The jelq is the backbone of every other penis enlargement exercise floating around on the Internet. If your goal is to improve the size and hardness of your penis, the jelq is the place to start! The best part? Jelqing is SUPER-easy and requires absolutely no equipment, other than your hand and free time!
NOTE: The video below is an instructional video on how to do the basic jelq. This video includes frontal nudity and may not be suitable for all audiences. Please consider this, before clicking play.
- What is jelqing?
- How to jelq?
- Does jelqing really work?
- How does jelqing increase my penis size and hardness?
- And much more!
Written by Kimberly Wylie
What is the Jelq?
- Jelqing is a penis enlargement exercise – Men have added up to 2 inches in length and girth, with dedicated jelqing exercise routines.
- Jelqing uses a “milking”-like motion – Jelqs are done for 5 – 20 minutes a day, 2 – 5 days a week.*
- Jelqing is a safe male enhancement exercise – When performed correctly, with proper warm-up and cool down and not overdone, it is completely safe. It can help you reach your male enhancement goals, including penis enlargement, as well as improvement of erection hardness.
How to Get Started Jelqing
Basic jelqing involves a very simple process accomplished in a simple, fluid motion. * Note: Do not start jelqing until you read all of the important jelqing FAQs, warnings, and tips below.
How to Jelq – Step-by-Step:
LUBRICATE: Before you start, lubricate your penis with baby oil, vaseline, or another penis lubricant like Bathmate’s Max Out Jelqing Serum (preferred).
ERECTION LEVEL: Bring your penis erection level to 50 – 75 percent by slightly stroking your penis. The penis should be relaxed enough that it’s easy to push blood through it. NEVER perform jelqing exercises with a full erection.
OK-GRIP: Use your thumb and main pointer finger to form an OK-grip (see the guide above for an example).
START AT BASE: Place the grip around the base of your penis, as close to your pubic bone as you can.
MOVE UP: With light pressure on the grip, slowly move it up your penis. The ideal jelqing pressure is one that does not hurt, but effectively pushes blood up the penis.
STOP BEFORE GLANS: Stop the grip directly before it reaches your glans. You have just completed one jelq! Each jelq should take approximately 2 to 3 seconds.
- REPEAT: Once you’re done with one jelq, take your other hand and repeat the process.
Does Jelqing Really Work?
|A question we often get asked is:
Yes! Yes, jelqing works for penis enlargement!
As mentioned, regretfully, there have been very few scientific studies on the effectiveness of jelqing. It’s not surprising, medical studies are expensive and there’s little money to be made if a study proves that jelqing is an effective means of penis enlargement.
However, one jelqing study was conducted by Dr. Jeff Ferrara, MD. Eight participants were trained in jelqing and supervised measurements were taken. After 3 months, the results were:
- Average length increase 0.13 inches.
- Average girth increase 0.30 inches.
Read more about Dr. Ferrara’s jelqing study.
What is a Good Basic Jelqing Penis Enlargement Routine?
Following is a basic jelq routine, perfect for those beginning penis enlargement. For more advanced routines, check out our Jelqing Exercise Table of Contents for a variety of more advanced jelqs.
Do the following routine 2 to 3 times a week to start. Shoot for every other day at first, then advance toward five days on, 2 days off.
* Don’t exceed more than 5 days straight.
Your body needs to rest, to allow it to create the new cells for growth.
And, don’t try to progress too quickly.
Rushing the intensity and/or number of days you jelq can lead to injury.
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Stronger Erections Means it’s Working!
When you start experiencing stronger erections, that’s a very good sign!
Like all exercising, your penis gets bigger and harder by adapting to the stress of the jelqing exercise. To keep the growth, you’ll have to gradually increase the intensity overtime.
What Erection Level Should I Jelq at?Start Jelqing With a 50-75 Percent Erection Level
Start jelqing with a 50 – 75 percent erection level. Erection percentages are approximations.
- Don’t get hung up on exact figures.
- Think – jelqing between a Level 2 (peeled banana) and Level 3 (unpeeled banana), per the EAU Erection Hardness Scale.
