Here is an overview I wrote up on jelqing that might help some of the new guys and maybe even a few veterans.
Jelqing is a lot like the push up of penis exercising. It's the backbone of all the other exercises. When done healthfully, jelqing can make your penis bigger and harder - similar to how exercising your muscles can make them bigger and harder. Healthfully, means not going overboard and starting out light - as JonPop recommends in this post on jelqing
Although nearly every experienced PEer knows how to jelq, many men don't always do it correctly - which can often lead to a decrease in gains or no gains at all. The Jelqing Workout Step 1: Warm Up
The warm literally involves applying heat to your penis. The common ways to heat your penis include:
1) Using a heating pad
2) Using a warm, wet wash cloth
3)Taking a hot shower
All of the above should be applied directly to the penis.
Don't skip the warm up. It's akin to warming up before you go running or lift weights - it leads to more results and less injury. Warm up for at least 5 minutes, but you're best bet is to shoot for 10 minutes. Step 2: Apply the Lube
Lubrication is important because it will help you to jelq your penis in a gentle manner. It will also help you avoid any skin chaffing.
The most common lubricants are KY Jelly, Vaseline, and baby oil. Step 3: Get the blood pumping
You'll need some blood in your penis to jelq effectively. Yet, at the same time, you don't want to jelq with an erection - or even near it. Jelqing with an erection is potentially dangerous.
Your penis should be somewhere between semi-hard and semi-soft. The goal is somewhere around 70 % erect. Step 4: OK, grip it
You'll want to create an OK-grip with your thumb and pointer finger and put it at the base of your penis. The grip looks like you're giving the "OK" symbol. Step 5: Jelq your penis
Apply pressure to the grip and move it down the shaft. You want the pressure to be light and gentle, yet at the same time effective.
Stop the jelq before you reach the head of your penis (don't jelq your head). The jelq should take roughly three or so second.
Then use your other hand to repeat the jelq. Switch hands every jelq rep until you acquire the number of reps. How many reps should you do?
It depends. For the first few weeks, you'll probably want to start around 150 jelqs per workout. You may also want to do 90 or so V-jelqs, as recommended in this post
. Either way, don't jelq every day, especially when you're first starting out. Going overboard is a common problem for new jelqers - and this is why jelqing has a bad wrap outside the PE community. Increasing the Intensity
The biggest downfall for begginers is jelqing too much or using too much pressure. This can lead to overtraining, which can in itself lead to temporary ED. Avoid overtraing by starting out light!
That said, although you want to avoid over-jelqing your penis in the beginning, you also want to provide enough intensity to cause growth. As time goes on, your penis will gradually get use to the amount of intensity you use and you'll need to gradually use more and more intensity to see gains.
When it comes to jelqing, you can increase the intensity in three major ways:
1) Jelq for longer periods of time
2) Increase the amount of pressure used when jelqing
3) Use different and often advanced jelq-like exercises, like the jelq device
The "Jelq Device" & Jelqing
BetterMan is a big proponent of the jelq device, and for good reason. It increases the intensity of the jelq and amplifies the jelqing effect with unified pressure. It also gives your hands a break, which is good for longer PE sessions.
You can learn more about jelqing and other penis exercises in Exercising the Penis: How to Make Your Most Prized Organ Bigger, Harder & Healthier
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Hope this helps anyone who was confused.