Clamps, Heat, Hypoxia
I’ve just started clamping this week and noticed something odd:
When I clamp real tight, after about 15-20 minutes the colour starts to darken to the point where I’m thinking I should get some fresh blood in.
Today I was doing the same thing for a couple of sets, then I decided to use my IR heat pad over the top. After no more than 3 or 4 mins I took it off to check it and it was Scary Dark Purple! I let the blood in and it went to a nice healthy pink colour, so I repeated without the heat pad. Again, it was about 15mins before the colour went to the point where I thought it better to realease it. I repeated again with the heatpad, checking every 1 minute, and it went the colour purple within about 2 or 3 minutes.
Does anybody have any insight into this? Does heat burn up oxygen in tissues quicker? I’m just wondering if there’s a lesson in here (apart from don’t clamp your penis :)
Anyhow, you’ll be glad to know that buddy is doing well. He’s nice and pinky and seems no worse for the event. I’m just glad I noticed soon enough.