I heard upward stretches were best, but I get such a better stretch with downward stretches.
If I stretch upwards I can’t keep my hand from rolling over the glans, so I’ve mainly been stretching downwards
Stretching above your LOT, according to some, is focusing on your tunica. As a beginner, you should probably start out stretching below your LOT and focusing on your ligs. Some beginners have gotten 1-2” gains just from their ligs (not I). After a few months of downward jelqing/stretching, you may have maxed out your lig gains and then maybe you’ll want to begin focusing on your tunica (upward streches/V & A stretches). Either way, don’t give up on PE after just a month or two. This is a long-term plan, like working out the rest of your body. It may take a few months, a year, or 5 years to reach your goals, but it should be worth it in the end :)