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November 18th, 2006, 11:12
Would someone please explain what scaling is?
Tomorrow will be a month since I started using the TLC Tugger, and I'm noticing some horizontal lines on the skin running all the way down the shaft of my penis when flaccid. They look like stretch marks, even though I'm using a lotion designed for stretch marks. I don't know if this is normal or not, or if it will go away with time. I checked past posts using the Search tool, but I didn't find anything covering it. Input? Thanks!
November 22nd, 2006, 00:43
I apologize for not replying to this sooner; I didn't see it and simply wasn't aware it had been asked.
My scaling was (and is--switching back to tugging with tension has brought it back again, grr) extreme flaking of the skin in a highly localized horizontal stripe. I assume that removing/allowing all of it to flake off every time it happens would most likely not be a good thing, so I put lotion on it in the (usually vain) hope that it will do anything. Usually, all I can do is completely stop until it settles down on its own...of course, it always returns when I start up again, and always in the *exact same spot.* Seriously, it went away for almost two months when I switched to the packer, but when I outgrew that and had to resort to tension again, it came back in the exact same place once more. Sigh.
November 22nd, 2006, 20:56
I put lotion on it in the (usually vain) hope that it will do anything. Usually, all I can do is completely stop until it settles down
Have you tried Aquaphor ointment? It's heavy goop like Vaseline, but my kid's dermatologist says there's more in it.
When my skin gets flaky, I take a night off tugging and apply wads and wads of Aquaphor before I go to bed. I wake up smooth as a baby's behind and the effect lasts for weeks.
November 23rd, 2006, 22:22
I've never heard of Aquaphor ointment before. I don't really get out much, but I suppose I'll look to see if Wal-Mart and/or CostCo has it next time I'm out shopping.
November 24th, 2006, 00:15
Hey I didn't mention it, but always apply any moisturizer or occlusive to recently dampened skin. If you're not fresh out of a shower, wet the skin and pat dry before using the Aquaphor.
November 25th, 2006, 21:58
Thanks for explaining, and for the tips, Kjorteo & Ron!
I have used Aquaphor on my tattoos, Ron. It does work well to keep the freshly inked skin soft, but I never thought of using it for the deep ridges that I'm getting from the tugging. I'll pick up some more and give it a try.
Kjorteo, I'm not getting any flaking skin like you are, but I am getting those ridges, so I'll see what they do after the Aquaphor. I went home for the holiday, so I wasn't wearing the Tugger at all for several days, however, it didn't look like it changed much by the time I returned. I'll try to remember to post a photo soon to show what it looks like. Thanks again, guys!
November 26th, 2006, 06:49
Sure sounds like you are getting "stretch" marks. Small areas of torn and stretched skin that can come from tension. A lot of pregnant women get the on their bellies due to the over stretched (ie, tensioned) skin caused by their pregnancy.
If you are applying TOO much tension, you can indeed do harm and casuse teats and stretch marks. Take it easy. These things can and usually are permanent although lotions and time will make them fade. Remember, too much tension can damage not only the skin but also underlying muscle tissue.
For what it's worth. Waretrop aka WT aka trk.73148
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