Penis Vacuum Pumps Guide

Over the years, many men have discovered that a penis pump is a great way to enhance their penis very quickly. Not only does it offer instant results, but it can also address problems involving erectile dysfunction.

A lot of the customers who come into our stores do so after NHS health professionals have advised them to try a penis pump.

We think penis pumps are just what’s needed to give you instant growth and are a great way to maintain a strong, prolonged erection regardless of whether you use it to build yourself up for sex or for solo play. We get asked a lot of questions in our stores about penis pumps, so welcome to our handy penis pump guide!

Safety always comes first

Safety isn’t something you should think about after an accident, so it’s important that you listen to the safety information before your ego gets deflated, not to mention all the tentative walking you’ll be doing due to your crown jewels being bandaged-up.

Stop immediately if you experience any pain or notice any discoloration, blisters or red spots.

Don’t over pump! It can have the opposite effect, in some cases it can desensitise the area in question. It can also damage tissue, cause oedema (accumulation of fluid just under the skin) and even affect circulation.

There’s no need to panic, just follow this advice and your pumping experience will be an enjoyable one.

Do:

  • Stop if you experience any pain or loss of sensation.
  • Trim any rouge hairs to avoid snagging and seal problems.
  • Rest for at least 24 hours

How do penis pumps work?

A pump works by creating a vacuum around the penis, drawing blood into all the empty cavities in the penis allowing the man to achieve the biggest erection he can attain without spending fortunes on surgery.

Most penis pumps have an airtight cylinder that is placed over the shaft of your penis – excluding your balls (unless the pump is designed for them!) – to create a vacuum/suction to enlarge your erection. When the pump is placed over the shaft of your penis it increases blood flow into the tissues that give you a strong erection.

Pumping causes air pressure inside the tube to decrease, increasing the suction inside the tube which gradually increases the blood flow to your penis. It’s OK, you’re in total control of how often you pump and the pressure applied to your penis.

Regular use of a pump exercises two tiny sphincter-like muscles at the base of the penis which regulate and control blood entering and leaving the penis. These muscles are responsible for allowing a man to achieve and/or maintain an erection, and just like any regular exercise these muscles will become stronger with regular use, allowing the man to ‘get back’ some of his ability and control to achieve and maintain an erection.

Penis pumps are safe to use, but you will put yourself at risk if you do not follow the instructions, limit yourself to short sessions (to begin with) and make sure that you are not applying too much pressure to your penis.

Benefits of a penis pump

By its design, a penis pump helps draw blood into the penis, not only producing an erection but making that erection as full and large as it can possibly be.

This second benefit (increased size) is the other main reason men purchase pumps. The slight increase in length and girth are what’s called ‘temporary gains’ as these effects will eventually wear off, however some men who implement pumps into their weekly routine (much like their gym workouts) have claimed pumps have helped them get a bigger penis, permanently.

A third, lesser known reason for using pumps is they can actually be quite pleasurable. The intense sucking sensation alone can turn this device from sex-aid to sex toy. Some pumps even come with an accessory to enhance this feature, often in the form of a vaginal-looking attachment (very similar to a lot of the male masturbators) that replaces the air-tight ring at the base of the cylinder.

To summarise, the benefits of using a penis pump regularly are:

  • Instant erections
  • Stronger erections
  • Improved blood flow to the penis
  • Improved sexual staying power
  • More length
  • More girth

Types of Pumps

There are various styles of pumps with different sized cylinders, and likewise different sized seals to accommodate all penis sizes. Don’t rush and buy the first pump you come across. The pump you buy should be tailored towards your needs and what you’re expecting to gain from using it.

DRY PUMPS: Products in this category use air only, they are simple vacuum cylinders and have been popular for many years.

ELECTRIC PUMPS:  These are the more popular pumps in our stores. Both battery operated and rechargeable, these modern pumps are easier to operate, don’t require any manual pumping and generally have a longer life-span.

We would always recommend purchasing a cock ring to go with your pump. Why? The pump achieves the erection, the ring maintains the erection.

How to use a penis pump

Before starting it’s vital to warm your penis up, after all you wouldn’t go running without stretching your legs or do weights without limbering up. The common way to do this is … there’s no delicate way to say it: have a 1/4 wank, you know, just a few strokes to wake it up. Then apply lubrication to both your penis and the pump’s ring, allowing for easy pain-free insertion, ample suction and easy withdrawal.

