Idea to prevent clamping discoloration
I have been clamping lately, and have been keen on preventing darkening. To that end, I have limited my time to 5 minute sessions and then immediately after releasing the clamp, I “helicopter” my dick. That is where you try to swing it rapidly around in a circle, like a helicopter blade. I find this gets oxygen to the skin much faster and better than massage.
The discoloration is the leaking of tiny amounts of blood past the capillary walls into the skin itself. When the blood is reabsorbed the pigment Hemosiderin is left behind and slowly and permanently stains the skin. At least this is my best understanding.
I remembered, I believe it was MM that started using Hair Tie Wraps (HTW) ala Xenoliths great discovery thread on it; HTW: its a wrap
when he used the BIB hanger and found it actually started to reverse some discoloration…if I remember correctly.
So, I thought it might have a similar effect for preventing and maybe even reversing discoloration during clamping. The added POSSIBLE benefit is it may actually improve the after hang flaccid from clamping similar to the effect of “condom pumping”. Also, I believe it will give some added protection to the external blood vessels against rupture.
The possible mechanism of it preventing discoloration is that it provides some counter pressure at the skin level, which hopefully will decrease or stop capillary leakage, and the hemosiderin deposits.
Today I tried it for the first time and my skin looked much better by the time I was done.
So, a couple key points.
First, I think its smart to leave the glans uncovered so you can monitor color.
Second, don’t cut the HTW in half until you see how long you will need it to be.
Third, leave enough so you can bring the HTW right up to the glans, this will help prevent the dreaded “donut effect”.
Forth, remember to start with it rolled, like a condom. This makes it much easier to put on. Then, when you go to remove it, roll it back up to take it off.
OK, so for those of you interested in trying it, let us know your results. IF this will allow us to clamp with a little greater safety, and prevents discoloration for those that want to avoid it…we have advanced PE just one more little step.