What’s a DIY Penis Pump?

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A penis hand pump is a good alternative treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) without the risks and side effects that are commonly associated with ED medication, intravenous therapy, or surgery. However, these vacuum erection devices can be pricey or awkward to purchase so many individuals opt to simply make their own DIY penis pump.

So what is a DIY penis pump? A do-it-yourself penis pump is made in your own home using materials that you sourced from recyclables or the local hardware store. Some may find it a wise move to make your own penis pump, but there are certain limits to how much you can make through DIY ideas that will still guarantee your safety, so making your own penis pump isn’t really medically advisable for many reasons.

DIY Penis Pump: What You Need to Know

Do-it-yourself (DIY) ideas provide great ways to save money and make the best out of what you currently have in your home. There are many items, tools, and devices that simply started from DIY projects that ended up being an official item sold in markets; this includes the penis pumps.

A penis pump is a device that uses a vacuum suction technology through air or water, that stimulates blood flow into the penis to form an erection. Air vacuum pumps sustain erection by placing a constriction ring (i.e, cock ring) in the penile base, while hydro penis pumps claim to produce an erection that can last up to 12 hours. Furthermore, both air vacuum pumps and hydro penis pumps have equal effectiveness and given risks.

The blood vessel stimulation process of the penis produces some sort of male enhancement effect that results in a temporary penis enlargement and erect penis. However, there is no scientific evidence to back-up the claim that regular use of penis pumps result in permanent penis enlargement. Any effect of penis enlargement is expected to subside with the induced erection once the penis reverts to its original state.

Although penis pumps were developed by a medical doctor on the basis of actual medically-grounded theories on sexual health, some popular variations were actually initiated by a DIY idea. One popular example of a homemade pump that turned out to be a commercial success is a hydro penis pump by Bathmate company. A Bathmate penis pump is a water pump that provides uniform pressure into the penis through its hydro-vacuum technology.

There are many reasons why people opted to create their own penis pump. Some penis pumps tend to fall short on fitting the needs of their penis, or some people simply have better ideas on how to make a penis pump. There’s also the aspect of affordability that high-quality penis pumps have that may discourage the user from buying penis pumps in the market.

The perception of people on penis pumps may also lead them to create their own penis pumps. Some who view it as a sex toy may feel awkward because of the existing societal stigma on using sex toys for kinks, while there are people who feel ashamed of having to use a penis pump to induce an erection. Their views on what a penis hand pump is for are just among the reasons why people choose to make their own penis pumps.

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What Items to Make a Homemade Penis Pump

DIY penis pumps are easy to make; you can either use recycled materials or you can look for materials that have the same quality as a commercially sold penis pump. An air pump is one of the easiest penis pumps to make so it may be a better choice to start creating it first. Shown in the table below are the items that you need and their cheaper and expensive counterparts.

Materials for DIY Penis PumpCheaper AlternativesQuality Alternatives
Clear cylinderPlastic bottle that fits your penis length and penis size. Ensure that food grade plastic is used for the bottle.Glass, preferably a sausage glass.
Small vacuum pumpVacuum cleaner that has a hose and reverse function that is attached to a plastic tube.Mechanical pump using rubber hose pumped with your mouth, or electric pump.
Seals and glueInsulation tape or duct tape, and cotton or gauze pads.Silicone, cuff, and glass drill.

Important Considerations for DIY Penis Pump

The disadvantage of using recycled materials or other DIY materials to create a penis pump is that it may make you more vulnerable to injury and poor side effects because it doesn’t use medical-grade materials and the lack of pressure reader may make it difficult for you to determine if the pressure exerted by your makeshift penis pump is appropriate, effective, and safe.

How to Make a Homemade Penis Pump

Before you start making a penis pump, it’s important to decide which set of materials you’re gonna use; if it’s the cheaper set of materials or the set with more quality. After choosing, you should start the process by thoroughly cleaning the material for your makeshift cylinder such as the sausage glass or the bottled water. If you’re using the bottled water, follow these steps:

  • Start forming the foundation of the suction feature of the pump. Cut off the bottom of the bottle by using a knife, saw, or scissors, whichever will perform the most consistent cut. Make sure the cut is the same on all sides after cutting the base of the bottle before cutting the top. 
  • Place the vacuum hose at the topmost part of the bottle. It’s important to check if it fits the cap properly as this will give its suction power. Adjust and cut the top of the bottle accordingly, to make sure that it will fit your penis once the bottle is erect.
  • Use tape and cotton to line the bottle. Tape and cotton will act as a protector, which can further ensure the safety of the bottle as the baseline is completely covered with cotton or gauze pads. Make sure that the gap is closed so that no air can enter once the penis is inserted into the makeshift pump.
  • Test your penis pump and check if the pressure is just enough to induce erection.

