Expertise needed on extender routine
I apologise as this is going to be quite a long post but please keep on reading if you’re a P.E or extender veteran.
Firstly I got my ligs cut (ligamentolysis) at the very end of 2011. It was alright, fairly minimal gains, mostly flaccid. I used an extender (andropenis) as part of the recovery process to prevent the ligaments from reattaching. I must admit, I wasn’t entirely dedicated to this post-op extending so if someone asked me if my ligaments might have reattached I wouldn’t be too confident saying they haven’t. I wasn’t dedicated primarily because the noose attachment was excruciating to wear (I’m uncircumcised). I have since bought a VAC mod attachment but I quit using it due to personal reasons.
Anyway, recently I wanted to get into it, but be 100% dedicated this time and so far I haven’t missed a day or skipped an hour. Now, due to the surgery my NBPFL ranges from 10-12cm and my NBPEL is around 16cm. The andropenis came with a booklet that offered two routines to choose from: the ‘Standard Method’ and the ‘Special Method’. The former balances out traction and hours used: low and gradually increased traction (overtime) alongside wearing the device 8-9 hours every day.
On the other hand there is the ‘Special Method’ that is designed for users who can’t spare 8-9 hours a day wearing the device. I chose this method as 8-9 hours wearing the device in my living and working situaton would be very difficult. So this special method basically compromises time worn for a rapid increase of traction. So where the standard method adds 0.5cm every 7 days in the space of 6 weeks, the special method instead adds 0.5cm every 3 days over the same period of time.
Now, the guidebook insists you start 4cm BELOW your EL, which I assume to be NBPEL. So I subtracted 4cm from my NBPEL (16cm) and connected my modified VAC attachment to my glans. There was no stretch at all, my penis was basically sitting there completely limp in the device. So due to my above average flaccid length (I think?) I added 2cm so there was atleast SOME stretch, so I actually started stretching 2cm BELOW my NBPEL instead of 4cm. At first this seemed like the right decision as surely there has to be SOME pull when you first attach the extender? And I thought that due to my lig cut procedure and the modified VAC attachment which distorted the overall length of the device that compensating for such was reasonable. Now, I’m not sure if I made the right decision.
So not only am I going through the most strenuous routine but I’m also doing it 2cm ahead of the manufacturer’s instructions. Furthermore, I’ve been reading a lot of posts on the andropenis forum and the admin stated that the maximum amount of time a user can wear the device whilst using the special method is 6 hours a day. So as I initially found the routine fairly easy I increased the time I wore the device per day from 4 hours to 6 hours in just over 3 weeks. I then contacted him to ask how I could tell how much traction was being applied and he told me I should not be stretching for 6 hours a day using the special method. I replied telling him that the only reason I was doing so was because he said it was okay in another thread - he has yet to approve this post so it can’t be seen by anyone yet, maybe he won’t approve it to save face. Now I know that I can’t really rely on his advice as he doesn’t really seem too knowledgable about it. So now, not only am I following the most strenuous routine whilst also 2cm ahead of the instructions but I also might be wearing the device 2 hours longer than what is safe. Am I?
Anyway, I’m currently stretching at 17.5cm 28 days into the routine, 1.5cm over my NBPEL. I measured my BPSFL last night and it was 17cm, so I don’t know how I’m stretching at 17.5cm whilst wearing the device. It’s not painful but there is abit of discomfort, I’m not sure if that is to be expected I mean afterall, this is the extreme routine that rapidly increases traction, the routine that the manufacturer only recommends if you CANNOT do the standard method, it’s bound to be uncomfortable right? My main worry is that in 2 days I have to add another 0.5cm and I don’t think my penis will physically be able to stretch another 0.5cm. I’m wearing the extender now and when I lift the extender from the downward postion to the upright position and back again, I can see that there is quite a lot of tension already at the base of the penis.
What should I do? I’m nearing my first month of use and will be taking measurements on the 7th which makes me excited, although I won’t expect much if anything at all. I really don’t want to start from scratch and I am determined to continue using the extender. Am I being a pansy? Should I continue adding 0.5cm every 3 days until 18th of December? That’s quite far away and at this moment in time it just doesn’t seem possible. The admin of the andropenis forum did say that most of the users he is in contact with choose the standard method (he said 85%) and that many of the users who try to do the special method can’t handle the rapid increase of traction during this intense 6 week period and stop the routine. Am I just one of those who can’t handle the special method or have I overtaken the special method and overworked my penis - too much too fast?
What do you veterans think? How should I proceed from here? Shall I just continue stretching at 17.5cm for a while until my penis catches up?
Also, I am not doing any manual stretches or jelqing, I’m just using the extender.
Thank you very much for reading, I appreciate any replies.