I stuck with manual PE for so long because I maintained the mentality that if manual didn’t work, than nothing would. If stretching didn’t work, how could I expect hanging or extenders to work? If jelqing and pumping (I pumped for 3-4 months and I lost size) didn’t work, how could I expect clamping to work? I guess I mistakingly lumped these exercises together as near identicals. I recently have discovered that this probably isn’t the case. I started tinkering with clamps a few days ago and I have already found it to be completely different from jelqing and very different from pumping. Additionally, I think I pumped incorrectly anyway.
I may have been too quick to decide that I would take a mega-perhaps-permanent break from PE. Reading some of the posts in this thread have made me realize that I have been quite inept in my PE practices —- doing the same thing over and over again despite it’s obviously poor success rate for me. But the truth is, I am already seeing the negative impact from not jelqing for 5 days. My flaccid sucks in a major way and I can feel my EQ actually dropping. Now, when I say “EQ” I don’t talk about erection hardness, MW, NW, or any of that. I refer to it as my arousal levels. I have never had a major drop in anything but arousal levels. So, it’s safe to say that jelqing at the very minimum keeps me horny. This could be psychological moreso than anything (touching my dick every night…)
I probably need to try hanging. I know back in January I did construct a shabby hanging contraption and tried it out. I had it on for 5 minutes with 3 pounds before I could feel it slipping. I took it off and never tried it again knowing that I would need to make a wrench or buy a Bib if I ever wanted to venture down this road. I do seem to recall getting an insanely high BPFSL reading the next day following this 5 minutes of hanging, but the incredibly skeptical side of me simply chalked that up to nothing more than a faulty measurement. Perhaps I was wrong about that.
But, for now, I have clamps and I’m going to tinker with them. I did 3 sets of 5 minutes with the clamps the other day and achieved a between .250” and .313” expansion while clamped. I’ve been told that kind of expansion is pretty good. So, maybe there is some capacity there. I need to perfect a wrap though.