Off to a good start, now bruising. need advice
I began the newbie routine and a few weeks after incorporated pumping. I started with the pumping 101 routine and had no adverse effects. I stuck with the pumping 101 for a month. I saw no measureable results, but my penis was much healthier, looked more vascular, and erections came much easier. Morning wood was definitely stronger and more often.
At this point I began to explore hanging. After reading, I came upon the idea that it was better to work on length first so hanging seemed like the logical step to that.
I made a Captain’s Wench and began hanging a little over a week ago.
I hang SD while seated, sitting straight up.
I began with 5lbs weight as this felt manageable. First day hung for 10 minutes. Next day 15. Next day 20. Day after that two sets at 20 and 10 minutes.
I continued this progression in a similar fashion up until yesterday when I hung 5lbs for 20 mins in the morning and then at nightt 2 sets of 5lbs for 20 mins each and one set of 6lbs for 20 mins.
I was following a beginning hanging plan I had seen on Thunder’s that recommended a 1lb increase per week as long as everything felt ok.
Everything seemed fine. The increased weight pulled harder but I noticed no pain or anything else to worry about. After my last set I undid the weight and wench and gave my penis a nice long hard downward stretch. It felt really loose so I gave it a strong pull. In an attempt to get an even better stretch, while pulling I bent my fist that was wrapped around my glans up towards the roof while still pulling down. This created sort of a fulcrum and increased the stretch.
To my shock, as I was sitting down about to begin my 300 end of session jelqs, I removed the wrap to notice two bruises on the top side of my shaft. One about halfway down the other near the base. Both at around 12 o’clock. They are maybe a centimeter in diameter and appear to be centered at the end of a vein.
They look like someone dabbed a large tip black magic marker on the top of my penis. I immediately stopped jelqing as soon as I noticed them. I felt no pain until after I noticed them and touched one with my finger. Felt a slight soreness, almost like a small cut when I put pressure on it. The day after it looks about the same and is still sore to the touch.
I also wear golf rings as an ADS. The top ring sits right where the mid shaft bruise is. The mid shaft bruise is also approximately where the bend would have been during my stretch/bend.
I understand that stretch I performed was probably a little too advanced for me at this stage, but I felt no pain. I will hold off on those for now.
What do you think caused the bruising? What should I do for recovery?
What can I do to prevent such injuries in the future?
I have zero desire to have a blackended penis.