Newbie, Possible Overtraining Injury, please help
Yo guys, complete newbie here, hope you can help me with this..
After lurking on this forum for a while I decided to take up PE in very limited quantities about a month and a half ago. Jelqing was very difficult for me at first because I would always get too erect after beginning a session, so I took things easy on that end and instead focused on some basic manual stretching in different directions. These stretches were not intense at all, with minimal repetitions.
Almost instantly I experienced an increase in EQ. It felt freaking’ great, and while I didn’t measure right off the bat I might have gotten some minimal newbie gains from simple stretching alone.
As things progressed and my penis calmed down I started adding some jelqing into the mix. I was completely paranoid about injury, so I started out with a REALLY low number of jelqs, like 10 on my first day, and eventually between 20-30 a day. I was in no rush to go all out, and I know that there’s no way I would have been able to handle sessions as extensive as some of the newbie routines on the web.
In hindsight I can’t really say that I ever felt physically felt great after jelqing in the way that I did when I started stretching. Regardless, I eventually worked my way up to between 40-50 per day. About 2 weeks ago I began to notice that I was turtling pretty hard after my sessions, stretching no longer felt as good, and my EQ was just about how it always was (which was not bad), but not getting better. I decided to up the intensity of my jelqs by taking more time going up the shaft, from 2-3 sec to 4-5 sec.
About a week ago during a jelqing session I felt a popping sensation as I felt up the shaft (no noise), and my penis penis began to go soft immediately. Out of compulsion I masturbated to assure myself that I could still go at it. While it worked, it wasn’t a good idea. For the next few days my EQ was down, I was not getting morning wood and my penis felt worn out and lifeless between my legs. After about 2 or 3 days I was able to get an erection and masturbated again. Again, while there was a usable erection, things weren’t as great as they could have been, and my penis began to turtle up and retreat after I finished. By this point I had clearly been able to tell that I had overdone things in some way and needed to take time off without touching myself. After another 2 days however I was able to get a better erection than before, and I was so glad to have a normal erection that I masturbated again. I wanted to slap myself after giving in like that.
Basically it has been about a week since my initial incident and a lot of negative PIs are still present. Lack of morning wood, difficulty getting erections without a fair amount of manual stimulation, low spontaneity when I’m around beautiful women, turtling and just a weary penis. There is also purple-reddish discoloration on my glans, and a vein on the right side of my penis has gotten significantly larger and thicker from when I began jelqing (not sure if this is related).
Some things that may have contributed to this
- Lack of proper warm up (although I did all my exercises in a hot shower, I still might have been able to do more thorough heating, and I didn’t always warm up before I stretched.
- Incorrect jelqing technique: in hindsight my grip was most likely too strong, with too much pressure on the bottom of the penis. I also copied an instructional jelqing video that I saw online in which the performer jelqed OVER the glans. God why did I do that..
- Taking things up a notch too soon: even though I never had that many repetitions to begin with, I clearly must have taken things at a pace that was too fast for me.
- Psychological issues arising from anxiety concerning the injury.
Basically I’m not going to touch myself at all for at least another week. I have stopped all PE since that incident, but it seems like masturbating aggravated the negative PI’s. Needless to say, I’m pretty terrified that I have done some irreparable damage. I used to be able to masturbate every day, getting multiple erections before I started PE, and now I can’t do that. Everything points to overtraining, but I don’t know what that popping sensation was, and I feel like it’s taking me longer to heal than it should. It’s unfortunate that this is my first post here, but I know that there are a lot of knowledgeable people here that can give me some advice, or at least some relief/consolation, as I’m sure that this is no unnatural occurrance. I tried to be as thorough as possible, and I really appreciate any help.