Your Men’s Health Guide to Jelquing

Did you know that some males experience penis growth as late as their early 20s? Although most people begin to experience this development in their early teens, it’s possible for it to occur later.

Interestingly, many men neglect penis health care. Jelqing is an exercise that can help strengthen penile tissue and even increase the girth of the penis. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about it.

So, What Is Jelqing?

This exercise can be traced back to ancient Arab civilizations.  Put simply, it is a series of stretching movements that are specifically designed to help increase blood flow to the penis.

These movements also aim to improve the elasticity of this organ, something that can help add a bit of length and girth to the erect penis over time.

How Does It Work?

The process is simpler than you might think. To get started, you should stimulate yourself into you are either fully or almost fully erect.

Then, you should apply lubricant to the area as well as your hand. Using your index finger and thumb, squeeze the base of your penis and slowly slide your hand up to the top. In practice, this appears to be a sort of “milking” motion.

In general, your sessions should last no more than 20 minutes. The first few times, though, you should cut your session short if you begin to experience pain or discomfort.

What Is the Logic Behind Jelqing?

As previously mentioned, this exercise aims to increase the amount of blood that flows to the penis. In theory, this should allow the erect penis to hold more blood within it. As a result, erections should be both longer and thicker.

Another principle of jelqing is that the movement creates “microtears” in penile tissue. As your body begins to repair these tears, the tissue will become thicker. So, long periods of time when you engage in jelqing could also add size in this manner.

Is It Effective?

Interestingly, many people report that the process is not effective.

However, this is more than likely due to user error as opposed to the exercise not having the potential for results. One of the most common mistakes that people make is not applying enough pressure during the movement.

It should be borderline uncomfortable when you engage in a jelqing session. This is the only way to stimulate enough blood flow to the penis.

When performed correctly, it is highly likely that jelqing practitioners will experience at least marginal improvements to their penis size.

Is This Process Safe?

As long as you do so carefully, yes — it is safe. The primary factor you need to consider is whether you are feeling discomfort or pain.

Being uncomfortable during the movement is fine, but it should never hurt. If you find it to be painful, you should stop immediately and use less pressure next time during the exercise.

Pain during this movement could be an indicator that you’re causing permanent damage to this organ. This could lead to complications like prolonged penile pain, bruising, and even erectile dysfunction.

What Precautions Can I Take?

It’s essential that you use a sufficient amount of lubricant during the exercise.

This will help ensure you are able to stimulate blood flow in the correct way. If you do not have a lubricant that is specifically designed for sex, you can use Vaseline. You could even use baby oil or unscented lotion.

Interestingly, you can also avoid complications by maintaining an erection that is approximately 70% of its full size. Most people find that the pain or discomfort they experience occurs when they are fully erect.

Additionally, maintaining this level of erection will help you more efficiently move blood throughout the penile tissue.

You should avoid jelqing more than twice per day. Unfortunately, many people who begin to practice this exercise become fixated upon it and assume that more is always better. A similar mentality occurs with those who begin going to the gym for the first time and begin seeing increases in muscle mass.

To stay on the safe side, you should aim for once per day if you plan on doing this exercise regularly. It also wouldn’t hurt to tell your doctor about what you’re up to if you’ve been doing it for a long period of time.

This will provide them with background information that they can use to help diagnose issues in the future if any happen to occur. You can check out this resource to learn more about the benefits of jelqing exercises.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

This will vary from person to person. In general, though, it’s possible to see results within the first 30 days.

Other people might find that they don’t see improvement until a few months have passed. Regardless of when you begin to see results, it’s essential to remain consistent regarding how often you perform this exercise.

Similar to going to the gym, you will not be able to see continual gains unless you put in the time. Be sure that you keep this in mind moving forward so you can avoid falling short of your goals.

Jelqing Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

In fact, jelqing is much simpler than most people believe. As long as you take the above guide into consideration, you will avoid complications in the future and get the best results possible.

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