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3 Reasons Why a Penis Pump May Not Be the Best Choice

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In the world of penile devices, you are essentially limited to two specific types of product – penis traction devices and penis pumps. There are varying versions of both types of product from a variety of manufacturers, whilst both types of product have their dangers if not used correctly.

In the case of penis pumps, not only does the wide variety and quality of products have an impact on how safe these types of devices are, given a penis pump uses a vacuum of pressure with the aim of increasing blood flow to the penis, this in itself opens up a whole new avenue of associated dangers and risks when using a penis pump.

So here are our top 3 dangers and risks of using penis pumps – dangers that you can watch out for and avoid to ensure you don’t get injured when using such a device.

Cost & Quality of a Penis Pump

For any savvy consumer, price is always a factor when buying any type of product. The same goes for penis pumps; you don’t want to buy the most expensive product on the market if you can get the same quality and same results from something a little cheaper.

Unfortunately, where penis pumps are concerned if you start cutting corners on your cost, you could start running into problems especially if you are serious about using your penis pump for the long term.

You can easily pick up a penis pump for £20-£30 via a sex toy shop or online through larger retailers such as eBay and Amazon. By paying more than this though, you can expect to get a much higher quality product – by scrimping on price this is where you fall into one of the first dangers of penis pumps.

Namely by not investing in a high-quality durable product, if the components of a penis pump aren’t durable enough over a prolonged period of time and use, this lacking quality can potentially cause the cheaper, lower quality penis pump devices to crack and even break when used for even a short period of time.

Needless to say, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realise that if you have got your penis in a penis pump, there are going to be associated risks if the plastic cylinder starts to crack or even break when you are using it.

By increasing your budget and going for a slightly more expensive penis pump especially those that use water rather than air, you can expect the quality of the penis pump cylinder to be of a much higher quality ensuring your device literally doesn’t break under the pressure.

Air Penis Pumps vs Hydro pumps

In the landscape of penis pumps, there are two different types. The large majority of penis pumps and those types of pumps that generally have a much lower price point are vacuum pumps that rely solely on air pressure.

These are usually cheap, low-quality products that are more of a novelty item than a serious penis enhancement pump. They are generally mass produced at very low cost and are made from a variety of different plastic materials which vary in quality and durability. The main pump cylinder is then connected to a hand pump which allows pressure to be created within the cylinder.

At the other end of the spectrum, you have what are called hydro penis pumps which essentially use water rather than air. The concept behind a hydro pump is that water is thicker than air and as a result can provide a more supportive and comfortable experience compared to the air only vacuum type pumps.

In the context of angers and risks where penis pumps are concerned, although both types of air and water pump are effective in producing results, to reduce the potential dangers, a hydro pump is always going to be safer than an air only penis pump simply as a result of the quality of the product and the fact that water provides a much more supportive and comfortable environment for your penis inside the cylinder.

Penis Pumps & Penile Health

Some of us are lucky enough to be fit and healthy however others amongst us haven’t been dealt the same hand in life. In the context of health conditions and how these can affect whether or not you should or shouldn’t use a penis pump, we need to consider three specific factors.

Firstly, medical conditions – if you have a blood disorder or you have been diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia, these types of conditions can increase the risk of bleeding and blood clots. As a result, if you suffer from either of these conditions, you should definitely take expert advice from your own medical practitioner before attempting to use a penis pump. The reality is you likely shouldn’t and won’t be able to use a penis pump purely because of the dangers associated with your condition.

Secondly medications – if you are on blood thinning medications you are at an increased risk of bleeding. Although using a penis pump should never cause you physical damage if used correctly, remember that by using a vacuum pump you are essentially forcing blood through the penis and as a result of being on blood thinners this could cause some unforeseen problems.

Blood thinners such as Pradaxa, Heparin, Warfarin and Apixaban are just a couple of examples of medications you probably don’t want to be taking when using a penis pump. Again, the advice is pretty clear – ask a medical professional before you start using a penis pump if you are on any such type of medication.

Third and finally, penile surgery – there are numerous reasons to have penile surgery, from increasing the size of your penis, resolving erectile dysfunction to simply making a cosmetic change. Other than having had a circumcision, if you have had penile surgery or in fact any surgery relating to the penis, testicles or surrounding area it is highly recommended that as with all health considerations that we have discussed, that you check first with a medical professional.

At the end of the day if any of the above applies to you, or you are simply just not quite sure whether it’s safe to use a penis pump, you should always consult a medical professional or consultant to better understand if your health concerns could potentially be aggravated by the use of a penis pump.

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