The basics of jelqing exercises

Jelqing, an ancient technique with its roots in the egyptian culture, is not designed to improve a man’s sex drive or overall sexual performance. If you are concerned with your libido or sexual performance, it is likely that the size of your penis is not the cause of the problem. For improved sexual performance, consider trying new sex positions or bringing novelties into the bedroom.

Talk to your partner to make sure you feel comfortable and satisfied. There are also many treatments for erection and libido problems, such as management of erectile dysfunction and medications that could provide more satisfying results for your sex life. If you suspect that you have a medical condition that affects your sex life, please consult a doctor to discuss treatment options.

What are the advantages of jelqing?

Jelqing in the hope of a cost-effective and “natural” way to penis enlargement, although it is not as effective as real training programs incorporating other aspects and the latest scientific research, too. Through the careful and risk-conscious use of these techniques, the user should minimize any possible damage and hopefully increase size long term. It’s all natural, doesn’t require any special tools, special food, supplements or similar. It can be done everywhere, even in a hotel while you are travelling.

How does jelqing for beginners work?

Before jelqing your penis, some sort of warm up is needed. It is recommended to take a hot bath or apply a warm compress to the penis to activate blood flow to the area and open the blood vessels. Never stimulate the penis to a full erection, as injury is more likely. It has been reported that jelqing is performed both in the shower and outside the shower, the specific terms for the two versions are dry jelq and wet jelq. Most exercises can be done wet and dry, only few a limited to one of the two approaches.

The use of lubricating gel allows the jelqer to perform the exercise without the risk of friction burns or other discomfort. A skin friendly lubricant, oil or water based, can be purchased in a pharmacy or grocery store. However, many people also report that they simply use skin oils or lotions. Oils or lotions without perfumes or other potentially skin irritating substances should be preferred. Do not use soap based lubricants like shower gel.

What is the most basic jelqing exercise to perform?

Start the exercise with the penis 50-80% erect. If at any time during the exercise the penis reaches a full erection, you should stop the exercises. The grip used for jelqing is usually the “OK” sign, which is done with the thumb and index finger pushed together. Circle the handle around the base of the partially erect penis. The aim is to limit the blood flow slightly, without pushing too hard. The grip is then slowly pulled from the base to the head or glans of the penis, maintaining even, light pressure.

Once you have reached the head, you can release the penis and repeat the steps with the same hand or by changing hands with each stroke. Remember: It’s all about steady repetitions, not about applying force. Do not continue the stroke across the tip of the penis as the glans has more sensitive nerve endings and may be more prone to injury. If you experience pain or a full erection at any time during training, stop immediately.

There are also advanced jelqing techniques like the whole hand stretch, the girth squeeze, big five and big ten, but all those exercises require some experience and are not suited for the beginning jelqer. Motivation is great, but start slowly and allow your penis to get used to these new exercises before proceeding to a more advanced training program.

Jelqing to get a bigger penis should always be followed by a cool down, similar to the warm up. Wash your penis, gently massage your penis a little and wrap it in a wet and warm towel for a few minutes again. The widely ignored cool down helps to avoid pain or unpleasant feelings.