If you want a more durable penis pump, you can skip considering the recyclable option and opt for the sausage glass. To make a penis pump out of a sausage glass, follow these steps:

  • Using the glass drill, carefully drill a hole in the bottom of the glass, small enough in which the cuff can be pushed.
  • Through the cuff, gently push the rubber tube. Seal the rubber tube with silicone. You can also use the silicone to seal off any sharp or rough edges of the glass.
  • Adjust the opening of the glass to fit your penis size and perfectly allow for the vacuum suction to work.
  • You can choose between creating a manual penis pump or an automatic penis pump by either attaching the rubber tube to a mechanical or electric vacuum pump.

Why a Penis Pump Sold in the Market is Better Than a DIY Penis Pump

DIY projects help us save money while providing customized versions of an item. However, when it comes to penis pumps, you’re still better off buying from a trusted and medically registered brand. A penis pump is still a medical device used to treat ED, and its misuse can cause serious damages to your penile tissue and risks to your penile health.

A makeshift penis pump is not medically registered, meaning it didn’t go through the legal process of having its pressure checked so you may either be overexerting or under exerting pressure using your DIY penis pump. There’s a certain legal extent to how much pressure can be applied to the penis at a maximum level, and without a pressure gauge, it’s difficult to know if your DIY penis hand pump adhered to that legal standard.

Disadvantages of a DIY Penis Pump

There are many reasons as to why people choose to make their own penis pump. Unfortunately, DIY penis pump isn’t medically recommended as an ED treatment for penile rehabilitation due to certain risks and hazards associated with it. Some of the disadvantages of using a DIY penis vacuum pump are the following:

  • Not registered medically. A DIY penis pump didn’t go through legal procedures to check if it adheres to any medical standards on a regular penis pump.
  • Poor-quality. Materials that are not medical-grade items can pose risks and hazards that can damage the penis. A penis pump isn’t manufactured by an expert so there may be many factors overlooked when using a glass or a plastic bottle. The adhesive used as a vacuum seal may also irritate or cause pain to the skin if it’s not properly placed.
  • No pressure gauge. DIY penis pumps have no pressure gauges or instructions to know how much pressure to exert into the penis. Too much pressure can damage the penile tissue or cause serious side effects while lack of pressure may hinder the effectiveness of the makeshift penis hand pump.
  • Lack of a quick-release feature. A quick-release feature is important to ensure that when you accidentally hit the wrong pressure, or if it gets painful for the penis, you’ll have immediate access to release the penis from the vacuum pump. A DIY penis pump is purely mechanical and makeshift, which makes the easy release feature a serious point of concern.

Benefits of Best Penis Pumps Sold in the Market

Penis pumps that are commercially sold have greater guarantees when it comes to safety and effectiveness, unlike a makeshift penis pump. So purchasing a penis pump from a trusted brand is certainly worth the extra cash if it increases your protection from risks and side effects while providing an enhanced level of effectiveness. The following are the benefits of penis pumps sold in the market:

  • Medically registered. Commercially sold penis pumps went through the legal processes to ensure that it adheres to the requirements on the quality of materials used, as well as the pressure options that may be exerted to the penis.
  • Versatility. Penis pumps sold in the market provide you with a wide range of options to choose from; you can choose between a manual penis pump and an automatic penis pump; or even a water pump and an air pump.
  • Complete penis pump kit. What’s not included in your makeshift penis pump is a complete list of instructions and a few accessories dedicated to keeping your device hygienic.
  • Top-quality materials. Penis pumps that are commercially sold usually have excellent cylinder quality which reduces the risk of breaking under pressure and injuring the penis in the process. The materials in general are also sourced from reputable manufacturers instead of a simple local hardware store. Moreover, a penis pump sold in the market may also have a safer tight seal compared to a homemade pump.
  • Accessible quick-release valve. Commercially sold penis pumps have a quick-release feature to immediately release the penis from the pressurized cylinder to prevent or minimize the occurrence of adverse effects.
  • Optimal pressure options. Because it adheres to legal standards, penis pumps sold in the market consist of pressure options that are optimal to produce a harder erection, and safe to reduce the hazards and risks when using the vacuum erection device.
  • Good reviews. Penis pumps sold in the market are reviewed by many users so you’d have a better idea how it actually works and how you may optimally use it. Meanwhile, a homemade penis pump has no reviews and you’re the first user of your own DIY penis pump which makes it very risky to use.

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Ensure maximum effectiveness and safety by choosing commercially sold penis pumps over a DIY penis pump. Penis pumping is more than just a penis extender; it has a great significance when it comes to improving your sexual health by being a safer ED treatment option. Whether you opt to choose a water penis pump or an air pump for a temporary erect penis and penis enlargement, always consult your doctor for the best choice of penis pump.

FACE Medical Store provides medical tools and healthcare devices such as a penis pump. We’ve helped our clients achieve their overall health goals by providing safe and effective tools and products. 

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