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What is Jelqing? Jelqing Exercises to Increase Penis Size for Better Sex

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Updated on February 1, 2019

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So you've heard about (one of the many penis exercises we teach) because it can lead to enhancing size and treating erectile dysfunction.

Here, I'm going to teach men:

  • What jelqing is.

  • How to jelq. (plus the best jelqing routine)

  • Does jelqing work or not.

What is Jelqing?

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

It 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.

Quick Jelqing Demonstration (Video):

penis enlargement exercise demonstration.

But does jelqing work?

Here are the jelqing results from our 7 male study who our doctors measured and collected penis size data on in 2018:

Is Jelqing Safe?

According to most doctor opinions on jelqing, for the most part, yes - it is safe.

However, just with any type of exercise, overdoing it can be harmful.

Jelqing damage can happen to the penis skin - especially if one does "dry jelqing" (jelqing without a lubricant).

Can I jelq before sex?


Does jelqing cause ED?

No. In fact, jelqers have reported stronger, harder erections instead.

There are no other negative side-effects, either.

But is jelqing effective for size?

Again, see our before and after pictures from our jelqing clinical study.

How to Jelq

Here are the steps to perform correct jelqing technnique:

  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.

Does this technique work?

Can you be sure that this jelqing techinque provides results?

Check before and after photos (studies) here:

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 penis enlargement routine men should follow:

  • Do no more than 1 jelqing sesion per day.

  • Do at least 1 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 Enhancement

Our doctors found the best way to increase penis length permanently is to use a penis extender device product (not jelqing, unfortunately).

Or you can 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 product 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 enhancement 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 quote from Cornell's medical school:

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

Jelqing Tips

Jelqing: Use a Lubricant!

Men should rub a lubricant the erect 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 routine, 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 it 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 erection 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.

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 improved.

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 arteries and veins.

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

To improve, time each jelq rep using a stopwatch.

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

The Benefits of Jelqing Exercises

Pros (Advantages)

Penis Exercises are Free

You do not need a doctor to do jelqs.

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, studies show jelqing is preferred over penis stretching exercises.

It's Safe (Not harmful or dangerous).

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

Because there is no harm, I'll recommend these 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 do pretty much anything that doesn't require your hands while jelqing.

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.

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 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 (enhancement).

Not only that, but it's 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 / viagra decreased your anxiety during sex?

If you're also interested in gaining penis length, you may be interested in our extender that thousands of men already use and developed by doctors.

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