I’ve been fighting a battle with edema for about 3 weeks now. Ever since I really fully healed from the PA, it’s been a problem. I don’t believe it’s a PA issue though, but that was my first thought.
Edema happens when the chastity cage “traps” fluids – with the case of chastity cages specifically, it’s swelling that is in your penis, from what I’ve seen, it’s usually on the underside, towards the head. It’s not like a really “full” swelling – for me at least and those I’ve been able to read up on (which is surprisingly scarce online), it’s more of a 25-50% full kind of thing, so it’s like loose skin with fluid in it.
But it’s not a good thing – apparently it can lead to complications – I won’t go into it much here, because that’s not the point of this post. Suffice to say that you should figure it out and deal with it.
It’s not been that easy to identify. Like I mentioned, when I first started seeing this, I assumed it was due to the PA. It’s not. It’s due to poor fluid circulation in the penis, such that fluid can get in (often into the foreskin area), but can’t get out easily, so they get trapped.
I have seen this with two different devices now in my quest to figure this out.
Oddly, it’s exactly the same. This was surprising to me because the cage on the MM device makes sense as causing a bit of a grid pattern, but the Steelheart is all completely smooth.
The rest of the story is that I can see changes in me – after wearing the MM device for 15 months or whatever it was, full-time, I have noticed that things have clearly changed. More skin overall down there, specifically around the penis and scrotum areas. I think this is the root of the issue.
I think this new skin is being a pain in the butt and getting caught up. Also, I’ve noticed that in my most flaccid state, this skin bunches up, actually making the device too narrow in the tube.
SO, what I really think is happening is that this skin is getting bunched up inside, keeping the right fluid circulation from happening and causing the edema. Ugh. This means, potentially, resizing (read as: ORDERING A NEW DAMN DEVICE) the device(s). Which really stinks because it had worked so well for so long and they’re expensive.
I’ll probably start with the MM device. They deliver a whole lot faster and are in the states in case I need to work out changes. I will probably start with talking with them too about what I’m seeing and see what they suggest. Their customer support is awesome, so I suspect that they will be more than happy to share their experiences and make suggestions.
I’m starting this post because a) there is NO real information out there about Edema and Male Chastity Devices, and b) WHY isn’t there any information about it out there, and c) no one talks about how to troubleshoot and what to do about it.
So, here’s to the start of a new, very frank discussion-oriented, journey.