Gains when I least expected it...
Howdy folks: well, here’s a kicker: Last week I was hanging a normal session (3 sets of 20 min. at 17.5 lbs, to which I’d moved from 15lbs. only the week before) when I injured my penis slightly: I first noticed the injury as raised “rings” around the circ-scar aread — almost as though two rubber bands had been wrapped aound my dick under the skin.
(Note: it’s possible the “rings” were merely indentations from the theraband wrapping, and unrelated to what came next — hard to tell).
Didn’t think much of it, until I noticed, in between these “bands,” a darkening bump. Immediately I realized I’d broken a small blood vessel, and that my hanging was over then and there.
Later the break smoothed out, and the dark spot spread out to be about the size of the fingernail on my pinky. No pain at all, and sexual function that night was normal (since it was dark, my partner never saw it).
Anyway, it has since cleared up completely, which I assume means my body found a way to flush away the blood spot, and repaired the vessel. But here’s the killer: Two days ago I got erect and measured for the first time in awhile, mostly to ascertain how much ground I’d “lost” because of the injury rest-time, and because of my often frustrated attempts at PE (see my other post). And lo and behold, I got to the 7.5 mark on a (very) bone-pressed ruler. So, a breakthrough!
Too bad there are so many variables in all this — I’m trying to eliminate them one by one (wrapping style, weight, wrapping location, etc) so I have a sense of what works. I do note, however, that the injury happened while I was hanging nearer to the head than usual. I guess I have this idea that just ligament-stretch won’t do it, and that the mysterious tunica needs to be stretched too, which I’m not sure happens when I hang higher up.
Anyway, grateful for the slow gains, but wishing I understood this dark art a bit better. Thanks to all on this board for insights and advice. Keep at it, folks! I will if you will.