Best penis pumps 2020 (Just updated, Jan. 2020)

Penis pumps has been the number 1 choice, for men with weak boners1 or a small penis, since they were developed and the reason is simple – They work!

The market for penis pumps has been flooded with products of low quality that take advantage of other brands design and names.

I have done a lot of product research and tests which has resulted in a best penis pump list below that you should follow to avoid getting scammed.

I rate the pumps by:

  • Effectiveness – The most important (for obvious reasons)
  • Build quality – You want your pump to last more than 2 weeks.
  • Support – Trusted brands have good support
  • Price – The price should be fair

penomet best in 2018


Penomet is a new product that has taken the industry by storm! It won 2 awards for best new product in industry in 2013 and everybody is impressed with its performance. And so am I, this is a really fast and easy way to get rock hard erections and to increase your penis size, you can literally see amazing results after 15 min. of use!

The Penomet is a so called “hydro pump” because it uses water to create a vacuum instead of air. This is a new way of making penis pumps, but it has already proved that it’s a lot more effective than traditional penis pumps with air pressure – In fact my entire top 3 list is with hydro pumps.

You can read my full review of Penomet here.

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hydromax x20 x30 x40 penis pump

Hydromax X20 X30 X40

The second pump on my top 3 list is not just one pump but a whole series (x20 x30 and x40) of pumps that vary in size and pressure. The Hydromax pumps are just like the Penomet, but the overall build quality is a bit lower and that’s the reason why this series is not on the first spot on the top 3 best penis pump list.

The X-series pumps are all very effective and it has a small advantage over the Penomet, and that is the different sizes. If your penis is very small (under 10cm long (4 inches)) the Hydromax X20 is a perfect choice for you. You can read my full review of HydroMax X30 here.

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bathmate is the third choice


This was the first penis pump that used water instead of air in the vacuum chamber and to be hones it is still a very good pump, but it has not been improved for several years now. There are a few things that favorite the Bathmate and that’s the price and the amount of online guides available. It is cheaper then both the X series and the Penomet and since it has been on the marked the longest time there are more guides and user reviews.

I would recommend Bathmate if you are on a budget, otherwise you should go with the X series or the Penomet. You can read my full review of the Bathmate Hercules here.

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What is a penis pump?

It’s one of the few penis enhancement devices available in the market that are both fast and has a very high success rate. It’s capable of improving the size of your penis naturally, and it also triggers a stronger, and longer lasting erection.
A penis pump is sometimes referred to as “vacuum pump,” or “vacuum constriction device.”

The pump is made up of 3 parts:

  1. The pump base – Is used to create a tight seal around the base of your penis – It’s the only part that touch your body and it’s made from soft plastic.
  2. The cylinder – This is the part that has your penis inside it and all the air and water.
  3. The pump – It can be on the top of the cylinder or attached to the top with a tube, it’s used to pump out the water or air.

erectile dysfunction pump parts

How does a penis pump work?

The penis pump follows the principle of vacuum, wherein pumping will result in size gains because of the pressure being exerted. Basically, your penis should be placed inside the cylinder as the air/water is being removed– this creates a vacuum that will causes blood to rush into your penis and expanding it and creating a very strong erection.

So, for those who are in search of ways on how to get rock hard erections, the blood being drawn from the penis will encourage erection, making it ideal for having sex. Also, those who are looking for a way to boost they erect penis size, the sudden increase in blood flow will expand cause the tissues to tear and expand.

Just like with any other form of enlargement methods, these micro-tears will cause a slight over-expansion of all the tissues, resulting in the growth of new cells– this contributes to penis growth.

air based penis pump

Why are water better than air?

The industri has seen a huge shift towards water based penis pumps instead of the old air pumps that we saw in the 90’s and 00’s and there are a couple of good reasons why:

  • It’s easier to crease a tight seal around your penis with a water pump
  • Warm water softens the skin – making it more elastic (which makes it more effective)
  • You can create a stronger vacuum with water
  • You can use it without water, ideal in the bedroom

There are also a few things that go in favor of air:

  • Air pumps are a lot cheaper than water based pumps
  • Air pumps can be used in the bedroom

It might be a bit more convenient to use an air pump if you want a quick erection, but it can dry the skin on you penis, making it uncomfortable to use.

