One of the most common physical insecurities for men is penis size. The vast majority of men have penises that fall within an inch of average, but that turns out to be little consolation for those of us whose penises are on the shorter side of it. And it doesn’t matter what age you are or how accomplished you feel in every other area of your life — if you feel like you don’t measure up below the belt, it can have a devastating effect on your self-esteem.
There’s an entire industry based around this concern — most men believe that their penises are “smaller than average” — and a bevy of companies promise that they have the products you need to increase the size of your penis along with your self-esteem. Phallosan offers a product called Phallosan Forte, which they claim will significantly enlarge your penis in both the short and long term. But will it get the job done? Below, we break down whether Phallosan Forte is worth the investment.
From our testing and research, Phallosan Forte is the real deal. It’s based on proven science, and the device is comfortable to wear for long stretches, even in day-to-day life or while you sleep. It takes a little time to get used to the order of operations, but once you have it down, you’ll be able to put it on and take it off with ease.
- Safe and effective when used as directed
- Arguably the most comfortable device of its kind
- Discreet packaging
- Can be worn inconspicuously throughout the day
- Can be worn safely during the night as you sleep
- Excellent customer service
- Has an app for both iOS and Android
- Free shipping worldwide
- Expensive compared with similar brands
- Must be cleaned regularly to avoid infections
- Initial setup is more complicated than other devices
Phallosan Forte’s traction device permanently enlarges the penis in length and girth while remaining comfortable and discreet.
Phallosan Forte is more expensive than others, but this translates directly into comfort and convenience. This device is easier to wear discreetly under clothing, and you can even wear it safely while you sleep.
At Innerbody Research, we extensively test each health service we review, including Phallosan. All told, our testers and team have collectively spent thousands of hours testing and researching Phallosan and their competitors to provide an accurate, unbiased analysis of how they stack up, free of marketing jargon and gimmicks.
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Phallosan Forte is a penis-enlarging device made by Phallosan, a medical company specializing in men’s health. It uses traction and suction to safely and effectively stretch your penis, which will promote growth and cell regeneration if used consistently over a decent period. You can also use it to treat Peyronie’s disease (curvature of the penis) and size and potency loss resulting from prostate surgery.
All of the parts you need come in one kit, and it’s ideal for everyday use. With its incorporation of vacuum mechanics, the nature of this device makes it one of the most comfortable penis extenders we’ve tested. It’s suitable even for use while you sleep.
Check out our unboxing video below to get a look at the assembly process for the Phallosan Forte:
The low-profile design of Phallosan Forte makes it capable of fitting comfortably and discreetly underneath your clothes. And it comes to your door in a discreet, unmarked package. Your neighbors won’t see a box labeled PENIS-ENLARGEMENT EQUIPMENT HERE.
Is Phallosan Forte legit?
The short answer is “yes.” When researching penis enlargement treatments and devices, it’s essential to take any statement a company makes with a fistful of salt and a healthy amount of research. Search for “penis enlargement” online. You’ll find a cornucopia of shady companies with names like pornographic superheroes that promise you three inches of growth in two weeks through some combination of snake oil and pseudoscience.
Phallosan Forte, on the other hand, is approved by the FDA and uses legitimate, tested methods for penis enlargement, taking advantage of negative pressure dynamics and the application of low amounts of traction to your penis shaft, resulting in growth over extended periods.
The product also comes with a two-year warranty, so you know you’re not going to get ripped off by a fly-by-night company telling you what you want to hear. We do wish Phallosan offered a more robust money-back guarantee, however.
The principle behind Phallosan Forte’s penis enhancement system is the same principle behind muscle-building in weight training. When parts of your body experience tiny microtears, your body’s natural cell regeneration processes take over. When you apply this concept to your penis, you can increase length and girth. The Forte can apply up to 3kg of traction to your penis. If you want to see more immediate gains, you’ll need to wear it for six to eight hours a day.
