Pump’s Effect on Penis Size

This is Part 4 of a 4-part series

In the last section we got acquainted with penis pumps in an up close and personal way. Since there is general agreement that a penis pump can indeed be useful in helping a guy get a hardon, we began our first pumping experience with that precise goal; getting a strong, full erection. In doing so we paid attention to the proper and safe use of a pump.

Now we’ll turn our attention to that more illusive and controversial claim of “male enhancement” through pumping. We’ll begin this second experience with the goal of trying to add length and/or girth to our cock using a pump. In doing so we’ll try to get a handle on all the hype swirling around the whole notion of penis enlargement. And we’ll try to separate what is fact from what is fiction.

We already know that we need to use our penis pump carefully. Overuse or over-enthusiastic pumping can cause blood vessel damage, bruising, and blistering. If you have a pressure gauge on your device, always keep the pressure between -5 and –10 in Hg (mercury inches), never any more.

Last time we discovered that if everything is connected properly and we have an air-tight seal at the base of our dick, we’re able to see our hardon “grow” in length and girth inside the vacuum chamber. By maintaining a nice constant pressure we can feel the erotic pull of the suction while we enjoy the show.

But is our dick really growing? Is it actually gaining length and girth as the hype trumpets? Well yes, in a manner of speaking. The penis pump can temporally inflate our cock to its maximum size, by increasing the amount of blood and other fluids that flow into the corpus cavernosa and surrounding tissue. Increased blood flow into the corpora cavernosa (see Part 1) via pumping can increase the girth of our cock, but can only add a minimal increase to length. In other words, it’s easier to pump girth than it is to pump length. But alas, there is no reliable documentation of long lasting effects in either length or girth though pumping. A word to the wise, “male enhancement” can be had, so to speak, just as long as you don’t expect it to last forever.

I know, I know, I can hear all you avid pumpers out there proclaim;

Hey Dr Dick, my dick is considerably bigger than it was before I began my pumping regiment.

That may be true. All I’m sayin’ is there’s no scientific documentation of long lasting effects. Besides, can you honestly say that your “gains” will last? Or will they evaporate when you cease your pumping regiment, as others have discovered?

Everyone I know who has achieved significant gain in terms of both cock length and girth has done so by transforming their dick into a grotesque balloon lookin’ thing. Don’t believe me? Pictures of these disturbingly misshapen penises can be found online. The owners of these monstrosities, the pump-crazed crowd, pride themselves in their freaky creations. Their cock and balls only faintly resemble their original naturally-given package. And they’ve altered not just the dimensions of their cock and balls, but the skin texture as well. These men are also less likely to be able to get it up without a pump. But, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.

Suspensory Ligaments

I want to call your attention to one thing about our anatomy that I haven’t yet talked about: the suspensory ligaments. These ligaments attach your dick to your pubic bone; holding it in place and close to your body. They also support your johnson when it’s erect. I bring this up now, because these ligaments can be stretched, which will cause a modest lengthening of one’s cock. And pumping as well as weighted pumping (as mentioned in Part 3) can cause this to happen.

As an aside, there is a surgical method of “male enhancement” that severs these ligaments allowing the root of a guy’s dick to drop forward and extend out, creating the illusion of a longer cock. But for the most part, the lengthening is just that, an illusion. A guy’s limp dick may appear longer, but the surgery cannot affect the length of his hardon. In fact, there is a real danger that, if the patient doesn’t scrupulously attend to a regiment of penis stretching exercises after surgery, the severed ligaments will actually heal shorter than they previously were and all “gains” will be lost. Sounds risky and expensive; and it is!

So we know that the more one pumps the greater the pumper’s cock will develop in terms of girth. This girth development will also slowly stretch the suspensory ligament and his dick will hang slightly lower. Does this mean he’s actually added length to his cock through pumping? Not really, not any more than the surgical technique mentioned above would do.

Ok, remember the ancient practice of jelqing I mentioned way back in Part 2? The Jelq involves massaging and stretching one’s semi-erect cock in a rhythmic and regular manner; enhancing blood flow within the shaft. The claim is that after several months of this, one can see a size increase; both in girth and length. As it turned out, this age-old method of gentle massaging and pulling is actually a manual means of stretching the suspensory ligament. Building on this technique, pumping buffs have devised a way to pump and stretch the suspensory ligament simultaneously! What clever lads!

