Weird Cord-Like Thing
Okay, I don’t know what to think about this for sure.
A few days ago after pumping, I noticed after my session that a hard “cord” had appeared. It was on the top of my penis, a little left of center; and ran lengthwise from almost the bottom of the glans straight down to the base of the penis, just underneath the skin. It felt much like a guitar string stretched tight. Upon feeling it, it reminded me of sinew, or rawhide. Not as hard as a steel cable or anything, but certainly a lot like gristle or sinew, flexible but strong! It was easily visible, but under the skin as I said. No pain… in fact I didn’t even feel it and didn’t notice it until I looked down. I could feel it and slide the skin over the top of it. It was smooth, like fishing line, except one little area along it’s length (about 1/2 inch long or less) there were some teeny tiny little bumps. Imagine a hand operated wood-saw blade, or a hacksaw blade, and running your thumb along the blade. Little bumps, that’s what it felt like underneath the skin.
Within about two hours it vanished, just as mysteriously as it had appeared. I laid off for a five days just to be safe. Everything seems totally normal. No pain, no numbness, nothing.
My hunch is that it was a tendon or a ligament, but I want to be more certain about this. It was perfectly straight, like a string stretched tight, no bends, turns, or “squiggles” like a blood vessel would have. Frankly I cannot imagine any blood vessel being able to withstand the amount of “stretch” or tautness that this had without breaking, but it’s better to ask, than it is to assume. One person has suggested it’s a lig, another has suggested it’s a temporary thrombosis. I’m not sure what to think so I’m asking.
This has happened before, a long time ago. I was doing some sex-play (some ropes were involved) and what it amounts to was pulling straight down on the erect penis from the base though, not the tip. This was when I had my first lig-pop and it also had three or four little bumps. It occurred right at the base where the penis attaches to the body. It, too, vanished in a few hours, there was never any problem: pain, numbness or other side effects.
The funny thing about this recent one is it was so long, going almost the whole length of the penis, and down into the base or pubic bone area. Are the ligaments really that long? This thing ran from the pubic bone all the way up the penis for a good three-quarters of it’s length! At the upper end of it, it kind of “faded out” or “tapered off” smoothly, disappearing just before it reached the bottom of the glans.
There is nothing significantly different in my routine, except a few days before I bumped the vacuum pressure up from 3½” hg to 4” hg. This is still really low pressure, calculated to slowly increase as per many good recommendations suggest out there. I have followed Avocet’s guidelines in “Pumping 101” religiously, I haven’t done any freaky shit like yielding to the temptation to “crank the pressure up” or do “marathon pumping sessions” or any of that.
I had slacked-off of my program for about six weeks due to some “life shit” I was going through at the time, but had already been pumping again for about two weeks when this occurred, and as mentioned had recently “bumped” the pressure up just a little bit, one half of an inch of vacuum pressure. Perhaps it had deconditioned?
Does anyone have any insights? :confused:
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Last edited by electron : 03-14-2005 at .