Jelqing: REAL Photo Results, Data, and How to Do It Properly


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Updated on February 1, 2019


Not the ideal penis size?

So you've heard about (one of the many penis exercises I teach) because it can lead to gaining size.

Here, I'm going to teach men:

What is Jelqing?

Jelqing is a shaft-stroking penis exercise that men do to train the penis to increase penis size.

Jelqing involves applying pressure and pulling the penis in a milking-like motion to enlarge and increase blood flow.

Jelqing is typically done with lubricants to make it easier and effective.


penis enlargement exercise demonstration.


How to Jelq

  1. Lubricate your penis with water-based lubricants.

  2. Form an OK-grip with your index finger and thumb, around the base of your penis.

  3. With a light pressure, slowly slide your fingers up the shaft of the penis (5 seconds).

  4. Release your fingers when you reach the penis glans.

the steps on how to do jelqing
The steps on how to jelq.

One jelq rep technique shown:

the starting position for a jelqing stroke rep the ending position for a jelqing stroke rep

Jelqing Technique: First squeeze the penis. Then stroke upwards.


Typical Jelqing Routine

The way most men typically jelq is in their bedroom in a sitting position.

man sitting
Most men will agree, your bedroom is the best place to jelq.

Here is the exact jelqing penis enlargement routine men should follow:

  • Do no more than 1 jelqing sesion per day.

  • Do at least 1 jelqing session per day.

  • Do 100 to 200 jelq strokes (reps) per session.

  • Jelqing experts can increase their stroke count to 500 or 700.

Exercise Routine for Penis Length Gains

Read this article to learn how you can modify your finger and thumb technique to do jelqing for length.



Does Jelqing Work?

But a penis question our medical team gets hundreds of emails from men each week is:

"Dr. Ferrara, does jelqing really work?"

screenshot of email question.

Men may be surprised on my medical study's jelqing results with 7 male subjects.

Data from study plotted on a line graph.
Data graph from PG Medical Lab's 3-Month Clinical Study.



The short answer?

It's complicated.

I can say for 100% certain jelqing is not the best penis size enlargement technique.

So if you want faster size results, I think there is a much more reliable method you should use instead to enlarge: Penis Pumps.



before and after results
Left: Size Result from Jelqing. Right: Size Result from pumping.


As you can see, the pump (right image) yields much better size results than jelqing.

Get a pump here to get the bigger results from the right image for yourself.




Even Universities Recognize jelqing works.

In addition to certain medical communities recongnizing jelqing, there have also been thousands of testimonial enlargement results by men on penis enlargement forums.

Here is a jelqing quote from Cornell's medical school:

Description by Cornell University
The exercise has even received the attention of medical communities, like Cornell University's medical school.



Jelqing: Use a Lubricant!

Men should rub a lubricant on your penis with your finger when jelqing.

"Dry jelqing", a exercise technique which is doing it without a lubricant is highly discouraged.

Why not?

  • It's harsh on the penis skin (rashes)

  • You don't get an even sliding motion.

Jelqing Lubricants You Should Use

  • Olive Oil

  • Coconut Oil

  • Water-Based Lubricant (Commonly used with sex toys)


olive oil coconut oil

Here are three possible ideas for lubricants.


Warning: Never use soap as a lubricant.

If the soap gets inside your penis opening then it will be painful.

Jelqing Erection Levels

Generally, men want to maintain a penis erection level between 70% and 80% when jelqing.

Diagram showing the different erection levels.
It is highly recommended to enlarge to the 70-80% erection hardness level range.

For most men, as they do their jelqing session, they will naturally get a harder penis erection.

That's not surprising - jelqing actually feels way good on your penis.

Maintaining a 70% erection level while jelqing is challenging because jelqing requires you pay attention to your penis.

Also, never jelq with a 100% full erection - it actually reduces penis gains.

jelq device tool
The Penilizer is one device that can provide more penis "work" force.

Jelq devices provide more angles that you can jelq your penis with.

This is because some may find it hard to do jelqing exercises with the simple OK-grip. This device solves that problem.

Go here to learn more about jelqing devices.

At the same time, you don't want to be jelqing your penis too lightly.

Remember to make sure that your jelq stroke is going the full distance of your penis shaft.

Forget to do this, and you're just wasting your time.

How to Do Alternative Jelqing

  1. Lube up your penis shaft (70% erect).

  2. With your first hand, do a jelqing stroke.

  3. As your first hand approaches the base of your glans, ready your second hand.

  4. As soon as you release your grip with your first hand, immediately start the next jelqing stroke with your second hand.

  5. Repeat until you are done with your jelqing exercise session.

Other variations to add with alternative jelqing technique.

The guys that also stretch with penis exercises, have already covered this variation.

However, it doesn't hurt to do this, especially because its not that hard.

What men want to do is add jelqing angles to your alternative jelqing.

The best way to do this is to rotate and point your penis in a new angle 5-10 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise from the previous jelqing stroke.

It minimizes the amount of exercise movement you have to do - not bad.