I personally own both a water based and an air based penis pump and I never use the air pump, not because it’s a bad pump, but because the water based one is simple more effective!

water vs air pumps

Using a pump will do a number of good things for your body:

  • Use it for 5-10 min. before sex to gain a strong boner.
  • Use it 15-20 minutes, 5-6 days a week, to increase the size of your penis (important to take days off).
  • Increases the duration of your erections, when used regularly.

what does a pump do for me

Why should I consider to use a penis pump:

  • Proven to be effective: Proper usage and practice will help you get the results you’re dreaming of in no time.
  • Affordable: The only cost lies on your initial purchase and that’s about it. No need to pay for anything after.
  • Non-invasive: What makes a penis pump highly preferable is the fact that there’s no need to undergo surgery, nor insert any forms of medication on the top of the member.
  • Use together with other treatments: You can use this device together with other forms of medication, or even with a penile implant. In fact, some men even use a combination of penis enhancement supplement and penis pump to achieve promising results.
  • Avoid weak boners: For instance, using a penis pump could probably help you restore your ability of getting harder naturally, even after a prostate surgery, or the radiation therapy for cancer.

Are they safe to use?

As compared to other treatments, penis pumps are considered to be safer. The risk of side effects, as well as other complications is relatively lower as well.

Water pumps are considered to be safer, because the moisture offers an optimal amount of vacuum needed to attain safe results. The water prevents the vacuum from sucking in even further. Thus, instead of sticking the penis into the simulation of outer space with a vacuum pressure, a penis pump will ensure that you stay comfortable all throughout.

Just make sure you don’t over use it! I use mine between 15 min. and 20 min. each day, you should never use it more than 20 min.

How to use a pump:

  1. Put your penis inside the cylinder
  2. Remove the air/water from the cylinder using the pump.
  3. See to it that you closely monitor the pressure. Pay attention to psychological indicators to avoid accidents.
  4. Time your pumping sets. For beginners, the maximum would be 15 minutes.
  5. Check the pump’s vacuum level. This should be consistent to ensure that it wouldn’t go beyond the recommended limits.
  6. Release the pressure and let the fresh blood enter your region.

Is the size of the pump/tube important?

Your glans will occasionally rub against the tube while you use a pump and this can be quite painful, especially if it’s an air pump (water reduces friction but it’s still annoying), a larger tube will prevent this from happening. There are a few other things that you should consider before choosing a pump:

  • You can fit a more curved penis in a wider tube (like the Penomet, see picture below)
  • You will outgrow a short/thin pump in a short time if your penis is average size or larger.
  • A large pump will last you a long time if you take good care of it.

size comparison between X30 Hydromax, Bathmate, Penomet and HandsomeUp

The American government has spent $175,000,000 on penis pumps

From 2006 to 2011 the American government spent2 over $175,000,000 on penis pumps to men and that number is growing every year!

Why? Because pumps are a lot better and cheaper alternative to medicine and there are not side effects associated with penis pumps.

But the number is freaking huge? Yes – did you know that 79% of all sexually active men suffer from some kind of sexual problems?

mens sexual problems

Testimonials from users

I get a lot of emails from men around the world that I have helped with weak boners or small penis size (Some both!), here is what some of them say about penis pumps.

