Does jelqing exercise actually work? What's the science behind jelqing?
What is Jelqing Exercise?
Jelqing exercise, also known as stretching exercise, involves applying pressure and pulling on the penis, which is said to make the penis grow in length and girth. Jelqing is believed to increase the size and girth of the penis in the following ways:
It works on the idea that the pulling and squeezing increase the blood flow to the penis, thus training the penis to accommodate more and more blood during an erection.
The other explanation is that the pulling and other motions produce extremely tiny tears in the penile tissue, and as new cells are produced to repair these tears, the size of the penis increases.
Who is Jelqing Exercise for?
The whole point of jelqing is to make your penis larger.
According to some of the more dubious claims out there, consistent jelqing can help:
— Increase the girth of your penis when you’re flaccid and erect
— Increase the length of your penis when you’re flaccid and erect
— Make your erections last longer
Does Jelqing Exercise Actually Work?
There’s not enough science or research to say for sure either way about the effectiveness of jelqing. And any other data that has been reported is mostly anecdotal and not very impressive.
Here’s a short overview of some science that suggests what’s possible with similar (but more rigorous) stretching techniques using traction devices:
A 2011 study found that using traction devices could increase penis length by up to an inch if worn for at least 9 hours a day for 3 months.
A 2011 review of the literature on penile lengthening found that traction devices produced comparable results to surgery, recommending traction devices as a first-line treatment.
A 2013 review of studies done on traction devices only found that traction devices were effective in treating penis deformities, not making the penis longer or thicker.
A 2016 report found no significant effects of traction devices on penis length or girth, noting that more and larger studies are needed.
How Do You Do the Jelqing Exercise
Step by Step procedure to Practice Jelqing:
This exercise should be ideally performed for 20 minutes every session. To perform the jelqing exercise correctly, you can try following these steps:
Step 1: Warm up
Before beginning the practice, it is essential to warm up your penis by either applying a warm washcloth or taking a warm bath. Applying a warm washcloth to the penis sends more blood to it.
Step 2: Lubrication
After warming up, it is important to put lubrication on the penis. Water-based lubricants are preferred over oil-based lubricants, as the latter can clog the pores and cause infection. Using a lubricant will prevent any discomfort or friction burns. If the lubricant dries out, it can be reapplied.
Step 3: The Exercise
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.
Step 4: Practice the Grip
The grip is 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.
Is Jelqing Exercise Safe?
Being too aggressive can tear tissue or cause damage to the ligaments that connect your penis to your pelvis.