What In The World Is Jelqing
Maybe you’ve heard about it on the super popular movie Magic Mike. Maybe you’ve read about it in men’s magazines. Or maybe you’ve heard your buddies talking about it. Jelqing (pronounced jel-king) seems to be the ‘it’ way to gain inches and thickness on your penis. But what is it really all about? Is it safe? Does it work? Here’s the lowdown on the latest penile enhancement craze.
This technique is actually older than you may think, and has been scientifically studied as far back as the 1970s. Originating from the Middle East, it’s the process of pushing blood from the base of your penis up into the tip using hand motions. It resembles male masturbation, but in a slower and more deliberate action.
First, the penis is warmed with a wet face cloth (with warm water – not hot). This will help with blood flow through the penis. The penis should also be in a semi-erect state. Do not do jelqing on a full hard-on or you could seriously damage the penis. Add your favorite lubricant before you begin the jelqing itself. Men make an ‘OK’ sign with their fingers (the tip of the thumb touching the tip of the pointer finger) around the base of the penis. He then ‘milks’ the penis, pulling his hand forward while slightly pressing his fingers closed. This will force the blood towards the end of the penis. The average jelqing sessions should last around 20 minutes, with around 150 jelqing movements. If you feel like you are going to ejaculate during the process, you shouldn’t be. You’ll want to slow down and possibly loosen up your grip.So does jelqing work? Well, back in the 1970s, the effectiveness of jelqing was researched in the United Kingdom. Dr Brian Richards found that positive results occurred in around 85% of the test group. Overall, the study showed a penis length increase by up to 1.4 inches, and an increase in thickness of up to 1 inch. Not massive, but certainly worth shaking a stick at!
If you’re not careful, you can do some damage when you’re jelqing. Way too often, men go too hard and too fast. Others skip important steps like the warming of the penis and using lubricant. Others think they can jelq multiple times a day for faster results. Unfortunately, all of these will just end up with a sore and bruised penis. If you’re really interested in this natural penis enhancement technique, research the instructions of some of the masters.