What is Jelqing? How to Jelq?

Jelqing is the basic of penis enlargement. It’s the core of manual penis enlargement exercise known to men. If you wish for a longer, thicker penis or get more erection fo your penis, this is the right place to start.

Jelqing is similar to milking a cow, from using 2 fingers squeezing the penis from the base and slide to under the penis head. It is considered to be one of the most traditional and very important exercise to get your penis bigger without spending any money.

How to Jelq?

Before you begin jelqing, we recommend you to warm up your penis by using hot towel and wrap around between 5-10 minutes or you can simply get in a warm shower. Getting to the right temperature relaxes your smooth muscles in penis and make it responds way better to the exercise.


You will need privacy. I suggest you do this in the bathroom so you can warm up with hot water and not mess things up. Warm up your entire shaft from the base to the glan of the penis. Be sure to warm up at least 5 minutes before jelqing.

warm up penis

Erection level

Bring your erection level be around 50%-70% erect by stroking your penis a bit. The penis should be relaxed and spongy so that it’s easy to push blood into. Do not perform jelqing exercises with a 100% full erection.


  1. Form an OK-grip by using your thumb and main pointer finger.
  2. Place the OK-grip around the base of your penis, as close to your pubic bone as you can in order to avoid baseball bat effect.
  3. Use light pressure on the OK-grip then slowly move from bottom to under the glan of your penis, don’t jelq the glan. A proper pressure grip shouldn’t hurt but effectively pushes blood up the penis.
  4. That is one cycle of jelq. Each jelq should take around 2-3 seconds to perform.
  5. Use another hand to form an OK-grip at the base when your first hand is right under penis glan. Then release the first hand and move the second hand up like you did with the first one.
  6. Now repeat from the start again.

Suggested routine

If you’re just starting out it is nice to start with one day on and one day off. For example, you could jelq on Mon, Wed, Fri for 1 week then after that change it to 5 days on 2 days off. Do not rush since your muscles and blood vessels need to recover.

Always start your routine with proper warm up, this will help prevent injury and get better gains. A good temperature for warming up is around 40 °C (104 °F). One of the best and easiest way is to use hot stream of water for around 5-10 minutes to heat up your penile.

After a proper warm up, jelq your penis at 50%-75% erection (this is approximation number, decided by your feeling is ok.) Do not jelq at 100% erection since it can cause pain. For a beginner each session should be over 15 minutes. 10 minutes per session is good enough.

Your hands or your penis might get tired during the session, if so then take a break for 1-2 minutes then start again.

You should be familiar with jelqing after 3 months. After this you are ready for a little bit more intermediate excercises.

Here is sample jelqing routine for beginner

First week Warm up Jelqing
Monday 5-10 minutes 10 minutes
Tuesday Rest
Wednesday 5-10 minutes 10 minutes
Thursday Rest
Friday 5-10 minutes 15 minutes
Saturday Rest
Sunday Rest

After the first week change your routine to this:

Warm up Jelqing
Monday 5-10 minutes 10 minutes
Tuesday 5-10 minutes 15 minutes
Wednesday 5-10 minutes 10 minutes
Thursday 5-10 minutes 10 minutes
Friday 5-10 minutes 15 minutes
Saturday Rest
Sunday Rest

When you have finished your first 3 months now you’re ready for the next step. You can try and use some devices.

If you have an idea to go with using device like pumping or extender. You don’t need to jelq afterwards since our data suggest jelqing after a long extension period doesn’t help with gains but pumping after extending does help A LOT. Read more about this at the bottom of penis extender PHALLOSAN page and the pumping we suggest would be Bathmate during hot shower.

During the day Extender Pumping
Monday 10 hours 20 minutes
Tuesday 10 hours 20 minutes
Wednesday Rest
Thursday 10 hours 20 minutes
Friday 10 hours 20 minutes
Saturday 10 hours 20 minutes
Sunday Rest

Good signs after a session

If you get stronger erections, more harder morning wood, then it’s working.
Your penis gets bigger by adapting to the stress of the jelqing exercise. To keep it’s growing, you’ll need to gradualy increase force overtime.
To see if the exercise is effective or not, simply keep an eye for your erection. If your erections have been improving then keep that routine alive since it means it is working. If your erections go down then slow down or decrease the jelqing frequency. You need to listen to your body.

morning erections

What’s the benefits of jelqing

A lot of men have reported inches growth. You can be sure jelqing is not a scam or myth. There’s nothing to scam about since you don’t even need to pay to start jelqing unlike surgical penis enlargement. This is also one of the oldest and natural form of penis enlargement, no equipment is required to start and it’s also very safe. As you jelq day by day you will notice you have better erections and improvement in stamina during sex.

Length gains  Girth gains

Jelqing gives you both length and girth gains. However, if you want to specifically increase length gain, you should jelq at lower erections or around 40%-60% erect. For better girth gains jelq at 70%-80% erect. Remember do not jelq at 100% since it can hurt you.


