Fear of PE, risk reward relationship
This is something I have not seen discussed in depth.
When I began PE, there was much less information available, and not nearly as many guys doing it. Tom Hubbard had a great following from his site, and the board from his site was very active. About the only thing discussed was hanging with very little of the manual techniques. I guess this was because hanging was known to be effective. The Doctors snipping ligs recommended it after surgery, but what they did not say was; most guys did not need the surgery in order to make gains hanging.
I suppose I was raised in a Puritan environment, where the functions of the penis were fairly well outlined. Especially in the US, there seems to be a taboo place on doing anything unusual with ones penis. Not only that, but it still is even somewhat taboo to talk about the penis in most circles. Poor thing. I guess it is about the same with the vagina, but things have changed concerning womens breasts.
After finding Tom’s site, I was very skeptical. I thought it was complete hooey. Also, I could not fathom doing anything with my small package besides what it was meant for; waste elimination and reproduction. First, you were not supposed to treat it that way, both from the taboo standpoint, and also from the injury standpoint. My goodness, hang weights? Why, I could severely damage the little fellow!
I still remember my thought process: NOTHING FROM NOTHING LEAVES NOTHING. I already had my kids and did not want anymore. I was in my early forties, had always had what I considered to be a small dick. Sex sucked, no friction. I decided, what do I have to lose? So, I would try it a couple weeks and see what happened. I could never even get a swimcap hanger on my penis, so I started with a loop hanger, with little weight. It hurt. So the first thing I had to do was find a more comfortable way to hang weights. You probably know that story.
I was very lucky in that gains started quickly. Otherwise, I would no doubt have stopped. Then, I kind of went nuts. Started trying many different things, hangers, etc. Looking for the techniques that would work best for me. Sometimes I would revert back to the old thought processes. “This is my penis, what the hell am I doing to it?” Then the “nothing from nothing leaves nothing” would enter back into my head, and I would push forward.
Each time I had an injury, discoloration, numbness, etc, I would become concerned, re-evaluate, regroup and push on. Over time, I began to realize the great healing power of the human body and almost every day, my confidence concerning what I was doing would increase.
Soon, I was taking chances that most guys probably would not take. This originated from the precept that to continue gains, more and more stress was required. The thought or theory of an extended rest period was not even around at that time. So I simply “went for it”.
So, what are your thoughts on the fear of PE-hanging, and your stance on the risk reward relationship? What is your level of confidence? How have you handled the Puritan taboos? How far would you go to have a bigger penis?