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Penis Pumps

Now, I know the vacuum pump has become something of a sight gag along the lines of blow-up sex dolls and no guy wants to admit owning one. But here's the thing. They do work. It doesn't improve the length of your penis all that much, but if Suzy likes 'em fat, this baby delivers. A good vacuum pump can add an inch or more to your girth.

How Do Vacuum Pumps Work?

Vacuum pumps work by sealing the penis in an airtight tube and removing the surrounding air. The negative pressure then pulls blood (and lymphatic fluid) into the penis and inflates it. The process takes about a minute and the results can be very impressive. The trouble is, as soon as you remove the tube, the penis wants to revert back to its normal size. You can staunch the outflow of blood and lymphatic fluid by fitting a constriction ring around the base of your penis. This generally allows the penis to maintain its expanded girth for a few minutes - sufficient for insertion and at least one change of position before you have to pump it up again.

What's The Downside Of Pumping?

The biggest problem with the vacuum pump is that unless you're willing to put yourself into a scenario straight out of a sit-com, there's no way you're hiding this ungainly device from Suzy. You obviously can't pump yourself up before dinner and expect results when the lights go down three hours later. So either your girl's game or she isn't. On balance, it might be best to wait a few dates before springing this on her. That said, if you want to give your wife a nice surprise on Valentine's Day, this may be just the thing.

Will A Vacuum Pump Make My Dick Permanently Bigger?

There are conflicting claims here. Since there have been no peer-reviewed studies on the long term effects of vacuum pumping, the truth is what anybody says it is. Penis pump dealers give a big thumbs up to long term gains as do some stalwart enthusiasts, but the smart money says no. Sure, the tissues of the corpus cavernosa get stretched and I suppose it's logical to think that if they get stretched enough they might stay that way. But the same tissues get stretched every time you experience a normal erection and as any adolescent can tell you, having a hard-on for six hours a day doesn't make your dick any bigger. In fact, over-pumping might even achieve the opposite effect if you're not careful.

Is Vacuum Pumping Safe?

If used moderately, yes. But keep this caveat in mind when using the pump. It's very easy to get carried away with enthusiasm and damage can occur if you're not careful. Too strong a vacuum can cause blood vessels to burst which results in bruising. If this happens you can do serious damage with continued use. There is also the possibility of nerve damage with excessive use. Long-term users have reported loss of sensitivity. Reduced sensitivity means less feedback to the brain and ultimately a weaker (read: smaller, dude) erection. Some rules of thumb:

  • Never keep your dick inflated for more than fifteen minutes at a time.
  • Don't inflate on consecutive days.
  • Don't inflate if your dick's looking puffy, discolored or weird in any way.
  • Only use a pump with a reliable gauge and follow the instructions.

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