Used a Vacuum ADS Before? Chime In
I was stalling to start this thread until I was sure I had exhausted the search function. Despite the fact that the vacuum ADS has been in existence for quite a while, there seems to be a lack of enthusiasm about its use. In fact, I have only found one direct account of prolonged use (Olafspos VacADS review and VacADS progress thread). AndroNYC and theleviathan have mentioned their use, a couple of years ago, but I had a hard time finding their experience/gains.
I finally used mine about a week ago. It was a PE-life-changing experience. I have shunned the use of ADS for a long time because of three reasons:
First, I do not believe that “keeping it from turtling” can cause growth. I believe for true growth to occur the penis must, at some parts at least, be fully stretched for a period of time. The reason I think (intuitively, I have no biological reasoning) that methods such as Monty’s lead weights help his hanging growth is due to keeping the collagen in a state of creep (not avoiding recovery). Still, this can’t cause growth unless it is fully extending some part of the penis (logically). Flaccid gains aside. Second, most ADS that provide a full stretch are unbelievably uncomfortable for the little gains they do provide. Finally, I do not like length work that uses constriction (Bib hanging, extenders, etc.). I still do them because I have no option sometimes, but unfortunately they cause skin growth. I am currently at a point where if I grow any more skin I will end up unwillingly restoring my foreskin.
The vacuum ADS is totally different. I have used it with leg strap (with no chords, I directly link the end of the cup to the leg strap) and found some incredible things.
1) Total comfort, I could actually use this thing all day without diminishing my performance or activities in the least.
2) True growth potential, both from ligament stretching and tunica stretching - it is easy to stretch the penis fully with this ADS, and fuller than any constriction ADS because this ADS grabs the penis at the absolute end, therefore allowing a fuller stretch.
3) Great stealth. This is the best stealth providing ADS that provides a full, true stretch, in my experience.
What I’d like to do is ask other vacuum ADS users, whether they bought their tools from monkeybar or ebay (some, like ironaddict, seem to have bought them from ebay), to tell us about their experiences, gains, and anything else. I think this might be the first dedicated thread, but I’m not sure if there are enough vacuum ADS (referred to as VADS from now on) users to create a good discussion. I hope so, anyway.
Some topics might include:
Glans Protection: This is the only problem with prolonged VADS use. monkeybar has told me that some users report adapting to the pressure with time while others have stubborn glans that continue to blister. Clearly, this is a major concern - if the blistering can be prevented, we can use much higher forces and get better gains. So far, there have been several recommendations, including:
Water: Fill the glans-cap with water to essentially water VADS. I have used this and it seems to cause significantly less damage to the glans (no wrap).
Standard 3M wrap: This is the method that monkeybar has used. It did not work for me at all.
I have 2 theraband sleeves cut to appr. 30x2cm. I roll both around my glans and fasten it with adhesive tape. It needs to be really tight; no friction allowed (the use of babypowder is helpful). 1 sleeve might be enough for the actual purpose of this which is protection. The second one is for having a tight fit when entering the cup and pushing all the air out of it. Let the silicone sleeve roll over. Fit.
Hey sta-kool. I’m assuming you got a silicone ADS? If so, one thing I found that works well in preventing blisters is dumping some baby powder in the tube and then rubbing some on the head of your unit. There’s also some tape that folks have been talking about that worked, but I found the baby powder to do the trick.
Complimentary Methods: caldera uses hot/cold water pumping before and after his VADS routine. I have been considered some morning hanging sessions, as they will provide less stress to the glans, and this would allow me to perform RSDT hanging to break down my chord thing before VADS use. What have you guys used, and why? I believe there may be a benefit in both pre-stressing and post-stressing the tunica with VADS use.
Attachment Method: This is critical. Depending on how you attach the ADS, I suppose that you can change your exit point (straight down VADS on leg strap around knee region) and affect ligament gains or simply stress the tunica. Additionally, there seems to be a major difference between attaching directly to a fixed point (glans cup to leg strap) and attaching to the point through the chord (head cap to bungee chord to leg strap) - one provides much more jerky stress while the other smooths out stress.
Please offer your experiences and insights. I truly believe that the VADS may be the most promising length exercise yet, as it has, at least for me, made serious all day stretching truly possible.
Last edited by LongVehicle : 04-16-2010 at .