Ball Pumping

Perhaps, this is as good a time as any for us to briefly divert our attention to ball pumping. It will have an impact on the whole “male enhancement” thing; as we will see in a minute. I mentioned in Part 1 that guys have been stretching their balls for just about as long as men have had balls…and that’s a mighty long time. A pair of big low hangin’ balls is the only thing that screams male virility and potency as much as a big dick. In fact, many societies throughout history considered a man’s nuts as sacred. They were revered as objects of religious, social, cultural, and even magical power.

When a man would take an oath in ancient Rome, he would grab his balls in the same way we put our hand on a bible today. In fact, that’s where we got the word “testify“, from the Latin: testis. Men discovered early on that ball stretching was erotic, fun, and relatively easy. Just to clarify: when I say “ball stretching”, I really mean sack (scrotum) stretching. One cannot increase the size of his actual balls (testicles). Soon men in many societies were stretching their junk to call attention to their manliness. Men were able to lengthen their balls with very little effort with the help of a stretching device, of which there are several varieties; weighted rings work real nicely.

Pumping buffs have known about ball pumping for decades. It didn’t take a great deal of ingenuity to figure that out, right? The ingenious discovery was that if one used a larger cylinder, the kind that would accommodate both one’s dick and balls at the same time, the pull at the base of one’s cock would be greater than just pumping the dick alone. Clearly, this would intensify the stretching of the suspensory ligament, causing more of a lengthening effect.

Male Enlargement

Here’s a tip: You can only swap out one size cylinder for another size if you have a more advanced penis pump.  These pumps have a more sophisticated coupling device that locks the male (hose) and female (cylinder) parts together; making a secure seal. This setup also allows the pumper to disconnect the hose and pump mechanism from the cylinder, leaving the airtight seal in place on one’s cock. This feature comes in handy if you choose to one day add weights to your pumping device, or if you want to use other attachments.

I am compelled to raise some very serious safety issues here. Every trustworthy pumping guide warns the user away from using a pressure greater than –10 in Hg (mercury inches). But some advocates of extreme pumping go on to say that adding weights to the cylinder will further stretch out the suspensory ligament. The problem is that one cannot add even a modest weight to the cylinder at –10 in Hg and expect the vacuum to hold. Therefore, without coming right out and saying so, these pumpers tacitly advocate pumping at greater pressures. I think this is really irresponsible and dangerous. So prospective pumpers BEWARE!

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Look for Part 1 HERE, Part 2 HERE, and Part 3 HERE!

The Art of The Pump

This is Part 3 of a 4-part series. Part 3 is HERE

Pumping session checklist

In the previous posting we took a closer look at the mechanics of a penis pump. Every penis pump has basically the spunksame three features: a cylinder (or vacuum chamber), a pump mechanism attached to the cylinder to create the vacuum and a release valve to eliminate the vacuum.

Now, what do you say we take one of these babies out for a ride? In doing so we’ll pay attention to the proper and safe use of a pump. So why not drop your drawers and get comfy? We may be here for a while.

Here’s what you’ll need to have close at hand: your pump, some lube (I suggest water based lube, it makes clean up a whole lot easier.), your trusty cockring, and some towels for keeping your hands free of lube while operating the pump mechanism.

If you bought your pump as a kit, there’s a good chance the manufacturer included a cockring (or compression ring) in the package. Are you not sure you’d know a cockring from a hole in your head, or know how to use one even if you knew what a cockring was? Ok, here’s a quick tutorial.


A cockring is simply a device worn around the base of your dick to help you maintain an erection. All you rocket scientists know that your erection is caused by blood flow, right? Since blood flows into your johnson through arteries deep inside your dick, and blood flows out of your dick through the veins nearer the surface of your tool, wearing a cockring can help to keep more blood inside your dick shaft for a longer period of time.

I recommend a flexible or adjustable cockring. These are generally made of stretchable rubber or leather. For the more daring among us, there are the rings of metal variety. While some of these look way cool, they are a bitch to put on and take off. They can also be dangerous if worn for too long a time.