Unless you have a pump designed to include your scrotum, best to leave your balls out of this one! After that:

  1. Place your penis through the ring and inside the cylinder.
  2. Use either the hand pump or the electric pump attached to the cylinder to create a vacuum inside, drawing blood to the penis – whilst this is an unusual sensation, it shouldn’t hurt! Slightly uncomfortable maybe, but not pain.
  3. After several pumps, or whenever you reach a level of intensity you wish not to exceed (for pain reasons), stop pumping but don’t withdraw.
  4. Maintain this stretch for 3-5 minutes, occasionally doing a solitary pump if you feel the pressure slowly beginning to fade.
  5. Use the quick-release facility to kill the pressure, then slowly withdraw your penis from the pump.
  6. Have a 3-5 minute interval, towards the end it wouldn’t hurt to have another 1/4 wank.
  7. Repeat instruction’s 1 – 5 (apply more lubricant if needed).
  8. After your second set, kill the pressure and slowly withdraw your penis from the pump.

Many pump users time their sets, the above instructions are best suited to beginners (men who have used penis pumps for less than 3 months).

You should notice short term results immediately after using your pump. If you’re looking to make a long-term commitment you’ll need to use your pump regularly, you will see increases in girth and/or length over time, but we stress ‘time’ in the classic sense, not the modern-era notion where everything is achieved effortlessly in ten minutes.

If you decide to deviate from our above instructions don’t use your pump for longer than 20 minutes – this will avoid injury or complications!

Penis pumping techniques

If your aim is to increase the size of your penis using your newly acquired penis pump, you should apply some techniques that can help you gain the best results from your pump.

Milking the Tube

Milking is one of the most popular and efficient techniques that helps promote and maintain blood circulation and trains the internal penile chambers.

This is a similar process to masturbation, but you use your penis pump. Move the pump up and down during the pumping process. It’s recommended that you begin doing this a few minutes after you’ve started so your penis can get acclimated.

Do not apply force. Go at a slow and smooth pace. Avoid hard or long milking as it can lead to penis swelling.

Shakes

This technique helps the user achieve the best results possible if the penis is erect during pumping.

Sometimes it can be difficult to maintain that maximum-sized erection, especially if the penis remains inside the cylinder due to longer sessions. Shakes technique is used to help maintain this erection level by stimulating the penis’s nerve endings and enhancing blood flow.

Shakes is done by shaking the pump’s cylinder tube in an up-down motion either by using your hand or through gently rocking the hips. One thing to remember, this technique should not be done in a forceful pace, but forceful enough to allow an increase in erection level.

Additionally, varying the intensity along with the range of motion produces a good stretch at the base of the penis.

Wrapping

This technique is very simple. The penis pump’s cylinder tube is wrapped with a heating device during the duration of the session. An electric heating pad is an excellent device to use for this activity.

This produces heat around the penis shaft. In fact, heat is a vital factor as a means of stimulating blood flow, a vital element in any penis enlargement routine.

However, keep in mind not to leave the wrap on for too long as it can cause blisters that can lead to severe penile injury or damage. Moreover, leaving the wrap for a long period makes the tube very hot very quick.

You don’t need something that is hot, just warm.

Tips to remember when penis pumping

Avoid over pumping

It can be very easy to over pump. If someone is going to incur a penis injury whilst using a penis pump it’s most likely down to over-pumping.

Therefore, as mentioned earlier, be very cautious and conscious about the pressure you exert and how long you exercise your penis for. It’s dangerous to over-work any body-part, the penis is no exception.

Beginners should not under any circumstances repeat the routines that are being stupidly bragged about by advanced penis pump users, normally online (the home of irresponsible behaviour these days). “Pumping marathon” simply means those who can pump for up to 5 hours every time. Even though the vast majority of these users have been pumping for many years, this routine is still considered extreme by most pump users and the only people impressed by such idiotic actions are the idiots themselves. Don’t join ’em.

Take Frequent Breaks

Again, mentioned in our mini set of instructions, take intervals. Not only necessary in the long-term they are helpful in stimulating blood flow.

Beginners should limit their penile pumping sessions to a maximum of 30 minutes per day, not exceeding 2 sessions per day.

Intermediate users; no longer than 1 to 1.5 hours, spread out over numerous sessions in the day.

Advanced users; no more than 2 to 3 hours spread out over numerous sessions in a day (though seriously, who has the time?).

So, if you have thought about using a pump and have wondered about the benefits that you can reap, or are perhaps just curious about how to use one and how it may improve your sex life, don’t hesitate to call into one of our stores and ask for some advice from one of our fully trained sales advisers.

We’re experts in sex & sex toys, this information is not intended to replace the advice of a trained medical professional, the health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.