Published on Feb 14, 2019 and last reviewed on Feb 19, 2020 - 4 min read
Jelqing exercise involves applying pressure and pulling the penis, which is said to make the organ grow in length and girth. It is believed to have its roots in the ancient Middle East, which dates back more than 200 years. There is still a lot of controversies about the effectiveness of this exercise. Jelqing is believed to increase the size and girth of the penis in the following ways:
There is not enough scientific research and evidence on jelqing, but men have reported gaining one and a half inch in length and girth respectively after practicing it for eight months continuously. But, if you want to retain any gains from this exercise, you have to keep practicing it.
This exercise should be ideally performed for 20 minutes every session. To perform jelqing exercise correctly, you can try following these steps:
Before beginning the practice, it is essential to warm up your penis by either applying a warm washcloth or with the help of a warm bath. Applying a warm washcloth to the penis sends more blood to it.
After warming up, it is important to put lubrication on the penis. Water-based lubricants are preferred instead of oil-based lubricants, as the later can clog the pores and cause infection. Using a lubricant will prevent any discomfort and friction burns. If the lubricant dries out, they can be reapplied.
Make an OK sign with your fingers to create a grip that completely encircles the base of your penis. Slide your fingers from the base to the top of the penis while applying light pressure. It takes about 3 seconds to move from the base to the tip, but do not squeeze the glans penis.
Once your fingers reach the tip, use the other hand in the same OK grip and start from the base again. This can be continued for about 15 to 20 minutes and can be done up to 4 to 5 times a week. Stop doing it if you feel any pain or if you reach total erection. If you are new to this exercise, then start doing it for 5 minutes and gradually increase the time.
The grip plays the most important part of the overall success of this exercise. It is essential to maintain the same pressure throughout the exercise and avoid increasing the pressure with each stroke. This makes sure the penis grows proportionately.
The different types of jelqing exercises are:
Do not put a lot of force and pressure while doing this exercise as it will cause large tears in the tissues and might damage the ligaments that connect the penis to the body. This can affect your ability to get and maintain an erection. If not done properly, jelqing might cause :
The things to keep in mind before doing this exercise are:
The other exercises that have shown to improve erections are:
All these exercises improve the blood circulation to your penis, thus improving erection. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions regarding your penis size, as the doctor will suggest lengthening options that are best suited for you. Do not pull or increase the force in the hope to get faster results. This exercise will take time to show any results, so be patient and follow the proper way to do it. If you feel pain, discomfort, or see any changes in your erection after performing jelqing, get medical attention immediately.
Initially, you can jelq for 5 minutes, 3 to 4 times a week. You can gradually increase the time and days to about 15 to 20 minutes and 4 to 5 days a week.
If this exercise is followed properly, it helps you become comfortable with your body and understand your erection. But, if you are doing it wrong then it might cause more harm than being useful. Doing it roughly can cause bruising, pain, and can lead to erectile dysfunction.
Some men claim to see some results after 1 to 2 weeks, but the difference might not be much. After a month, some see a slight increase in the girth and length. But most people see changes in thickness and length in 4 to 6 months. This is only true if the exercise is done properly and regularly.
You can start by doing it for 2 to 3 days a week and gradually increase it to 4 to 5 days a week.
Make an O shape with your thumb and index finger and place it at the base of your penis. Move your fingers towards the head of the penis while applying steady and mild pressure. Then start again from the base of the penis. Do not apply a lot of force or pull the penis, and stop if you feel pain.
Before jelqing, make sure you warm up your penis. You can do this by taking a warm bath or applying a warm washcloth to your manhood. This will help send more blood to the penis.
Some of the side effects if jelqing is not performed properly are:
Bruising and permanent damage.
To avoid such side effects, do not be too rough or apply a lot of pressure, and always warm up.
The gains from jelqing are considered fairly permanent. But, if you stop doing it abruptly, you might lose some thickness and length. So, it is best to continue doing it, maybe less frequently.
If you only do it for a few weeks, the gains might be temporary. The gains are fairly permanent if you continue it for several months.
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