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  • Discovery: High(ish) Pressure Direct Inflation

    I wanted to try direct air, and I also wanted to put the majority of the strain on my outer skin. Outer skin has always been my priority because my scar was originally towards the middle of my member and the lack of outer skin had dragged my pubic hair all the way down to my scar line. I modified the original DTR for direct air by inserting 3/8" aquarium tubing into the top of the bell and cutting the thumb off an old latex glove, which I snapped onto the plastic side of the gripping end for extra traction and thickness.

    At first I was blowing into the end and bending the tubing to keep pressure, but my DIY setup would deflate in 10-15 minutes and I would lose tension in much less time than that. I decided to use an aquarium pump to maintain a constant pressure after that. I occasionally vacuum pump and have used modified aquarium pumps regularly; 10-20 gallon aquarium pumps maintain a constant ~2.5psi of pressure, which is great for expanding tissue while not causing damage.

    The aquarium pump blowing into the end turned out to be a great, constant stretch. I also tied a thick shoelace at my hairline to keep the air tension focused in front of it. Unfortunately, the pump was too good of a stretch because the gripping bell would work its way off my penis after 10-15 minutes. After some trial and error, I settled on using a wide, short rubber band to reinforce the gripping bell from the outside. The combination of the high air pressure, the rubber band, and the shoelace does compromise blood circulation, unfortunately, so sessions were limited to 30-45 minutes at a time.

    I was very impressed with the results, which is why I wanted to come out of my shell and share it with you guys here. After three months of twice-a-day modified direct air sessions, I ended up at CI-6+ with essentially all of the new skin being outer, non-hairy skin. It was at that point that I realized that my inner skin was uneven, and so I've spent the last month or so manually tugging to even things out before I do more direct air sessions. I also wanted to take a break because I was honestly concerned about the width of my skin with how fast things were moving, but the width has reset for the most part while the length has retracted very little.

  • #2
    Thanks for sharing.

    Just curious, what CI did you start at? Were you using the direct air only in the months you saw the improvement?

    And as with all restoration methods that rely on powered mechanical devices, proceed with caution...
    Visit my restoration progress journal.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mjwise View Post
      Just curious, what CI did you start at?
      I started at that weird rollover point between CI-3 and CI-4. I've been restoring on and off for six years already.

      Originally posted by mjwise View Post
      Were you using the direct air only in the months you saw the improvement?
      I saw improvement until I stopped. My primary reason for stopping was that I wanted to evaluate whether I was gaining too much skin width, and the gains were also tapering off somewhat. They were still coming, just not at the progress I had grown accustomed to.

      Originally posted by mjwise View Post
      And as with all restoration methods that rely on powered mechanical devices, proceed with caution...
      I honestly did overstretch the skin once, causing a sore with a scab. I was pretty excited (I had gained a CI in a month) and I was tugging the bell with my hands while stretched out with the air, and that was too much for the skin. I had to take two weeks off while the skin healed (which isn't included in my three month figure).

      Something that I forgot to mention in my original post is that I also used DMSO during this process. That may have improved the gains over just the modified direct air. I was using it and sometimes cocoa butter to reduce the formation of stretchmarks.

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      • #4
        I just thought I'd give an update. After a month off, I hopped back in with the shoelace tied at the hairline again. The same pressure and the same shoelace acted as a noose and created a stretched sore in a ring shape that took over a couple of weeks to heal. Maybe I was conditioned to it before? In any case, it's too risky.

        I'm now using a tube sock tied in a basic over under manner at the base to limit the inflation towards the scar line. It's more cumbersome than the wide shoelace was, but there's less pressure on any one spot.

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        • #5
          I try DTR direct air sometimes but I slip out much quicker than rod-set-screw mode. Does it require more skin tube? I can't get as powerful of a stretch either. Maybe I'll revisit. Dudes say progress is fast.

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          • #6
            There needs to be enough slack, yes. I roll out my outer skin to the end of the bell, and there's still some slack for me afterwards. But I also found I had to put a thick rubber band on the outside of the DTR bell to help grip better with direct air as well. The kind of thick rubber bands you find wrapped around broccoli and other vegetables at grocery stores seem to work well enough for a few weeks.

            There's a DTR without holes that supposedly works much better by itself for direct air, but I'm personally just modifying the stock gripper for now.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cuttlefish View Post
              After some trial and error, I settled on using a wide, short rubber band to reinforce the gripping bell from the outside. The combination of the high air pressure, the rubber band, and the shoelace does compromise blood circulation, unfortunately, so sessions were limited to 30-45 minutes at a time.

              I was very impressed with the results, which is why I wanted to come out of my shell and share it with you guys here. After three months of twice-a-day modified direct air sessions, I ended up at CI-6+ with essentially all of the new skin being outer, non-hairy skin. I
              By twice a day do you mean 30-45 minutes in the morning and 30-45 minutes in the evening?
              What did you do the rest of the day and night in terms of restoration/retaining?


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              • #8
                I also use direct air inflation but with no intervening air bladder. With the urethra sealed with a disc of Saran Wrap, my tuba mouthpiece device can be inflated to the point where it begins to hurt. The ballooning effect is quite stunning. Tension is focused with a fabric lanyard. It is by far the fastest method I have tried (which is everything except reverse taping). When I take the trouble to degrease my skin and the device and snug everything down tightly, the inflation will last without loss of pressure between pee breaks. I have posted pictures in my blog.


                https://foreskinrestoration.vbulleti...2011-inflation

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