Takeaways on Heat
A recurring theme for many veterans relates to the importance of heat. Kyrpa’s threads are wonderful in terms of a scientific approach to heat in the context (mostly) of ultra sound as a heat source. But others (like 5.5 Squared) have had success following a similar protocol (hanging or other tension with a heat source) using something other than US as the heat. But, the key to success seems to be recognition that, whatever the heat source, tension must continue to be applied after the heat source is removed during a cool down period. Kyrpa’s well thought out and documented discussions can provide insight on the physiological aspects of penile tissues, and how they elongate under heat and stress, but will quickly contract if both are suddenly removed. Thus, his epiphany that stress needs to remain applied during a cool down phase. That cool down under stress permits the elongated tissues to stay elongated as they cool, meaning more lasting gains. Simple, but ingenious.
I plan to try the US approach at some point, likely over the winter. But, I suggest that each consider use of heat, but then using a cool down phase while still under whatever tension they choose, be it an ADS, a pump, hanging or other. In your pump, using heat? Consider finishing without heat for a cool down, still in the pump. Same for an ADS (a heat period can help) or hanging, whatever your heat source may be. When finished with the cool down, if so inclined, go ahead and get into a Stealthwear sleeve or similar. Can’t hurt.
Bottom line is that, from what I have read and experienced, heat is vital, but Kyrpa’s revelation about maintaining tension post-heat must be considered.