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.