Why do some guys easily gain length but little girth from jelqing, while other guys gain good girth but little length from the same exercise?
Much debate has centered upon wet jelqing (for length) vs. dry jelqing (for girth). There seems to be divided opinion on this point. Furthermore, I’ve noticed that some of the better jelq-induced length gainers performed their jelqs in a downward direction (however, so did I). Many guys tout wet jelqs for length; luvdadus, however, has gained at least 2” EL from doing mostly dry jelqs (and virtually zero stretching).
So, when it comes to jelqing for length, there seems to be no consistent factors regarding wet or dry jelqing, the direction of each jelq, the duration of each stroke or the gripping force employed; or even whether an underhand or overhand grip should be used.
After nearly 19 months of PE, I’ve come to suspect that the benefits each of us receives from jelqing is dependent upon the strength of our respective connective tissues. Those with strong connective tissues (such as myself) will not realize the same length gains from jelqing – regardless of how many we may do. Our stubborn suspensory ligament and other connective tissues keep our jelq-bloated units from much elongation, rather forcing the stresses outward, which contributes to girth gains. Guys with more pliable connective tissues get not only a pump from jelqing, but also a lot of stretch work for their connective tissues.
I’ve observed that the more stubborn the length gains, the more the girth gains from jelqing. Again, those restrictive connective tissues leave the forces no vertical escape, but directs the pressure outward. Conversely, those with softer connective tissues seldom build up the internal pressures required for girth gains from jelqing alone – because their units are expanding along a vertical axis; hence, better length gains.
I’ve gained girth from simple jelqing, and rapidly so – ½” EG the first month, and more than 1” total. However, my length gains were at a roughly 1:1 ratio. While some might appreciate the girth I gained, I was predominantly after length.
Today, after an extended PE break, I took some girth measurements – with a “good” erection, but no PE “priming.”
Girth: 155mm (6.10”)
Width: 47mm (1.85”)
Clearly, my girth outdistances my width (compared to the size database averages). If my unit was a perfect circle, my girth would require a 1.94” diameter (only 0.09” off), and my diameter would require a 5.81” circumference (only about 0.29” off). As you can see, neither measurement deviates from the proportions of a true circle by even 5%; so, it should be obvious that my unit is much closer to a cylinder than an oval.
The $64,000 question is did PE affect my width:circumference ratio?
Unfortunately, I don’t know.
I never took a width measurement until long after I had made some significant girth gains. However, if my memory is at all reliable, I believe that my unit was never really oval-shaped to begin with (although I would say that jelqing has brought my unit even closer to being a true cylinder shape).
In my case, I believe that downward jelqing resulted in heavy development of the underbelly of my shaft – probably adding to the “roundness” of my unit. I believe this condition was the result of a stubborn suspensory ligament which directed the forces downward, into the underbelly of my shaft (while developing very little penile width).
I believe that jelqs performed with the thumb and 2 or more fingers will help to slightly minimize lateral expansion, and will focus more pressures along a vertical axis. I also suspect that by occasionally employing an underhand grip – with 2 or more fingers – and jelqing straight up, I’ll be targeting the upper half of my shaft, possibly even my glans.
I believe that it’s reasonable to assume that the connective tissues play a bigger role in jelqing benefits than does jelq technique.
I. For Easy Length Gainers From Jelqing:
1- If you want more length, obviously, continue with your present technique.
2- If you’re happy with your length, but want more girth, try these 2 approaches:
i) Dry jelq with an underhand grip (using the thumb & forefinger), pulling upwards, near a 12:00 LOT – this will take the ligs out of the picture.
ii) Employ the following 4 techniques:  ulis,  compression wraps / cock ring usage / cable clamp at the base for extended periods,  clamp your base with one hand, then grip your head with the other, and push both hands together, slightly “rolling” your shaft also in a “slinky” type motion – this greatly focuses the pressures in a lateral, as opposed to a vertical, direction, and  place your unit, at about 85% erection, against a flat hard surface and apply downward pressure (this move supposedly improves the impressive, much-celebrated penile width).
II. For Tough Length Gainers From Jelqing:
1- Divide each jelq session into roughly equal parts with these 2 types of Jelqs:  use the thumb and 2 or more fingers, with an overhand grip, pulling straight downward, and holding the end of each stroke – as a stretch – for several moments before doing the next jelq, and  use the thumb and 2 or more fingers, with an underhand grip, pulling straight up your abdomen, also tugging a little extra at the end of each stroke.
2- Focus on Time… Get as much stretching time in as possible, including rotary cranks. Also, at the end of each day, do Lazy Assed Stretches (alternating from right side to left) – try to log as much total time as possible sitting on your k’yack (with a deep stretch).
3- Consider mechanical assistance – predominantly hanging, if that’s feasible for you. An ADS might also help. And you might want to consider vacuum pumping, in a narrow tube, at low pressure, for extended periods of time.
Footnote: I'm going to need at least a few months of trial with these methods to determine any benefits from their application. I'm hoping to resume PE within another week or two. I'll update after I've give this approach some time.
- w a d
Last edited by wadzilla : 03-17-2004 at .