New suppositions about the growing mechanisms
Site statistics and many “How much size can I gain?” threads show that an average successful PE-er can achieve in around one year (add, or take 6 month) approximately 1” length and 0.5” girth gain. These numbers are not accurate, I know, but it doesn’t matter too much for what I’m going to say. The important thing, which I’d like you to agree, is that in a certain amount of time an average successful PE-er will gain relatively easily a certain amount of size. After that, any further gain will be very slow.
I think this particularity of PE can be linked with the structural characteristics of the ligament/tendon structure.
We can assume that the penis size is limited by the Tunica Albuginea, consisting of ligament-like tissue. This kind of tissue has a hierarchical structure: Tendon > Fascicles > Fibrils > Sub-fibrils > …
This is the link to the source article for the ligament/tendon structure: http://www.engin.umich.edu/class/bm…gten/ligten.htm
Quote from the article:
“There is a structural characteristic at this level that plays a significant role in the mechanics of ligaments and tendons: the crimp of the fibril. The crimp is the waviness of the fibril; we will see that this contributes significantly to the nonlinear stress strain relationship for ligaments and tendons and indeed for bascially all soft collagenous tissues.”
In layman terms, this crimp means the following: a guy with a 5” long tunica has inside his tunica some longitudinal fibrils that are normally folded and measure more than 5” (let’s say 6”) when unfolded under stress. When stretching the tunica, these fibrils “un-crimp” under moderate force. When they are straightened out, the force to further stretch the tunica increases more and the tunica enters the elastic region. After the stretch is over, everything comes back to the original state, including the crimp of the fibrils.
What I’m postulating is that after many cycles of stretching for sufficiently long time, the fibrils won’t go back to the crimped state, but stay more straightly. When all the crimp is eliminated, so the fibrils are completely straightened out even in resting state, the rate of PE gains will drop steeply. For further gains, there should be other mechanisms (like plastic deformation, or cell growth) which I won’t discuss here beyond noticing that this unknown mechanism is much slower than the un-crimping process.
If this un-crimping really takes place, this explains why gaining around 1” is relatively frequent, but further gains are rare, or slow. This also explains flaccid gains from stretching.
Comments are welcome!
Starting BPEL: 6.9" (Dec.1st, 2008)
Current BPEL: 8.11" NBPEL: 7.63" BPFSL: 9.09"
Current MEG : 5.6"