Does Penis Pumping Actually Improve your Erections?

Penis pumps are often marketed as tools to help improve your erection, increase your sexual performance, and even increase the size of your penis if used constantly. Today, we’re going to skip the latter two marketing ploys and focus on the first one: Does penis pumping actually help to improve your erections?

better-erectionHow do you get a better erection?

In order to learn how to improve your erection, it is important to know how you get an erection in the first place.

Erections are caused by blood flow being rerouted to the penis when the brain senses a source of arousal. This source can be physical (stimulation) or mental (fantasy), but the result is the same. Blood flows into the Corpora Cavernosa, creating the erection.

What is the Corpora Cavernosa? It is the scientific name for the chambers within the penis that fill with blood when the penis becomes aroused. The more blood that the penis can hold, the larger and harder your erection can become.

As such, the quality of an erection is limited by the capacity of the Corpora Cavernosa within the penis.

Can you improve your erections?

In theory, yes, you can improve your erections. If you can find a technique that allows you to expand the Corpora Cavernosa within the penis, this in turn would improve the strength and hardness of your erections.

This is where penis pumping comes in.

penis-pump-in-actionWhat is penis pumping?

Penis pumping is a technique that requires the use of a vacuum tube. This specially designed tube will fit around the base of the penis, entirely enclosing the member and creating an air-tight seal. By removing the air or creating a vacuum in a water filled chamber, depending on the type of pump you choose, you create a steady gentle suctioning action that pulls more blood into the penis.

In the short term, this helps to create a better single erection. When used on a regular basis, this can help to increase the size of the Corpora Cavernosa chambers. By increasing their capacity, you can over time see a permanent improvement in your erection.

What type of pump should I buy?

There are two main pump types on the market today: air and water assisted. Air assisted pumps work by suctioning the air out of an empty tube, while water assisted pumps use water pressure to create the same suctioning effect.

No matter what pump type you choose to use, it is important to invest in a high quality vacuum device. Low quality devices often have no safety measures to prevent you from over pumping. Over pumping can damage the penis tissues, creating soft spongy erections instead of the rock-hard ones that you’re striving for. These injuries are painful, and often require an embarrassing trip to the doctor for treatment.


If you’re not happy with the hardness of your erection, considering trying a high quality penis pump. When used regularly and according to the directions, you can over time see a permanent improvement in the quality if your erection, leading to a marked improvement in your overall sexual satisfaction as well.

How to help the Blood Flow to Stronger Erections

It’s only natural for men to want bigger, harder, and more frequent erections. Some men are lucky to never experience a drop in quality or quantity of erections until well in their 50’s, but for the rest of us, we are open ears for any ideas on how to retain the hardwood of our youth.

stronger-erectionAs more research is conducted on sexual health, we learn more ways about how our lifestyles affect body’s capabilities, including sexual performance. It may sound obvious, but a healthy heart is important for a healthy sex life. Not only does a strong heart keep physical endurance strong, allowing for longer rounds in the bedroom, but it also maintains a strong blood flow into a man’s favorite organ.

Let’s take a closer look at how fitness and cardio health can improve your erections.

Physiologically Harder

The science of sex and what happens to our bodies is a beautiful subject, one that is often traded for quick facts and basic tips. When you are having sex with your lover, your blood is pumping harder to reach those muscles that are working AND keeping your erection going. Blood also plays a huge role in keeping the pleasure high for you, distributing the chemicals and hormones that are responsible for physical and emotional pleasure.

Without a healthy cardiovascular system, you may experience ebbs and flows of pleasure, loss of erections, and an overall loss in energy, causing frustration by both parties. Even the process in which blood transfers the nutrients that fuel the rest of the body has an impact on your experience level while having sex.

Making it Happen

The key to improving your erections through healthy cardio lifestyle is to maintain a steady exercise schedule. You don’t need to be running marathons or hitting the gym for 40 hours a week to keep your dick hard. Just put in a good 20-30 minute jog every other day or an intense 1-2 hour session three times per week and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits from having a healthier heart.

This newfound energy and stamina will result in a compounding of extra libido, too. It increases your degree of arousal and the frequency, due to not only a boost in hormone activity, but also that extra boost of confidence from being able to put in the work for a much longer time.

penis-pumpingPumping things Up

If the above advice on improving your exercise regimen doesn’t sound like it can benefit you much, due to already being fairly active, you may be desperately looking for another answer. Those of us who have been inside any of the adult bookstores in town may have seen those “penis pumps” or extenders on the shelves. They can be expensive, so it’s not easy to just throw a bunch of money at something you’ve never seen or tried before.

