Good information is hard to come by
I’ve been doing a little research since I started my routine last week, I just found this page about mens health:
Basically it says that PE gains are just temporary damage to the tissue that causes it to swell and could cause impotence…
“Jelqers may believe that the technique works, but they are mistaken about how. You may hear that by pushing blood into the erectile tissue of the penis, you can expand the chambers — the corpora cavernosa — so they eventually hold more blood, resulting in bigger erections. You may also hear that jelqing exercises the smooth muscle of the penis, making it bigger and stronger.
“I think that’s all bogus,” says Tom Lue, MD, professor of urology at the University of California, San Francisco. He says that only swelling, caused by bleeding under the skin, could explain the increases in penis size men like Thomas experience. This result would not be permanent, hence the need to follow a rigorous jelqing regimen indefinitely.
The idea that the smooth muscle of the penis can be exercised , like the biceps, is a myth. “Smooth muscle doesn’t respond that way,” Lue says. In fact, stretching it can be harmful. For example, the bladder is smooth muscle. According to Lue, if you hold in urine so that the bladder expands too much, the tissue weakens.
What’s more, Lue says, all the stretching, pulling, and squeezing might cause scar tissue to form in the penis, which could hinder a man’s ability to get an erection. But Thomas maintains that apart from a little soreness, he hasn’t injured his penis by jelqing, and he says his erections last longer than they did before.
“Anatomically and physiologically this is just wishful thinking,” urologist Ira Sharlip, president of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, writes in an email. “It’s all baloney until a real study with objective before and after measurements, verified by an independent source [since you can’t do a placebo comparison], proves that it works.”“
Now, I haven’t given up, and I’m still sticking to my routine for a few months because it doesn’t seem to have done you guys any harm. I am just interested to hear your opinions on what this ‘expert’ says.
I mean, since this jelqing obviously does work (long term effects aside) why have proper studies yet to be done? Why is 99% of the stuff on the internet paysites flogging “ancient secrets”?
Everyone seems to contradict eachother: Some sites say jelqing is good for general health but not for PE, some say it is very bad, while others claim it is a harmless hoax started by students 15 years ago.
I don’t mean to be harsh, I guess I’m just confused and looking for answers. (I’ve considered asking my doctor, but the potential for embarrassment is just too great) :)
Any links to independent medical sites documenting exactly how and why jelqing works along with potential side effects would greatly be appreciated.