For the moment I’m stuck with my “classic” (old) Penimaster, but it is difficult to wear consistently over time because it seems to be stressing the dorsal nerves behind my glans, which is the main reason I have to remove, rest and re-apply. I’m not sure I’m actually getting a good fatigue through my member at the lower tensions because of that: due to having to remove it early to rest things. At the moment, for me, that’s the limiting factor in my ADS routine.
I think I must have been lucky with regards loss of length. I did a lot of cementing with extreme hanging before I quit so maybe that’s why? Although it sounds like you did similar, and still experienced a retraction, which I’m sorry to hear. It’s so difficult achieve gains that losses like that can be pretty demoralising.
When I started I went straight to a Penimaster and from that to a Bib Hanger and didn’t really ever do manual P.E. consistently. I did buy a jelqing device but was never really consistent with it. Sorry to hear you didn’t get much from jelqing; I’ve always thought it was the gold-standard exercise for P.E. It is one of the areas I don’t think I maximised gains in, so I’m hoping it’ll help me gain at least a little. Also, I’m incorporating ballooning into my strokes to increase my mid-shaft girth.
I’m really hoping the long break will mean my tissues will give me (relatively) easy gains. I’d be content with slow consistent gains at a low tension just with ADS. I’m not in any rush to make things harder for myself.
Also, I’m reluctant to do any more hanging as I really screwed my back up hanging so intensively the last time I was here. I had to do lots of yoga and stretching to compensate. I think if I do do any of that again, it’s got to be a limited number of sets rather than trying to use hanging as a kind of ADS. That’ll change the shape/alignment of your spine etc. faster than it’ll add length to your unit. :/
I’ve got a couple of cable clamps on their way to me also, to try and use Xenolith/Sparky’s clamping technique to promote gains in the mid-shaft area, although I’m not sure at what point I’m going to incorporate those into the routine.
My 7.5 needs me to be absolutely fully engorged and then I brush it. It would be nice if I could measure that consistently without so much effort. If I can achieve that at least then it’ll be worth it for me.
Vacuum extending is the way to go these days. Get a monkeybar vacads for under $150.
That little .5” loss was because it was extreme extending several hours a day with heat. I havent done that in years.
Your jelquing and ballooning is actually superceded by clamps.
Heat the unit and clamp 10-20 minutes. Do that for 3 sets or so. A day of rest is recommended between clamp sessions.
One of my favorite things to do was having sex after a PE day. Id pump before the sex too and have fun with the temporary gains.