.5" Gained Early On: Manual Stretches, Jelqs, & Rice Sock Heat
Ok, I want to talk about this publicly, because I am still too new to give expert advice. I hope you don’t mind this flightposite23.
Here’s our PM exchange, and instead of sending back my latest response, I’ll just post it here.
I welcome feedback from anyone—
Remember, I’m just explaining what I did; I’m not saying my way is the best by any means.
FYI, I gained about .5” just doing manual stretches & jelqs during my first few weeks.
I wasn’t doing the recommended 30-45 second stretches. I was holding my stretch for 10 minutes solid, and doing 3x different directions for 10 minutes each. I started out with the minimum jelqs/ time spent stretching, then worked up to a higher level. I probably put myself at a much higher injury risk than normal & what’s funny is I popped a lig doing this too.. (Only experienced PEers are supposed to be popping ligs lol)
Yes, I’m definitely hanging much more than before. My flaccid seems to be good. My glans gotten soft and I think it’s because when I jelq I jelq over my glans. I just found out thats a no no. When you mention sore, sore as in the day after you work out at the gym??
When you say that you do 10 minutes of stretch in certain directions at a time, do you tend to experience pain on the glan? Does this cause hypoxia , the deficency in oxygen? How do you hold you glan with your hand? I have my hand in a ok position and kegel to get some blood in my glans then I stretch. Is that what you do?
Thanks alot for you prompt response.
No pain whatsoever. I used a rice sock & made sure my penis stayed hot while I stretched for 30 minutes. I didn’t really use any rest time in between my stretches, I just switched directions after 5-10 minutes of one direction. In hindsight, applying heat while I stretched may have been a key to making some decent gains right out of the gate…
Now about the level of force I applied; I never used enough to cause myself pain. A sharp pain indicates a potential macro tear, this can only be counter-productive.
A little discomfort, at least with my pain threshold is ok. You’ll have to figure out what is right for you.
What I'm telling you might be against what the veterans would advise… anyway, I started with 5-10 minutes of stretching & worked up to 30 minutes over just 3 weeks. I did build up sort of slow, adding a few minutes each day.
I just gripped my penis tight right behind the glans, and pulled the end of my shaft. I might have touched the glans, but I never applied force to it; I think that could cause a serious injury. I gripped the end of the shaft, as far down as I could, and that’s where I applied my force. I did pop a lig, but it was a complete accident. There was no pain whatsover with this, and I don’t think I was going crazy with pressure.
Perhaps its possible 30 minutes of heat, and moderate stretching force pulling some kind of slack out of my unit…
Also, when I jelqed, I made sure to keep switching grips/ 10 ok jelqs/ 10 ugrip jelqs (I probably have my grip names wrong), whatever (overhand/ underhand)—and I made sure to jelq as close to the very base as possible, all the way up, but always stopping at the glans (I never jelqed my glans). I also did my jelqs really slow (5 seconds each minimum). My erection level varied during my jelqs, although I tried to always be at least 50% while doing them. I hear as long as your penis is engorged a bit with blood, your jelq can be effective.