Why You Should Use A Penis Pump [UPDATED]

A penis pump is a helpful tool for those who are suffering from a condition called erectile dysfunction. It is not meant to make the penis aesthetically or functionally bigger. This helpful apparatus is only meant to help the male reproductive system perform properly during sexual relations.

What is a Penis Pump?

When there is erectile dysfunction, the penis pump (also called a vacuum constriction device or a vacuum pump) is a ready medical solution that does not require medications or surgery. It is made up of a plastic tube that fits easily over the penis. To it, a battery-powered or a hand-powered pump is attached. An elastic band (constriction ring) fits snuggly around the base of the penis once it becomes erect.

How Does a Penis Pump Work?

A penis pump uses the principle of vacuum. Your penis gets bigger because the pump exerts pressure. Put your penis inside the cylinder when the water/air is pumped out. This builds a vacuum that makes blood pump to your penis, which causes an erection.

It works pretty much like other penis enlargement devices in terms of tissue growth. Penis tissues tear, cells divide and grow.

Benefits of a Vacuum Pump

As you know, erectile dysfunction is a common issue among older men and among men who underwent prostate surgery. Medications that help correct erectile dysfunction are Stendra (avanafil), Cialis or Adcirca (tadalafil), Revatio or Viagra (sildenafil), and Staxyn or Levitra (vardenafil). Other treatments involve certain medications that need to be inserted through the tip of the penis. It then goes through the urethra (the tube that carries semen and urine). Some alternative medical interventions are penile implants and penile injections.

The penis pump is the safest method in correcting erectile dysfunction. It does not involve surgery or have any side effects at all. Below are known reasons for using the vacuum pump:

  • It is effective. Most men achieve the erection they need for sexual relations. They just have to use it correctly, with enough practice
  • It is inexpensive. Upon initial purchase, a penis pump costs a lot less than other established treatments for erectile dysfunction
  • It is non-invasive. This corrective measure does not require surgery at all. It doesn’t penetrate any tissue in the penile area
  • It doesn’t pose huge risks as opposed to other treatments. The risk of dealing with complications or side effects is much lower than other treatments for erectile dysfunction
  • It might help you regain erectile function after a series of treatments. A penis pump can actually help you regain your ability to achieve an erection after radiation therapy for prostate cancer or prostate surgery
  • It can help bring back normal sexual functions. Some men who have been diagnosed with underlying health problems such as diabetes, a vacuum pump may help you regain and maintain your normal sexual function. For those who have bent erections (brought about by Peyronie’s disease), it can help maintain the girth and the length of the penis
  • It can be used to support other treatments for erectile dysfunction. You can use a vacuum pump with your penile implant or medications. Discuss this with your doctor

What to Expect

Now that you have acquired a penis pump, how are you supposed to use it? Here are some helpful steps:

  • Cover your penis with the plastic tube
  • Create a vacuum inside the plastic tube with the use of the electric or hand pump, which is attached to it
  • When an erection is achieved, place the constriction ring or band around the base of the penis. The ring actually helps maintain the erection because it keeps the blood isolated in the penile area
  • Remove the penis pump. The erection lasts during sexual activities

*** Remember not to leave the ring around your penis for more than half an hour. This may injure your penis because the circulation is cut off too long.

Selecting the Right Vacuum Pump

Be sure to talk to your physician before you purchase your penis pump. He or she might prescribe or recommend a specific product brand or model that is made by a credible manufacturer. It also ensures that the product suits your unique needs. Many vacuum pumps are available in magazines, ads, or online. These may not be effective or safe at all. A prescribed penis pump has a vacuum limiter. This helps keep the pressure just right, so as not to injure your penis.


The right vacuum pump is not capable of curing erectile dysfunction. It only helps create a firm erection, sufficient enough for your sexual activity. Ask your doctor about combining the vacuum pump with other erectile dysfunction medications and treatments.

Erectile dysfunction is a sensitive health issue that you have to discuss with your partner and your attending physician. Do not be afraid to ask for solutions and treatments for it. With the help of the right penis pump, you are sure to regain your normal sexual function in no time.

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction or impotence is the male reproductive organ’s inability to start and maintain an erection during sexual intercourse. Difficulty in having an erection is something that sparks concern. If you have been having this issue for a while now, you should talk to your doctor to ascertain the causes and the necessary treatments. Erectile dysfunction may be brought about by certain health problems such as diabetes. Because of erectile dysfunction, you experience troubles in your relationship, stress, and low self-esteem.

It may be embarrassing at first to open up this kind of matter with your doctor, but a discussion is needed to clear up its underlying cause. Sometimes targeting the underlying illness is enough to correct erectile dysfunction. Other cases need more specific treatments and medications.



Mark Alexander is a blogger from Los Angeles, CA that enjoys writing about dating and mens health.

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