- The point is to avoid full erections when jelqing initially, until you build up to it.
Why Can’t I Start Off with a Full Erection to Jelq?
You don’t go to the gym the first day and start by lifting 300 lbs, do you? It’s the same thing for jelqing. However, with jelqing it’s not your back which will give out!
How Do I Warm Up or Cool Down with Jelqing?
Again, let’s use the bodybuilding analogy. Warming up before you exercise and cooling down afterward both help you prevent injury and ensure you get the most from your workout. The same is true for penis exercises like jelqing! Five to 10 minutes before you jelq, warm up your penis, to get it loose and ready for more strenuous exercise.
- Wrap a warm hand towel or washcloth around your penis.
- Take hot shower.
- Use a heating pad.
- Use a warmed up rice-filled sock.
- Use a Bathmate penis pump.
The Bathmate is a penis pump you can use either in or out of the bath or shower, and is great for not only warming up, but increasing penis size as well. Many men have reported success by adding it to their jelq routine.
Can I Use a Penis Extender and Jelq?
Jelqing is often the first penis exercise men start with. It’s easy and a great way to start your penis enlargement journey. However, if you want to maximize your penis enlargement efforts, using a penis extender can complement jelqing. Extenders, like the PEXtender by PEGym and the Phallosan Forte, are worn for several hours a day. The PEXtender’s unique design allows men to wear it under normal, every day clothing, even jeans, while they go about their day. It’s even so comfortable, many men wear it while they sleep at night.
What Lubricant Should I Use to Jelq?
Lubricants can help you get the most from your jelqing routine by reducing friction. There are a variety of lubricants on the market (as seen in the chart below). However,
NEVER use shampoo or body soap as a lubricant, as the scents can become an irritant to the delicate skin of the penis.
Bathmate’s Max Out is one of the best lubricants you can use to jelq. This new addition to the Bathmate lineup of products is specifically formulated to enhance your penis enlargement workout, to get the most out of every jelq. With Max Out you’ll reach your penis enlargement goals faster than ever!
Read our full review at our article Personal Lubricants: The Best and the Worst Lubricants for Penis Exercises.
What is Dry Jelqing?
The Dry Jelq, or jelqing without lube, may cause some chafing but it’s easy to do in discrete places like the shower and requires less clean-up time. The process for dry jelqing is the same as the basic jelq.
Dry Jelq Tip:
Try using a lighter grip than when you jelq without lube,
to help prevent chafing when you dry jelq.
Come on, Baby, Just the Tip(s)!
The Proper Jelqing Angle –
The angle you use to jelq depends on which part of the penis you want to stretch. Jelq down to stretch the ligaments downward while jelqing (which also increases length). It’s recommended you change it up to stretch the penis and ligaments in all directions – down, up, left, and right are all variations on the basic jelq.
Jelqing Stroke Time –
Start by jelqing at a rate of about 3 seconds per stroke. As you advance, you increase the stroke time to between 5 and 10 seconds, for a more intense jelq. You can also do a quicker jelq (1 to 2 seconds per stroke), to keep the penis guessing, much like muscle confusion workouts in bodybuilding.
Change Up the Grip –
To ensure you’ve evenly jelqed the entire circumference of your penis, don’t be afraid to change the positioning of your OK-grip.
- Change from the standard, palm up grip, to the overhand OK-grip, with your palm down.
- Or rotate the grip slightly to the left and right throughout your session.
Avoid Over and Under Training –
Over training can lead to injury. Think about it. If you had just started running and had only had a few runs under your belt, if you went out and ran 15 miles, chances are you’d be incredibly sore the next day. Or worse! You could really do damage to your body!
The same is true of over training with penis exercises. It’s not worth an injury from a too intense or too long session. You can also over train by not taking sufficient rest days.
Under training is also an issue. Under training comes from doing the same routine day-after-day, not using the right intensity or not performing the exercise consistently.
There are several variations you can try to maximize your gains. These include:
- Side Jelq – The side jelq is awesome at helping to correct penis curve. Jelq against the curve, at a slightly higher erection level. Side jelqs are also great girth builders. Check out Side Jelqs for more information.
