How to Put On a Ball Stretcher


Every few weeks we receive an e-mail from a first-time ball weight customer asking for feedback on the best method of putting a gear essentials’ split ring ball stretcher on. We try to periodically post this info to help you get it on quickly, without bleeding and with a minimum of frustration! If it takes too long, you aren't going to bother and we don't want you to miss out on all that pleasure!

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 mine I thought I would never wear it on regular basis--it was such a pain to put on. Who has the time for that?  But with practice it got so much easier. Now it takes only 20 seconds to put it on.

It is easiest to start with the 8 ounce (1/2” bandwidth, gear essentials’ narrowest band width). In this case having to work with less is MORE! It is also a great basic (foundational) size—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 to work all day. I love the tug and twist and it doesn’t fatigue my balls. It's also a great size for moving UP to the next size. When I graduated 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. I couldn't fit the complete mass of the 24 ounce but I could manage to get the 16 PLUS the 8 ounce on. It was an easy way to grow to the next level.


Putting on a Ball Stretcher: the 16 Oz. Ball Weight by gear essentials


The best time to put a ball weight on is immediately after getting out of the shower. Your body is its warmest and your balls have dropped about as far as they will go at that point. (But don't wear it IN the shower--the ‘male nub’ on the inside could rust though it won't impact the stainless steel.)

Lie down on your bed or couch with your head slightly inclined so you can see your ball sac. 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 and pull them away from your body. If you have a lot of ball sac, 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 raised male and indented female parts together. It will be loose at this point. Your balls are through the interior of the weight--but probably pushing into the two joints and 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 joints--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 20 seconds. It will quickly become second nature to you—you will love it!  (And your partner will too!)

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Tony T Alojipan

Tony T Alojipan

Ive been a Gear Essentials customer for a while now an trust an believe higbly of there products an workmenship ,first started with the cock ring an now the stretcher intense behind closed doors an the life of the party its all been too REAL!!!!

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