I have removed all personal information and replaced names and locations

I was skeptical but it worked perfectly

Hi Austin, I must admit that I was very skeptical when you told me that a penis pump would be the ideal solution to my erectile dysfunction problems, but the hard and long lasting erections has shown me why penis pumps are so popular. I use the pump for 5-10 min. before sex to get a strong erection and I have started to use it regularly to increase that size of my penis, not that I need it but an extra inch world not hurt it 🙂

I was completely blown away

I was completely blown away by the size of my erection when I tried my newly bought Bathmate pump – It what so big and strong. My girlfriend did not know about the pump until 5 min. after I used it and she loved it 😉 Not the pump, but you know…

The pump solved my erectile dysfunction

I have struggled with impotence as long as I can remember due to several medical conditions and I have been on the “pill” the whole time. In the beginning, everything was fine, but a couple of years ago, I started getting a very bad rash on my body, I went to the Doctor and was told that I had developed an allergy towards the pills. I tried different brand but none of them worked very well on me. I was totally devastated – I went from having sex 2-3 times a week to absolutely no sex at all! I started researching other options and made an appointment with a surgeon who would put some kind of implant in my penis that I could pump up when I needed an erection… I was not looking forward to the surgery and decided to go online and find an alternative solution before and that’s where I found and article about impotence and how pumps could help. I gave it a try and I was very impressed with the effect and I immediately canceled my appointment at the clinic! I have been a happy penis pump user for the past 1½ year.

Before and after pictures

This picture was taken before I started using my Bathmate penis pump:

before I used a penis pump

This picture was taken after 4 months of use:

after I used a penis pump results

I recommend water based pumps!

If you have a small penis, especially if your penis is very thin, then a penis pump is the absolute fastest way to increase your penis size.

A penis pump is also a good choice if you suffer from soft boners and want strong and long lasting erections.

I do personally use a Bathmate water based pump and have been using it on and off for the past few years and can only recommend it! Pick a pump in the top 3 and enjoy your bigger penis or stronger erections in just 15 min of use!

Update May. 2018 – I bought a Penomet pump to test and it is really good! Check out my review of it here My Penomet review or Buy it here

Got any questions about penis pumps? Feel free to post a comment or send me an email at: [email protected]

Reference list:

1 Q. An, Y.Q. Gu – 523 Vacuum erection device and Phosphodiesterase5 inhibitors for the treatment ED 2018

2 Jim Loney; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Peter Cooney – Penis pumps cost U.S. government millions 2014
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Austin Hanson

After finishing a master degree in Urology at the European University in St. Petersburg, Austin cofounded in 2015. The purpose of the website is to help men with a wide variety of sexual problems with a language that everybody understand. Austin is a dedicated writer and loves to get his hands dirty with product reviews and the latest urology news. Outside of work his an outdoors person who loves fishing and running, you can follow Austin on Twitter or LinkedIn if you can keep up with him!

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. Curious to know the correct amount of vacuum i should use for the best an quickest results n the correct amount of time ..been using the hercules pump for about 2 months now an still not sure if u should pump the vacuum as high n much as u can take or just enough to feel a strong vacuum but not as strong as the pump can be pumped where the is no more vacuum that can be pumped an also the correct amount of time …15 0r 20 minutes …please send me an email with this correct information …thanks

    1. Hi
      You should never feel pain while you use your pump – and never more than 20 min.
      I normally stop pumping just when I start feeling uncomfortable, then I release just a tiny bit of pressure –
      That way I know that I have the maximum pressure without hurting myself.

      Best regards

  2. Hi, I have had trouble with my blood circulation system my entire life and have struggled with several medical conditions because of it.
    I live a very healthy lifestyle with lots of activity and healthy food and I’m generally against medication and unnatural stuff that people take to fix their bad life style.
    Unfortunately that was the only option my doctor gave me when I came to him with my erectile dysfunction problem. I went online to see if there were any alternative solutions that did not require any medicine and a vacuum pump was the answer I was looking for.
    I ordered a Bathmate pump the very same day and I have been a happy Bathmate user ever since!

  3. Hi sir now her 13 cm
    I like 20cm sir please help me sri

    1. Hi
      You should pick a more realistic goal around 15 cm. and get your self a penis pump or a penis extender.
      Why would you like a 20 cm. penis in the first place? Most girls perfer a penis around 15 cm. long.

