Success! Birthday goal achieved.
Thank you to Thunder and everyone who contributes so much good information here! I have been reading the forum for several years off and on. This year, my new year’s resolution was to spend the time and go for it. I had two goals that I wanted to achieve by my birthday (yesterday) - one was to gain a half inch BPEL (from 6.5” to 7”) and the other to have a heavier, more consistent flaccid hang. I’m elated to say that I have achieved both!
I told my wife about it about 4 weeks in. She knew my size of 6.5” beforehand, so she stopped doubting when I pulled out the ruler. In mid-April, we were doing doggie style an she kept jerking away. I asked her what was going on and she told me I kept tapping her cervix which hurt. Great feeling, but kind of worried me. Three weeks later, she was riding on top of me and I bottomed out again. That’s when she told me “Enough - you’re all done. If I can’t grind down on your cock, you’re not getting sex as much.” Whoops! Time to stop, and just short of my goal (by 1/8”).
I continued to do maintenance and decided to work on girth for the last couple of weeks. I think the change up in routine and rest time for healing did the trick. When we measured for my birthday (with her willing help to make sure it was at it’s peak size), I measured just over 7” BPEL and 5 3/8” girth. Plenty enough for me - and her.
My second goal of a better flaccid hang was reached too. I don’t track my flaccid measurements since it is so subjective to time, temperature, etc. I wear an ace bandage wrap for several hours a day but stopped that also a few weeks ago. Partly for the break and partly because I realized I didn’t really need it. I hardly ever shrivel now - always hanging full length and heavy. My wife has noticed that as well (as my nickname implies, I like to be nekkid a lot).
As for routine, I basically did the Newbie Routine but altered based on my free time. I use a rice sock for warm up/down that I created by taking a real sock, cutting the toes off, curling it half way up (like you were taking it off) filling it with rice and sewing it up along the edge. This leaves an hole of tube through it where you stick your penis. Combined with the ace bandage wrap to keep it elongated make for a great warm down.
I do fowfers for several hours a week when I get a chance to work from home. I also discovered horse440’s and general base-squeezing about 6 weeks ago and incorporated them with great success. I tried clamping but did not like it. Instead, I use a cock ring which is actually just a thin pipe washer for Home Depot that is comfortable and easy to take off by rolling even when fully erect.
My only regret is not taking a good ruler picture beforehand. I have plenty of nude pictures of myself, but nothing that would definitively show a half inch difference. Bummer on that point.
I’ll continue maintenance for the rest of the summer at least and probably far beyond. I’m very happy at this length and it feels good to know that if asked, I can proudly say I have a full 7 inch cock. I’m sure that would impress just about anyone, which is the point. I can’t wait to go to the nude beach this summer and show it off!