The basic premise of the penis pump is a legitimate solution to getting bigger, harder, and longer erections. They do essentially give you a bigger penis, and when paired with a cock ring, you can go longer in the sack without the stress of ever losing your erection while changing positions and etc.

While the penis pumps don’t permanently solve the problem with bigger erections, they do apply the same idea of increasing blood flow into the penis and granting you more satisfying sex. They not only increase your performance, they also heighten the sensitivity for you. It’s best to ignore any erection products that make outlandish claims of gaining inches in length or girth.

better-sexPlaying it Safe

The supplements aren’t under strict regulations, so they can essential promise whatever they want. There are plenty of natural alternatives out there that actually do have success stories and won’t cause you any harm. Many supplements are essentially relying on the classic “placebo effect” that has you telling your brain that “this stuff works” and seeing results, whether they are based in reality or not.

Some men who find that their erection problems go beyond usual blood flow issues will resort to surgical solutions. This drastic decision is reserved for those who have actual biological defects that impedes the blood flow into the penis.

Is There A Relationship Between Anal Sex and Penis Size?

Anal sex is often a taboo subject for women looking to experiment in the bedroom. They are often afraid that it will hurt, that it will cause physical damage, or that like having too much vaginal sex, it can cause your anus to be stretched out. Here, we’ve collected and debunked a few myths about anal sex, penis size, and the relationship between the two.

Myth 1: 5 Inches = Small Penis.

This is one of the most common myths that have to be debunked. Between 5-7 inches is actually considered average. A study done early in 2015 concluded that after measuring the flaccid and erect penis lengths of over 15,000 men around the world, the average penis length is actually closer to 5.16 inches when erect. Only about 2.28% of the population has what would be considered an ‘abnormally small’ penis, and on the other end of the spectrum, only about 2% of the population has an abnormally large one.

no-anal-sexMyth 2: Anal Sex Always Hurts.

This is one myth that should be debunked as often and as loudly as possible. As with any other sexual technique, if it hurts, you’re doing it wrong and you could be causing a great amount of physical harm if you continue trying to push through the pain.’ Anal sex can be enjoyed without pain by adding two things: ample lubrication and clitoral stimulation.

Unlike the vagina, the anus does not produce its own natural lubrication. If you’ve ever had an Indian Burn as a child (where someone rubs the skin of your forearm until it’s red and irritated) then you know how painful unlubricated anal sex can be. If you’ve got time for cleanup afterward, consider investing in a good quality silicone based lubricant, because it doesn’t dry out as fast as its water-based counterpart. (Note: If you’re using toys in your anal play, only use water-based lubricants. Silicone based lubricants can damage some toys, making them dangerous to use.)

Adding clitoral stimulation can also help make anal sex easier and more enjoyable, because it encourages the woman to relax.

penis-sizeMyth 3: Bigger is Always Better

Bigger is most definitely not always better when it comes to anal sex, no matter what your favorite porn star may portray on the screen. In fact, average sized penises (refer to Myth 1) are actually better for anal sex.

There have been no studies done on this subject, but there are plenty of forms in which people have discussed this vary topic. While it is always going to be a matter of personal preference, the general consensus is that an average or small sized penis with a thinner girth is ideal for anal sex. It all depends on what your partner likes.

Myth 4: Don’t Mind the Speed Limit

Again, this is one of those myths where you should take everything you’ve ever seen in your favorite porn and throw it out the window. Anal sex, especially the first few times, will take patience while you and your partner figure out what works for you, and how to complete the act without damaging either one of you.

Some things you could try to help make your first anal sex encounter easier include:

  • Communicate! Make sure you keep an open line of dialog between you and your partner, so you know what is enjoyable and what hurts and can adjust accordingly.
  • Take it slow. Even if that means moving a half-centimeter at a time, do whatever it takes to make sure that anal sex isn’t painful.
  • Don’t forget the lube. We’ve mentioned this before, but it is important enough to be mentioned again. No lube = painful anal sex. Painful sex is not going to make her want to try it more than once.
  • Use condoms. Lubricated condoms can actually make anal sex more comfortable. That doesn’t mean you should neglect the lube. Condoms should be use in addition to the lube of your choice. And speaking of lube…
  • USE PLAIN LUBE! Don’t try to get fancy by picking up one of those lubes that creates heating or cooling sensations or something like that. Plain old unscented lube is best for anal sex. What might feel good for vaginal sex (i.e. KY Yours and Mine or other similar products) will probably not feel good for anal sex.


Anal sex is a great way to spice things up in the bedroom, and is often more enjoyable for men who have average or smaller than average penises.