hehehehe, awwww i would never inflict unwanted discomfort. i understand the shock is horrid. it took me about a week to get in the thing. toes first, then up to the knees, the shock taking my breath away. having to focus my mind to control it and take big, deep belly breaths to regulate the spasms my diaphragm went in.
i did it for a few days but woke up dreading it, so i waited and kept thinking of the benefits as pointed out by Wim Hoff and Jim Kwik, not my idea so don't be biting my head of Wolfie. i'm not thinking what's best for others, just telling my experience
eventually i got an outdoor pool in the hope to submerge myself like Wim in the morning. haven't got there yet, but after walking in there and feeling the cold ache through to my bones, the shower was tropical.
i'm an extremist, i enjoy pushing my body and mind to the very edges, i like to find where i'm uncomfortable and go there. Danger Whore they call my kind. but i have the values of moral discipline, and so i can take myself to the edges of my mind and find where i can push. i think it's not for everyone, mostly seems to be a deep subby thing, that's why a masterful dom can be the spiritual guide of the right sub.
but, it seems it's the sub with ll the power, in genuine dynamics, it's the sub who gives surrender, not the master taking it. and that's the same for voluntarily enduring suffering, as Jung said. is curative.
no disrespect meant, Good Sirs :)