Wondering how to fix a turtling penis?
We’ll get to that in just a second, but first, lets define what turtling means…
“Turtling” is a slang term for what urologists call a “retracted penis.”
This happens when the penis you’ve worked hard to stretch pulls itself back to its original length, like a turtle pulling its head back inside the shell.
It’s an unavoidable part of the penis enlargement game, but don’t think you can’t do anything about.
If you take consistent action, you can prevent turtling. There are a few exercises and techniques you can use right now to help prevent it.
Here are some of my favorite methods…
1: Traction Wrapping to Fix a Turtling Penis
Traction wrapping means wrapping the shaft of your penis in a bandage or sleeve so it stays extended.
Here’s a quick rundown on how to do it…
Step One: Extend your penis as far as you can without pain.
Step Two: Wrap your penis with an Ace Bandage, starting just behind the glans and ending at the base.
Step Three: Get comfortable.
Read this article for full details on traction wrapping.
The biggest advantage of traction wrapping is that it’s passive. You don’t have to focus on it once you set up.
You can watch TV, read a book, or do whatever you want. The beauty is that the wrap does the work for you.
Another advantage is that you can keep your penis extended for hours at a time.
Just unwrap and massage your member once in a while for circulation. After that, you can go eight or more hours.
The final advantage is that you can wear a traction wrapped penis under your clothes.
You can do this in while public.
As a bonus, it makes your unit look huge to anybody who happens to glance down there while you’re wrapped.
The biggest disadvantage is it requires actual gear. The other exercises I describe here only use your hands and your junk.
Warning: if you traction wrap too long without rubbing for circulation, you can damage your penis.
The damage goes up to tissue death and gangrene. So check in on your penis every hour or so, and never, ever, ever sleep while traction wrapped.
2: Piss Pulls to Fix a Turtling Penis
Yeah, I know. It sounds like something a fifth grader would call a kid on the playground.
But they work.
The basic idea is to stretch your penis vigorously for a minute or two every time you use the restroom.
Step One: Finish your business.
Step Two: Grip the penis just beneath the glans with a firm grip.
Step Three: Pull away from your body to extend as far as you can, stretching the tissue in your member.
There’s a lot of different opinions on how long to hold this stretch. I recommend that you hold it for a slow count of two seconds then release.
A lot of men add variety like pulling the penis from side to side. This isn’t necessary, but it might give you an additional stretch.
Some men also choose to do a few dozen jelqs as a piss pull routine, but that does add extra time.
What I do myself is, stretch while moving my penis from side to side for about 60 seconds each time I pee.
For my money, the biggest advantage of piss pulls is your body has a built in timer to remind you to do them.
Just do a set every time you have to pee, and you’ll have done eight or ten sets a day, every day.
Another advantage is that it doesn’t take a lot of time…just a few pulls each time you pee. It only takes about a minute each time you take a leak.
The disadvantage is you’re not doing anything particularly strenuous, so you won’t see the kind of results you will with something more aggressive.
I recommend piss pulls as an adjunct to other methods. It’s not a great primary enlargement technique.
However, it is something that makes every other exercise you do more effective.
3: Lazy Ass Stretches to Fix a Turtling Penis
A lazy ass stretch traps your penis between your legs to stretch the tissues and ligaments so they’re less likely to retract.
Step One: Position a chair so you’ll be happy sitting in it for a while.
Step Two: Stand above the chair.
Step Three: Reach around your back. Grip your penis between your legs from behind.
Step Four: Pull your penis back between your legs as far as it can go.
Step Five: Sit down and use your body weight to hold your member in that stretched position.
Read this article for the complete run-down of LAS routines.
The advantage of this exercise is, you can watch TV or read a book while you’re doing it.
Warning: Be sure to wash your hands and junk after doing a LAS session. The head of your penis will be close enough to your anus to get some bacteria on it.
Urinary tract infections suck for men just as much as they do for women, so don’t risk it.
4: Low Tension Extending to Prevent Turtling
It’s common for guys to see some turtling after an intense enlargement session.
After some aggressive jelqing or stretching, your penis will want to return to its normal non-stretched state.
There is an easy way to avoid this: do some light stretching after your enlargement sessions.
There are a few methods that will work for this. The best one requires a penis extender.
If you have an extender, you should remove one or two rods from the device. This will result in a lighter stretch.
For the purpose of preventing turtling, a light stretch is all you need.
Once you have your extender adjusted properly, it’s time to strap in.
Again, you should only feel a light stretch with no discomfort and absolutely no pain.
The goal here is just to keep the penis extended so it doesn’t retract.
You should aim to keep the extender on with a light stretch for at least one full hour.
After that, I recommend that you remove the extender and apply a traction wrap.
A traction wrap is another good way to lightly stretch your penis.
We already went over how traction wrapping works in section one above.
However, in this specific case, you don’t need to extend your penis to maximum stretch before wrapping.
When you apply the traction wrap after extending, you should aim for the same light stretch you felt in the extender.
