> Vacuum hangers that fit the glans tightly pull practically zero skin.
True. Imagine a cylinder and piston. The penis head is the piston. All the pull is on the head. How big is the tube? If 1 square inch and you’re hanging 10 lbs. that’s 10 PSI. I’m too lazy to look up the conversion, but I’m guessing that would be somewhere around 5” Hg.
If you apply too much vacuum to the head for too long, in any pumping context, you’ll get blisters. I’ve never overdone pumping enough to have experienced head blisters, but from what I’ve read they aren’t the least bit pleasant. Read or ask about them in the Pumping Forum.
The head and skin alone aren’t good tugging points. That’s why clamp style hangers were not only developed but became popular. Otherwise, why move beyond Tom Hubbard’s skin-tugging, low vacuum-building, el cheapo swim cap hanging method devised 8 or 10 years ago?
>I’m intrigued by your statement that skin stretch on clamp-style hangers can be reduced practically to zero. I’ve always had to stretch a fair amount of skin. How do you do it?
When you have enough skin slack, either naturally or after some stretching, hold the skin rearward as you wrap and attach. That’s the key. If I hang at angles somewhat short of BTC, skin isn’t taking much, if any, of the load. If I were to spend more time at BTC deliberately stretching skin, eventually I’d be able to even hang there with the skin completely loose. I’m not into foreskin restoration, so I don’t want that much extra.
Some of this depends on position. BTC tugs the most on skin. Upward hanging angles are the most forgiving because skin is “borrowed” from the scrotum.
How much weight is supported by skin is more of an issue than the infrequent mention of it here may indicate. Hangers often aren’t aware enough of what exactly is supporting the load. Skin can hold a lot of weight and fool you into thinking you’re applying more stress to the shaft than you actually are.
Newbies who report hanging heavy weight in reasonable comfort are almost certainly dangling a large portion of it from skin. When hanging, with your fingers pluck up some shaft skin behind the hanger. Is it stretched tight? If so, it’s taking at least part of the load.