The word “jelq” has its origins rooted in an Arabian procedure that has been around for more than 200 years. Its etymological meaning is closely related to “milking” given the technique used to execute it. More specifically, the way you place your hand is analogous to how you place your hand on the tits as you milk a cow. Realistically and based on empirical evidence, you can gain at least one inch of girth and one inch in length. Results vary from one individual to the next.
If you are consistently doing the exercise and doing it properly, you can realistically surpass expectations. The basic jelq increases the flow of blood to the Corpora Cavernosa. Done right, the rate of flow of blood to the tissues increases and, noticeably, the size increases and the erections get harder.
Before you get stretching, a warm-up routine is crucial. After you are done with the exercise, cooling down will do you a world of good. So, before you start jelqing, a 5 to 10-minute warm-up will help you prepare the blood vessels and get you ready for the exercise. You can do one or a combination of the following warm-up activities to prime you for jelqing:
#1 Using a hot sock that is filled with rice on the penis
#2 Using a penis pump in the shower prior to the procedure. A good example is the Bathmate pump
#3 Taking a warm shower prior to the exercise
#4 Wrapping a warm piece of fabric around the penis
#5 Applying a heating pad
The idea is to warm up the tissues by increasing the temperature, albeit moderately. Next up, how to do the exercise correctly.
A Step-by-Step Guide
Step 1: Apply Lube
You need to lubricate your penis to avoid making it sore as you conduct the exercise. Petroleum jelly or a helping of a good water-based lube should suffice. Spread it evenly and generously. Chafing is undesirable and it can cause injury. It’s always good to avoid that.
Step 2: Get your penis semi-erect
Assuming a comfortable posture (preferably standing), get yourself semi-erect (around 50-80% hardness). If your penis is flaccid, there will not be enough blood to perform the exercise. If it is too hard, it may become difficult to master the correct form, especially for a beginner.
Step 3: Grip the penis
Wrap the base of the penis with the thumb and index finger, forming an OK-gesture with the hand. This means that the palm is facing the pubic area. Grip firmly but not too tight.
Step 4: Jelq the penis
Applying a reasonable amount of pressure, move the hand towards the head of the penis. The process should take 2 to 3 seconds. You are literally squeezing the blood towards the head of the penis as if you are “milking” it. Now, stop just before you reach the glans (or head) of the penis. That’s one rep.
Step 5: Do a couple of reps
If you are beginning, your focus should be more towards assuming the right form rather than doing more reps. As one hand reaches the base of the glans, your other hand should have assumed the position at the base of the penis, ready to do a jelq. Start with a small number of reps as a beginner, gradually increasing them with time. A session can last 5 minutes at a go.
Step 6: Cooling down
Jiggle your penis up and down when you finish jelqing. It helps you cool down.
The 6-week Challenge
The cardinal rule of this challenge is to jelq once a day, on the appointed days. The procedure should be done 3 days per week for beginners and 5 days per week for experienced guys.
#1 Week one (three days): One session for 5 minutes, 100 reps
#2 Week two (three days): Two sessions for 5 minutes each, 100 reps each
#3 Week three (three days): Three sessions for 5 minutes each, 100 reps each
#4 Week four (four days): Three sessions for 5 minutes each, 100 reps each
#5 Week five (four days): Two sessions of 10 minutes each, 200 reps each
#6 Week four (four days): Two sessions of 10 minutes each, 300 reps each
Carry out this procedure consistently for a few months and the results will come. Be patient with yourself to avoid getting carried away.
Other Versions of Jelqing
There are other variations by which you can conduct the exercise to achieve the same results:
The one hand method: You are to use one hand to perform the exercise rather than alternating both hands. Do a ULI at the base of the penis for each stroke. I would not advise you to do this if you are a beginner.
The V method: This method involves applying pressure to the sides of the penis. You should make a V shape with the index and middle finger, palm facing pubic area. The motion of the hand is normally outwards.
The Side Jelq: Used to correct curvature. Done against the inclination of the curvature.
The Mini-jelq: It is done on one side to strengthen the weaker side of the penis.
You don’t need equipment to do the exercise. However, there are tools you can buy to aid in doing the perfect exercise. They include:
The Side Stretcher: It stretches the side ligaments of the penis. The side ligaments are difficult to stretch using the hands making this tool a valuable addition to your dresser.
Underside Transporter: This tool is used to isolate the tissues of the penis in the underside chamber. It helps move the cells towards the tip where they add to the length of the penis.
Super Penis Stretcher: This tool works on the suspensory ligaments of the penis to increase size.
The Cell Multiplier: It is a multiplier tool that prepares the penile tissues for transport by other devices. It is more of a warm-up tool to be used before jelqing.