Sorry for the misunderstanding, MM.
What I meant was that it is hard to notice when flaccid and not stretched and noticeable when flaccid and stretched. In the first case, I think I can feel the chord. In the second, it is extremely clear.
It sounds like you have a normal tunica to me. That’s exactly what mine feels like.
I just tried this, but the chord is taut in all directions.
Upon further examination, I noticed that this “chord” is loser at the base of the penis. In other words, I can separate it more from the tunica at the base than the top. At the top, I can feel a hard section in the middle that SEEMS to continue from the bottom, but the bottom part of the chord is more grabbable.
The CCs are generally thicker near the base, so there’s more meat to grab generally. Toward the distal tip of penis (what you’re calling the “top”), the CCs fuse together and the septum nearly disappears. The DT fuses with the distal ligament, which holds the glans firmly to the tips of the CCs. This all sounds normal.
Maybe the bottom is some ligament? And the top, which feels joined, is just a usually tough section at the meeting point of the two CC’s? Maybe this has caused an illusion of one unified chord.
Yes. If you read up a couple of pages, you’ll see I posted some information from a paper I downloaded (and paid for, so can’t post it here), which shows that the medial bundles of the suspensory ligament fuse with the tunica, and the ligament strands continue down the length of the shaft to form the DT. It’s possible that the DT is evident behind the ligament (proximally), but it’s certainly not as thick as it is distally from the ligament.
The reason the ligament idea came into mind is that Bib, on his forums, talked about being able to palpate his ligament attachments on the base of his penis. If I am not mistaken, it was pretty far up too, maybe a few inches, where he could feel them and physically grab them. I thought he meant on the sides of the tunica…in my case this seems to be the case in the middle, where the base of the “chord” exists. Note: this was through the results of his growth from hanging, ie it was implied that this was a result of the growth from hanging, not a natural state.
The suspensory ligament is pretty much buried inside the body, just under the pubic bone. I think it’s hard to palpate directly, although I suppose it’s possible that years of hanging could change that. I think it’s more likely that Bib was talking about his fundiform ligament, which can be much further forward and actually encircles the penis and joins with the scrotum. The fundiform ligament has no connection to the tunica.
It’s also possible that you’re feeling the lateral bundles of the suspensory ligament. These originate at the pubic bone but split and connect to the left and right sides of the shaft. I suspect they may fuse with the “ventral thickenings,” although I’ve never seen this reported anywhere.
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