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Length or girth first?

Length or girth first?

I started out slightly above average in length and with great girth.
Many suggest that you focus on length first then focus on girth when you reached your length goal.

I’ve tried to search for a good explanation but haven’t found one. Someone said something about a rubberband being stretched but I find that argument good enough.

Is there any good threads to read about this tissue?

The way I see it, newbie routine brings more length gains than girth gains. Personally, I’ll go for girth once my penis is ready for more intensive exercises like clamping. Until then I’ll focus on length (with manual stretching) and won’t complain if any girth comes along with it (from dry jelqing).

The general consensus is that working on length first is the way to go. The reasoning behind this is that when you work girth you place a certain kind of stress mainly on the tunica, via expansion, that could lead to toughening of the tissues which would make stretch gains harder to come by. Some just claim that it’s harder to stretch something with more mass (the rubber band analogy). Truth be told, we don’t really know anything of this for sure but anecdotal evidence seems to suggest these conclusions. For most people girth is harder to come by than length so if you have great girth you’ll definitely want to work on length first.


2010-01-09: BPEL: 19,7cm [7.75"] EG: 15,0 cm [5.9"]

2010-04-24: BPEL: 20,4cm [8.0"] EG: [???]

I don’t really care about personal routes.
I asked after a theory that explaines why it’s said that length is easier to gain when you have less girth. (That’s why some do girth after lenght.)

Edit: Thanks ebon00, you got the question right.

I think one thing that I forgot to mention earlier is also very pertinent to this discussion. It’s pretty hard to overdo manual stretching. No matter how hard you pull or how often you’re still only working connective tissue that is generally pretty tough and takes a lot of abuse. Serious girth work, in the form of various trapping exercises and possibly clamping, is VERY easy to overdo and the injuries that can occur are much more serious than those that manual stretching can cause. I’ve busted more than a few capillaries in my day from pumping and very intense trapping and let me tell you, it’s not a good thing. It takes a long time to heal, during which time pretty much all PE is out the window, and seems to predispose you to injuries later on.

Bottom line, unless you’re really in tune with what PE does for you and how much you can take then focusing on girth from the start makes you more susceptible to injury (it’s sooooo easy to try for that extra little bit of expansion).


2010-01-09: BPEL: 19,7cm [7.75"] EG: 15,0 cm [5.9"]

2010-04-24: BPEL: 20,4cm [8.0"] EG: [???]

Originally Posted by Ritte88

I don’t really care about personal routes.

Wow, sorry tough guy.

Ritte88,

Maybe the second theory might interest you,

Originally Posted by redbear52
Bib has always maintained that you should try to reach a length goal before targeting girth. His argument is two-fold. First, clamping may cause enough soreness of the shaft to make applying a hanger uncomfortable. Secondly, he theorizes that when hanging or doing other length exercises you are creating micro-tears in the layer of tunica that has its fibers oriented primarily longitudinally, and these have to “heal” with collagen cross-links. If you simultaneously are creating micro-tears in the layer of tunica that has its fibers oriented circumferentially you are liable to get cross-linking between the two layers which will limit future length gains by binding the two layers together.

redbear52 - Clamping preventing length.

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