jelqing and nerve damage; how sensitive is your shaft SUPPOSED to be?
Howdy. I’ve been lurking for some time, and I read all the posts on loss of sensitivity in the penis, but didn’t see much on the matter of preventing nerve damage (or on people’s experiences with nerve damage).
About three years ago, I used jelq for about four-five months, gained some girth, and probably gained around half an inch in length, but stopped because it got to be kind of annoying. I think I MAY have also lost a bit of sensitivity, but I’m not sure whether this actually occured, because I don’t totally remember how sensitive I was before.
So my first question is, how sensitive is your shaft SUPPOSED to be? I wasn’t sexually active three years ago around the time when I was jelqing; I have been since then. But because of the time lapse and my uncertain memory, I’m not sure whether I did any actual damage or whether it’s all in my mind. I’d say that my dick is definitely more sensitive than most other parts of my body, but it’s not like super sensitive, except for the head. But basically, my shaft is not that sensitive, especially if I’ve been masturbating or during the second or third round of sex, and if I’m wearing a condom I often can’t come for a very long time unless I almost pull out so that I’m rubbing my head against the part just inside the vagina. Can anyone else relate to this uncertainty about whether your dick is less sensitive than it’s supposed to be?
Second, I’m considering resuming jelqing for a few months just to eke out another half inch or so. I plan to follow common sense by not doing too much, too soon, not squeezing too hard, etc., but my first question is whether anyone has any advice on avoiding loss of sensitivity from jelqing?
e.g., Is it much better to use lube if you don’t want to lose sensitivity?
Are certain grips (e.g., the ‘okay’ grip rather than the pinch grip) safer?
Should I avoid touching the top surface of my penis, because that is where the dorsal nerve lies?
I’m 5.75” long and 5.5 inches around, which I think makes me shorter than average, but I don’t want to get longer if it means I shall be losing sensitivity. Thanks for your help!
Last edited by Swinteck : 11-18-2004 at .