Well I started hanging recently and it took me a while to solve some issues.
At first, my head was ballooning up and I was wrapping too tightly, but I have solved those problems. I feel now that I’m wrapping better and squeezing the blood out of the glans before attaching the hanger helps a lot.
However, now I’m worried about my skin taking most of the weight as opposed to my ligs. I read somewhere (either on these forums or on the bibhanger product guide) that the ligs should be taking most of the pressure and not the skin. It seems inevitable to me that the skin will always be stretched down by the weight. In particular, it is the skin from the hanger up to the pubic region that is under significant stress during my hanging.
When I wrap, I pull any excess skin toward the head, making sure that the skin beneath the wrap is tight. This also makes the skin tight up to the base and beyond. Then when I hang, it stretches the skin from the hanger up to the base and pubic region. I’m currently hanging 2 kg right now (4.4 lbs).
I was just wondering if this is normal or should I tighten the hanger more in order to get a firmer grip on the internal structures. The hanger is not slipping off and I’m pretty sure that I clamp the hanger on plenty tight. In fact, it feels as if I were to tighten it anymore, it would cut the circulation really badly.
All in all, hanging isnt painful and it seems to be going well. I can hang for about 15 minutes and the head does not get dark, and stays around its normal temperature. I know that the skin is supposed to stretch but it seems that even if the skin stretches and grows longer over time, it will continue to be stretched tight during hanging.