Here’s how you put on a nonadjustable cockring.
1. Pull your ball sack through the ring first.
2. Follow this by popping each of your balls through the ring one at a time.
3. Now bend your cock down and pull it through the ring.
4. Pull the ring snug against your pubic bone at that base of your cock.

Here’s a tip: Put your cockring on before you have a full hardon, it will make the task easier. To take the cockring off, simply reverse these steps, pushing your flaccid cock back through the ring first, followed by each of your balls, and finally your ball sack.

If you use a cockring before you start pumping you’ll want to use one that is as inconspicuous as possible. Too big a ring will get in the way of you making that all important airtight seal at the base of your dick. Some pumping guides suggest that you put on the cockring after you’ve pumped to a full erection. But you’ll only be able to do that if you use a flexible or adjustable cockring for the reasons I mentioned above.

Since the general agreement is that a penis pump can be useful in helping a guy get an erection, let’s begin our first pumping exercise with this as our objective. We’ll leave the more controversial and illusive “enhancement” goal for later.


Take a good look at your willie. If you’ve got a big bush down there or if there’s a lot of hair growing on your rod, you might want to consider doing some light trimming. Anything that will interfere with creating the airtight seal at the base of your dick is going to be a problem. If you do shave, wait a few hours after shaving before you get on with your pumping.

Grab your lube, but before you start slavering all over the place, get a feel for how your pump is going to work. Make sure you know where the release valve is and how it works. To test your pump, press the cylinder against the palm of your hand or your inner thigh, create an airtight seal. Then squeeze the pump mechanism (bulb, piston, plunger, or handgrip) to create the vacuum. You should feel a pull on your skin as the vacuum forms. Once you get the hang of it, press the release valve to eliminate the vacuum.

Ok, let’s try to relax. How about taking some nice deep breaths? The more relaxed and comfortable we are the better our pump session will be.

Start by lubing up your dick. Get a nice boner goin’. Slather the lube around the base of your dick too. Be generous in the application. Wipe off your hands and grab the cylinder. Make sure your pump mechanism is securely attached to the cylinder. If you have a pump with a stretchy rubber, or jelly-like doughnut seal at the base of the cylinder, you’re in luck. These will help create a tighter, more secure seal. Of course, this will also necessitate that you have a hard enough stiffy to push past the seal opening and into the cylinder.

Work some of that lube into the seal itself; either with your fingers or the tip of your dick. Keep wiping off your hands, because when it comes time to actually operate the pump mechanism you don’t want to get that important part of your device covered in lube. It will be too slippery to handle.

Now slip your hardon inside the cylinder. If you’ve lost a bit of your wood, don’t be too worried. Just as long as you can get your dick through the donut seal you’ll be fine. If you can’t get hard enough to do that, remove the seal and place your cock in the cylinder as is. You can always replace the seal later, once you’re good and hard.

Pumping Technique

Press the cylinder tightly against your pubic bone at the base of your cock. Grab the pump mechanism and give it a couple of squeezes. If you’ve got an airtight seal goin’, you will begin to feel a snugness and a pull. If you’re lucky enough to have a pressure gauge on your device, increase the pump till the gauge reads 5, or up to, but never more than 10. If you find that you need to keep pumping just to maintain the pressure, this means you’ve got a leak somewhere. Probably at the base of your cock, but it could also be the connection between the pump mechanism and the cylinder. Either way, you’ll have to resolve this before you continue.

If everything is going smoothly, you’ll be able to see your hardon “grow” (in length and girth) inside the chamber. How fun is that? There ought to be just enough suction for you to feel the pull and enjoy the show. Stay with your body; go slow and be gentle. It will take some time before you discover your body’s own unique response to pumping. Continue to monitor how the pumping session feels. If there’s any discomfort or pain, STOP immediately! Press the release valve to terminate the vacuum.

Your first few sessions should never exceed two 10 minute back-to-back sets with a break in between those sets for some cock massage. Remember, this first pumping exercise has the simple goal of helping you get wood. And you should have accomplished that by now. So let’s not get carried away.

