Please take the time to read... Over the years I have experimented with penis stretching. Why? Well basically because I could, there's possibility of bigger penis, and it never hurt so what's the big deal. I used to stretch my penis (flaccid) out or up. One day however I decided to stupidly stretch it downward, while I was sitting on the toilet actually. Last year, thinking it was a great idea, and I could feel the stretch, I pulled it down gently and pulled as hard as I could. I felt zero pain during it. Then suddenly I heard my penis pop! Similar to the sound of wetting your lips compressing them then opening them up very quickly. It scared the living crap out of me! My penis might have a 'gave' a tiny bit when it popped, but I don't remember. All I know I was afraid and wish I didn't do it. I felt zero pain after the pop as well, no swelling, no nothing. But I noticed I lost my erection for the most part. Was it mental? physical? What happened?? I was scared, I was only 21, and fear I ruined the rest of my sex life, or life for that matter, just because one day I decided to stretch my penis downward. Also surrounding this time period, I was going through a tough time with a girl, being depressed, then with this situation of the pop, made me even more depressed, feeling my life was over. Which I know doesn't help with erections. I was really freaking out, reading about urologist test to figure out if the erectile dysfunction was mental or physical. There's a nocturnal tumescense test, to see if you get nocturnal/morning erections. If you don't get them, then the problem is physical, something I did not want to hear. And I realized I had about zero morning erections since this incident. So now I was freaking out even more, that I caused major damage. But luckily I read that those with serious depression, (which trust me I was, I didn't even want to awaken, just sleep all day, those who have been truly depressed know what I mean) have almost no nocturnal/morning erections due to the physiological effects of the depression. That made me feel better that there was still hope it's mental. I've went to other sites, and I've read about it being a ligament pop, or maybe the tunica cracking. But I don't understand how the ligament would 'pop', there's no bone for it to rub over. And if the tunica cracked wouldn't it hurt to the high heavens? Maybe the ligament was just being stretched beyond its limit and it popped, because it was stretched beyond its limits a tiny bit. I'm sure if it tore, that would have hurt as well, at least I think, and hope. I can't imagine something on the human body getting damaged, and the body not responding with series of pain impulses. The differences I have noticed since the pop is I think my penis hangs a little bit lower than it used to, its more parallel to the floor than it used to be. And my erections start to lose rigidity when its not stimulated by touch within around 10 seconds, while prior it used to last longer. Again, is this a mental thing? Maybe I'm still thinking about it while its sitting there, fearing its going to fall and it does. Regardless, I can no longer freely walk around the room with a hard on, I'm self conscious of it. As far as I'm concerned I am going to try my best to forget I ever 'popped' my penis, and try to forget the girl I was stressing over. And just let it go, and stop beating myself up for being so stupid. Hopefully once that is all gone, I will be living free. But I must honestly say due to the scary sound and loss of erection whether mental or physical, this is not something I ever want to experience again. I have completely given up penile stretching, and do not recommend it to anyone else. It just makes me mad to think I never really stretched my penis much, then one day I decided to stretch it downward and it popped. It has really affected my life. I went and saw a general physician about it, he said it was probably mostly mental, and that it is hard to damage the penis flaccidly. I even posted questions on urologists sites about it, and they said the same. I just hope they're not telling me its mental, just because there's nothing that can be done, if it is physical. I really hope they're being honest. I'm happy for those that have had success with penile stretching. But if I could personally take back the days, and most importantly that day I was stretching it when it popped, I would without a doubt. My best advice would be to either stop stretching, or at the least stop stretching it downward. I'm planning on visiting a urologist to have a more intellectual talk about what I might have done, the general physician was just not enough for me. As far as I'm concerned that pop sound, was a warning sign to stop stretching forever. Please be safe. Thank you.