Jelqing for Girth - How to Target Girth to Obtain Maximum Thickness
Written by PHALLOGAUGE PE Coach, Jeff Ferrara on January 8, 2017
Quickly: What is Jelqing Again?
Jelqing is a natural penis enlargement exercise.
A single jelq stroke (a.k.a. repetition) is done by choking on the base of your semi-erect penis with your index finger and thumb, and then sliding it outwards towards the penis glans (tip).
Most guys use a water-based lubricant while jelqing and we here at PhalloGauge highly recommend this as well.
Jelqing sessions typically consist of around 20 minutes with 5-second long strokes.
See our full guide on the topic here.
Why would I want to do Jelqing?
According to Cosmopolitan, they found that 9 in 10 women asked what their ideal penis size was and the average girth they found was 6 inches.
The average girth is 5 inches.
That's mean's there's so much room for improvement to be "above average" and in the preferred zone of women.
However, when guys hear that, they try to learn it as fast as possible and start doing it with no rhyme or reason.
Believe it or not, there is a proper technique to jelqing.
So it's absolutely crucial that you do it properly so that you don't waste countless hours with zero results to show for it.
First, you must understand the anatomy of the penis.
The Corpora Cavernosa - the Foundation for all Girth
Quite frankly, you don't need to understand every single part of the penis.
If there's one part of the penis that you must learn about it is the Corpora Cavernosa.
So what is it?
It's the two, thick spongy tubes running parallel to each other down the shaft of the penis.
They are what contain most of the blood during an erection.
Since they are spongy, they have cells that hold blood.
When you're aroused, nitric oxide is released from the body to trigger an increase in blood flow to the penis by widening the arteries that lead to the penis (vasodilation).
When the corpora cavernosa expands, it press against the veins to prevent blood from escaping.
This is how your body maintains an erection.
The veins are what deliver the blood away from the body and are located near the surface of the penis.
These are the same veins that are clearly visible when you at an erection with the naked eye.
So if you can master manipulating blood to the copora cavernosa via jelqing - you will be well on your way to improve your jelqing for girth.
Jelqing for Girth - What You Absolutely Need to Make Sure You're Doing.
Try to maximize the time at the start of the stroke.
This one seems like a random tip, but there's a logical reason to do this.
Imagine what were to happen if you were to just squeeze the base of your penis - without sliding it up.
The blood inside would increase in pressure and expand.
Kind of like if you squeezed one end of a water ballon, the other end would bulge out.
This expansion would cause the surrouding tissues - in this case, the majority of the penis shaft - to expand outwards as well!
And that's exactly what we want!
Remember, we're straining the tissues of the copora cavernosa so that it adapts to the expansive training to achieve our desired result:
More penis girth.
Basically, if you completely understand what I just said, you'll significantly increase your chances of getting more results from every single jelqing session.
That's because you'll try to adjust your jelqing so that it satisfies this "expansion" principle.
Just keep it in mind at the beginning of each stroke and try to copy it.
Slow, steady jelqing strokes.
So now you gave your penis a good, long squeeze before starting.
Now, you have to make sure that the actual stroke is quality.
To do this, just make sure that the speed and duration of the stroke is constant and slow.
Really try to get an expansive tension going on every section of your penis from start to finish.
The idea is to let the blood flow pressure work for you.
Again, remember not to jelq your penis glans (mushroom tip).
That part of the penis does not contain any part of the corpora cavernosa, so it's pointless to jelq there.
Thus, the glans is a good marker to help you know where to end your jelq stroke.
Do these two tips above and you'll defnitely optimize your jelqing for girth.
The Biggest Mistakes Guys Make When Jelqing.
They do each jelq stroke TOO fast.
For the majority of your jelqing you do not want to do all your jelq strokes fast.
However, there is a variation on jelqing called machine gun jelqing that is best used once in a while.
But generally, jelqing is meant to be a slow exercise.
Think quality first, then quantity.
We highly recommend timing each stroke with your stopwatch on your smartphone so that you can get a feel for how long it should be.
Once you have the muscle memory down for this timing, then proceed to copy that motion for the rest of your strokes.
It doesn't hurt to use the timer in for the first few strokes in each session just to be safe.
Their jelqing session isn't long enough.
Guys think that you do jelqing a few times and you'll be good.
That couldn't be farther from the truth.
The general consensus in the penis enlargement community is:
A jelqing session should last for 20 minutes.
It's like regular fitness training - you should run for 30 minutes, not just 10.
Any fitness trainer will tell you that.
In that case, you're training your heart, and the heart needs that total time to do its cardiovascular workout.
It needs time to ramp up and sufficient time after that start-up period to work hard and do the training.
It's the same with your erection.
Chances are you're going to need a few minutes to really ramp up to the optimal erection level and only after you do can you get the optimal training from each jelq stroke.
The erection level is totally wrong.
More often than not, the erection level is too low.
The problem is that guys will hear about other guys who have reported that their penis has actually decreased in size over time from jelqing when using a full, 100% hardness erection.
Regardless, this is the rule that you should follow:
Aim for a 90% erection level when jelqing.
You don't want to be too flaccid such that your copora cavernosa is not filled enought to strain and train those spongy tissues.
But you also don't want a 100% hardness erection such that the pressure is too much for too long (due to the added pressure from jelqing).
In the end, jelqing is the most readily-accessible technique to improve your girth.
It does so by milking the blood into the copora cavernosa to maximize the expansion of the spongy tissues there.
Only by producing a positive, external force by jelqing can you hope to increase your maximum girth past your current size.
This stress training is common to all types of physical activity and for jelqing, it is no different.
The main takeaways are to go slow during the jelq stroke and particularly give a good, long squeeze at the base of your penis at the start of each stroke.
By simply keeping this mentality in mind, you'll always be on the right track.
By understanding how the copora cavernosa works, you'll never forget how jelqing exactly works and how the results come from it.
Jelqing for girth is one important aspect, but we've also wrote a detailed article, found here, on some specific considerations for jelqing for length.
While the technique is slightly different, it's still useful to understand what's going on, just like how you now know how it works for girth targeting.
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