Before I start I want to assure you that I’m taking time off from this, and I won’t start back up again until I’ve healed fully. I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I’m patient.
Now, I was hanging a week or so ago with my Capn’s wench. I had just switched to a more ‘proper’ attachment site. I had previously been wrapping and attaching just behind my coronal ridge, and had been doing so with success for about a year. However, I was starting to develop numbing issues after I bumped up my set from 10 minutes to 20 minutes, so I tried the more well accepted method of attaching the hanger 1” down from the coronal ridge. After hanging this way for about 5 days, at roughly 8 20minute sets per day, I had an interesting thing happen. I got an uncomfortable twinge in my head, and then a pinpoint amount of blood squeezed itself out of my glans, almost directly on but slightly forward from the coronal ridge. The feeling then subsided as quickly as it came and I, stupidly, continued with the set. I’m now on break until this heals but I have a very small, hard scab where that blood pushed out and no matter how much antibiotic ointment I put on it or hot of showers I take, it doesn’t look like it’s going to heal very quickly. But again, I’m patient. I’m on the sidelines until this is sorted.
So my question to you guys is this: What happened? How can I prevent this in the future? Was I doing something wrong or was I just unlucky about having a capillary so close to the surface? I try my best to squeeze the blood out of the head as I attach, am I not doing a good enough job of that?
My attachment strategy is like this: I wrap with a thin self adhesive bandage from just under the glans until about 1 inch from the base, getting tighter as I go down, and then attach a thick ACE style bandage about 5 layers thick, then attach my wench. I then use a hose clamp around the wench, pull my head out for a full stretch, and with one hand squeeze my glans and with the other hand tighten the hose clamp until I feel it’s tight enough not to slip.
Again; Yes, I am taking time off until this heals. I have been active in PE for about a year and a half. I am well conditioned.