Cylinder Hardness

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Bionic Bob
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Cylinder Hardness

Postby Bionic Bob » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:38 pm

I was implanted with a 18cm +3rte 7 weeks back via the peno-scrotal technique. My question is about the cylinders. I've read here that they'll eventually soften and I'm wondering how long that takes? Hard to hide what looks to be a semi in ball shorts. It sticks almost straight out and is almost rigid enough for sex fully deflated. I'll await the wisdom of the bionic veterans. Thanks
52 years old. Implanted with an ams700lgx infrapubicly due to severe Peyronies Disease on 8/23/19 8 months after Penile Plication Surgery that ultimately failed. Surgery performed by Dr. Rasper at the University of Kentucky Urology Center.

Lost Sheep
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Re: Cylinder Hardness

Postby Lost Sheep » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:47 pm

Welcome to the forum.

While you wait for the attested softening to occur, you could wear support or foundation garments to keep things "organized" and controlled. My hospital issued a jock strat (athletic supporter) a size smaller than I would usually wear.

Is it possible that you are not fully deflating the device? It takes some practice (and thought) to develop an effective technique to deflate. Squeezing the penis (similar to milking a cow, but in reverse) is almost always required to attain full deflation.

Coloplast devices are less pliable than AMS devices (the material of which they are made is thicker and stiffer). The operational rigidity when inflated is fully functional in either manufacturer's devices, but the AMSs deflate to a softer state than the Coloplast devices can deflate to.

Which do you have?

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Lost Sheep
Born 1948 AMS LGX 18+3 implant Nov 6, 2017 by Dr Tavis Shaw. Spent 14 months researching in effort to optimize outcome. After 30 yrs of progressive unrecognized ED I will do this RIGHT; no second chance with one's first.
Anchorage AK, USA

notaes
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Re: Cylinder Hardness

Postby notaes » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:04 pm

Thank you guys for your info. This forum is so good for those of us awaiting implants.
66 yr old male married 35 yrs. no implant yet looking for help getting implant.greeneville,tennessee trimix and cialis user for five years gathering info for possible implant and choosing the right surgeon and facility.

Bionic Bob
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Re: Cylinder Hardness

Postby Bionic Bob » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:36 pm

Yes sir I squeeze and am fully deflated. How long did it take for your implants to soften to the point where you "hang" was normal? And thank you for the underwear tip.
52 years old. Implanted with an ams700lgx infrapubicly due to severe Peyronies Disease on 8/23/19 8 months after Penile Plication Surgery that ultimately failed. Surgery performed by Dr. Rasper at the University of Kentucky Urology Center.

Lost Sheep
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Re: Cylinder Hardness

Postby Lost Sheep » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:42 pm

Bionic Bob wrote:Yes sir I squeeze and am fully deflated. How long did it take for your implants to soften to the point where you "hang" was normal? And thank you for the underwear tip.

I have an AMS LGX, so it took very little time to loosen up and hang. It seems as if it was a race between the post-surgery swelling and the implant, but really, about 6 months to reach a steady state.

Is yours a Coloplast?
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Lost Sheep
Born 1948 AMS LGX 18+3 implant Nov 6, 2017 by Dr Tavis Shaw. Spent 14 months researching in effort to optimize outcome. After 30 yrs of progressive unrecognized ED I will do this RIGHT; no second chance with one's first.
Anchorage AK, USA

tomas1
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Re: Cylinder Hardness

Postby tomas1 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:52 pm

I have a CX and it's still somewhat stiff, and I hate the kink(s).
81 years
Got implant on 1/22/19 by Dr Avila.
Scrotal, horizontal incision just over 1"
18cm AMS 700 CX, 3.5cm RTE 100cc reservoir
Diagnosed with Gleason 6 prostate cancer. Monitoring it for now.

Bionic Bob
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Re: Cylinder Hardness

Postby Bionic Bob » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:05 pm

Thank you Lost Sheep.
52 years old. Implanted with an ams700lgx infrapubicly due to severe Peyronies Disease on 8/23/19 8 months after Penile Plication Surgery that ultimately failed. Surgery performed by Dr. Rasper at the University of Kentucky Urology Center.

Smetro
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Re: Cylinder Hardness

Postby Smetro » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:56 am

I don’t ‘hate’ the hinge in my Titan.....it’s a matter of management.
On a daily basis now, after extensive trial and error, I travel fully deflated.
I read here on FT about improved sensitivity through full deflation and I have to say I feel there is a case to support the idea. Previously I chose to be always partially inflated......it certainly looked good. I digress.
Better management means that when the gorgeous Miss D and I visit our fave Swingers club I always partially inflate prior to Ubering there, likewise when we visit our local nude beach. Then, back in working world it’s fully deflate.
None of this is difficult.......apart from having younger guys want to get off with Miss D at the club......sexiest 65 year old great grandmother I know! :D :)
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65, Titan Touch 22cm+1.5cm rte's op done in Melbourne, Australia Feb 2017 Venous leakage over a previous 2 year period, did pills and Caverject. Length 2 years+ post-op is 7.5” erect, 6.5” flaccid and almost 6” girth

merrix
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Re: Cylinder Hardness

Postby merrix » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:26 am

I never heard that sensitivity would be influenced if keeping a few pumps all the time. But I can see that happening actually. If I keep a few pumps in, I am sort of feeling a bit horny and as a result, blood flow increases and so does sensitivity. And maybe, as with everything else, body gets used to it and requires more stimulus to achieve the same effect.
Speculations of course, but that’s what we always do here, isn’t it?

Anyway, you’re following my path (and that’s a bloody good path!). I almost always keep mine totally deflated and think that works great. Just as you seem to do nowadays, I reserve the 5-10 pumps for special occasions...

Keep doing well Smetro.
43 yo, ED forever from VL
Fit and active
Implanted 151215
Titan XL 24 cm, no RTEs
Dr. Eid
Activated day 13
Sex after 3 weeks
Gained length and girth
So far It works perfectly
Only one advice: Find a world class surgeon

Smetro
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Re: Cylinder Hardness

Postby Smetro » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:34 pm

Thanks Merrix
I wrote a little about it in Daily Driver.
Love your stuff young fella :)
65, Titan Touch 22cm+1.5cm rte's op done in Melbourne, Australia Feb 2017 Venous leakage over a previous 2 year period, did pills and Caverject. Length 2 years+ post-op is 7.5” erect, 6.5” flaccid and almost 6” girth


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