Improve your sex life by getting that burning question answered by one of the world's foremost experts on sex, Dr. Debby Herbenick of Indiana University's Kinsey Institute. Submit anonymously here!I recently read an article stating that Jelqing is a natural technique that will increase the girth and length of a man's penis. Is this true?
Sarah: Ok, I just want everyone to know that this was somehow one of the worst fact-finding missions I’ve ever embarked upon in the history of this column. Basically, “jelqing” mens manually “trapping” more blood in the penis and pushing it down to the end forcefully causing some kind of tissue damage that, when repaired, supposedly results in a bigger dong. NO! Do not do this! This isn’t like a bang trim—it will not make your penis grow faster! Do not damage your penis for any reason! Just be happy with what you have and work on technique and finding out what your partner likes.
Debby: Nope. I’m not aware of any solid scientific research suggesting that jelqing maneuvers increase erect penis size, but I am aware of some research suggesting that it can increase the risk of erectile problems. Why risk it? Learn to appreciate and work with what you have. Studies are consistently clear that factors such as emotional intimacy and psychological connection have a lot more to do with sexual satisfaction and pleasure than a man’s penis size.