I have to clarify my previous statements regarding tissue structure. As I said before, the Tunica Albuginea and the suspensory ligaments have basically the same type of tissue: hierarchically structured collagen fibers. While I always had in mind the tunica, the same considerations apply to the suspensory ligaments too. This means that the fast (newbie) gains resulting from uncrimp apply for both the tunica and the suspensory ligaments.
To avoid confusions, I repeat that exhausting the gains from uncrimp doesn’t mean there are no more gains from stretching! Only that they will come much slower. I think some confusion can be avoided if we make a difference between crimp and creep. The former is related to alignment of fibrils, while the latter means permanent elongation of those fibrils. An analogy could be ‘growing’ in height by abandoning the bad habit of staying bent and adopting a straight position (uncrimp) versus stretching the spine, increasing space between vertebrae (creep).
What I’m saying is that the connective tissue of the tunica and the ligaments have their share of elasticity (which is not affected by exhausting the crimp). Stretching for sufficiently long time the tunica and the ligaments in the elastic range, creep is likely to appear. For those not familiarized with this term, creep is the permanent deformation resulting from prolonged application of stress inside the elastic range. I guess this is a possible mechanism for further gains, but seems to be much slower.
Because creep appears without hitting the elastic limit of the tissue, it is not mandatory to produce micro tears of the fibers, scar tissue and all the undesired consequences of tough tissues resulting from healing.
Starting BPEL: 6.9" (Dec.1st, 2008)
Current BPEL: 8.11" NBPEL: 7.63" BPFSL: 9.09"
Current MEG : 5.6"