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    Here are some tips for removing tape. I invite others to add tips as well.

    1) Wear the tape for long periods of time. The longer tape is worn, the easier it is to remove.

    2) Soak in water for a minute or so. Water compromises the effectiveness of the adhesive, making it easier to remove.

    3) Roll your skin off of the tape, rather than pulling the tape off your skin. This sounds silly, but is quite effective.

    When I was taping, the routine I found easiest to use was to remove the tape at the end of my morning shower. That way it had been on for 24 hrs and had soaked for 10 minutes or so. It was always easy to remove at that point.

    Regards,

    greg

  • #2
    The slight difficulty that I had when using water to loosen the tape was that the adhesive would remain on the skin. I used Mefix (Rejuviness) fabric based tape. The solution for me was to soak the tape in some form of hand skin softening cream in place of water - and leave for 15 minutes.
    This should lend itself to a simple experiment with tapes applied to maybe the upper arm.
    Tormod

    Some of you may have had occasion to run into mathematicians and to wonder therefore how they got that way - Tom Lehrer

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    • #3
      I find that if I tape for more than 12 hours the tape pulls off the skin very easily causing tears. I'm using nexcare I believe. Should I try MeFix instead?
      Started CI-0 with no movable skin and 0% FEC

      Currently at CI-4 with 64% FEC

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      • #4
        I started with 3M Micropore paper tape and could get 3 days of use, even with showering once a day. But I was keeping things dry with baby powder. When I had enough skin that I could no longer keep things dry, I had tape failure in an hour or so. So I switched to Rejuveness and then all was good and I got a day out of the tape. I would suggest that Mefix (which is similar to Rejuveness) would be worth trying.

        Regards

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        • #5
          So how much "discomfort" did you accommodate at first regarding nocturnal erections? I can currently be erect with the tape on and the skin is VERY tight though. I don't know at what point it will be safe to wear all night.
          Started CI-0 with no movable skin and 0% FEC

          Currently at CI-4 with 64% FEC

          See my progress gallery

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          • #6
            gdom - I used the conventional T-tape method. The T-tape is made to fit the erect circumference and it is put on when erect.
            So, no problem with erections. For active overnight tugging, use a strap geometry (over the shoulder or around the waist) which is approximately in the erection direction.
            Tormod

            Some of you may have had occasion to run into mathematicians and to wonder therefore how they got that way - Tom Lehrer

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gdom View Post
              So how much "discomfort" did you accommodate at first regarding nocturnal erections? I can currently be erect with the tape on and the skin is VERY tight though. I don't know at what point it will be safe to wear all night.
              I did not have tension on during the night. I do not think the risk is worth the short time you will have adequate tension from nocturnal erections. Especially since my experience clearly demonstrates that applying tension for long periods does not add anything in terms of growth.

              I did use the tape strips as a "retainer" if you will, for comfort. At times, when the skin had not had time to grow long enough, the tension was a bit uncomfortable, but that was from the tape not letting the skin slip back down the shaft, not form an increase in circumference.

              You should do some simulation and see what you find. Apply what you plan to have on while sleeping. Get into bed as you normally would. Give yourself several good hard erections and roll around, lying in various positions. Do this for 30 minutes or so. See how it works when you can take action to prevent injury.

              Regards

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              • #8
                Originally posted by greg_b View Post

                I did not have tension on during the night. I do not think the risk is worth the short time you will have adequate tension from nocturnal erections. Especially since my experience clearly demonstrates that applying tension for long periods does not add anything in terms of growth.

                I did use the tape strips as a "retainer" if you will, for comfort. At times, when the skin had not had time to grow long enough, the tension was a bit uncomfortable, but that was from the tape not letting the skin slip back down the shaft, not form an increase in circumference.

                You should do some simulation and see what you find. Apply what you plan to have on while sleeping. Get into bed as you normally would. Give yourself several good hard erections and roll around, lying in various positions. Do this for 30 minutes or so. See how it works when you can take action to prevent injury.

