Spark, I have a question. Earlier in this thread you mentioned that you felt it is best to only be about one rest day away from your optimal EQ while doing PE. However, you then cited an exception regarding hanging and clamping. If you would please elaborate on this? Also I’d like to note that edging and ballooning must put considerable stress on the penis also, because I had great EQ in the AM on my off day, then edged that day and ended up with less EQ the next few days. I think its worth mentioning.
I think there are two basic modes of increasing the size of your dick.
First I believe there is frank stretching of the tissues, and this usually involves forces in the higher end of what we use in PE. In this catagory CAN be hanging and clamping. This approach also usually causes fairly rapid tissue toughening, then requires decon breaks.
Second, there are approaches that stimulate what appears to be true growth of tissue. This usually is lower forces, with more time and at a more frequent rate. This seems to allow a longer period of growth, with a much lower rate of injuries.
My comments address that some of the higher force techniques require more time off to return to high EQ. That said, I must say I am NOT expert in that area, but if I remember correctly, even heavy hangers and clampers rarely went more than a day away from great EQ…but I can’t say that for sure.
I remember reading (sorry I don’t recall off the top of my head) a guy who wanted to repeat a clamping experiment where the author claimed amazing gains. It required daily, heavy clamping. What amazed me is that he was reporting ROCK hard daily erections. If I was to do the same routine, I wouldn’t get ANY wood for about 3 days.
So, even with the high force routines, those that achieved success were also reporting either constant great EQ, or only were about a day of rest away from it.
So really, different PE methods seem to effect everyone is slightly or greatly different ways. Some may find low vacuum pumping is very gentle on their dicks, where others may find that that same vacuum level beats the crap out of them.
That is one of the reasons I have written on the Physiologic approach (PI and EQ), because it allows you to access how it is effecting YOU!
It doesn’t matter if 10,000 guys got great results with a certain approach, it may be way too much for you! If you have no way to determine the effect its having on you, then its just blinding groping in the dark…and your chances of success go way down.
I personally find edging will kick my ass if I go more than 15 minutes…so really, (unfortunately) I have to cut all that out for me to have great EQ and the possibility to gain. It took me a long time to realize this.
What things like edging do to me, is give the stress of a heavy PE workout, but not the potential for any gains. Not everyone is effected that way though, some can edge all day and not stress their dicks at all, some will ruin their progress for the day with even 5 minutes of edging.
If you learn to read your PIs, and keep high EQ, it either will put you IN the growth zone, or damn close to it so its only a small adjustment to begin to get gains.