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How to Use a Penis Pump Safely

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Pumps

Penis pumps (or vacuum pumps) are toys which provide sensations that many people find pleasurable. Though some believe pumps will permanently increase penis size, research has shown that they offer minor effects, at most. Our pumps are intended as masturbation enhancers only, not as tools for penis enlargement or the treatment of erection difficulties.

Pumps are not medical devices. Please read this carefully; it contains information about health warnings and safe use.

How Pumps Work

Pumps can be used on the nipples, clitoris or penis. A pump creates a vacuum around the body part on which it is placed and draws blood into the area. You may feel heightened sensitivity in this body part when using the pump, and perhaps some decreased sensitivity or tingling afterwards as the body returns to its normal state and the extra blood leaves the area.

The body part will swell slightly as a result of the increased blood flow to the area. This size change is temporary; when the pump is removed, the body part will soon return to its pre-pumped state. If you are using the pump on a penis, you may find the pump-induced erection can be maintained a little longer by wearing a cock ring after the pump is removed. Remove the cock ring after 15 minutes or if use becomes uncomfortable.

How to Use Pumps

Apply thick lubricant generously around the body part you want to pump; this will act as an air seal to create a vacuum. Applying plenty of lube will also keep your skin moist and prevent it from sticking to the sides of the cylinder as you pump. (Please remember that oil or petroleum-based products are not compatible with latex and are difficult to wash out of the body; you should wash up after using these if you plan to have intercourse or use any latex products.) You may also wish to shave or trim hair around the area to aid in creating a vacuum.

Hold the cylinder against your body so that it encases the nipple, clitoris or penis. Gently squeeze the pump handle or bulb until enough suction is created to hold the cylinder against your body without the support of your hands (this may not be possible with some models). Go slowly; don’t overdo it. Don't pump for more than 15 minutes at a time. If you feel any discomfort, discontinue pumping.

Pumping while the pressure is low can result in a sensation that resembles sucking. Some people find warmth during pump use -- from sunshine, a heating pad, a sauna or a hot bath -- increases comfort and the potential for engorgement. Experiment to find the most pleasurable level of pressure and sensation for you.

Have fun and pump safely!

Warning: Do not use pumps if you bleed easily or have a blood clotting disorder, are diabetic, or if you suffer from any peripheral vascular disease. Do not use pumps if you are taking anticoagulants, aspirin, or any other blood-thinning medication. In the event of discomfort or any unusual body changes with use -- including bruising, pain, bleeding or loss of sensation -- discontinue use immediately and check with a sex-positive physician. Do not place over sore, swollen or infected areas, areas without sensation, above the neck or on lactating breasts.

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