Over the past few months I have slowly developed what I believe to be a "hard flaccid" but I also believe I know what caused this and how it can be rectified.
I would describe the hard flaccid as a firmness within the penis, but not like an erection. In an erection the smooth muscles relax, while with a hard flaccid they feel extremely contracted, giving a hard feel. It is frustrating as it has made it impossible for me to jelq or stretch effectively.
I believe my problem was caused through an unbalance of the pelvic floor region. When initially starting PE training I knew about the standard kegel, but had no idea about reverse kegels. This led to me strengthening my kegel and neglecting the reverse. Once I learnt of the reverse kegel, I couldn't initially get the hang of it so stopped all kegelling all together. I think a main factor was "involuntary kegels while edging". I know that after long edging sessions my muscles felt fatigued due to all the contractions. So over time I strong kegel and weak reverse kegel = imbalance. If you went to the gym and only worked your chest and not your back, this would cause you problems, same applies to the pelvic floor muscles.
I have 2 tests that I believe can determine if this would apply to you aswell.
1. When you wake up in the morning, if you have morning wood wait for it to go down, if you didn't get morning wood don't worry. Your penis should be very flaccid and hanging well. I always noted that on waking up I had a nice flaccid hang, but this quickly started to turtle up and become firmer as I got up and started moving around for the day. While asleep your body is completely relax so thus when you wake up there is no tension in your body so your penis is in a relaxed state, this is what led me to believe its muscular.
2. This is a little bit crude, but while taking a dump, you are effectively performing a reverse kegel to push out poo. I noticed that while taking a dump my penis would relax slightly. Pegasus told me that reverse kegel, over time has a relaxing effect on the pelvic area. See if this applies to you as well.
So it made sense that it was this huge imbalance caused by lack of reverse kegel training that was the culprit. I started a 100% reverse kegel routine yesterday and the firmness of my penis in its flaccid state is starting to reduce. If you have the same symptoms as I listed, I believe this will be able to help you. Remember not to overwork your kegel training though! Once you feel your problem has gone, balance out your kegel training with a 50/50 routine of both standard and reverse kegels.
I hope this helps.