A tale of woe, a cry for help.
Ah, where to begin. In 47 years of having a penis that can only euphemistically be called “average” (5.5”, or about 6” with the newly discovered, ego-boosting “BPEL”), I’ve been surprisingly unconcerned with penis size and have had a good, fulfilling sex life. Which is not to say I’ve been *entirely* unconcerned. Okay, I’ll admit it: I have, at times, been very concerned, but have usually just put it out of my mind because I thought there was nothing to be done. And I’m still not convinced that there is, in my case.
So, a few years ago during my midlife crisis, dating a girl half my age, I became concerned, again. Tried pills. Needless to say, they didn’t work.
Then, about 6 months ago, I heard about PE, and five months ago began a newbie routine I found on another website: 3 minute warmup, 5 minutes of 5-second stretches, 10 minutes jelqing at a bit less than 50%, 5 minute jelq and hold, 3 minute warm down. I did this for about two months. No gains whatsoever, except some (temporary) flaccid gains.
Then, about 3 months ago, I discovered this site, lurked about, read all I could. I modified my routine a bit, adding longer warm-ups / warm-downs, and increasing jelqing time to about 20 minutes.
Now, all through this, I experienced some problems. First, I don’t have full use of my right thumb, so the usual OK grip isn’t possible for me, right-handed. Overhand works fine, but still, being somewhat baseball-bat shaped, and uncircumcised, I was having trouble getting a good grip with the wet jelq. Even so, I bravely persevered, usually with about 80% erection (sometimes more, which may have been a problem), and, three months later, still saw absolutely no gains whatsoever, except illusory, self-deluding ones, or flaccid gains which still seem to me to be unreliable and temporary. (I also found that doing JAI stretches seemed to make even the flaccid gains go away.)
Less than a month ago, I abandoned wet jelqs, discovering that I could get a much better grip with dry as long as I remembered to pull my foreskin back. I also increased my time for individual stretches from 5 to 20-30 seconds. So, I’ve been doing the following routine for about 3 weeks now:
5 minute warmup
4 30-second stretches, followed by some 5-second stretches, for a total of 5-10 minutes
10 minutes dry jelq
5 minute warm down
PM: same thing, but with 20 min. Of jelqing.
All along, I’ve been doing PE about 5 days a week.
And guess what? Still no gains, or possibly a very tiny gain (I’m now just a hair over 6” BPEL).
The ONLY gains I’ve seen have been from ballooning, and those are temporary gains too, as (so I’ve read) are any gains achieved solely through pumping.
So, any thoughts here about what I may be doing wrong? After 5 months of failure, should I just give up? Has anyone else out there had any similar experiences, and does anyone have any advice?
Although I tell myself that maybe the first 4 months or so of my PE journey don’t really count because I may have been doing it wrong (not getting a good enough grip, etc.), I’m seriously at the end of my rope here, but not ready to give up!
Any comments would be very much appreciated by this relative “newbie.”
Last edited by muggles : 05-16-2007 at .