Our testers experienced gains ranging from close to an inch to well over an inch after several months of consistent use. Phallosan Forte comes with a penis-measuring key that allows you to track and take note of your progress. Phallosan’s smartphone app will help you maintain your routine and maximize your gains.
Phallosan Forte differs from the vast amount of penis enhancement devices in that it doesn’t use a clamp to separate the head of your penis from the shaft, which can cut off circulation to your penis. Instead, the device uses a suction cup on your glans that’s carefully attached to a strap. That strap fits around your waist, holding it in place for up to a maximum of 12 hours per day. Since it doesn’t cut off circulation to your penis during use, many customers like to leave the device on while sleeping comfortably.
Over time, painless, microscopic tears will appear in the shaft of your penis, which your body will repair using cell regeneration. Consistent use will increase length and girth so that you won’t end up with a longer-but-skinnier penis due to traction.
Using Phallosan Forte
Every piece of equipment you need comes included in the Phallosan Forte kit, and it also comes with an extensive instruction manual. Unfortunately, this manual was poorly written and is more likely to confuse users than help them. It took our testers an average of two full read-throughs before they were comfortable trying on the device, and even then, they took it slowly.
Hopefully, this simple breakdown of steps will help:
Use the measuring device to find the appropriate suction bell size
Firmly but gently place protector cap over the tip of your penis
Roll down condom sleeve
Place the head of your penis into the plastic bell
Match pump and bell to each other, using arrows on both for guidance
Pull drawbar on top of the bell over the pump and secure firmly
Turn green valve to pump to activate suction
Depress the pump repeatedly to draw your penis into the bell
Turn green valve to “lock”
Gently push soft foam rubber ring to the base of the penis
Attach the belt to the end of the device
Wrap the belt around your body until it begins to pull on the tension bar
Adjust tension until colored indicator bars are barely in the yellow (not the red)
Adjust at will if any discomfort occurs
How long until you see results?
As with any piece of training equipment, gains in penis size are going to be consistent with the amount you’ve used it and the way you’ve used it. A lot of users have reported that if you use Phallosan Forte consistently for at least six to eight hours a day, you could see consistent gains within the first couple of months — after over a year of use, users have reported gains of one to three inches of length, along with considerable girth increases.
Insider Tip: You’ll want to get your hands on some baby powder for maintenance. When the powder that comes pre-applied to the protector cap and sleeve wears away, chafing can become a serious issue. A sprinkle of powder every few uses will alleviate this.
The Phallosan Forte kit costs $379 and includes all of the equipment you’re going to need to begin your penis-enlargement routine:
- Elastic belt and foam ring
- Adjustable buckle
- Belt adapter, which can connect to suction bells
- 3 suction bells, which come in small, medium, and large
- Protector caps
- Tension clip (with tension spring attachment)
- Suction pump with three-way valve
- Comprehensive instruction manual
- Penis-measuring template
- Travel bag
- Two-year warranty
Phallosan offers a new additional option as well: the Phallosan Plus+. You can purchase Plus+ along with the Phallosan Forte — a combination package costing $499 — or by itself afterward for $120. You do not save any money purchasing them together.
You use the Plus+ along with your Phallosan Forte for additional traction and faster or extended results. Compared to the 3kg of force the basic Forte applies, the Plus+ delivers 4.8kg.
If you can afford it, the combination of vacuum and rod-based traction is potent and effective while remaining comfortable.
Phallosan Forte is entirely safe to use, and it comes with a huge amount of supplemental material that will ensure that you’re able to apply it comfortably without worrying that you’ll experience discomfort or pain.
As with any penis traction device, it’s important to pace yourself when starting with Phallosan Forte — you’re not going to want to start out using the maximum setting. That level of tensile strength is appropriate only once your penis has gained enough strength to respond to more significant amounts of traction.
Shipping from Phallosan is free in the US, and it typically takes 2-3 business days. You’ll get order and processing confirmations but no tracking information or delivery confirmation from the company.
Once you receive the device, you can only return it if it’s unopened. There’s a thin cellophane wrapping around the product box, so there’s little chance that anyone could try the device and then return it.
