Newbie and medical student says hello - will update regularly
First of all, hello to all the folks on this forum! This is a long post, so grab a whisky (I refuse to bow to the international spelling of whiskey) and strap yourself in!
I recently discovered PE, and found that it actually worked! Much gains there are to be had! In this thread I will try to give regular progress reports, as well as some other things from time to time. Maybe even a rant or two for those who want to read it. Lastly, if anyone needs a medical point of view, I might be able to help. Just ask (in this thread)! I will also check the forum, maybe someone wants my input.
First of all, some background information on me: I’m 24 years old, and about to finish med school here in the Netherlands. It’s considered one of the most time-intensive studies in the world, and that is no lie. Six years in total, the first three are mostly lectures, (group) assignments and of course, a lot of partying. At that time, my blood contained enough alcohol to ignite small forest fires. The following three are ONLY internships. Three years of 60-hour work weeks, little vacation, no pay and a complete destruction of my social life. Four weeks ago I had the first summer vacation in years, and it made me see some things I almost completely forgot. I’m not too big on biblical wonders, but this was a real revelation. It’s like my life was put in stasis for three years, and while I learned a lot, it was a sacrifice. And I am definitely not doing that again, I would rather spend a year in a small metal box with Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj teaming up to sing Dire Straits-covers through a megaphone.
Firstly, now that I have much more free time I will go to the gym. I’m not insecure about my body and get a lot of compliments, but I want to see what my body can do. I have some goals for the end of the year, and that is to be able to run 8 km (that is 5 miles for all you goofy Americans) and to be a lot more flexible (yoga!).
Secondly, no more porn for me. Four weeks in Spain without any internet definitely helped that one ;) Goodbye motherless, goodbye 4chan’s famous S-board. I will not miss your tempting calls from the deep ends of the internet! Or I might. A little. It’s funny how you start out with just pictures of nude girls, and end up with some hardcore crap that disgusts you after you cum.
Thirdly, the part that bring me to this forum: PE. I’m already quite satisfied with my size, and I started jelqing out of pure curiosity, not out of a dream to be bigger. But now that I see it works - I would love to be big. Properly hung. Call it part of my self-improvement project, call it being vain :)
I gotta say, it took me a while to make an account here since I’m a very modest person normally. Still, I’m glad I did it. A few months ago I first read about PE and jelqing, and mostly forgot about it. During summer vacation, in Spain, I decided to try it. First I took my measurements in a proper way. Then, simple stretching, different kinds of jelqs and more stretching afterward. 10-20 minute sessions, 3 days in a row with one day in between. Combine that with a lot of running and swimming, it really started feeling good. When I came back home, I measured myself again and I was staggered. It had actually worked.
The reason I was staggered was because of a simple reason: as a med student, I am trained to be very critical and the science behind jelqing is sketchy at best. A whole lot of people referring to the penis as a muscle does not help, as it consists of two corpi cavernosa and one corpus spongiosum, sponge-like tissue that swells when it fills with blood. No muscle to be seen. Think about this: if it was a muscle, it would not become longer, only thicker. Secondly, a lot of people refer to growth hormone as the Holy Grail, while in reality, somatotropin (HGH) is a stress hormone that does relatively little for sexual function, when the body is in stress (e.g. After a work out or when chased by angry feminists) the last thing you need is an erection. It does have a role in the strengthening of muscle and tendon after working out.
So, it worked. Holy f**k. The most informed guess I can make is that the gradual filling of those corpi and then squeezing the blood toward the apex puts stress on the tissue (mostly on the tough tissue surrounding it) and that the body’s response is to make that tissue grow. The correct term would be hypertrophy, an enlargement of a structure, and hyperplasia, an increase in the number of cells. You could compare it to yoga or another sport that makes you more flexible: tendons, fibers and muscles all through the body are trained to become longer. It also explains why gains from PE are almost always visible when you are flaccid.
Finally, the numbers! I will note them here in centimeter and in inches, for the few backwater countries that still think a measurement based on Henry the First’s arm is a good idea ;)
7 July 2015 (start of jelqing)
BPEL: 6,7 inch (17 cm)
Girth: 5,1 inch (13 cm)
Flaccid length: 3,9 inch (10 cm)
Flaccid length, stretched: 6,3 inch (16 cm)
22 august 2015 (after 6 weeks)
BPEL: 7,3 inch (18.5 cm)
Girth: 5,3 inch (13.5 cm)
Flaccid length: 4.7 inch (12 cm)
Flaccid length, stretched: 6.9 inch (17.5 cm)
I am absolutely sure these numbers are correct, and you might imagine that I am VERY pleased with them! I also noticed a huge improvement in erection quality, it feels as if I am a lot harder, I definitely see some more veins, and when I don’t touch myself my dick seems to stay hard for longer. You could say that when I still watched a lot of porn my dick had some ridiculous short-term memory problems! I jerk off much less than before, once every 2-3 days or so, and it actually feels much better than before.
To everybody here: good luck! To anybody who has tips, remarks or who recognizes some of the above, I am always up for a chat here. It’s a forum after all!