Debunking Common Myths About Penis Pumps

When it comes to Penis Pumps, there’s no shortage of myths, jokes, and second-hand stories, usually at the detriment of the user. Unlike many other forms of sexual health products, Penis Pumps are regarded as a taboo topic. Basically, you won’t be seeing any commercials for them during primetime (despite the alarming number of side-by-side “claw foot bathtub on a dock” commercials we’re all used to seeing now). So as is our duty, we’ve decided to take some of the most common myths and set them straight. Kicking it off is the biggest myth (and question) there is.

Do Penis Pumps Make It Bigger?

Whether it’s a gag in Austin Powers or just an off-handed remark by a friend, this myth is without a doubt the most commonly held one there is regarding Penis Pumps. The answer, however, isn’t quite so simple.

In short, yes. And no. It’s complicated.

Penis Pumps work by using a vacuum seal to push the flow of blood into the penis, making it erect. In the short term, this will make the penis somewhat larger than normal, since depending on the veracity of the pumping (and by the transitive property, the pumper), more blood than normal can be forced into the penis, making it engorged to the point of enlargement.

This effect, however, is short-lived, and by no means permanent. To put it simply, if you blow up a balloon enough, it will get bigger. That doesn’t mean you now have a bigger balloon.

Can Penis Pumps Damage the Penis?

This myth is another fairly common one, and due to its fairly ubiquitous nature, has led a lot of men to avoid Penis Pumps altogether for fear of doing permanent damage.

However, the truth is that Penis Pumps are not mystical artifacts whose power we don’t fully understand (think Arc of the Covenant, or the Tesseract). Technology for Penis Pumps have advanced considerably in the past couple decades, making them both more effective and safer. The makers of Penis Pumps have your best interests at heart, and probably wouldn’t want to make a product that hurts its customer base.

That’s just bad business.

But, like any other product, incorrectly using a Penis Pump can lead to harm. For example, the vigorous pumping described before could damage your penis by forcing too much blood in. Luckily, pumps these days come with plenty of instructions for easy, a safe usage that will leave you satisfied with your decision (and without a popped balloon). The Mayo Clinic explains all possible risks involved, including the fact that proper usage should never cause any problems or damage.

Penis Pumps Don’t Work

Studies have found that vacuum pumps are just as effective to other methods of treating Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.).  According to reports done by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, between 56% and 67% of men using a penis pump reported the device to be effective.

Only Old Men Use Penis Pumps

The stereotype of older men with erectile dysfunction is a common one, and one that leads to a lot of younger and middle-aged men feeling embarrassed to confront their own problems with ED. But ED is not a problem that only affects one group of people. In fact, a 2013 study by the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that roughly a quarter of men in their 20s and 30s suffered from erectile dysfunction. The numbers continue to climb from there, reaching closer to 50% in middle age. With the rise of natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals, Penis Pumps are becoming a more popular option, for young and old.

A Good Night’s Sleep is All You Need

The causes for erectile dysfunction are many, but being too sleepy isn’t one of them. There is a correlation between erectile dysfunction and obstructive sleep apnea. Men with sleep apnea are more likely to have ED. There is evidence that treating your sleep apnea does improve erections.

So Now What?

If your opinion on Penis Pumps has changed, and you think you might want to check out this potentially life-changing product, buy one today.

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