Think of this as a cool-down exercise. You really just want to keep your penis from retracting.
Once you’ve had the traction wrap on for about an hour, you should be fine to take it off. At this point, your penis should not turtle.
If it does, you can try some low intensity exercises.
You can find more details on traction wrapping in this article.
5: Lower Exercise Intensity to Prevent Turtling
You might not realize it, but turtling can be a result of problems with your enlargement routine.
You might actually be causing the turtling yourself if you’re doing excessively intense routines.
Turtling is a natural thing for all men after they perform an enlargement routine.
However, if you go after it too aggressively your penis is going to go in defense mode and retract.
If you’re seeing hardcore turtling after every session, you probably need to back down a bit.
Remember, enlargement is a long game and if you push too hard and attempt to make it happen quickly, things will backfire on you.
Overtraining is one the biggest reasons that men experience excessive turtling.
As a result of overtraining, your penis will try to retract back to a more comfortable state.
This happens most often with jelqing, but overdoing any exercise can result in turtling.
Don’t confuse overtraining with just an extra intense workout session.
Overtraining is too much exercise too often.
If you’re overtraining your penis, you’re likely to see some pretty consistent turtling. I’m talking turtling all day and all night.
If you’re seeing turtling for long periods, the cause is likely overtraining.
An normal enlargement workout can cause turtling too, but it won’t last as long.
You will probably see the most turtling for the first 10 minutes after you’re done with your session. Usually, this will subside after about 20 minutes.
You can also do some basic stretching by hand to fix this turtling.
If your turtling doesn’t go away after a half hour, it’s likely due to overtraining. Consider backing off a bit and taking some time to rest.
Along these same lines, jelqing with too much pressure can also cause turtling.
If your grip is too strong, you’re putting too much pressure on your penis.
Use a gentle but firm grip. You don’t need to use a death grip to get results from jelqing.
Any type of penis stretching exercise can easily be overdone.
This can also cause turtling. If you’re doing a stretch like piss pulls, remember to stop pulling once you feel discomfort.
You should never feel any pain while stretching your penis.
You should also always remember to properly warm up before doing any enlargement exercises.
Failure to do this will cause additional turtling. You need to be sure your penis is ready before starting any exercise.
The best warm-up involves some type of heating element.
I recommend that you wrap your penis in a warm washcloth or use a heat lamp. You can also jump in a hot shower or bath.
The goal is literally to get your penis as warm as possible. This helps stimulate blood flow and keeps everything loose for the best possible stretching.
If you’re seeing any of these red flags in your routines, it’s time to make a change.
Here are a few practical things you can do to reduce turtling:
- Jelq with less pressure. Remember, you shouldn’t feel any pain.
- Jelq less often. Reducing your regular jelq routine by a few reps might be all it takes.
- Stretch your penis with less tension. Start from your regular stretch and reduce it slightly.
- Warm up your penis longer. Warming up longer is always a good thing and can only help prevent injury.
- Drink green tea. Green tea helps your body maintain healthy circulation.
- Masturbate less often. I know you probably don’t want to hear this, but it works for some men. I’ve heard reports from some guys that their turtling stopped completely once they cut out all masturbation. It makes sense if you think about it. After masturbation, your testosterone is reduced and your penis is “spent” so it will want to retract.
- Warm up every day. Get into a habit of warming up your penis even on your off days. This won’t stress the tissues if you do it right. It helps to encourage blood flow and keep everything loose.
- Wear loose clothing. Extremely tight clothing, especially around your manhood, will decrease blood flow.
- Try some equipment. I recommend trying a traction wrap or silicon sleeve.
Okay, But Why Do These Work?
All penis enlargement exercises work by stretching the tissues in your member until they lose elasticity. This works the same as any other kind of skin and tissue stretching (source).
Imagine a rubber band.
If you put a rubber band in a rubber band gun, it stretches quite a bit but goes right back to its original size immediately after you shoot it.
It might lose elasticity after 1,000 or so shots, but really it’s more likely to break than lose its stretch.
But if you just leave that same rubber band wrapped around a deck of cards, it stretches out of shape over a moderate amount of time.
Even when you take it off the deck, it’s permanently larger and less likely to bounce back.
That’s because you kept the rubber band extended over time.
When you do your traction wrapping, piss pulls, or lazy ass stretches, you’re keeping the tissues in your member extended in a stretch over time.
Eventually, your penis loses elasticity and the turtling problem diminishes.
Stretching your penis will take longer, and require more effort, than a rubber band on a deck of cards.
However, the concept is the same. It works just as reliably if you stick with it.
How to Fix a Turtling Penis – Conclusion:
Whatever exercise you choose, remember that prevention of turtling should never be an afterthought.
It isn’t this thing you do on the side to help your penis enlargement gains.
It’s an important part of the penis enlargement process.
So give your anti-turtling efforts the same planning, importance, discipline, and focus you do for your core exercises.
That way you’ll get to keep what you worked so hard to gain.