Is Jelqing Safe?
Jelqing has been presented as a potential, natural way to temporarily increase penis girth. This penis enlargement technique, also called penis milking, originated from the Middle East. It’s now known throughout online communities of men looking to increase penis size – but is jelqing safe and effective?
What is Jelqing?
Jelqing is one of many penis stretching exercises people believe makes the penis bigger if done regularly. It revolves around massaging your penis in a way that causes micro tears in the penis tissue.
The theory is this makes the penis increase in girth as the tears heal – much like what happens to our muscles when we lift weights.
Is Jelqing Safe and Effective?
There is little scientific evidence that shows that jelqing can increase the size of the penis. However, jelqing has gained momentum and popularity due to the internet.
Because jelqing is a lot like masturbation, it is not considered unsafe if you are approaching the technique gently. Paying attention to grip and strength is important in order to avoid bruising or more permanent damage.
When jelqing, it is recommended to use some type of lubricant. Personal lubricant can help prevent irritation that can stem from chafing. It is also recommended to not perform jelqing on an erect penis — there is a higher likelihood to tear blood vessels this way.
The Science on Jelqing
Here are some studies that have been done on the safety and efficiency of jelqing:
A 2011 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggested extreme jelqing through the use of a penile extender can add up to an inch in flaccid penis length if the device was worn 9 hours a day for 3 months. It should be noted that only 25% of participants saw these gains.
A 2013 review in Therapeutic Advances in Urology determined extreme jelqing with a penile extender could help treat penis deformities like peyronie’s disease. It did not find any evidence of increased penis girth or length from jelqing exercises.
A 2016 review in Translational Andrology and Urology determined no scientific conclusion could be made one way or the other due to lack of evidence
Note that all of these studies refer to a more rigorous form of jelqing that makes use of a penile extender. There is even less empirical evidence of basic jelqing exercises having any real effect on penis girth or length.
Thousands of men worldwide are looking to jelqing to help improve penile form and function. Before you go constantly tugging at your shaft, it is important to consider the risks that can result from jelqing.
Jelqing Side Effects
Jelqing side effects typically occur when jelqing exercises are not performed properly. Possible side effects include:
- Bruising of the penis shaft
- Pain or discomfort along the shaft
- Irritated skin from excessive rubbing
- Permanent scar tissue formation and as a result, penile curvature or penile shortening
- Erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is the most concerning side effect of jelqing.
Improper technique can cause damage to the penis, which makes it more difficult to achieve and sustain an erection. Becoming obsessed with jelqing exercises can also make you vulnerable to psychological erectile dysfunction.
If you believe the anecdotal evidence of jelqing’s effectiveness and want to try it for yourself, please consult with a medical professional before starting any exercise.
Is Jelqing Worth it?
Jelqing can give temporary gains, at best, and permanent damage, at worst. Penile Enlargement Surgery or Penis Enlargement with a subcutaneous silicone implant is the most promising method to increase the penile size and aesthetics with progressive and permanent results.
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The above discussion is for informational purposes. Please consult with a medical professional first.