Best Heating Pad for PE
In a recent PM, Penismith inspired me to look more closely at IR heating pads. The supposed benefit of these pads is that they radiate a considerable amount of IR, which penetrates into the body before dissipating and actually heats internal tissues (to a certain depth) as well as external tissues. I dismissed the idea at first, thinking that my rice sock works very well, thank you, but after doing some research I’m seeing more merit to the idea. Thanks, Penismith!
Conventional heating pads (and rice socks) function primarily with conducted heat, meaning that the heat reaches the internal tissues (ligs and tunica) only by being passed along from outer portions to inner portions. These heating pads thus create strong temperature gradients wherein the skin is much hotter than the ligs and tunica.
In addition, good circulation can considerably undermine the effect of conventional heating pads, by conducting away the heat before it can significantly raise the temperature of your tissues.
I just did a google search for IR heating pads, and found this the following site:
Thermotex seems to be the main player in this area. You can see that there are several choices, some more expensive than others, but all of which are expensive.
Does anybody have any experience with any of these? I suspect the model designed for the hand and elbow might be best suited for heating the penis (directly, or through a hanger or pump, although I’m not by any means certain of this.
I read on Thermotex’s site that IR is reflected by metal, whereas it is absorbed by silicone. Therefore, you probably don’t have to worry about the screws and nuts of your Bib Hanger overheating, but you do have to watch the rubbery parts. I don’t know whether hard plastic or glass is reflective, absorptive, or transparent to IR. Pumpers might want to find out before purchasing.