If you’re in an altered state, because of drugs and/or alcohol you should not be pumping. If your body is desensitized you’ll be more likely to make errors in judgment. For example, pumping for too long, or pumping up too quickly. Both will lead to broken capillaries and bruising. Also, keeping the rim of the cylinder in place for too long time will cut into the delicate skin at the root of your dick. You can also cause damage to the ligaments surrounding your dick. So please, have your wits about you during your pump sessions.

Use that massage session in between your pumping sets to do some edging. Don’t know what edging is? Here’s the deal; edging is a way of masturbating where you stimulate your cock to the edge of an orgasm, then either slow or stop the stimulation in order to make things last. This method of delaying orgasm can be fun all by itself, or you can use it to build up a more powerful orgasm when you have one.

Once you’re finished with your pumping session it’s time for clean-up. Be sure to thoroughly wash your cock with soap and water; take a piss too. If you don’t get all that lube off, your skin will be come irritated and you’ll itch like crazy. I strongly advise that you keep your pump cylinder, hose, pump mechanism, and any inserts clean too. Lube build-up is never a good thing. Here’s a tip, the better polycarbonate cylinders and silicone inserts are dishwasher safe.

Look for Part 4 HERE

Composition of the Penis Pump

This is Part 2 of a 4-part series.  Part 1 is HERE

We learned in the previous posting that the penis pump was invented in early 20th century Europe as a “treatment” for impotence, or as we currently know it: erectile dysfunction. The device was simple, an airtight cylinder topped by a bulb that created a vacuum within the chamber. Insert a limp dick – pump, pump, pump and tada! – an impressive erection resulted.cockring

There was a problem, however. When the vacuum was eliminated and the cylinder removed the “faux-erection” drained away nearly as quickly as it arrived. It was only a matter of time until the inventor discovered that one needed to constrict the flow of blood back into the body once the cock was engorged. And so the earliest forms of the penis pump and modern cockring (or compression ring) were born at about the same time.

This is an important part of the story. Because successful pumping, either to treat ED or to work on that illusive endowment enhancement, will depend on the use of both pump and ring. But we’ll learn more about that in Part 4 of this guide.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, I think we’d better take a closer look at the mechanics of a penis pump. Every penis pump has basically the same three features: A cylinder (or vacuum chamber), a pump attached to the cylinder to create the vacuum, and a release valve to eliminate the vacuum. But that’s where the similarities end. There seems to be an endless array of pumps on the market. Prices range from around $25 to over $600. What accounts for the disparity, you might wonder? Well, any number of factors.


Let’s start with the three things each pump has in common. First, the cylinder: These babies come in numerous sizes and a variety of colors. Virtually all are made of transparent plastic; so you can see what’s happening to your unit while you’re working the pump. The more expensive ones are made of a strong polycarbonate material. The cheaper models are fashioned from a reasonably lesser grade of plastic. Consider for a moment what’s going to happen inside the cylinder. You’re going to insert your precious willie, form an air tight seal at the base of your dick, and using the pump, you’ll create a vacuum. Sounds simple enough? Well it is, except, if the cylinder is made of crappy plastic the vacuum will split or even shatter the plastic, rendering the pump useless. So lesson number one: When purchasing a pump, look for a thick plastic cylinder, one that will stand up to a vacuum.

Pump Mechanism

Second, the pump mechanism: This is attached to the cylinder and it is responsible for drawing the air out of the chamber to create the vacuum. Again, sounds simple enough, right? Wrong! For as many different kinds of cylinders there are out there, there’s an even more startling assortment of pump mechanisms. These range from the simple squeeze ball type of pump to the elaborate motorized pump mechanism. Scary, huh? As I mentioned above, the job of the pump is to create the vacuum in the chamber. A feeble pump won’t be able to do the job, and your pumping days will end even before they begin.

Some of the more elaborate pumps come with gauges, “goo-gas,” and whatnot. I guess they’re trying to sell us on how high tech they are. I’m all in favor of having a gauge to monitor the pressure building up in the chamber, but the more moving parts there are, the greater the likelihood that the blasted thing will spring a leak. So lesson number two: When purchasing a penis pump look for a durable but simply designed pump mechanism.

