A first-time ball weight / ball stretcher customer e-mailed to ask about the best method of putting on a gear essentials’ ball weight. We thought it might be a good idea to review the easiest method and share it with the rest of the class.
Putting on your ball weight will feel like trying to write with the wrong hand for a while! 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.
It is smart to start with the 8 ounce (1/2” bandwidth) though. That is by far the easiest size to start with.
Some "ME" Time with An 8 Ounce / 1/2" Ball Weight / Ball Stretcher
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.
The first time I put mine on it took me about ten minutes to do it. Now I can do it in about 20 seconds. It will become second nature—and you will love it! ENJOY!
(Photo reposted from Tumblr.)