Seeking answers, 2 months in with no real gains
I’ve been doing PE for about 2 months now (2.5 months if you count trial and error with the Bathmate). My starting measurements were roughly 5.65 NBPEL, 5.0 EG. I used the correct method of measuring but my BPEL isn’t very consistent (could be EQ or the fact that I’m losing a fair amount of weight). I recently measured my BPEL at roughly 6.8 to 7.0, yet my NBPEL and EG have not shown gains after a solid 2 months (not post pump, which has EG at up to 5.5). This could be due to a variety of things including inconsistent measuring (fabric tape ruler), inconsistent EQ, being a slow gainer or possibly poor technique/routine. I’m hoping someone more experienced can help me out and shed some light on this.
My current routine is as follows:
5 way stretches and rotations, 2 sets of 30sec each direction
150 jelqs (began this less than a week ago)
15min using Bathmate
I have a SG extender that I used most of May, but due to time constraints now, it’s difficult to fit that in with the rest of my routine, workout, dinner, etc.
I use moisturizer for jelqing as opposed to lube since cleanup is easier. I do find it difficult to stay at the correct erection level while jelqing. I start mostly flaccid and eventually end up with around a 90% erection.
When stretching, my only concern is cutting off circulation to the glans. After a few stretches, it’s red from having to squeeze enough to get a good grip. This goes away fairly quickly, but I’m wondering if this can negatively affect the small red dots (micro-tears maybe?) that I sometimes get from using the BM.
As far as the BM goes, I started slow (5min or less, flaccid) and worked my way up (15min, mostly erect) over the past two months. Sometimes I’ll get small red dots on the shaft/glans from too much pressure/time, but they are gone the next morning 95% of the time. I know some people discourage the use of the BM for those fairly new to PE, but I haven’t had any issues so far and it certainly feels like it’s working the tissue and ligaments when I stretch. The post pump is also encouraging even though temporary, as EG increases around half an inch.
My EQ hasn’t been as good as usual lately, but I’m fairly sure I know why this is. I’m taking an ADHD medication which has the side effect of lowered libido and used to cause turtling (my flaccid hang has improved lately, so that’s something). I’ve also been working through some stuff with my gf for the past 4 months (no sex or intimacy for 3 months now). To counteract this, I’ve been using a small amount of tadalafil and occasionally smoking something extra before my BM routine (no problems with EQ after that). That’s not to say my EQ is horrible without a little help, it just isn’t what it used to be under ideal circumstances.
I just recently added rest days, as I used to use the BM every day. I never had issues doing it every day, but I figured it’d be a good idea in order to achieve the best results. I’m planning on Mondays and Fridays being rest days.
Sorry for the long winded post, I wanted to get all my thoughts down in one place to make it easier. I understand PE is a marathon, not a sprint. I plan to stay dedicated to PE despite the lack of noticeable gains. It’s a bit discouraging to not see results after a period of time, which is why I decided to make this post. Hopefully, some PE veterans can chime in with some helpful comments.