I have gained 1.375 inches in BPEL since Sept. 4, 2007. Most of that was in the first 4 months. I once gained 3/8 to 1/2 inch in a month.
This was from jelqing. I did not and still do not stretch as a formal part of my routine. The only “stretching” I do was and is measuring BPSFL from 0 to 5 times per day.
The erection level I use is less than hard, or still flexible. If I can’t compress with my grip, but only hit “hardness”, it is too hard for me.
Overall, I have had the best luck with 100-200 jelqs at 3 seconds each. I have varied this since I started, and I am currently at about 100 jelqs.
I have also varied the amount of time off, but throughout I have taken 3 days off regularly, like at least twice per month. I also take days off “as needed” if I feel I need to.
The only injuries I have had are either the result of jelqing at too high of an erection level, (discoloration, spots), or from gripping too hard trying to learn how to stretch. All injuries have been minor and have gone away in short order.
I have not tracked girth gains. My wife looked at me like I was crazy about a month ago when I asked her if she thought I had gained girth. The look and response were like I was stupid for asking, of course I have gained girth!
I have read others getting over 0.5” length from jelqing as well. I believe Kevin12 is currently at about 0.75” gain, and that has been from jelqing less than 100 jelqs per session. He found that more than that did not produce results for him. There seem to be others that have found the same, mainly in the thread started by J123 that I am sure you have read.
As far as your thoughts about how can one gain from a partial erection: This is a completely oversimplified analogy, but it may explain my opinion on the subject. If you want to make a piece of glass longer, do you do it while it is hard and unyielding, or do you do it while it is soft and pliable? If you do it while it is hard, you’ll break it… However, this is just my opinion. I have read about guys getting good gains from high erection jelqing. I have also read about some fairly serious injuries from high erection jelqing.
So overall, I am quite happy with my experience with jelqing. 1.375 inches happy, to be exact.
That’s impressive. it sounds like your thoughts on jelqing are very similar to mine. My wife’s reaction has also been very similar. Actually, last weekend I asked her if she could tell a difference since my starting back and she gave me that “are you nuts” look and said “well, I know it’s getting harder to fit my mouth around it for sure”. I think, for me anyway, jelqing is the number one best exercise for girth hands down. I am not currently jelqing in my routine at all. I am trying to stay strict on my pre-set plan, but I am very strongly considering starting my jelq back every other day or three days per week and experimenting with golf weights for the first time. I do what my body tells me to do. If I feel discomfort, I slow down. If I see loss of EQ, I slow down, etc. PE tools to me (golf weights, Andro, etc.) is like being a kid in a toy store on Christmas eve! one of these days I will eventually try a pump just to see how I react, but there will always be that old favorite grower - the classic jelq!