Things I have learned as a newbie, my story
I think i finally found a routine that works for me.
Maybe some newbies can learn from my mistakes. Anyway, this is my story.
My first contact with PE was in 2006. I bought the JES extender and used it a couple of hours a day for maybe three or four months. The only results I noticed was a much bigger flacid hang and improved eq. Because of lack of erectgains I gave up and did nothing for one year or so. I then found the thunders-place in 2007 and started reading the posts and looking at before and after pictures. I decided to give it another go. Started the newbie routine and using the JES extender as an ADS for a couple of hours a day. As before I noticed bigger flacid hang and improved eq. No noticeable erect gain though. After a month or so I started to get really depressed thinking that this PE thing may not work for me. Everyone but me seemed to be gaining. I read post here on thunder of people that gained one inch in a couple of month. I started to get obsessed whit PE and I tried pumping, hanging, pulling, stretching and literally beating the shit of my dick. The results: lost in size and decreased eq. Once again, I gave up thinking PE is not for me. Even this time I gave up after perhaps 2-3 month.
In spring 2008 I got circumcised, mostly because of aesthetic and hygienic reasons. I let my dick heal all the rest of the year. In January 2009 I decided to give PE another try. This time I decided to not get obsessed with PE, and that meant for me to not keep measuring every day and not to think about it 24-7. Instead my primary goal was to make PE a part of my daily routines, just as going to work or going to the gym. I started with the newbie routine with manual stretches and jelqing. After a couple of weeks I also started hanging 20 mins a day. Finally I think I found a routine that works for me. I now hang 20-30 min a day and then I use my ADS for as long as I can. I don`t count the hours. Every other day I use my bath-mate for 20 min, one or sometimes two sets. My eq is much better, my flacid hang after I take my ADS of is crazy! I think I have gained both erect length and girth the last weeks but I don’t wont to measure. I decided t measure every other month or so. My dick DEFINITELY feels bigger in my hands though. I am aware of that I just have been persistent for 3½ month but I definitely feels that I’m on the right track now! I no longer feel obsessed and don`t think about PE as much as I did before. I feel motivated to keep doing this, perhaps for the rest of my life.
Somethings I have learned through my PE journey is:
1. DON`T GET OBSESSED!
2. You are not the only one that has hard to gain. Those who has trouble gaining may not want to post and tell about their lack of results. I know I wouldn’t!
3. It takes time to find a routine that works for you and when you find it, take your time and be persistent. Don`t go and wait for the results to come, let it go and the results will probably come after time. Just because you have trouble gaining does not mean that you are a “hard gainer”, maybe you just haven’t found a routine that works for you yet.
I`m still a newbie and I`m still learning! :)