Buckfever's progress report/bananaman story.
Always had a small flaccid. Made worse IMO by the long distance running. But as a young man I had enough exposure to the X-rated to also know that the erect size was pretty good. Young and cocky in my 20s my girlfriend made some suggestive comments about some bananas I’d purchased. My response was I’m bigger than that, she said no you’re not, to which I bet her $20 that I was. She took the bet and lost. Measurements were taken out of curiosity and written down for some reason. Her sister who heard the story found the measurements, put 2 and 2 together and her comment was “You’re that big?” She nicknamed me bananaman. I do not remember how the measurements were taken but I remember that it was under 8” and the reason I remember that is that I was disappointed in that fact. So erect length of 7+ for sure, decent girth. I remember that the erect size would reach to my belly button, I also remember a discussion in which I stated that length can be a negative as bottoming out in some positions is not always pleasant. I also remember being quite embarrassed by the banamaman label and subsequently was less preoccupied with my penis. I am much older now and have enjoyed reasonably good health. Over the years I have noticed that the length often not what it used to be but that the girth has improved, this being purely anecdotal and really was of no concern, I just figured it a natural part of aging.
But then I noticed a slight bend or indentation and a small area where a plaque had formed. I surmised this was from an injury from aggressive play and so did some research on Peyronie’s disease and came across traction devices and since there was some positive clinical results I thought it might be useful as a preventive measure. My research caused me to find this site and gain some insight as to traction device use. And I ordered a Hybrid Jes Extender, pretty inexpensive so why not? I figured that would be the end of my involvement here, except that the results changed that.
I started using the devise on a Wed and could only effectively use the noose and there for only 20 minutes with out pain both at the base and at the Glans. And everything was tight. The dorsum of the shaft felt like tight rubber bands. I found that after a bit I could push the extender down and get additional stretch. And then I would back out the screws for additional tension every 2-3 minutes as the tension would ease up. On the Thursday I was able to go longer and by Friday I managed 3 sessions of 35 minutes each. Somewhere in here, the first 3 days, I started taking measurement of what is referred to BPFSL in the extender. At this point I remember it was under 7” I’m estimating 17cm. Saturday I go out after work so I figure that would be a rest day. Went out drinking and things got intimate afterwards and I have to say I was shocked. The erectile quality was through the roof, I hadn’t seen that kind of size in both length and girth in a decade. But I am a skeptic and an “n” of 1 is not definitive. But it certainly got me curious. So inspired was I that I got another session in after she had fallen asleep.
I read about different preferences regarding the extender but IMO because of my anatomy the comfort strap does not work so I felt stuck with the noose and the pain at the base, but I read about conditioning and so I decided on sticking to 35 minute sessions. 3 per day on my days off and 1 session before going to bed. Within 7-10 days the measurement was up to 18cm BPFSL. And the following Saturday we went out again. Now keep in mind this is only 10 days of extender use. Drinks and one thing led to another but this time it was even more pronounced. The damned thing didn’t want to fit in all the way and after a while I encouraged her to try to take it all in, I bottomed out and she just exploded. That my friends had not happened for decades. Now things were tighter and I had to use another position and it took a bit to get fully in and finally finish. She was so wiped out that she literally fell asleep right there, unclothed. I retired later after watching some sports and literally had to push her over, she was literally where I left her. She woke up and didn’t know where the fuck she was.
That’s 2/2 and at this point I have no doubt about the health benefits of this. So I continue and I push the sessions longer on the off days shooting for 2-2.25 hours total on my days off and still shorter sessions on the work nights. It takes about 2 additional weeks to get to 19cm. But the new problem is that as things are conditioned the increase in tension is causing the noose to slip. And it seems clear that is becoming a limiting factor. Anyway I eventually come up with running a Velcro strap through the comfort strap slots to secure the noose and limit the slippage.
All well and good I can apply more pressure, or so I thought. Now the limiting factor is that because there is no slippage the tension builds too quickly as I back out the screws and the glans starts to collapse and slip in the noose from the pressure. This is the point in which I probably benefited the most from the forum, I read about static stretching and stress relaxation. So I adjusted the process so that I would wait the first interval for relaxation then I would push the extender down and again wait an interval before initiating the untwisting of the screws. I started with 5 minute intervals while only untwisting 3 half turns till I got up to an hour for the first of the 3 sessions of the day and could then get 2 more sessions of 45 minutes. The next day off I would go to backing out 4 half turns until I got the 45-60 minutes then to 5 turns at which point I usually had to add length via bars. I was able to find smaller inserts that are only 1/4” in length so that the adjustments are more gradual. And there is a learning curve to applying and securing the noose. It took another 2.5 weeks to hit 20cm BPFSL that was about a week ago and I’ve been there consistently since and maybe creeping past it a little.
These are clearly newbie gains in which lost length is being regained and my sense is that there is a good bit more to go. What I did notice is that I could tell when there was going to be an increase in length as the tissues seemed to let go a little. I’ve noticed this had occurred on the days in which there were multiple sessions almost like a tingling as the tissues would relax. Anecdotally is seems that the single day sessions are more maintenance.
As far as the plaque, or small indent/bend. That had been located about an inch from the base, but now that has been pulled a couple inches away and with the improved erectile quality/size is much less pronounced.
I don’t want to cast any dispersions here. I’m not going to be taking pictures, or erect measurements, to give you a sense I don’t watch porn, I don’t masturbate. I’m posting this because I benefited from the community and the results shocked me, so I wanted to share my findings. I will post up the log I have been keeping and subsequent gains should they occur.
I want to thank the community I benefited greatly. Feels like I’m doing something positive for myself.