At some point I’m planning and creating some polls about how guys got their more serious injuries and how these stack up against the proportion of people that jelq, hang, clamp etc. Basically this site is nearly 10 years old and though there are hundreds a threads about possible theories on how we gain etc, we rarely use the information available to us and often simply assume (the ligs argument perhaps being an exmaple of that as there are close to 50 member who had have them cut and the large majoirty saw little benefit). I think seeing as next year it is the 10th anniversary of Thundersplace a few polls to see which exercises are proving to be the most efficient and which have the best and worst safety records would be a good idea.
I’m not sure. I started this poll:
Jelqing is the biggie, so far, in terms of long-term gains but I’m not sure if that’s because of popularity. I think jelqing is more demanding than stretching, for me. I’m not sure which is the safest but my guess is that stretching has the longest and safest track record? There are so many extender studies showing a pretty good safety track record, I think. And even with the surgery some type of stretching/hanging is almost always recommended. So I’m pretty sure stretching has the best safety record to date. Very little on jelqing. Pumping is in between in terms of safety, I think? Not that it’s necessarily any safer but there are far more pumping studies. Most of them suggest it’s safe as long as it’s done properly.
Starting Size: April, 28, 2010: NBPEL-7" Girth-6" (base, MSG, glans)
Currently: BPEL-8" NBPEL-7.25" Girth-6.25" (base)/6.125" (MSG)/6.125" (glans)