Normally you can expect to have a result of an inch in length and 0.25 inches in girth after around 3-9 months (results vary individually). If you need more you can combine manual exercise with PE devices like pumping and extenders.


Should you shave before jelqing?

While this is not necessary I would advise you to shave. Shaving increase the force you actually applied to penis while jelqing. Imagine you have a hairy public hair. It’s not only get in the way but you will pull the public hair while you’re jelqing. It hurts and is unproductive, believe me I’ve been there done that.

What lubricant should you use?

Below are some popular jelqing lubricant. Each has its own pros, cons. However, do not worry too much about this, most important thing is your effort and dedication. Do not use shampoo or soap as it can irritate your skin.

Lubricant Pros Cons Base
KY jelly Clean up, multiple uses, high viscosity,
generic varieties, reactivates with water
Price Water
Coconut oil Smell, multiple uses Low viscosity Coconut extract
Vaseline Longevity, high viscosity Clean up Petroleum by product
Canola oil Multiple uses, availability Low viscosity Grape seed oil
Cocao butter extract Smell, skin conditioning, multiple uses None Cocoa bean
EVO oil Vitamin-rich, skin conditioning Price, low viscosity, homemade Natural oils
Baby oil Skin conditioning, multiple uses, variety Low viscosity Petroleum by product
Baby oil gel Skin conditioning, viscosity, multiple uses, variety Clean up Petroleum by product
Astroglide Easy clean up, multiple uses, reactivates with water,
high viscosity
Price, availability Water
Bio oil Vitamin-rich, skin conditioning, smell Price, low viscosity Natural oils
Udder cream Multiple uses Availability Lotion

What is dry Jelqing?

Dry jelq is jelqing without lube. Please note that this can cause chafing on your penis shaft. This exercise is easy to do in discrete places like bathroom in office and doesn’t required any clean up. Be sure to use lighter grip to decrease chafting when you jelq.

The Proper Jelqing Angle

When you jelq it is advised to jelq in all directions: down, up, left, right to stretch your tissue equally in all directions. Jelqing down tends to stretch your ligaments downward and this is one of the limiting factors to your length gains so be sure to stretch downward a lot if you need more length.

Change your OK grip

Aside from normal OK-grip that has been described above. You can change your OK-grip by using what is called overhand OK-grip. This can grip deeper to the public bone than normal grip. It also ensure you jelq the entire circumference evenly.overhand-jelqing

Jelqing variations

To maximize your gains, below are jelqing variations.
1. V-jelq – This v-jelq apply the pressure directly to corpus cavernosa hence directly effect penis girth. To perform v-jelq, use your hand to make a V with your index and middle finger, put your penis in this hand palm then jelq upward.
2. Side jelq – Side jelq is used to fix penis curve. Jelqing against the curve you currently have at high erection level (70%-80%)
3. 1-Handed jelq – Perform a ULI at the base of your penis with 1 hand then another hand doing jelqing. Warning this exercise is intense, not for beginner.
4. Mini jelq – Also good for fixing penis curve since you will jelq primarily to the weaker side of your manhood. This is to stimulate the corpus cavernosa and correct your curve.

How does jelqing work?

Jelqing works because penis is made of approximately 50% smooth muscle and just like any other type of body building, by creating micro-tears and let it rebuild, the muscle grows. In this case smooth muscle grows because the increased pressure we make when jelqing make the micro-tears.

penis smooth muscle

How long will it take to see results from jelqing?

Well, I hate to say this but it really depends. Personal physiology plays an important role here. However, I can guarantee that after jelqing for 2 weeks you will see better erections. And if you continue jelqing and watch your morning wood (more morning woods mean you’re on the right track) and adapt according to it, you’ll see gains. Mensproblem.net based our suggestions purely from data so I would say around 3 months you’ll see gains (remember to measure your penis size before any exercise so you know penis enlargement works!)

Are jelqing results permanent?

Yes! This is the best part of penis exercises. You created new tissue via the process of breaking micro-tear and let it create more smooth muscles inside your penis shaft.

Is jelqing safe?

Follow the basic precautions such as warming up before jelqing, listening to your penis, stop when it feels hurt, don’t over do, then jelqing is very safe to do.
You might experience some side effects that are not desirable we will discuss this further.

Jelqing side effect

Some of these effect might happen to you if you’re not jelqing properly.

Baseball bat effect

Having baseball bat effect means your penis is starting to look like a baseball bat. Your penis head is becoming the biggest part of the penis and the base is the smallest. To prevent this from happening, you need to make sure to grip at the very base of your penis and jelq the entire shaft, not just the upper part.

Donut effect

This happens when you did some intense sessions, forcing blood and another fluids below the glan or under the foreskin and make it looks like a donut. This effect is temporary and will go away after a few hours.

Discoloration (Red spots)

These spots are the result of tiny burst of capillaries. It is one of the most common side effect among those who did penis enlargement exercise. You’ll notice a tiny red spots around anywhere you put your pressure on. It is also a sign that you’re over training or were not warm up properly (time and temparature). Usually the spots will fade away within 24-48 hours. Remember to use lighter grip the next time you exercise.