The Fundamental Facts You Must Know about Penis Pumps
Penis enlargement pumps work by creating a vacuum around the penis. As the vacuum is increased, high levels of blood are forced into the erectile tissue, engorging the penis with blood to its maximum capacity.
The idea behind this is very similar to penis enlargement exercises - to stretch and expand the erectile tissue so that the penis is naturally capable of holding more blood.
Although on the surface this seems like a credible alternative, in practice the results produced and the level of risk involved are quite different.
What You Can Expect
One positive thing to say about penis pumps is that they definitely enlarge your penis temporarily. It's also true to say that as your penis adapts to regular pumping over several months and years, it's possible to temporarily pump up larger and larger.
But the vast majority of veteran pumpers state that even after several years of regular pumping they still make no permanent gains. Once removed from the cylinder, the penis quickly reverts back to its original size, usually within a couple of hours.
A few men do claim to have made permanent gains in penis size. But even for these lucky few, they state that it takes well over a year of regular pumping just to gain an extra inch.
Why Pumps Produce Little Permanent Gains
The reason pumping promotes much slower gains than natural penis enlargement is probably due to its effect on blood circulation. Whereas natural penis enlargement actively improves blood flow to the penis and ensures healthy tissue growth, the use of a penis pump does exactly the opposite.
During a pumping session, the vacuum pressure cuts off blood circulation to the penis. Without a continuous flow of fresh oxygenated blood, the penile tissue slowly starves of oxygen. In the long term this is more likely to result in nerve and tissue damage as opposed to permanent growth. It's for this reason that if you do decide to use a penis pump, you should only pump for relatively short periods of time per session - no more than 10 - 15 minutes.
Penis pumps not only cut off circulation during use, but they also have no effect on improving and boosting the normal flow of blood to the penis. Again, a strong, healthy supply of blood is absolutely vital for both overall penile health and tissue growth.
Risk of Injury
Because penis pumps promote slow (if any) gains, many men make the mistake of applying too much pressure or pump for too long in an attempt to speed up gains.
Over pumping in this way commonly results in ruptured capillaries and blood vessels just beneath the skin, causing large bruises to appear on the penile shaft. In severe cases, the trauma caused by internal haemorrhaging can lead to conditions such as Peyronie's Disease (resulting in permanent disfigurement) or impotence.
More frequent, but less serious side effects of over pumping include blisters and slight discoloration to the skin. Over pumping can also result in fewer, softer erections which are difficult to maintain for any length of time - again, this is probably due to the negative effect pumping has on blood circulation to the penis.
To avoid the risks of over pumping, it's vitally important to only use low level vacuum pressures, and to carefully monitor the pressure you're using through the use of a device with an accurate and reliable pressure gauge.
I personally wouldn't recommend using a penis pump if you're serious about permanently enlarging your penis. They will temporarily increase your size (usually for a couple of hours), but for the vast majority of men permanent gains are never achieved.
Unlike natural penis enlargement exercises, penis pumps do not promote a healthy flow of blood to the penis, which is necessary for healthy tissue growth. And combined with the possibility of serious injury, the method produces far too little results to justify the level of risk involved.