If there are any defects with the product, you’ll have to submit photos along with a replacement request. Phallosan reviews these on a case-by-case basis and has no firm policy to reference.
Phallosan Forte is committed to safeguarding your information.
- All packages ship in discreet, neutral packaging without any product details.
- The website is secure for online purchases.
- The only information Phallosan collects relates to shipping products to your door.
Like the Phallosan forte, the PeniMaster Pro utilizes a combination of suction and traction to provide comfortable and effective extension. Their prices are competitive with Phallosan’s as well. It’s also worth noting that they have more packages available to choose from, so you don’t have to start out with the most expensive offering to test the waters. From a quality standpoint, the two are neck and neck, but we might have to give the final recommendation to PeniMaster.
Check out our PeniMaster Pro review for more information.
Quick Extender Pro
Quick Extender Pro is our favorite offering among simple traction devices. It has a high build quality, a surprising level of comfort for its class, and a customer service team that’s informed and responsive. With the Quick Extender Pro, you can continue to add extension rods as you grow out past your goals, and those additional accessories are rather affordable.
Learn more in our comprehensive review of Quick Extender Pro.
SizeGenetics bears striking similarities to Quick Extender Pro, but the companies behave extremely differently. The SizeGenetics customer service experience is protracted and agonizing, and if you’re lucky and persistent enough to have your complaints heard, you’ll find resistance to even the most basic solutions. This is all a shame because the product is well-made and would be a fantastic budget option for anyone looking to experiment with traction to see if it’s right for them. To learn more, visit our SizeGenetics review.
A better option for the budget-conscious, MaleEdge provides an effective product for a reasonable price. Its design isn’t as intuitive as others, so it might take longer to get comfortable using it. It also suffers from an inferior construction quality to companies like SizeGenetics or Quick Extender Pro.
If you’re into luxury products, then Jex Extender might be the choice that will bring you the most joy. Their products often contain precious metals and other aesthetic upgrades that significantly increase their cost. Below the shiny surface is an effective extension device that won’t let you down, but there is one catch — even for those to whom money is no object. The increments between extension rods are slightly larger than those between rods from other companies. The result is larger jumps in extension length with each increase, and that can lead to discomfort or even bruising in especially sensitive users.
By combining suction and traction, the Phallosan Forte offers one of the most effective devices on the market. It has the potential to enhance both length and girth. It’s comfortable enough to wear while sleeping, and you can use the included strap to keep your penis secured against your body in various positions, making it a cinch to hide the device beneath loose clothes.
The Phallosan Forte’s comfort is its most impressive feature. The protective sheaths are easy to put on and allow your penis to enter the suction bell with little to no noticeable sensation. This design is a big improvement compared to basic traction devices that can constrict blood flow around the glans.
Phallosan might have rated a little higher in value if its price point were more forgiving. The Forte comes with bells in small, medium, and large sizes, and if you don’t need the small to start, you’re essentially paying for materials that you won’t use. There is no way to measure your penis before ordering, nor is there a way to customize the package and save money. If the company started selling their measuring device (or even offering it for free) and allowing customers to augment the contents of their shipment, their value would markedly increase.
It’s tough to misuse the Phallosan Forte. It may be challenging to learn how to use it, but there aren’t a lot of opportunities to hurt yourself along the way. There are several useful videos around the internet to help you get the hang of it, and once you do, you can rest assured that the science behind the technique is sound.
The most helpful safety feature lives on the tension bar. As you tighten the belt that increases the tension on the device, the inner portion of the bars reveals itself. A color guide with green, yellow, and red sections is on that inner bar. That provides a quick visual reference that you’ve dialed in the tension correctly.
Phallosan’s customer service still needs some work. They offer fast shipping and a relatively intuitive website, but their written materials are poorly translated. This applies to the included instruction manual, which at times seems deliberately confusing. Communication from the company should be better, as well. They don’t provide any shipping or tracking information after your order, so you’ll have to keep an eye out for the delivery.