Jelqing Exercises & Results: Does It Really Work? (Myth Debunked)
Men have always been obsessed with the narrative that bigger is better. While this is not always true, some guys still harbor the idea of getting an extra inch in penile length.
Jelqing exercises are believed to have existed since the ancient Arab civilization. Despite their long existence, it has always been covered in mystique. Yes, there are men who used jelqing to increase sensitivity, but there is no confirmed scientific evidence that it has been used to get a bigger penis.
A quick search through YouTube and Reddit will probably produce results showing how guys used jelqing to double their penis size (a largely unconfirmed statement). Plus, the exercises shown in these platforms are dangerous, to say the least.
Let’s dive into the real Jelqing exercises and how they work, and debunk the mysteries that surround these penis enlargement exercises.
What is Jelqing?
Jelqing exercises are believed to have started in the ancient Middle East, where men “got down to work” in attempt to get a bigger penis than their mates. It was a status symbol that commanded respect from peers.
Jelqing is a natural penis enlargement that involves squeezing and stroking a half-erect penis from the shaft to the tip of the head in an attempt to force blood flow to the tip and painlessly stretching the penis slowly.
The jelqing process mimics a cow milking process, and this explains why it is sometimes known as “penis milking”.
Jelqing, just like bodybuilding, requires a warm-up and enough rest between jelqing workout exercises to prevent injuries and blisters. Also, while doing these exercises, you should not get overzealous or start stretching the penis muscles too much because it can cause damage.
Does Jelqing Actually Work?
There is a mix of results. Some men say that they did see some positive gains in a period of two months while others say it does not work at all.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, there is a whole lot of scientific evidence that finds no substantial gains when using this method.
Doctors actually warn against applying too much pressure on the penis since this can cause vascular damage, erectile dysfunction and even curvature of the penis.
If you still want to get your hands dirty and test these exercises, you should practice caution by being gentle on your penis to avoid causing harm than good.
Will Jelqing get me a larger penis?
First, we have confirmed that there is no scientific evidence to back this expectation. In fact, the only sources of information on this subject are videos and photos on Reddit and YouTube of guys who say that they gained extra inches through jelqing.
I spent some time analyzing the videos, photos and reading testimonials authored by men who say that jelqing does produce results. I have my reservations about these testimonials, and you take this information with a pinch of salt.
What results will you get with Jelqing?
Using jelqing as a form of penis enlargement exercise may give you two types of results i.e. temporary or permanent results. Most guys out there recommend 200 penis strokes for about 20 minutes every day for at least 2 months.
When starting, take the measurements of an erect penis from the tip of the penis to the pubic bone near the balls. Note down the measurements. As soon as you start jelqing, you are likely to see some results by the second week.
Take measurements every two weeks of both the penile length and girth and note any significant changes that you see or feel. If you are consistent, you should be able to see some gains (if any) in one or two months.
From the videos and stories I analyzed, most guys mentioned that they gained anywhere from 0.3 inches to 1.2 inches in penile length.
PS: If you have tried jelqing or you’ve decided to give it a shot, please post in the comments about your experience and the results you achieve (d).
Again, when jelqing, be gentle on yourself and do not be overzealous with the exercises. Going overboard may leave you with a broken penis or with a curvature of the penis.
Other Alternative Exercises Apart from Jelqing
If you are still focused on packing more below the belt, there are safer alternatives that you can consider. Some of these techniques are easy to implement and are backed by scientific evidence.
Shed off some weight
Accumulating too much fat in your belly and in the legs will make your penis look smaller than it actually is. Start working out to shed off that fat, and your little guy will show up even larger.
Shave pubic hair
Growing some long pubic hair will make your dick appear like it is hidden in some thick thicket.
Shaving off the hair can reveal the monster of a dick hidden behind the thicket, and you will look bigger and appetizing. Plus, you will be more presentable to your partner who has been dying to give you the ride or blowjob that you have wishing to get.
Penis Traction Devices
Penis traction devices borrow from the jelqing exercises, only that they involve using clinically-tested devices to apply tension to the penis muscles.
The traction device must be used daily for about 4 hours daily, and continue using it for about 4 to 6 months in order to see actual results. Penis pumps such as Bathmate use a similar technique only that it works by applying suction to the penis shaft.
Penis traction devices have been the subject of various clinical studies to test their effectiveness in increasing penis length and correcting penis curvature. At the inception, traction devices were used by doctors as a post-surgery tool to correct the Peyronies disease.
A 2011 study published in the Journal of Sex medicine by the Urology Research Center at Sina Hospital attempted to investigate whether the use of penis traction devices increases penile length and girth. 23 men with a “short penis” condition were sampled and instructed to wear the Golden Erect (®) traction device for 4 to 6 hours for the first two weeks of training and 9 hours per day until the end of the third month.
Four of the sampled subjects gained up to an inch in penile length and an insignificant gain in girth. The researchers found that there was a possibility of using a penile extender to increase penile length.
Penis enlargement surgery
Penis enlargement is seen as a preserve of men with balls-in-pockets due to their expensive nature. In fact, the cost of a penis enlargement surgery is estimated to be in excess of $10, 000.
While there are people who have gone through a penis enlargement surgery successfully, there have been horror stories of botched surgeries. A recent example is when a Billionaire diamond trader died at a private Paris clinic during a penis enlargement surgery.
Considering the risk involved with penis surgeries, it would be safer to try natural penis enlargement options that don’t put your life on the line.
What Is the Best Jelqing Routine?
Follow these routines if you want to try jelqing:
Apply lube to lubricate the penis: Apply your preferred lube (you can also use coconut oil, Vaseline or lotion) to make it easy to stretch the penis, and reduce friction and irritation during the exercise.
Get the penis erect to around 50%. Stroke the penis gently to make it erect to around 30 to 50 % erection level, but not fully erect. This level will make it easy to stretch.
Use the OK grip: Use your thumb and index finger to make an okay grip, and grab the penis inside the grip. The grip should start from the bottom of the shaft (near the balls) and use your fingers to move up the penis, in a gentle manner.
Upward finger movement: Start the grip from the bottom of the shaft (near the balls) and use your fingers to move up the penis towards the penis head, in a gentle manner. Release the grip before you get to the tip. This completes one jelqing exercise, which takes about 3 seconds. Each grip should be a little tight to feel the stretching, but not too tight to cause irritation.
Repeat the process: Repeat the exercise again, and use the same hard if you are comfortable, or you can alternate between your hands. You can also try different grips until you find what you are most comfortable with. Make sure to try this exercise for about 20 minutes daily, and carry on for about two months.
If you are looking for a more detailed procedure, you should check out the JP 90 Day Routine introduced by JonPop at PEGym.