What is a Penis Pump and How to Use It?

A penis pump is one of several non-drug treatment options available for erectile dysfunction (ED). ED makes it difficult to maintain an erection long enough for sexual activity.

ED is common, and the risk of developing it increases with age. However, ED can occur at any age and is sometimes due to other medical conditions.

An electric penis pump consists of a plastic tube, a manual or motor-driven pump, and a compression ring for the base of the penis. The device is a safe and effective alternative to drugs and more invasive procedures.

How do penis pumps work?

Using a penis pump can help a person get and maintain an erection.

The device does this by creating a vacuum around the penis, which forces blood to flow into the penis.

Once erect, a man can place a constriction ring at the base of his penis. This helps keep blood inside.

Most people find them easy to use. The following steps outline how to use one:

Step 1: While this is not required, some men may wish to shave the pubic hair at the base of the penis. This helps prevent the ring from getting caught in the hair.
Step 2: Insert the penis into the plastic tube.
Step 3: Use a pump to create a vacuum inside the test tube. Depending on the equipment, the pump can be manual or electric. The vacuum brings blood into the penis.
Step 4: After an erection, place the constriction ring around the base of the penis. Helps maintain an erection by keeping blood in the penis.
Step 5: Remove the penis from the test tube.
This will result in an erection that lasts long enough for the man to have sex. They and their partner can decide to pump before foreplay or penetration.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence that using a penis pump can increase penis size. Any such claims are purely anecdotal.

In fact, someone who tries to use it for this purpose may injure their penis.

Possible Risks and Side Effects
Most healthcare professionals agree that penis pumps are a safe and effective way to treat ED. Men can use them as many times as they can tolerate throughout the day.

For some, this may be once a day, while for others it may be several times a day.

However, there are some risks and disadvantages to consider. These include:

Pain or bruising: Improper use of a penis pump can lead to penile bruising and other painful injuries.
Ruptured blood vessels: Small red spots or petechiae may appear under the skin of the penis.
Numbness, tingling, or discoloration of the skin: These symptoms may indicate that the contraction ring is too tight. Using a larger ring should help reduce stress.
Unnatural erections: Some users report erections that feel unnatural or natural when using them.
Lack of hardness: This is usually most noticeable at the base of the penis.
Feelings of semen being trapped or painful ejaculation: Small incisions in the contraction ring can help reduce these symptoms.
Psychological effects: Having to stop using it before having sex can be emotionally disruptive for some couples. Some people may feel embarrassed or embarrassed about using it before sexual activity.
Men with blood clotting disorders and men taking blood thinners should check with their doctor before using them, as these conditions and medications can increase the risk of internal bleeding when using these devices.