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    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum (this is my first post), and I've only been tugging about a week now with a TLC-X, I'm currently about an RCI 2.5. Anyways, as my title states: I'm only able to tug for about an hour, I can pull my skin about 1/2 of the way up the body of the TLC-X before putting the cone on. I'm not using any tension from the pusher, and I feel no pain until about the hour mark, and removing the tugger is quite painful (feels like a strong pinching sensation). My tugger is the right size. Is this common for beginners? I'm not really sure what I'm doing wrong,

  • #2
    Maye a month of manual tugging but try again every week or so with the tugger? I found that my skin seemed more supple after a few weeks and the pinching sensation went away but I did a month of manual before using the tlc.

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    • #3
      Where exactly are you feeling the pain? When you remove the device, are there any pressure marks or red marks anywhere? At a CI 2.5 you should have no problem using the device. It sounds like you are not laying the skin out as evenly or as flat as you can, resulting in some pinching wrinkles. Get back to me with some answers and we'll go from there. I have a better way to put on the device that enables you to trap more skin in it, as well as a mod that uses a rubber grommet to keep the device from slipping.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the responses. I've done some manual tugging prior to this, hence how I got to RCI 2.5. As for the marks. I've got a few pressure marks on the glans (or maybe they're just imprints of the cone). I get one long red mark on the shaft skin that's being stretched. I do have some trouble with wrinkles, but they're quite small and there aren't many.

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        • #5
          FWIW, I don't think a newbie should be using a TLC-X; just not enough skin available to make proper use of it especially at less than CI-3. A regular TLC should be suffient thru CI-4/5 after you get rollover to stay on the glans.

          I also think that the use of the TLC-X encourages the use of excess lengths/pressures leading to possible injury, which is why I think Ron use to require men to sign a waiver before he'd sell one. Not sure he still requires a waiver now but I think possible injury (as reported by some using the TLC-X) is still an issue.

          Just my 2 cents on the topic.
          Last edited by Swingshiftworker; 04-16-2016, 10:17 AM.

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          • #6
            I started using the TLC X at about a CI 2 with no problem. Right now I am about a CI 3.5 and no rollover yet, although I have considerable wrinkles, and I have gone to the longer rod and 9mm of selects spacers. CI# is not a good measure of coverage, particularly if your glans is on the larger side as mine is. A larger glans presents an obstacle to rollover, but by the same token, once reliable coverage has been achieved, the larger glans will present an obstacle in the other direction helping to keep the skin in place.

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            • #7
              And my take: some guys just can't tolerate compression devices without feeling pain in an hour or so. I was one.

              I read about this happening from time to time, on old forums, and what's more, I began restoring and lived it when I tried one (I actually tried two similar commercial designs). The pinching pain showed up shortly after trying both, happened every day shortly after putting it on, and this pattern never went away, so I went back to a canister. So I did most of my years with a canister of my own design (which never caused pain). I had no wrinkles; I was just sensitive to the compression between the inner and outer cone causing those smaller blood vessel neurons to fire off. No way around it that I know of, other than canister and manual.

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              • #8
                Thanks for all the info and help. I've learned how to remove the TLC-X so its not as painful, and I seem to be able to go a little bit longer. If this is how tugging will always be, I'm fine with removing every hour or so.

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                • #9
                  Tugging is something your skin needs to get used to. It takes time. Start light and work up to no more than a pound. Even that is a little excessive. I'm using 8-9 oz and that works great.

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