bldoink wrote:I advice caution and that anybody wanting to experiment with the procedure to proceed slowly. I know for a fact, if I leave my dick under constant non-painful vacuum for much over 5 min I'll get a good dose of edema. Everybody is different. Somebody just starting out might be a very unpleasantly surprised if they do 20 min vacuum right off. People do get damage from these things. VEDs are great tools but be careful.
Wow! Thank you for the cautionary tale, bldoink. I second your suggestion to advance into the protocol (either one) cautiously.
(Note: It is dangerous to do what I describe below. Nowadays we have access to horticulture books, but this process was described for exigent circumstances and should be used only when the situation is dire. I describe it here only for illustrative purposes.)
I am reminded of the process of trying out new foods in the wild. If you experiment eating a new plant found in foraging, it is usual to take a very small bit and if you don't get sick, a few days later try a slightly larger bit. Repeat until you can take a full couple of bites.
Of course, there are some foods that will kill you even when taking in micro-doses, so the above process is only to be undertaken ... well, nowadays, never.
As bldoink recommends, a slow, cautious adoption of any regimen is advisable and under professional supervision, too. Approach V.E.D. use the same way you would approach physical exercise training. You don't START OUT with a 26 mile marathon or bench pressing 250 lbs your first day. You work up to it.