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April 7th, 2008, 02:35
I stopped using the tugger for about 3 month, and when soft the foreskin was right behind the corona sometimes covering it slightly. Then i started using the TLC-X with the straps with a lot of tension again for a week about 20 hours a day, after the week i didn't tug or use the your skin cone at all for about 3 days. During the three days the foreskin was covering about 60-80% of my glans all the time. Is it just the skin stretched and will go back behind the corona if i stop using it for a longer time or what? I don't think it would have grown that much that fast but it seems the "stretch" from tugging would have went away after 3 days but i'm not sure. Thanks:D
April 7th, 2008, 08:05
Ah, temporary stretch: it's the best situation to show us all that "stretch" has nothing to do with growth directly.
A year or so ago I did some focused experimentation with temporary stretch and found that, for me (and I'm sure for many others), temporary stretch (after cranking on my shaft skin with more than usual force) lasted a lot longer than I thought. I had thought that it lasted only hours, but found that it lasted days.
You're right, it's extremely unlikely you grew that much skin over such a short time. You are looking at temporary stretch, meaning that it will go back to the usual position (with some more cells of new growth added. Yay :D). I think that some guys exhibit this more than other guys. In other words, some of us have more elastic skin than others, and will see more temporary stretch, lasting longer, than some other guys. Looks like you and I fall into the same group.
Just to throw in the obligatory message to those who thought differently: stretching skin stimulates new cells to grow, which over time add to existing skin; it doesn't somehow make the existing skin (with no new cells) stretch out "longer" where it stays for all time to come.
April 19th, 2008, 08:10
As a follow-up, and for the hell of it, I threw some focused, hard strechin' manual on the little Distalero on the same day I posted last. I was only able to work up about 3/8's of an inch of temporary stretch, but it's remained and it's now about a week later. There's no way I grew that much skin; this is temporary stretch which will eventually contract. But I thought it would be good to quantify what I was referring to.
April 19th, 2008, 16:27
Very interesting Distalero, thanks for doing and reporting that.
As far as understanding where you are and how much you have grown, it takes time and observation. I usually take a month or more off during my field season. During that time I observe some reduction in the skin length (somehwere around 5 -15 percent I would estimate), but most of it remains. So my skin does not seem to be very "stretchy."
But I can also see growth occurring, because the stretched state is maintained over the rest of the year, so trend is still observable.
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