your device. The second are two keys that tighten and loosen the interconnected elongation bars so they can be screwed together tightly and unscrewed as needed when your fingers are unable to twist each bar to a desired tightness.


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Multi-Directional Angling Technology

Multi-Directional Angling Technology

Technology associated with SizeGenetics that enables the device to be worn at an angle that aids comfort.



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Non-slip Matte Strap In Plastic Before RemovalNon-Slip Protech Matt Strap

Most extenders are designed generically. As such, a penis extender can or will slip off or loose its grip. This strap is custom made to reduce slippage and help an extender to securely fit.

This strap fits between the fastener and your penis.

Noose FastenerNoose Fastener

The traditional noose fastener is used to connect the frame of a penis extender and grip your penis. It is fitted just behind the glans (head) and is tightened to secure, snug feel. Often made from silicon or industrial grade plastic, it can be found bundled together with almost every major penis extender on the market.

It resembles a thin, flexible drinking straw that is either white or semi-clear / grey with degree of lesser opacity, sometimes transparent. The noose fastener is the traditional and/or original fastener first featured when this type of device made its first appearance.

It provides an outward force in the direction of the glans when your penis is being extended.

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Penis Traction

Penile traction is the act of distributing a stretching force along the length of the penis shaft. This technique encourage penile growth from a cellular level that eventually results in visible growth and multiple inche gains.

Protection Padding

Often referred to as comfort foam, protection padding adds an extra layer between the fastener and you penis. Its intended use is to aid comfort and reduce irritation.

This foam has a circular shape with a hollow center that roughly fits the size of the penis – not based on any particular size, usually a generic fit that stretches. This component is usually featured with premium extenders and associated packages.

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Quad Support

Quad support refers to X4 Labs 4-in-1 support system. This technology enables you to fixate two fasteners with the X4 extender to alleviate blood flow restriction and slippage. Although X4 Labs is the only brand that sells this technology, it is compatible with every major brand available.

This variation of support enables men whom measure one inch in length or are diagnosed with a micro penis the option of using a penis extender. The majority of extension device require you meet a certain length in order for it to serve its purpose.

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Rubber Strap

A rubber strap is another fastener and another way of referring to a comfort strap.

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Soft Attach

The soft attach is a comfort component designed for the noose fastener. It is made from a soft material that feels comfortable when in contact with penile skin.

16 Way Comfort Technology

This technology is associated with SizeGenetics. It s a combination of components that enable you to wear SizeGenetics 16 different ways. This technology is designed to provide you with optimum comfort based on how it feel for you.

16 Way Hybrid Support System

X4 Labs offers this support system to allow practitioners the option of selecting which fastener type they would like to use in conjunction to various components – up to 16 different options. This technology is very similar to SizeGenetics 16 Way Comfort Tech System.

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Tension Springs

Tension springs are not visible and are built into separate components that make-up an extenders frame. Springs work together to exert traction along the length of the penis shaft.

Their intensity ranges by grams – i.e. 1500 grams or 2500 grams. Each penis extender’s tension springs comes equipped with a set amount of grams that can be altered to a maximum and minimum amount. These can be purchased separately based on the company you have chosen to purchase from.

Traction Powder

Designed to reduce the chance of your penis extender from losing its grip and sliding from its secure position. It also has an intended use of aiding the comfort of an extender, thus encouraging you to wear your device longer.

32 Way Quad Support System

Another of X4 Labs support systems, this one provides each user with the option of wearing their extender with their choice of two fastener types in conjunction of combining various components. This enables you to optimize comfort based on what you feel is comfortable. With everything included in this system, you have 32 ways to pick and choose how to wear the X4 extender.

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Velcro Strap

A velcro fastener is the newest type of fastener and comes with many high-end penis extender packages. It is best put to use if the noose or strap fastener are not meeting your comfort expectations. This type of fastener applies the most precise amount of pressure when tightened securely around your shaft.

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Wide Girth Base

If the base width of your girth is exceptionally wide, certain brands offer the option of choosing a wide girth base to accommodate your size. X4 Labs offers this amenity for larger than average individuals in need of extra support.

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