An Abrupt Size Loss
As most of the vets here know, I’ve been off PE - cold turkey - for more than 3 years. And as I’ve mentioned on several occasions, I’d only lost about 1/8” EL during all that time. As of late, however, that has changed.
The last time I measured (to verify the 1/8” EL size loss) was about 2 months ago. Out of curiosity, I checked my EL several nights ago and was stunned to see an additional 1/8”+ size loss. Suspecting, as most might, an anomaly, I’ve measured now for the 5th night in a row….same result.
Furthermore, these measurements were taken with blistering erections - so, diminished inflation is not a possibility. I also measured using the same ruler, same positioning, same press, etc. Everything was uniform - except my EL (note: my ED, which is what initially drove me to PE in 2002, has not returned. That appears to be the only aspect of my PE experience which might be called “permanent.”).
I have not been injured, ill, on medication, under any additional stress or working more hours, etc. In short, I can think of no factors which might explain why my 1/8” size loss over 3+ years has more than doubled during the past 2 months.
Most here probably know that I believe that PE gains are the result of a version of “plastic deformation.” I figure that no other models could explain why I had maintained such a high percentage of my gains for such a long time after the stressors had been removed. No type of bodily stress-adaption (hypertrophy, dermal callouses, suntanning, etc.) could possibly remain for 3+ years after those reaction-provoking stressors had been removed.
Earlier, I had hastily concluded that the “changes” that were being imposed, at the cellular level, could somehow become “normative.” I believe this was inspired by reports that UV radiation could cause permanent cellular damage (which could lead to malignancy) and that some powerful substances, such as LSD, could actually result in damage/alteration to one’s very DNA (which could even subsequently increase one’s chances of having deformed babies).
The problem with my hasty generalizations is that what we do merely imposes mechanical stressors upon the tissues (even at the cellular level), but this cannot compare to the magnitude of the cumulative effects of solar radiation or to powerful drugs that can have complex chemical interactions with one’s DNA.
What Might This Mean?
As doctors have mentioned, every cell in the human body is “recycled” (within) every 7 years. These “replacement” cells don’t happen all at once, of course - nor does it take a full 7 years for every cell in the body (only that “within” 7 years, every cell is recycled).
As PE is NOT caused by radiation or powerful interactive chemicals, it doesn’t actually alter one’s DNA - it’s just a mechanical stressor. Indeed, the “deformation” of those particular cells might be irreversible, but the “blueprint” of one’s cell factory has not been altered.
Therefore……..? Therefore, I suspect that PE cannot ever be “permanent” (unless your gains resulted from a huge zap of radiation to your cock). No matter how thoroughly you deform your (present) penile cells, no matter how long you hold onto the vast majority of those gains (such as…3+ years???), once your body starts to recycle those cells, it will do so according your cellular blueprints (DNA) - not based upon your history of stretching & squeezing your cock.
Perhaps after 3+ years I’ve been experiencing a more intensive, cumulative “recycling” of my penile cells - and the stretched out, deformed ones are being replaced by my natural cells.
Is a Total Loss Possible?
I think that might be the worse case scenario: that after all of the deformed cells of your CC, CS, ligs, connective tissues, urethra, skin, etc. has been completely recycled….you might return to the very beginning - to the cock that Nature gave you.
To guys who love to PE (I hate to PE), this probably won’t seem like too big of a deal. Nonetheless, you might be facing the prospect of life-long PE….or, you might be just a few years away from a total loss of gains.
A Maintenance Routine?
If my fears are true, all that a MR will do is to prevent short-term size losses - which I had been fortunate to keep within 1/8” EL for 3+ years - but it probably won’t do shit as your body cycles through cell replacement. In other words, as your penis recycles it’s cells, the deformed cells - the gains for which you’re trying to “maintain” - will gradually be replaced by natural cells, which gave you your natural size in the first place.
A Possible Application of The Hypothesis
A guy starts PE, makes some gains (hopefully), eventually keeps plateauing, decides that more gains are not forthcoming, decides to do a maintenance routine. This will probably keep his losses in check - until his cells are being recycled in ever larger numbers. Once this happens, his MR will seem useless. He will then basically have to restart his PE journey - in other words, vigorously hitting a full PE regimen, not some “maintenance routine.”
I may be wrong (actually, I hope that I am), but I’ll keep a close eye on this. I’ll keep measuring, weekly, over the next couple months. I’ll report anything noteworthy back to the forum.
Curious what some of the vets think about this…