                Regards
                What I'm saying is that even when using it as a retainer I can just barely wear it with an erection (see my progress gallery). But without wearing it during erections I no longer get tension when flaccid, so there's no progress unless I'm wearing a device instead.
                Started CI-0 with no movable skin and 0% FEC

                Currently at CI-4 with 64% FEC

                See my progress gallery

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                • #9
                  2 other tips for removing tape:

                  1. Oil: olive oil, canola, or other food oil.
                  2. Medical Adhesive Remover, one I found particularly is the remover sold by the same people who sell MRS, ~$9 a bottle, lasts me over a year. They also sell it in wipe form too.
                  Nothing gives like foreskin! (MetalWhere on the old board.)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gdom View Post

                    What I'm saying is that even when using it as a retainer I can just barely wear it with an erection (see my progress gallery). But without wearing it during erections I no longer get tension when flaccid, so there's no progress unless I'm wearing a device instead.
                    I understand. Yes, I had that trouble as well, until I grew more skin. The great thing about tape is you can make it longer to avoid that issue, just add some tape. Of course, you can also simply leave the tape loose, if that is comfortable. or, remove the tape for sleeping. Lots of options.

                    And, my point was that I would suggest only applying tension via the device and only while awake. But experiment and find out what you like best. just be safe, no need to chance an injury.

                    Regards

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gdom View Post

                      What I'm saying is that even when using it as a retainer I can just barely wear it with an erection (see my progress gallery). But without wearing it during erections I no longer get tension when flaccid, so there's no progress unless I'm wearing a device instead.
                      Gdom ... Don't understand how you use tape as a retainer at night, during erections, as it can be unforgiving. That's why D.Evans invented the T-Tape method .. as the tape is applied to an erect penis to safely accommodate nocturnal erections. It's entirely typical for T-Tape users to sleep comfortably right through nocturnal erections. I know of no other tape method that works safely at night.

                      I usually wear T-Tape for three days at a time ... and as long as tension is removed ... through showers and swimming, too. When the tape finally began coming loose, I'd pull with the fingers of my right hand, while gently pulling penile skin in the oppositie direction with my left hand. Otherwise the process can be slightly painful. Residue is easily removed by brushing the skin firmly with a thumb.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rood View Post

                        Gdom ... Don't understand how you use tape as a retainer at night, during erections, as it can be unforgiving. That's why D.Evans invented the T-Tape method .. as the tape is applied to an erect penis to safely accommodate nocturnal erections. It's entirely typical for T-Tape users to sleep comfortably right through nocturnal erections. I know of no other tape method that works safely at night.

                        I usually wear T-Tape for three days at a time ... and as long as tension is removed ... through showers and swimming, too. When the tape finally began coming loose, I'd pull with the fingers of my right hand, while gently pulling penile skin in the oppositie direction with my left hand. Otherwise the process can be slightly painful. Residue is easily removed by brushing the skin firmly with a thumb.
                        I should try the t-tape. I currently use my O-ring method, I could try adding more tape.
                        Started CI-0 with no movable skin and 0% FEC

                        Currently at CI-4 with 64% FEC

                        See my progress gallery

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                        • #13
                          Back when I started with the canister method I used the citrus based adhesive remover from Advanced Devices. It works great with NO discomfort at all.

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                          • #14
                            At this point, I only use tape when using a very heavy 22 oz PUD; the only one that I still own. So, this response is limited to those who may be using something similar.

                            I use cloth tape for its strength and flexibility and I have found that using longer pieces of tape (2-3 inches in length) causes more skin damage than using shorter pieces (1-2 inches). I just soak the tape in water (usually by taking a shower) to facilitate removal, if sweat/urine hasn't already loosened it.

                            Even when there are no skin tears, continual use of tape for more than a week will cause micro abrasions that will causing a drying and sloughing off of skin as it "repairs" itself. So, I only tape periodically every other week or so.

                            When not using a PUD, I use a Tugger instead.
                            Last edited by Swingshiftworker; 11-09-2015, 02:12 PM.

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                            • #15
                              I started using the canister tape method several days ago. Besides getting comfortable with putting the tape on, adjusting the straps, etc. everything seemed to be OK. The problem is that after about 4 days, I started to get some skin tears. I don't think it comes from taking the tape off (which is not nearly as bad as I had imagined it would be). The edge of the canister does pinch me the wrong way sometimes which may be the cause but I don't know.

                              The question is what to do now. I'm thinking of just taking a break to allow the skin to heal but are there other recommendations from more experienced users out there?

                              Thanks.

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