A Quick Guide to Buying a Penis Pump
If you’re reading this article, it means you are interested in buying a penis pump. There are so many options available – as well as the dodgy fakes that are being sold – and this can often be overwhelming, especially for a first time buyer. Hopefully this article will take out the guess work, leaving you in a better situation to make the right decision for you.
What are your reasons for buying a penis pump?
This is the first question you need to ask yourself. Is it to help with erectile dysfunction? Or for penis enlargement? Or both? Whatever the cause of erectile dysfunction, pretty much any penis pump will help. Air pumps tend to be more quick and easy to use if you are just looking for some help before sex, but water pumps are more comfortable in the long run.
As for penis enlargement, it depends if you are more focused on length gains or girth gains. Most penis pumps will help with both length and girth, but some are focused more on one than the other. For example, Bathmate hydro pumps will help you gain more girth, whereas a penis extender such as the Phallosan Forte will help you gain more length. It just depends on what you’re after really.
Proof of Effectiveness
Proof of the effectiveness of penis pumps comes from two sources: scientific research and user reviews. It is important to check for both, as a good penis pump will have both the scientific evidence and great user reviews online to back it up. Usually, the website selling the penis pump you are looking at will have links to the journals where research on the pump has been published. Read over the results of the research, and have a quick look on Google Scholar too, just in case there are some studies that are not on the retailer’s website.
It is also a good idea to look at some user reviews as well. The scientific studies will give you the hard facts, but they usually leave out tips and tricks to get the most out of the pump which actual users might provide. Make sure you look at the reviews on a number of different websites in order to get a decent spread of opinions.
Materials and Durability
Another important step is to check what the pump is made of. This is especially important if you have a silicone allergy for example, as many penis pumps are made of or have parts that are made of medical grade silicone. You will want to double check that the ingredients are skin safe, and long lasting. There is nothing worse than spending a lot of hard earned cash on a penis pump that breaks within a week or two. Good materials to look out for are resin, silicone and polyurethane.
Once you have selected the penis pump you want to buy, make sure you are going for the right size. You want a pump that is big enough for you to grow into, but not so big that it compromises its efficiency. Many pumps nowadays come in many different sizes, so make sure you have accurate measurements of your erect penis (both length and girth) before selecting a size. Most websites will have a size guide for you to reference (usually in both inches and centimeters) so double check before purchasing.
Appearance and User Friendliness
First of all, don’t be put off by appearances. Penis pumps aren’t exactly the prettiest things in the world, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t work well. Some lines of penis pumps have colour options (like some of the Bathmate pumps+) but most don’t, so don’t get to hung up on the cosmetic side of things.
Generally, penis pumps are pretty easy to use. They will come with some form of instruction manual which will tell (or show) you exactly how to use the pump, and how to clean it etc. It is really important to follow these instructions, especially if there is an upper limit on how strongly and for how long you should use the pump. Penis pumps tend to work best under the ‘slow and steady wins the race’ mantra, i.e. medium/strong pressure over long periods of time, rather than whacking up the pressure and then not being able to withstand it.
This is ultimately up to you. Only you know how much you are willing to spend on a penis pump. Naturally, the higher quality pumps are going to be more expensive. Always double check you are buying straight from the brand retailer to prevent being scammed. Have a look at the warranty too – if you end up hating the pump you get, you might be able to get your money back if you return it quickly.
Hopefully this has given you a bit more insight into the world of penis pumps and what to look out for when on the hunt for one. If you stick to this check list, you should be on the right track to making the best decision for you – and for your penis!