Yes, I would agree, the new clamps project an evolution over the hose clamps of the middle ages. Its purely a matter of technique and clamping is ‘a bridge too far,’ at least for me. Putting point loads and high crimping compressible forces on the penis are just not recommended in the medical journals.
I use three different widths of neoprene strips that when wrapped around a semi-erect penis provide all the constrictive force necessary to increase girth and you can target areas of the shaft. It acts like a constrictor when it is stretched and wrapped; exceedingly tight with high compression without point loading and damaging vascular structures, I even hang from this position which provides a very high degree of expansion to the shaft. My girth is 6 plus, and growing.
The penis is both a robust procreating force, but it is also a sensitive tool that will retain blood with the same pressure as holding a small bird in the hand. IMO it is serious overkill when you apply metalworking mechanical forces to a most prized weapon. It is barbaric but this never stopped the barbarians.
I have to try the neoprene. I was using Theraband and that didn’t seem to allow me to get as close to the base as I wanted. I actually use a strip of old sweatshirt, wrapped around the clamp part. On the clamp I use, it is pretty smooth plastic, so as far as point loading, I think I am fairly safe from that.
As for those barbarians - I suppose barbarians will be barbarians, lol. People make do with what they have at the time. I can’t see any logical reason for continuing to use a hose clamp now that the cable clamps are out.
Serious starting point: Nov. 2, 2009/BPEL 5.75 x 4.75 inches.
Current BPEL 7 1/2 x 5.5 inches.
Goal: BPEL 8 x 6 inches. Hell, if I hit 8, I'm going for 9!