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Patience is most definitely a virtue

April 27, 2011 4 comments

Well, I’m still doing my daily routine of stretching. I haven’t been able to move up in size with my stretching tools however which is slightly frustrating.

Sometimes I feel as though the hole is getting smaller on some days – I suppose maybe it is sometimes but hopefully, overall, it is getting bigger.

I can certainly tell the difference when I pull back when in the shower. The opening is a lot larger than it ever has been. Probably around 6mm. The sad thing is this ‘ring’ of tissue is taking so damn long to stretch. I’m still using the steroid cream so hopefully it’ll slowly but surely help things out.


2 weeks in…

March 28, 2011 Leave a comment

After a couple of weeks of stretching I did notice a very slight improvement. I reckon that the skin stretched perhaps 2mm in total. This was quite frustrating obviously so I decided to take more action and get some cream to help me along.

Betamethasone cream is something I had researched previously, again, it was something I had tried in the past but with no luck – mainly because I didn’t stick to the drill.

Betamethason 0.05% cream is a topical steroid cream which helps during stretching by increasing the rate at which cells in your skin multiply. In the UK it is know as Diprosone and you can only get it on prescription…or can you? Well, luckily I did find a site that would ship it to this country without the need for a prescription. I know this isn’t really the right thing to do but I know my doctor wouldn’t have prescribed it to me. I saw my doctor about my issue years back and he hasn’t even heard of the cream, he said the only real way to do it was to be circumcised so you can imagine my response to that – no thanks! If I have to deal with things myself then so be it.

So, back to my 2 week mark. After feeling rather frustrated I decided it was time to get back on the cream as my routine stretching had been going well so far. So now, along with stretching I use my cream as well.

Now, I’ve seen a lot of sites where people have said they’ve used the cream and it’s been really effective but no one really says how they use it. Do they put it on while they stretch? Before they stretch or after they stretch? Well, your guess is as good as mine but I have been doing it after. The main reason being I feel this is the best time to allow the cream to seep into my skin and do its work. The fact I do it overnight means it stays on for longer too.

In my next post I’ll explain exactly what my technique is.