Hey guys, been away for a while. I see that by beating this subject around for a while, that there is some increasing belief that stressing the unloaded tunica is the way to go for girth increases. I believe that our movement to practical application will prove the hypothesis that unloaded tunica stresses lead to greater girth increases, at least as far as pumping and manual girth exercises are concern. I think the same may be true for clamping as well, but I’ll leave that for the clampers to debate.
BTW Thunder, I’m waiting for my pump. I’ll be adding magnets to it when it comes. :)
mravg - Your hoop stress concept is interest. When looked at as a whole, the cavernosa are cylinders. However, I agree with ttt that the bilayer tunica with different fiber orientation and fiber bundle splay make this much more complicated.
I agree that longitudinal tension would be much less than circumferential as calculated even though pressure would be the same across all of the inner surface (Pascal’s Law).
I think your concept would work in the unloaded tunica with both jelqing (as described by sparkyx) and pumping (as described by sparkyx and mgus). Lengthening does occur with both, but the predominant enhancement is girth.