Sore Penis Avoidance Tips: Proper Use of a Penis Pump

Let’s face it: men do tend to have a bit of an obsession when it comes to penis size, even when they’re already endowed with a member of perfectly acceptable length and width. Many men will even risk a very sore penis if it means adding a little extra “heft” to their manhood. The penis pump is one of the most common methods used by men to add a little something extra to their equipment. But anyone using a penis pump needs to take proper steps so the device doesn’t compromise the man’s penis health.

Used under proper conditions, a penis pump can be a relatively safe way to obtain a temporary enlargement of the penis. However, it’s important to remember that, as with just about any attempt to alter the penis, there are always some risks associated with it. It’s also important to remember that the benefits of the penis pump are temporary: the additional length or girth doesn’t last for an extended period of time.

The penis pump

So just what is a penis pump? Essentially, it is a cylinder that is placed over the penis, after which the air is pumped out of the pump, creating a “vacuum” in the cylinder and around the penis. The pressure from this vacuum helps draw blood into the penis, creating an erection. (In some instances, warm water is used to flood the cylinder initially. The water is then pumped out with the air. This is called a water penis pump or hydro pump.)

A penis pump is often recommended for men with erectile issues, as it can help them obtain an erection. Many men, however, use a penis pump for not only obtaining an erection but to obtain a larger erection than normal, which can occur with use of the pump. For those seeking this effect, here are a few tips to consider:

– Be sure the pump has a pressure gauge. Each pump should be packaged with instructions on a “safe” pressure range for use; however, unless there is a gauge that tells the user what pressure level he is currently at, he can’t know when to stop pumping.

– Disinfect the pump. A new cylinder pump should be thoroughly cleaned before it is used for the first time and also before every subsequent use, in order to clear it of any bacteria which may have gotten in.

– Limit use. Most manufacturers recommend using the pump only once a day – and those who are new to the process should limit its use to two or three times per week until they become accustomed to it. Sessions should be limited to 15-20 minutes.

– Warm up before use. Before inserting the penis into the pump, it’s a good idea to warm it up in order to get blood flowing. Soak a towel in warm water, wring it out and wrap it around the penis for two minutes. Repeat two or three times. Afterward, massage the penis until it is at least partially erect before insertion into the tube.

– Stop if there is pain. If a man experiences pain during the pumping process, he should cease operation. If there is pain, bruising or clotting, use should be suspended.

– As mentioned, there are risks with penis pump use, so a man should monitor the situation carefully and see a doctor if he fears there has been damage.

Even when used correctly, a man may end up with a sore penis from using a penis pump. Fortunately, regular use of a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help alleviate soreness. When a crème contains both a high-end emollient (like Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (like vitamin E), it is in an excellent position to replenish the oils that can be depleted during sexual use, damaging the skin and creating rawness. A crème with alpha lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant, can also provide a layer of protection to the penis skin that a man will greatly appreciate.