Imagine pointing your shaft left then right, the back to the left, and etc.

This would be a lot of unnecessary exercise movement and would waste a lot of your energy.

Another jelqing technique: V-Jelqing

Why should you do the V-Jelqing size exercise?

V-Jelqing exercises are great because it provides a nice enlargement variation for penile tissues that you may not get as easily as regular jelqing.

The main point is to make sure you exercise your whole penis to ensure a balanced size growth.

How to Do V-Jelqing Exercise Technique

There are a couple ways to do V-Jelqing (70% erect).

  1. First make a v-sign with your middle and ring fingers.

  2. v-jelqing step 1

  3. Next, curl those fingers slightly to make a claw.

  4. v-jelqing step 2

  5. Reach around in front of your penis and grip the base of your shaft with these two fingers.

  6. v-jelqing step 3

  7. Apply some pressure and evenly and slowly jelq upwards to the base of the penis glans.

  8. v-jelqing step 4


Like the regular jelqing exercise stroke, make sure to take at least 3 seconds to do each rep.

As you can see, the V in V-Jelqing comes from the V shape that you make with your index and middle finger.

You can even combine the alternate jelqing technique and V-Jelqing technique that you just learned to save time with your V-Jelqing.

Why Jelqing Works

Jelqing works because it uses the positive pressure from your OK-grip to increase blood flow into your Corpora Cavernosa in your penis.

It's like a natural penis pump made with your fingers.

Think about what happens when you squeeze a semi-inflated balloon.

diagram showing how the jelq works
How the penile tissues are "trained" - like squeezing a balloon.

If you squeeze one side, this will cause all the air will be pushed into the other side.

Now when you apply this natural pumping force to your penis over many hours and of jelq reps, your penis adapts and penis size is gained.

This is how jelqing penis enlargement works (enlarge).

The Biggest Exercise Mistake Most Men Do

This mistake is none other than NOT doing each jelq for the full 5 seconds.


These are bad penis exercise reps.

Don't get in the bad habit / technique of doing quick jelq reps (bad) because you get impatient.

This leads to poor blood flow in the penis.

You have to develop good technique when you're first starting jelqing exercises.

We highly suggest timing each jelq rep using a stopwatch.

This will allow you to commit the full 5 seconds to muscle memory.

The Pros and Cons of Jelqing

Pros (Advantages)

Penis Exercises are Free

There isn't a special "club" that certain men have access to.

Or if you want you could spend about $30 on jelqing devices - (not required, though).

The enlargement exercise primarily targets girth.

Majority of sexual women prefer penis girth as it creates the physical pressure that stimulates their vaginal walls.

So if you're targeting girth, jelqing is preferred over penis stretching exercises.

It's Safe.

Most of you men already know how I feel about penis surgery.

Because of this, I'll recommend jelqing exercises over penis surgery any day.

Cons (Disadvantages)

It requires about 20 minutes of exercise effort every day.

A man frustrated with his penis enlargement routine.
Not everybody has enlargement exercise discipline. Do you?

If you can't keep to a regular exercise routine, you're probably going to find it hard to stay disciplined.

Unfortunately, jelqing results don't just come in one or two sessions - it takes many months.

Your ability to multitask is severely limited.

You can watch TV, work or listen to music while jelqing - pretty much anything that doesn't require your hands.

That's why it's limited multitasking.

There are other penis enlargement methods that do not require your hands - like this one.

It requires 100% privacy.

You can only do jelqing in the privacy of your bedroom (or house if you have no relationships and live alone).

Just don't get caught or others will think you're weird.

I bring this point up, because there are penis enlargement methods, like wearing extenders, that allow you to stealthily do them in the middle of public - all without anyone noticing.

It requires some clean-up.

Because you're using a water-based lubricant, you're going to have to wash it off when you're done.

I personally cannot stand the stickiness, so I have to wash my crotch after every time I do jelqing.

If this is a problem, you're better off just using a penis pump.

Cleaning up after jelqing routine completed.
Most like to get clean off the lubricant after a jelqing work routine because it's sticky.
Cleaning lube off the floor after a jelqing session.
When I jelq, I always drip lube which I have to clean-up.

In conclusion, jelqing is one of the "bread-and-butter" exercises for male penis enlargement size.

Not only that, but jelqing is probably the easiest penis exercise to get started with, and one that is highly recommended for men who have never done any penis enlargement before.

Jelqing primaily targets girth, but can be used to achieve some length penis enlargement gains due to the pulling technique of the exercise.

However there are much better options for penis length gains.

woman impressed by man's size
It is the single-most important exercise to do for overall penile health and size. It also decreases his sexual anxiety.

Have you tried jelqing? Has jelqing actually improved your sexual relationships with women or not? Has jelqing decreased your anxiety during sex?




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Medical Enlargement Jelqing Reference

Weisman C. Does penis jelqing actually work now? A stretching enlarge technique that is said to increase the size and the length of your penis Mens Health 2018 Apr 24


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