Release Valve

Third, the release valve: This is a small inconspicuous part of the pump, but it is a very vital part nonetheless. The release valve is most often located on the pump mechanism. Again, consider for a moment what’s about to happen when you use a penis pump; you will create a vacuum around your willie. If you’re a novice, or even if you’re an old hand at pumping, your best friend will be the release valve. This will help prevent you from injuring yourself through your inexperience or by overuse. So lesson number three: When purchasing a penis pump look for a release valve that is easy to locate, easy to use, but sturdy enough to last. Remember, you will be using the release valve with each use of the pump. If that puppy leaks or wears out, that’s the end of that.

Before we get to some of the bells and whistles offered by some penis pumps, there’s one more basic thing I want to call your attention to. If you’re lookin’ to buy a pump that will last, take note of how the pump apparatus connects to the vacuum cylinder. The more secure the connection, the stronger and more long-lasting the vacuum. Some of the pumps have a simple hose-to-cylinder connection; the plastic hose, or squeeze bulb device, attaches to the cylinder by forcing one piece of plastic (the hose) over another (the plastic connector). When the pump is new, the connection is tight. However, regular use and cleaning will take their toll. If you use lube with your pump, it could also compromise the connection by getting sucked up into the hose. And when the connection fails, you’ll not get the airtight seal you want… and need.

The more advanced penis pumps have a sophisticated coupling device that locks the male (hose) and female (cylinder) ends together making a secure seal. What’s so great about this setup is it allows the pumper to disconnect the hose and pump mechanism from the cylinder; leaving the airtight seal in place on your cock. This feature will come in handy if you choose to one day add weights to your pumping device, or if you want to use other attachments. But I am getting ahead of myself.

Look for Part 3 HERE

Lube Shooter

Name: Bette
Gender: female
Age: 45
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One of the medications I take every day has a very unfortunate side effect. It causes acute vaginal dryness and that, as you know, can make intercourse painful. I’ve tried several lubes, but they only seem to help on the surface and I need deeper lubrication. Is there anything you can suggest?

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Simply remove the plunger, pour the lube into the shooter. Replace the plunger and depress until the lube begins to ooze. Insert the lube shooter into your pussy and slowly depress the lever. How fun is that? This handy device is perfect for lubing up one’s ass for some deep slippery butt fuckin’ too. But probably you perverts figured that out already, huh?

The Shur Shot

Name: Cameron
Gender: male
Age: 24
Location: Winnipeg
Doc, I’m fed up spending so much money on disposable douches. Is there anything out there that is safe and reusable?

b004.jpgYou’re in luck, darlin’! The Shur Shot (B004) is a douche/enema nozzle that is outfitted for use as a shower attachment.

The nozzle is 6″ (15cm) long. It’s attached to a metal hose almost 6 feet (1.7 meters) long. On the other end of the hose is a valve, which you screw on to your shower spigot. Then both your showerhead and the 6-foot hose attach to the valve. In one position, the valve will direct the water flow to the Shur Shot, and in the other position the water goes to your showerhead. Isn’t that brilliant engineering?

Here’s a tip, when you buy a product like this, be sure you buy quality. I do not recommend the cheaper plastic models you sometimes see around. If you buy the Shur Shot you can be confident that blasted thing will last. You will also have the proper length of hose, which is like totally important for reaching those hard to get at spots.

Deluxe Female Chastity Belt

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Gender: male
Age: 40
Location: Suburban, USA
My wife, June, has been passing around the beaver, if you know what I mean. This has got to stop. That beaver belongs to me. What do you suggest I do to teach her a lesson?

Dear Ward, I know how trying it can be when the little woman wanders. What’s a husband to do? I think it’s time to trap Beaver Cleaver, if you know what I mean? And I think you do. Here’s what you’ll need to get the job done. Deluxe Female Chastity Belt, Pink Leather (J420), a top quality piece of pink leather BDSM fetish gear. So feminine, yet so sturdy!

This deluxe locking chastity belt has a waist belt, and a second belt going between the legs flaring out in an hourglass shape around the crotch area, giving more coverage in front and in back, while narrowing between the legs to conform to pelvic anatomy. Ward, my friend, not only will this little number trap June’s beaver, it will keep her bunghole from wandering too!

This leather harness is a full-fledged chastity belt. Both belts are adjustable and lockable. The whole belt requires four locks (not included). Remember, beavers are wily creatures; so security is a must if you want to get the job done right.