I was never a huge fan of Physics, but I’ve been doing a lot of speculating during my extended PE break, from a number of different angles. I recently dusted off an old Physics text from my school days and was thumbing through it. I came upon a few chapters; one was entitled “Mechanics of Systems of Particles,” another was “The Mechanics of Rigid Bodies,” but the one that caught my eye was entitled “Elasticity: The Mechanics of Deformable Solids.” This last chapter explains the minute details of elasticity & deformation. Of course, there is little in Mechanical Physics that can be directly applied to PE, but the discipline certainly confirms the How and the Why of elasticity & plastic deformation (i.e., PE is a logical & explainable phenomenon).
A few sentences that caught my eye: “…a local deformation must be transmitted to all parts of the body (in our reference, the “penis”). The mathematical computation of the deformation resulting from given forces is a problem in Elastostatics, while Elastodynamics deals with the changes of elastic disturbances in time….if we displace several atoms from their rest positions and then release them, they will move beyond those points in returning; and the vibrations will spread throughout the whole body, on account of the connections between the atoms.”
But that last statements shows that elasticity results in the tissues “moving beyond” their original points of “rest” after the tension is released. Of course, this is not visible to the naked eye; but for PE, we need to work against that retraction as much as possible (this has been referred to as the “kickback reflex”). This could explain why some guys (like Johan) have made length gains with mild stretches; it can also explain that “tension under Time” – i.e., fowfers, hanging, etc. – is very useful in combating “retraction.” Maybe even traction wrapping, perhaps.
What this brief little jaunt into the realm of Mechanical Physics also reveals is the limitations of applying it directly to PE. Obviously, the penis is not quite a “rigid body” or even a “deformable solid” (since the CC/CS are expanded with fluid – blood). Also, there are more pertinent facts associated with biology/physiology that could more specifically assist us in our efforts. However, the principle of Elasticity is something we need to contend with, and finding ways to minimize the tissues “moving beyond” their original points of rest should be something we’re all trying to figure out.
I believe some promising areas of experimentation would lie in temperature (applying heat before and during stretching), and of course - tension under time; as well as experimenting with different degrees of tractional forces.
Too bad we don’t have some handy chart to refer to….