What Are Penis Pumps? Does Penis Pumping Work?

When a guy is thinking about trying a penis pump for the first time, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. The first question men often ask on our forums when thinking about getting a penis pump is – Does penis pumping really work?

Written by Rob Michaels
Updated 01/30/2019


Yes, penis pumping really does work. However, as with any exercise program it’s effectiveness depends on several factors. These include:

  • Quality of Pump – Not all pumps are created equal. Penis pumps like the Bathmate have been tested on hundreds men, to ensure you get consistent and safe suction. Cheaper pumps are often made with inferior materials, and can even be unsafe.[1] A high quality pump should be easy to clean, assemble, and durable enough for regular use.
  • Consistency – All exercise is highly dependent on how consistent you are with your exercise program. You don’t go to the gym one time and expect to be super-buff. It’s the same when you use penis pumps.
  • Length of Exercise Sessions – Again, we can use any normal exercise program to understand this component. You could go to the gym everyday of the week. However, if you only worked out for 2 minutes, you wouldn’t expect to see results, right? It’s the same with penis pumps and reaching your goals.

What Can I Use a Penis Pump For?

There are two primary reasons why men use penis pumps. These include:

  • Erectile Dysfunction – Penis pumps were originally designed to aid men who were troubled with erectile dysfunction. According to Dr. Jonathan W. Agins, Prosthetic Urologist and Erectile Dysfunction expert, penis pumps are an effective, affordable, and non-surgical method of relieving erectile dysfunction.[2]
  • Penis Enlargement – Penis pumps, in the recent decades, have been re-engineered to ‘exercise’ the penis. Apart from treating erectile dysfunction, according to Healthline, penis pumps are occasionally used by men to exercise their penis.[3] Though not widely accepted by the medical community, many men attest that using penis pumps help increase penis size. Penis pumps, as well as penis extenders, are one of the most common devices for penis enlargement.

Despite the effectiveness of penis pumps in helping men with erectile dysfunction, and those seeking a larger penis, they are not the best option if you’re looking to improve stamina. If you want to increase your sexual stamina, check out our article – How to Increase Sexual Stamina & Last Longer in Bed – for the most effective ways to improve stamina in the bedroom.


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[1] “6 Ways To Know How To Buy a Safe Penis Pump.” PenisPumpsHQ.com. Web. 30 Jan. 2019. Retrieved from http://www.penispumpshq.com/6-ways-know-buy-safe-penis-pump/
[2] Agins, Jonathan W. “What Are Penis Pumps?” EDCure.org. Web. 30 Jan. 2019. Retreived from https://www.edcure.org/articles/what-are-penis-pumps/
[3] Hoppe, Jane. “Myth Busting Male Enhancement: Does It Work?” Healthline. 01 Aug. 2016. Web. 30 Jan. 2019. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/do-penis-enlargement-techniques-work#exercises

About Rob Michaels

Rob Michaels is the founder of PEGym.com and the author of the bestselling book, Penis Exercises: A Healthy Book for Enlargement, Enhancement, Hardness, & Health.

Rob Michaels has been featured in numerous media platforms, including Men’s HealthGQ Magazine, and Salon.com, among others. As a male enhancement expert, he has spent more than a decade researching different male enhancement techniques and reviewing products that men can use safely. He continually strives to develop effective programs that will help men gain confidence and a healthy sexuality by achieving their male enhancement goals.