Good point. Longer hangers may have some benefits. Though they can’t grip the shaft behind the “shoulder” enough to prevent slippage, some grabbing force is applied over the hanger’s length. It’s possible that little extra grab makes a difference with heavier weights. If the hanger has internal ridges, maybe a series of “mini-shoulders” are formed under the hanger. I don’t know. A longer hanger might not have to be tightened quite as much to hold the blood in front of it.
I haven’t had very good luck with hangers that were too short. I haven’t tried toothbrushes, but Tom’s toothbrush version of the AFB (picture here) is an example of what I mean by way too short.
Too long is also counterproductive. If the hanger covers much of the shaft it’s hard to have enough skin slack behind the hanger so the load can go on the internals. Too long also interferes with fulcrum hanging.
1” as a minimum sounds good to me. I’m used to the length of a Bib Starter. Its gripping length measured down the center is about 1 5/8”.
I thought about making a hanger design that would create several “shoulder points.” To see what I mean, weave your penis through your fingers on one hand. Over the first, under the next, over the third. Something like this:
That seems to give a pretty good grip.
Toothbrushes seem a little too sharp! YOu preferably want a smooth “cup” to gather the tissue and gently cradle the shoulder.
I think of the area in front of the hanger as a sort of plug. The ULI Effect plays an important role in expanding the tissue enough to form the plug. It was always tough for me to hang after swimming because my glans would shrink. The hanger would tend to slip down. I think people who hang should consider using vasodilators, or even Cialis, to keep their flaccids heavy. It’s just much easier to form an adequate plug with a heavier flaccid.
A potential drawback to hanging with a heavier flaccid, however, is that it may cause the shaft to be more resistant to stretching. There’s also a tendency to develop too much pressure in the head.
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