- V-Jelq – The V-jelq puts pressure on the sides of the penis shaft. It’s called a “V-jelq” because you make a V with your index and middle finger. With your palm facing upward, jelq with this V upward. Check out V-Jelqs for more information.
- One-Handed Jelq – As the name implies, you only use one hand with the one-handed jelq. Do a ULI at the base, before each jelq stroke, if you want a more intense jelq and are an advanced jelqer. Check out One-Handed Jelqs for more information.
- Mini-Jelqs – Mini jelqs are done to the weaker side of the penis. They are designed to target this weaknes and correct any curvature. Check out Mini Jelqs for more information.
What are Jelq Devices?
Jelq simulators are devices designed to assist you with your jelq routine. Jelq simulators are great if you have issues with hand strength and help ensure you have even pressure on your penis.
Check out our article What are the Benefits of a Jelq Simulator for more details about jelqing devices.
Jelqing tools like the Power J Gym are specially designed to maximize each and every jelq. Meaning you’ll get more length and girth benefits from your jelqing routine with this jelq device than from just doing jelqs with your hand. PLUS – you’ll minimize the friction on your skin, meaning less chance of discomfort, especially if you’re doing a high number of jelqs.
How does jelqing work?
Jelqing works by forcing blood through the penis, which is made of 50 percent smooth muscle. This force increases the internal pressure and creates micro-tears in the smooth muscle and other tissues.
Just like building muscle in any other part of your body, through this controlled damage and then rebuilding, the smooth muscle grows. With the penis, this results in increased length and girth.
How long will it take to see results from jelqing?
Everyone is different, so how long it takes you to see results depends not only on the effort you put into your jelqing routine, but also your own person physiology. Some PEGym.com members have reported seeing flaccid results in just a couple of weeks, while other report measurable results in four months.
Most men begin to see results in the first month. However, if you haven’t noticed results after 2 to 3 months, we recommend talking to a penis exercise professional on our forums.
The best news? Your penis enlargement results from jelqing are permanent! You’ve created that new tissue, through the process of the jelq, and it’s yours to keep and enjoy.
This is due to the fact that every time you get an erection you’re getting light penis exercise, so it’s easy for your penis to maintain the gains. Just make sure you do a cementing routine and get plenty of erections – remember: use it, or lose it!
Is Jelqing Safe?
If you follow basic precautions, like warming up before you begin to jelq, listening to your body cues, and avoiding over training, then jelqing is completely safe.
However, as with any exercise, you may experience some less than desirable side effects if you jelq incorrectly, don’t warm-up or over train by doing too many reps too quickly or jelging at too high of an intensity, before your body is ready for that intensity level.
These side effects may include:
- The Baseball Bat Effect
- The Donut Effect
- Red Spots or Discoloration
The Baseball Bat Effect
With the Baseball Bat Effect, the penis begins to look like a bat, with the head becoming the biggest part of the penis. The best thing you can do to prevent the Baseball Bat Effect is to jelq properly.
Also, when you jelq, make sure you are jelqing your entire penis – not just the upper part of the shaft. Start at the very base of your pubic bone and stop directly before the head.
The Donut Effect
The donut effect can happen after long or intense jelqing sessions. During this time, fluid is pushed toward the glans, collecting in a ring just below the glans, looking like a donut.
For uncircumcised men, this usually results in the foreskin swelling. In both cases, the swelling is only temporary and will go away after a few hours.
Red Spots or Discoloration
One of the most common side effects of jelqing are reddish spots or dots appearing on the penis. These spots are the result of tiny burst capillaries and usually go away within 24 to 48 hours. However, this is a sign you were not properly warmed up before jelqing or built intensity too quickly.
Take it easy next time,
and everything will be OK!
Many men have made penis enlargement and increasing their penis health a goal. From all the options available to men, penis exercises, like the jelq, have proven to be the most dependable and successful way to reach those goals.
There is no magic fix to instantly show gains.
But if you dedicate yourself to jelqing and penis exercise education, safe and successful results can be achieved.
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