Pundendum thankyou for providing this information, it’s great to finally have a name (Buck’s fascia) that I think most people here will be happy to agree on for this ‘cord’ we’ve been quibbling over for some time.
Do you believe the Buck’s fascia can be elongated with heat and fulcrums? And if so, is there a limited amount that elongation will be possible before it becomes dangerous to the nerve bundles it protects?
There is capacity for arteries, veins, and nerves to elongate (they do with great ease when we grow). It’s a chicken or egg question as to whether nerve and vessel lengthening with normal growth when we’re young is primarily due to growth hormones or the result of tension stress of the growth of other structures, or both. (I am in no way suggesting the use of any hormones for PE — this just a discussion of capacity to lengthen).
We do know that vessels and nerves elongate in the penis with PE, particularly in the skin. We can see vein lengthening and measure them as well.
So there is definitely capacity to lengthen the vessels and nerves in the deep dorsal vein, arterial branches and nerves. I do believe that fulcrum stretches (hanging or v-stretch) can and do have the ability to elongate Buck’s fascia. The question again is moderate, high or ultra-high intensity tension? Like any other collagen structure fibers can elongate and/or thicken. We want to lengthen and not thicken. The intensity question has been debated ad nauseum in this forum; the jury’s still out.
Though it would appear that Buck’s fascia’s thickness seems thinner microscopically elsewhere around the tunica, its thickening here with its primary longitudinal fibers make it seemingly stiffer than the entire tunica structure of the CC (and CS). This is probably the result of the 2 layer (generally) tunica with both longitudinal and circumferential fibers and the folding that the fiber bundles in them exhibit when flaccid (pudendum - Girth theory: Pumping vs. clamping). So in the flaccid penis it is this dorsal thickening (basically the thickened dorsal segment of Buck’s fascia) that is felt when many guys (but as we know, not all) pull on their penis, is the rate limiting structure to further stretch.
My impression is that elongation of the vessels and nerves in this fascia is definitely possible, with the caveat that stretch must be done with care. Jerking, sudden onset of high tension could be disastrous. I found that with progressive stretch of superficial vessels with time and/or tension in an extender, veins in my skin started to “complain” — they hurt, starting with a vague discomfort, to frank sharp pain. That’s when I backed off or stopped. In a well supported environment like the Buck’s fascia, the vessels (arteries and veins) might actually be better protected as the resistance of the fascia should only allow so much stretch, more than likely less than superficial veins in the skin of the penis. This should still stimulate them to elongate from a tension stress.
Nerves have a similar capacity. The major sensory nerves of the penis run in this dorsal position of penis. The relative infrequent complaints of nerve problems from stretch (not from compression with clamps or strangulation as with nooses and straps which I believe are an entirely different story) are probably the result of this protection from Buck’s fascia. Stretch without numbness or pain should be a good indicator of safety.
I’m not sure that hanging with 25 lbs. over a dowel is a good thing. But I believe we can, and I believe I did, elongate the shaft — both tunica and Buck’s fascia with fulcrum stretches. (I used v-stretches after reaching limits from ligament stretch alone). So I believe that sensible fulcrum maneuvers, including heat, can be done safely and that over time they can affect lengthening of the fascia and the vessels and nerves.