Appearance and performance
Looking at this torso, would you guess it belonged to a 52 year old? Appearance isn't everything, but if feels good to be strong, and to enjoy looking at yourself in the mirror. I've been strong, and I've been weak; I've had a small dick and a big one, and I make no bones about it: I prefer strong and big. Check this out:
To get strong: The Miracle 7, by Scott Peterson. Forget gyms, weights, exercise machines.
I like both, and I enjoy the benefits of both at the same time. Bikini-style briefs allow me, in just a second or two, to switch from 'boxers' to 'briefs.' They also pack real small for traveling, which I appreciate.
Maybe if you grow up with a large dick you don't think about it, but I get self-conscious sometimes when my penis gets conspicuous. When I've got to pee really bad and the thing starts getting large, there's also the risk of a public boner. I like to put junior back in his cage before he gets that far.
I took these photos just seconds apart. Once you get the move down, you can do it as quickly, and almost as inconspicuously, as tucking in one side of your shirt.
Kegels: I want to mention them, but don't feel a need to go into great detail - you can find discussions in the Thundersplace Forums and read about Kegel exercises on Wikipedia. I will tell you that with a little focus, breathing, and very subtle movements of the PC, pelvic, and lower abdominal muscles, you can learn to generate orgasm after orgasm through your entire body - without ejaculating, and without even having an erection. Sweet....
L-Arginine: around age 50, I noticed my semen was getting watery, suggesting a decreased sperm count. I started taking L-Arginine, 2-3 grams a day, and noticed that it became thick and sticky again. I don't recall how long it took, but in the meantime I enjoyed the erections.*
As long as we're on the subject:
* What's this about erections?
I have no interest in trying to convince you that this device works. You can read numerous accounts, pro and con, in Thundersplace Forums. My objective, as with my original weights, was to take a prohibitively expensive (and inelegant) design and hack it for the do-it-yourselfer.
Picking up on a design sent to me (see history below), by a guy who adapted the concept of the clunky Blakoe Ring, I created an elastic version I call the Ball Zinger.
As always, I've tried to make a design that almost anyone can make, but this is not as simple as making an AFB hanger. I don't consider my design saleable, but somebody started selling it anyway. Whatever - when you can find noose-based all-day stretchers on eBay, why shouldn't someone try to make a buck off my half-assed design?
You can find a very clever idea on Thundersplace called The .02 Zinger. The developer of this device insists, however, that his device doesn't work.
Making a Ball Zinger
Assembly and use
30 January 2004
You say, that copper and zinc has to be used, but other metals are also possible. In an electrotechnical book i found a table where 36 metals are listed with the "normal-potential" compared to the normal hydrogen-electrode.
So zinc is at -0,763 Volt, copper at +0,521 Volt. The difference between this two values is the theoretical voltage of this galvanic element using this two metals (1,284 Volt); in the case of the Ball Zinger, the values are lower, because the skin moisture is a poor acid compared to a real acid.
So i took aluminium instead of zinc, because i have no zinc at home. I used a blank copper wire (folded several times) and two aluminium washers. The voltage of Aluminium is at -1,66 Volt. In practice i could measure 0,4-0,6 Volt without sweating. Yes, you can measure the voltage with a simple multimeter! I used "gum-rings" to wrap it around my genitals. Compared to your Ball Zinger my version is primitive, but it works as well.
Here is an excerpt of the table in my electrotechnical book (written in german). I'm going to mention only elements which the "normal" human can easily get.
If you think on zinc-coal batteries (the standard which you can get in every supermarket), they have 1,5 Volt (0,74-(-0,763) = 1,503 Volt); Yes correct!
The best combination would be Lithium -3,05 Volt and Gold +1,5 Volt, but try to get these.......
So, perhaps you add that knowledge to your site, so people can see, that there is no voodoo behind it. The can also choose which metal-combinations are the best for producing voltage.
Improvements to Health to Increase Potency
by David Manser (Hubbard note: this guy offered this through a forum, by email. I no longer know how to contact him. Many thanks to him!)
Thanks for requesting details of my experiences in improving my sexual potency.
In 1974 I attended a fertility clinic to see if it was my "fault" my wife could not get pregnant. It was!
I had a sperm count of just 6 million per whatever it is (millilitres?) and was only ejaculating about two or three millilitres of semen - total of 18 million spermatozoa. I was told the "normal" is 100 million sperm and five millilitres of semen. My sperm was also low quality with many damaged sperms and something called low motility rate (not swimming about). I had a low testosterone level too! I was sent to see a fertility specialist.
