First Post, 4-Year Vet Seeking Advice
Starting length: 5.5” BPEL (Mid ‘06)
Current length: 7.6” BPEL / 8.6” BPFSL
Mid ‘06 - Mid ‘09 During this time the FastSize extender is pretty much the only thing I used. I bought a jelq device after about 2 years, but rarely used it and don’t attribute any gains to it. I gained a little more than 1 inch during these 3 years, which doesn’t seem like much, but I was usually only using the extender once a week for 45min - 1 hour. This was an extreme, max tension stretch where I couldn’t stretch any further, and would shoot for 1 hour, but occasionally stopped early due to intensity. I also took 3 separate 1-month breaks during this time, not intentionally, but because of mid Dec. To mid Jan. Vacations. After these month-long layoffs, I wouldn’t be able to stretch as far as before and would have to take bars off. It seems odd to me now that I went for 3 years only training once or occasionally twice a week.
In mid 2009 I started to take PE seriously and began training on a daily basis. I bought a Bib Hanger, then a Bib Hardcore a month or two later, moved up fast in weight, but didn’t notice much of a change. I then started a manual stretch & jelq routine that lasted 6 weeks. I gained fast at first (.25-.5”) in the first few weeks, but nothing for the last couple weeks. I tried the LengthMaster for a couple months, but the way it’s designed creates a lot of pressure in the glands no matter how you wrap.
Mid Jan. 2010 - I started only hanging for the next 9-10 weeks. I increased the number of sets, then the amount of weight (all BTC) the way Bib suggested. The first week or two I used the LengthMaster hanging attachment because you don’t get the twisting problems like the Bib, but it placed pressure on the nerves behind the glans, and I lost about 95% of the feeling in the glans for a few days. I switched to Bib Hardcore for the rest of the time, but stopped after the 9-10 weeks because I didn’t gain anything, and Bib’s only advice was to try to move the weight while hanging.
Late March 2010 - I decided to try the FastSize again, but this time was using it every day for 2-3 hours. A few months later a got a BathMate Hercules and began using it daily, but it was often times very painful for me. It caused a nausea-type pain not in the balls, but in the internal plumbing that’s connected to the balls. I would pull down on my sac while getting into BM, but couldn’t avoid the pain. I was also filling the Hercules, so I tried the Goliath, but that was way too big to get a seal, and it would have been painful as well. As for the FastSize, I’m still using it daily at max tension, but have been doing 1 set for 1 hour/day, no off days. When I went for more sets and time, my sets wouldn’t last more than 40-50 mins before I’d have to stop. I’ve also been using Static wraps for the last few months to stay extended throughout the day, and unlike the extender, they can be worn under clothes. I’ve also been doing some occasional clamping, but no exact schedule. Over the last 9 months, I’ve only gained about .25”
Where do I go now?
This is why I’m posting here for the first time. Hanging didn’t really do anything for me and even after months of use I never really got the knack of the Bib Hanger. I have a hard time maintaining my grip for manual stretches, even with gloves & baby powder. I’ve tried putting on the Bib and using it to do manual stretches to avoid grip issues, which works OK, but there’s no way to apply constant, even tension, and you don’t know how much you’re pulling weight-wise.
I could do some girth training because while I don’t think the TCG theory is completely right, my BPFSL is a full inch more than my BPEL, and I have never done a lot of girth training. My problem with the theory is I don’t see how length gains can stop due to underdeveloped smooth muscle. I’ve thought about getting an air pump, but I don’t know if I’ll have the same issue I had with the BathMate. If I knew that I could use an air pump without getting that nausea-like pain, I would definitely use one. It just makes sense to me that I could gain from it with my tunica able to stretch to a length longer than my erect length. Or perhaps a break from PE altogether would be the best thing.
I appreciate anyone weighing in with your opinions and look forward to contributing to the forums.