I find this thread amazingly rich and informative. This is clearly a vibrant community of people, all full of ideas and suggestions for PE. Like the OP of this thread, I’d done jelqing for about 6 months when I first came to summarize what I’d learnt.
I think I wasted about 2-3 months initially doing the wrong form of jelqing. I didn’t see any growth at all, and it drove me mad. I kept getting little cuts and bruises, which forced me to stop and take a break for a week or two. So I never got any momentum. And never saw any results. At that time, I started to think: does jelqing work? - I was sceptical to say the least.
However, once I found the sweet spot (the right pressure to jelq with, the right amount of time, the right lubricant, etc.) then I started to see results - my penis got a lot thicker and felt and looked bigger and better.
I think it’s important for guys to start off the right way and not waste their time. That’s one of the things that makes a forum like this so useful - you can learn from other guys what works and what doesn’t. You can learn from other people’s mistakes, so you don’t have to waste time making those mistakes yourself. It will speed up the process and help you achieve your goal of a longer, thicker penis asap!