Penis Enlargement Pumps – What You Must Know

Penis enlargement pumps are used by many men to increase the length and girth of their penises. Penis pumps work by creating a vacuum in a glass or plastic cylinder in which the penis is placed. As the air pressure is lowered in the cylinder, the penis expands correspondingly. Subject to this outside force, cells in the penis will multiply in reaction, effectively making itself bigger. This this way, by allowing the penis to remain in this state for prolonged periods of time, the penis can be permanently enlarged.

How to Select a Penis Pump

When choosing a penis enlargement pump, be sure to select one with a cylinder that is neither too big nor too small. If the cylinder is too big, your scrotum will be sucked in during pumping, and if the cylinder is too small it will not allow for any expansion of the penis, thus restricting girth gains. Neither is ideal.

Also, choose a penis pump that comes with a pressure gauge and a pressure relieve valve so that you have better control on the pressure exerted on your penis. The pressure gauge will allow you to monitor the pressure so that you won’t overpressurize, and the pressure relieve valve will allow you to quickly depressurize the pump with the flick of a finger. This kind of setup is a must if you want to minimize the risks that come with the use of a penis pump.

After taking your new pump home (or receiving it in the mail), be sure to wash the cylinder thoroughly using hot water and a small amount of either liquid hand soap or dish washing liquid.

Before and During Each Pumping Session

Before engaging in pumping, you should shave the area on your skin that will come into contact with the pump cylinder, in order to achieve a good seal. Secondly, unless you have been performing other penis exercises (such as jelqing) immediately before pumping, you must perform warm-up to get blood circulation going in your penis to minimize chances of damage during pumping later. A simple warm-up exercise can be done by soaking a towel in hot but not scalding water, wringing out the towel, and wrapping it around your penis for 2 minutes, and then repeating for at least 3 more times. While you’re doing the hot towel wrap, give the cylinder a quick rinse with hot water as well.

After warming up, stroke your penis to semi-erection or full-erection. Apply some vaseline to the area of contact with the pump cylinder for better seal. Then, set-up the cylinder over your penis and gradually pressurize it until you feel slightly uncomfortable, but not to the point of pain. Never pressurize the pump to the point of pain unless you want to risk permanent damage of your penis.

Keep the pump pressurized for ten minutes, during which you are free to do anything that does not involve large movements, such as watching tv or surfing the net. After the ten minutes, depressurize the cylinder, remove it from your penis, and massage your penis for at least three minutes to resume blood circulation. Then, you can wear the pump for another ten minutes, then take the pump off and massage your penis for three minutes, and repeat until your penis becomes flaccid (i.e. soft).

After a Pumping Session

After each penis pumping session, perform the hot towel wrap again as described above to get the circulation in your penis going again.

Every time after using the penis pump, you should wash the cylinder with hot water and a small amount of dish detergent or liquid hand soap.

Risks Associated With Use of Penis Pumps

The penis enlargement pump is a very risky piece of apparatus that can do a lot of damage to your penis even with all the precautions mentioned above. Over-pressurizing of the penis pump can lead to the bruising or clotting (also called “thrombosis”) of a vein or a lymph vessel, or other forms of (worse) damage that cannot be reversed. By buying only pumps that come with a pressure gauge and pressure relief valve, performing the warm-up exercise before pumping, avoiding over-pressurizing when pumping, and taking frequent breaks while pumping, you can minimize the potential for injury. Therefore take all precautions and be extremely careful.

During a pumping session, if you feel pain at any point, immediately depressurize and remove the pump, and stay off pumping for at least two days before pumping again. If the pain persists, you are advised to see your doctor without delay and explain the situation honestly so that s/he can help you.

If you see a donut-shaped ring or blisters on your skin, stay away from pumping until they have completely healed. Similarly, if you do experience a thrombosis, stay off pumping for a few weeks until it has completely healed. Do not attempt to squeeze the clot, as doing so will keep it from healing.

You are also advised to take a minimum of two days’ break per a maximum of every five days of pumping. Your penis needs time to heal before permanent gains can be achieved. If you skip these breaks, you will be increasing the chances of damaging your penis, as well as slow down the gains that can be achieved.

Better Alternatives to Penis Pumping

Although many people can vouch for the effectiveness of penis pumping, there are safer penis enlargement methods that are just as effective, if not more so. You are encouraged to explore other ways of enlarging your penis. Manual penis exercises such as jelqing, in combination with the use of a good penis extender, can yield amazing results.