About The Jelq
According to some websites, the jelqing technique originated in the Middle East and was allegedly used by Arabic men to enlarge their penises to over 20 inches in length! It's unlikely that these stories are true and in fact some people say that jelqing is a hoax. Whatever the truth of the matter, jelqing seems to have become the most common term used to describe a range of penis stretching, milking and massaging techniques that over time will enlarge the penis.
The jelq exercise will enlarge both girth and the length of the penis. The purpose of the jelq exercise is to force more blood into the corpora cavernosa (the spongy tissue that makes up the penis). This is achieved by using a "milking" technique on the penis. This milking will expand and stretch the cell walls of the corpora cavernosa to allow larger quantities of blood to enter the penis. Jelqing will increase the size of both the flaccid and erect penis, but most markedly in the erect penis. Jelqing exercises are like regular exercises and need to be carried out on a daily basis. Results from using the jelq can be seen in increases in penis size after only a month and more pronounced results can be seen in penis length and penis girth after several months.
Before You Start Jelqing
Measuring Your Penis
It's a good idea to keep a diary of your jelqing efforts. This should also contain measurements of your penis on a weekly basis. You can certainly measure and record your flaccid penis size but this can vary so the really important important measurements to take are your erect meaurements. Record both your erect penis length and your erect penis girth. Different people recommend all sorts of different ways to measure your penis. It really doesn't matter how you do it AS LONG AS YOU DO IT CONSISTENTLY! That is, make sure you measure it the same way each week.
The Jelqing Warm Up
Jelqing is just like any other exercise - you need to warm-up before starting!
1. Massage you penis until you are semi-tumescent (partial erection).
2. In warm water, soak a washcloth.
3. Wrap the washcloth around your penis for three minutes.
4. Repeat above warm-wrap another three times.
An alternative to the above jelqing warm-up is to simply massage and stroke your semi-erect penis in a warm bath.
1. Put some lubricant (eg. baby oil) on both your hands and penis. Your penis should be semi-erect.
2. With the thumb and forefinger of one hand, make an "Okay" sign around the base of your penis and grip it firmly.
3. Now start a milking motion towards the end of your penis.
4. When your milking hand reaches the head of your penis, form an "Okay" sign with your free hand and start milking as you did previously with the other hand. Do not milk the head of the penis.
5. You should be able to use both hands to create a continuous milking action, alternating between hands.
Ideally, you should be able to complete 100 jelq strokes every five minutes. For the first week, only perform 100 jelq strokes each day. For the second week, perform 200 jelq strokes each day. For the third week, perform 300 jelq strokes each day. From the fourth week onwards, try and perform 500 jelq strokes each day.
Important Points For Safe Jelqing
* Always do the warm-up exercises before commencing jelqing.
* Always use sufficient lubricant during jelqing.
* Don't squeeze too hard when using the jelq grip. If it hurts or you see bruising on your penis after jelqing then your jelq grip is too hard.
* Never jelq when you have a full erection (and don't ejaculate when jelqing). Jelq only when you have a semi-tumescent (rather than fully-erect) penis otherwise you may damage your penis.
* Always perform a "warm-down" (same as a warm-up) routine at the completion of your jelqing exercises.
Let me also add what the member irspow contributed to this below word for word from this original post.
Jelqing is as old as hanging (or traction force). Engorgement (of which jelqing is a technique) and traction (ie, stretching, hanging, etc) are the two techniques that encompass all penis enlargement exercises. We can only apply forces to the cells artificially to induce mitosis utilizing internal or external forces.
Jelqing builds internal pressure beyond "normal" pressure differential created by the relaxation of "smooth muscle". (Which really is still a form of traction to the individual fibers, but from a different perspective :D) The only way to chemically "relax" the smooth muscle further is to increase blood flow with vasodilators. Most importantly, Nitric Oxide is responsible for the "expansion" or "relaxation" of the smooth muscle.
To manually force these tissues and chambers to expand requires forcing more blood into the chambers than your "normal" blood pressure will produce. Jelqing is the oldest and most used technique to do so. You are simplistically "training" your penis to hold more blood than it normally would.
Ideally, one would supplement in order to produce a high level of nitric oxide and stay engorged slightly beyond "normal" for as long as possible while still allowing blood to flow into and out of the penis. That is why jelqing is so effective and safe. It constantly (while performing the exercise that is) creates higher than normal expansion of the penis while also allowing new blood to flow in and out of the penis. Without blood flow, or new blood, you have effectively started to "suffocate" your penis of nutrients and oxygen. Causing mitosis without blood, or chemical flow, is like standing still. Daughter cells will not grow into parent cells until they are "fed" sufficiently. :D And will die before reaching "maturity" or arriving a GZero if "starved".
So jelqing is in some ways superior to clamping or partial vacuums because it continually exceeds "normal" peak engorgement while at the same time inducing new blood to enter the "chambers" of the CC and CS while exercising. The advantage of clamping or partial vacuums is that one can be expanded for longer periods of time than they would by using their hands. However, those techniques lend themselves oftentimes to expanding more than is necessary without encouraging an increased blood flow at the same time.
Blah, blah, blah. :D Jelqing and kegels are, with the exception of their limitations as far as manual stamina and strength are concerned, the most effective and safest ways to make your penis more able to hold and collect blood in the penis. In the end, engorgement exercises are all about increasing the ability to supply and accept more blood into the penis, or create a pressure differential, which makes the penis "grow" to erection.
Anyway, if you are not seeing gains, even if you weren't jelqing, there is something wrong. Either the intensity (force) or duration of your exercises was not sufficient to induce mitosis. Most likely without knowing your exact routine, it is a matter of duration, because almost everything trendy in the Penis Enlargement world is about producing too much intensity for far too short of a duration. Easiest way to increase "intensity" without increasing the force used is to apply significant heat while performing any exercise to weaken the chemical structure (electrical bonds) and to reduce the tensile strength of the "fibers". Easiest way to increase duration is to either use less force so that you can endure it longer or use a device to apply said force that you can tolerate for as long as possible for you.