The specialist examined my testicles and penis function and found no particular problems and said I should be able to father children. He gave me a check list to help increase my testosterone and sperm count and its quality and quantity.
I realised that I had slipped into bad habits and started my recovery plan. Firstly I did pack up smoking. It was very hard to do. I felt better and my sperm count rose to 30 million but still only two or three millilitres of semen. I stopped eating burgers and doughnuts and lost some weight. I went swimming every weekend and cycled to work (about two miles). I changed from jockey briefs to boxer shorts and then no underwear. My sperm count rose to a satisfactory 90 million per millilitre but still only two or three millilitres of semen. Testosterone was still very low. My friends said I had large breasts but I was used to them. Further research found that Soya products, like Soya milk and Soya protein can mimic the female hormone oestrogen. I was using a lot of Soya products as a vegetarian. I stopped using Soya products. I finally managed to kick the tranquilliser habit and all these things helped to restore a youthful erection and a high sperm count and good quantity of semen. I finally sprayed my testicles with cold water once a day in the morning. We were offered a baby to adopt and we had to use contraceptives to avoid having two babies at the same time. What a turn round.
This feeling of well being continued until quite recently until I was about 50 years old. The years after this saw my erections getting softer and my sexual urge waning. A blood test showed low levels of testosterone. I was entering the andropause. After a few months of frustration I decided to do something about it again. I bought a product called an energiser ring for about £50 ($85 US). It was a hard plastic ring with metal contacts on which fitted around my testicles and penis. Although it was uncomfortable to wear I persevered because the company said it would take six weeks to work. It did work. My erections came back and my ejaculation spurts increased from five or six to a record breaking 25 spurts. My wife was amazed. A further blood test showed normal to high levels of testosterone. Big problem. The ring was very hard, uncomfortable and inflexible and sometimes came undone and dropped off. Not too good at a party or in a meeting. I decided to make my own modifications to the ring. I contacted the company president and they said I could manufacture the ring for them to my own new design. It all fell through and they still sell the hard plastic ring. This is not an effective idea as the ring has to be comfortable and a snug fit at all times when worn, to keep metal contacts close to the skin. My new design follows. It is made of 10mm (3/8 ) clear, food quality, silicon rubber tubing - worn as a ring of about 65mm (2.5) inches in diameter (make to suit your anatomy). Metal contacts made from three 10mm diameter x 10mm long copper and three same size zinc tubes are pushed onto the tubing. The whole thing is held together by a simple internal elastic strap. The contacts cause a one volt current to flow around your genitals. You can't really feel the current. Sometimes it tickles if you get hot and sweaty. The voltage does something to the production of semen, sperm and testosterone levels. You can make it up from easily available parts if you look for them. The biggest problem for US people is finding something called 99.95 pure zinc 10mm ( 3/8 inch) solid anode rod.
This needs drilling through to 8.5 mm (.334") to fit on the rubber tubing. Unfortunately it is only supplied in 2 metre (6 foot) lengths. You might find some. It is essential to get pure zinc for health and safety reasons. There is a lot of lead and nickel etc. in commercial zinc. The copper contacts are 10mm (3/8 inch) diameter by 10mm (3/8 inch) long high quality "food approved" water pipe. The supporting ring is 10mm (3/8 inch) silicon rubber tube and should not be too hard to get from medical or scientific mail order stores. Make the elastic strap from the briefs you have stopped wearing! The device should be worn at all times. You should start feeling the effects after about six to seven weeks. It should work for you. Don't ask me how! It could be that the electrical current generated affects the acupuncture points which are under the contacts. I don't know. Try it. If you have difficulty getting the stuff to make you own, or don't want to bother, and can afford it, I can make you one for £30 UK or $50 US out of the materials I have got left over - this includes post packing and some accessories to keep the ring clean etc. Email me for my address. You have to measure the circumference around all your genitals close to your body (penis and testicles). Use a length of soft cord or something. Tie it so it is a snug fit, not too tight. Just tight enough to fit your finger under. Wear the cord for a day or two to see if it is okay and mark the cord with a pen where the knot is and cut the knot off. Measure a bit oversize and cut it back as you want. I wear mine continually, even when swimming and running or working. It feels good and comfortable and I know it is working for me. I have also found that the wet milking method on the Forum has further increased my sexual potency and erection firmness. I now massage my testicles gently downwards too afterwards while I'm oiled up to see what happens - but it's early days yet. Watch the Forum.
Good Luck - David Manser (David Hillier is my pseudonym. I don't want my Mom to read my Forum letters. Ha Ha)