A first-time ball weight customer e-mailed to ask about the best method of putting on a gear essentials’ split ring ball stretcher. We realized that is has been a while since we posted anything on how to put a ball stretcher on quickly, without bleeding and with a minimum of frustration. So we thought it might time to review it.

Putting on your ball weight may feel like trying to write with the wrong hand until you get the hang of it. When I first started wearing one I thought I would never wear it on regular basis--it was such a pain to put on. But now it takes about 20 seconds for me to get it on.

I will add that it is smart to start with the 8 ounce (1/2” bandwidth, gear essentials’ narrowest band width) though. That is by far the easiest size to learn on. It is also a basic—not only is it the easiest to master, but you will always find a use for it. If you are like me, this has become my default weight for wearing all day. I love the tug and twist and it doesn’t fatigue my balls. It is also a great size to help you move UP to the next size. When I went from the 16 ounce to the 24 ounce, I started the process by putting the 8 ounce on top of my already secured 16 ounce. It was a great way to grow to the next level.


Ball Weights: Wearing It All Day – the 16 Oz. Ball Weight by gear essentials


The best method for putting on a ball stretcher is to put it on immediately after getting out of the shower. You are warm and your balls have dropped about as far as they will go at that point! (Don't wear it IN the shower though--the ‘male nub’ on the inside could rust. I made the mistake of swimming with my first one. It felt great but I had to clean up the rust on that nub later. The stainless finish was fine though.) Lay down on your bed or on a couch with your head slightly inclined so you can see your genitals. Place the side of the ball weight with the Allen screw on your right side if you are right-handed (left side if you are left-handed). The screw should be on the side of your dominant hand. Tighten the screw enough to keep the two halves together but swing it wide open. You are going to use this as a hinge point. Place one half of the ball weight under your balls. The top half is wide open. With your less dominant hand, tug on your balls pulling them away from your body. If you have a lot of ball sack, twist slightly to narrow them up. The goal is to get them INTO the ball weight.

With your dominant hand, swing the open half of the ball weight over your balls and line up the male and female parts together. It should still be loose at this point. Your balls should be through the weight--but probably still 'slopping' over and just waiting to be pinched. Tighten the Allen screw a bit more--so the two halves don't slip apart. Now that the two halves are loosely together, tug on your balls again and use a finger to sweep extra skin out of the joint--squeeze the two halves together firmly with your other hand. NOW screw it all the way shut.

Some guys have commented to me that they also put a lotion on their balls first. I have tried this but then found that my balls are too slippery for me to handle effectively. I also worry about my ball weights sliding off in the heat of the day.

The first time I put mine on it took me about ten minutes to do it and I got more than a little frustrated. Now I can do it in about 20 seconds. I promise that it will quickly become second nature to you—and you will love it!  (And your partner will too!)

gear essentials…Sex is Better here! ENJOY!


WHERE TO FIND IT: 16 Ounce Ball Weight:




(Photo reposted from Tumblr.)

Written by Jay — January 19, 2014



Great advice! I’ve been finding my own way through this procedure and I’m getting better at it but there are lots of good tips here. I have also found that using a washcloth warmed with pretty warm water relaxes my balls so that I can get into my weight. After several days of wearing my 16-oz weight longer periods I have gone all day today and I could not be happier. I find myself getting aroused very easily!

January 20 2014 at 02:01 PM

Warren :

I showed this process in a video on xtube. my xtube screen name is waldo1254

February 13 2014 at 05:02 PM


Warren: Impressive! You are stacking two good-sized weights! You confirm that the second one goes on MUCH easier when you are stacking. Thanks for sharing!

February 15 2014 at 03:02 PM

Leave a comment

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.