The mystery of base girth gains
Many have wondered in the past how base girth gains are obtained through clamping mostly right in the area under the clamp. It seems an inexplicable phenomenon, since the area under the clamp is not getting any expansion, while clamped.
The same happen with hanging: hangers (expecially those who hang with a clamp-style hanger, so using relatively high weights) get base girth gains through hanging. How is it possible?
Finally, some people report base girth gains through manual stretching and using an extender, although less frequently than clampers and hangers.
I have tried in the past to explain how I think that happens, but since I don’t masterize English that well, my posts weren’t that understandable. It could be, on the other hand, that my explanation was wrong of course. Here I’m trying again; I’ll use two weapon : more patience and a poll to see if a) my explanation is clear enough; b) if it is convincing.
Of course anyone can make his observations. Given the purpose, the first post of this thread will be pretty long - for which I ask to be forgiven in advance.
Ok, let me start.
First, it could be that the mechanism causing base growth is different for each technique: clampers gain base girth in a way, hangers in another way etc.. But if we could find a unique cause for all of this techniques, that would be more convincing, of course.
For this reason, other causes supposed to cause the growth than the one I’m going to elucidate, arent’ convincing, IMO. One reason is, for hangers, that hanging pulls out the inner penis, which being wider will give a girthier penis at the base. This explanation doesn’t hold water, also, because your penis is anchored to your body, at the pubic ramus. Beside that, how clampers would be ‘pulling out the inner penis’? So this is not the reason.
Neither the growth can be caused by lymph fluid build up. Hangers don’t have fluid build up (vac-hangers have fluid build up actually, but in the glans, not in the shaft); clampers can have fluid build up about everywhere in the penis but under the clamp - the clamp itself is preventing fluid accumulation.
Lack of oxygenation is not the cause of base girth growth either. Although mild hypoxia can cause hypertophy of many tissues, hangers don’t have hypoxia in the area below the clamp - if your hanging set is too long, you’ll feel your penis becoming cold in the glans, not in the shaft, check it if you don’t believe. Beside that, there isn’t any significative hypoxia with manual stretching or using an extender. There are other reasons that disproves this proposed explanation, but I think what said is enough.
So, how base girth gains are achieved? It’s not a big mistery after all: through stretching. First, notice that when your penis is stretched for a while, the tunica albuginea (TA) is stretched. TA has two layers in most of people (on some people more than two, others just one), but this really makes little difference. Since TA is viscoelastic, if the stretch is prolonged for more than, say, 1 minute, with a relatively high force, it tends to remain stretched; if you apply a perpendicular force to TA in this moment, it is deformed in that direction more than it could be deformed before the axial (toward its lenght) stretch.
With hanging, manual stretching and an extender, the above happens. But what is the force that will stretch perpendicularly (so, since TA is circular, in girth) the penis after the stretching force will cease to operate? The pressure of the blood, of course.
How about clamping, then? Here, the stretching force is the pressure of the clamp. It stretches TA like a bakers stretches the paste for pizza (see pic). The combined effect of the pressure of the clamp and the pressure of the blood stretches TA. When the clamp is removed, the blood will inflate again the previously constricted volume, stretching it again, this time circularly.
Ok, now maybe you are wondering: but in both cases, pressure should tend to equate in the whole penis, so again why girth gains so dramatically concentrated at the base? Because the base is less elastic. At the base you have ligs, which are less elastic than TA. At the base, TA itself has less elastic fibers. Of all references that I could find, I have to cite this: although I don’t trust that much the Doc, because it seems like a infomercial, the anatomy information and illustrations are very good:
“Role of Elastic Fibers in the Tunica
The second structural component of the tunica albuginea is the elastic fibers that form an irregularly latticed framework on which collagen rests. In the penile shaft, tunical elastic fibers and collagen are intertwined. However, proximally (the base) strands of skeletal muscle intermingle with outer layer bundles along the lateral aspect of the crus penis (interface of collagen fibers and IC muscle). The elastic network is present but with fewer fibers. The tunica at both ends (base and glans) where the inner layer bundles terminate, consists exclusively of collagen, reminiscent of ligamentous tissue.”
So, everything seems to make sense now, don’t you think? I have to add two things: 1) I think there is a complementary cause for BG gains in hangers : hypertrophy of ligs. You can see hypertrophied ligs pretty clearly in some hangers pics. This is not the sole cause though, because penis has become wider even in the area not covered by ligs. b) I don’t know if pumpers do experience mostly base girth gains, like hangers and clampers. I’m not a ‘professional pumper’; what I can see, is that when pumping the base expands more at first, then as time goes on whilst inside the tube, expansion tends to equate in the whole shaft.
This post was probably too verbous at the eyes of many - there isn’t really any secret here. But believe me, I’ve seen many many times people lost when speaking of this topic, so hope this helps.
Last edited by marinera : 03-28-2012 at .