Sexology 101

Penis Pumps: 5 Common Myths Debunked!

When it comes to penis pumps, there’s always an abundance of myths, jokes, and second-hand stories, usually at the expense of the user. Unlike many other forms of sexual health products, penis pumps are typically regarded as a taboo topic. So you probably won’t be seeing any primetime commercials for them any time soon.

So we’ve decided to take five of the most common myths, and set them straight.

Myth #1: Penis pumps make the penis larger. This myth is without a doubt the most common one there is regarding penis pumps.

Penis pumps use a vacuum seal to push the flow of blood into the penis, making it erect. In the short term, this will make the penis slightly larger than normal because more blood can be forced into the penis. This effect, however, is short-lived, and by no means permanent. Think of it like a balloon – if you blow it up enough, it will get bigger, but that doesn’t mean you now have a bigger balloon.

Myth #2: Penis pumps can damage your penis. This myth is another fairly common one, and many men have decided to avoid penis pumps for fear of permanent damage to their penis.

The truth, however, is that technology for penis pumps has advanced considerably in the past couple of decades, making them both more effective and safer. The manufacturers of penis pumps have your best interests at heart, and wouldn’t want to make a product that hurts its customer base. And pumps these days come with plenty of instructions for easy, safe usage that will leave you satisfied with your decision.

Myth #3: Only old men use penis pumps. The incorrect typecast of older men with erectile dysfunction is a common one, and one that leads to a lot of younger and middle-aged men feeling too embarrassed to confront their own problems with ED. But ED is not a problem that only affects one group of people. In fact, studies have found that roughly 25% of men in their 20s and 30s suffer from erectile dysfunction. Those numbers continue to rise from there, reaching closer to 50% in middle age. With the rise of natural alternatives to medications, penis pumps are becoming a more popular option, for young and old alike.


Myth #4: Penis pumps can’t be used by diabetics and patients with low blood circulation. This is definitely not true. Penis pumps are designed in such a way that they can be used by anyone – even by diabetic men and those who are suffering from low blood circulation. Penis pumps are considered to be the best device that can be used as a solution to erectile dysfunction.

Myth #5: Penis pumps are expensive. Many people think that these devices are very expensive and therefore think that they can’t afford to purchase one. On the contrary, these pumps are very affordable. In fact, it is even cheaper than the other products in the market that are claiming to treat erectile dysfunction. Consulting a doctor and buying the expensive medicines can cost you more than purchasing a penis pump.

In summary, following are the benefits of penis pumps over other solutions:

  • Penis pumps are effective.With practice and correct use, the majority of men can get an erection sufficient for sex.
  • Penis pumps pose less of a risk than other treatments. The risk of side effects or complications is lower than it is with any other erectile dysfunction treatment.
  • The overall cost is lower.After the initial purchase, using a penis pump costs less than any other erectile dysfunction treatment.
  • Penis pumps are noninvasive.They don’t require surgery, inserting medication into the tip of your penis or penile injections.
  • Penis pumps can be used with other treatments.A penis pump can be used along with medications or a penile implant.
  • Using a penis pump might help you regain erectile function after certain procedures.Using a penis pump might help restore your ability to get a natural erection after prostate surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
  • Penis pumps might counter sexual effects of certain health conditions.In some men with an underlying health problem, such as diabetes, a penis pump might help regain or maintain normal sexual function.

We’re proud to offer Pump Worx penis pumps in both vibrating and non-vibrating models. If you’d like more information – or would like to know if a penis pump could help you – give us a call, or better yet, stop by and see us!