      Best regards,

    2. Tell her to give me a call. I will take care of her for you.

  4. Hello I need to buy your product and what are their cost and sizes

    1. Hi
      You can click on the product reviews and find more detailed information about price and size. The cheapest pump is around $99 and it goes all the way to around $400 and you can find a penis pump that fits pretty much any penis size.

      Best regards,

  5. Just got my Bathmate and I’m ready to rock n’ roll! Do you have any last minute advise for a newbie?

    1. Hi
      That’s awesome – Just remember to take it easy in the beginning and don’t use it for more than 10 min. the first couple of times.
      You’re welcome to get back here and share your results.
      Best regards,

  6. Hi
    I am 54 years ,uncircumcised with an erect length of 4,5 inches and girth of 4.1 inches. Which bathmate is ideal? How much increase I can expect after, say, 4 months of use following the instructions. Being uncircumcised, is there any risk using bathmate ?

    1. Hi
      No, there is no risk using a pump when your uncircumcised. You should get a HydroMax X20, it will last you a long time if you take good care of it.
      It’s always hard to say how much you can gain, but you should be able to get close to 5 inches in length and 4.5 inches in girth. Just make sure you take it easy in the beginning and work your way up.
      Best regards,

      1. Thanks Austin. How much increase in girth x20 can açcomodate

  7. I have been using X20 since last 20 days on alternate days. Being first time, i was very careful and after pumping, was staying in the position for just 2-3 minutes. Then I released the pressure. I repeat this about 3 times. After removing, it becomes flaccid within 15 minutes. Not sure y this is happening. I am 54. Please advise. Also should this be used daily ?

  8. Can I get thicker with these penis pumps and are the packages discrete because I am 19 living with my parents still but I’m planning to ship it to my friends house so my parents won’t see it.

    1. Hi
      Yes they come in a brown box with no branding on the outside. And yes, they are really good for increasing your penis thickess.
      Best regards,

    2. I have been using X20 since last 40 days I use it two days on and one day off and then again two days on..I use it for 15 minutes – 3 sets of 5 minutes each with a gap of 2 minutes in between. After this 15 minutes session it becomes flaccid within 15 minutes. Not sure y this is happening. I am 54. Please advise if this is normal in some cases. Do I need to change the schedule ? (May be doing on alternate days). Also there does not seem to be any gains so far. Eagerly awaiting your views/advises

  9. Hi Austin, do i need to shave before using it ? How long do i need to continue using it or i need to maintain using it even after i gained my ideal size ? Looking forward your reply. Thank you.

    1. Hi
      It’s easier to get a good seal between your body and the pump if you shave, but it’s up to you if you want to. I personaly do it and I would recommend men with a lot of hair to do it.
      You can stop when you reach your goal, but it’s recommended to continue to use it once or twice a week but again, it’s up to you.

      Best regrards,

      1. Thanks a lot for your reply. i will try to do it and let you know my progress, Hopefully it is work to me ! Thank you!

  10. Whether using enhancing cream with the pump (either before or after) will result in getting faster gains.

  11. Hi, please help me decide between
    Penomet premium and Hydromax X-40. I have 7 in length and 6.1 in girth. I want to use penis pump against ED, gaining more hardness and for regular penis exercises.

  12. I have a proplem with size and timing.
    I need your help to choose the best tool to cure it.
    I am from Egypt.

  13. Is water pump good for ed

  14. I have ordered Progentra and am considering and want a penis pump to reach my maximum penis size in length and girth. I am 65 and have been inactive for a while. Can you help?

    1. Hi
      Are you looking for advice on which pump you should get?
      It depends on your current penis size, just comment here or send me an email ([email protected]) and I’ll have a look at your options.
      Best regards,

  15. It was very good I. Need a phone number to call r

    1. Hi
      A phone number for what?
      Best regards,

  16. need to know how soon I can reuse the pump to increase length and thickness

    1. Hi
      You can use it 2 times a day if if you take 10-15 min. sessions or 1 time a day if you take 20-25 min. sessions. Remeber to take a day off each week to let your penis rest and recover.
      Best regards,

  17. good morning would a VED help with my ED issues?

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