How to choose a penis pump

Using a penis pump will make your erections larger and firmer than ever before. Pumps have a wide range of different uses: they can be used to treat erectile dysfunction, improve your sexual performance, or simply discover new sensations.

With so many models to choose from, you'll probably have to think long and hard before making your decision. What size? Which material? And what special features?
The LOVE Team is here to help you choose the pump that best suits your needs, and in this guide we’ll explain the advantages and drawbacks of each model. We hope that our advice will guide you, so that you choose the perfect pump with complete peace of mind.
Take the time to read our handy guide, and you'll soon be able to make the best choice for you!

Why should I use a penis pump?

If you’ve always dreamt of improving your sexual performance and increasing your pleasure, a penis pump could be just the thing for you! Here are some of the many benefits of using a penis pump:
penis pump

  • Improves the quality of your erection: A penis pump will allow you to increase the length and girth of your penis. Your new erection will definitely impress your partner and increase your confidence. 
  • Makes sex last longer: A penis pump will improve your blood flow, making your erection last longer.
  • Increases your pleasure: Using a penis pump will enhance the sensations you feel during sex. You can also use a pump during solo play to discover a new kind of stimulation.
  • Stimulates your libido: Watching your penis grow before your very eyes will be a total turn-on for both you and your partner.
  • Treats erectile dysfunction: By increasing blood flow, the penis pump can treat erectile dysfunction and help maintain a firm, long-lasting erection.

There are so many reasons to use a penis pump…it’s up to you to decide which reason matters to you most!

Long-lasting materials for a quality pump

The quality of the materials of your pump is an incredibly important factor to consider. In particular, the material of the liner (which comes into direct contact with the skin) should be carefully considered.
The cylinder of a penis pump is usually made of ABS (a tough and sturdy material). However, most inserts and sleeves are made of silicone or TPR.
To help you choose the best penis pump for your needs, here are some advantages and drawbacks of silicone and TPR sleeves.

A silicone sleeve

Silicone sleeves are undoubtedly a top-of-the-range option. Silicone is a soft, non-porous material which is easy to clean and can be sterilised for better hygiene.

What's more, silicone inserts are slightly more expensive than TPR inserts, but they are also more long lasting. This makes them an excellent investment.

It's worth noting, however, that some people prefer stiffer or softer materials. It all depends on your personal preference.

A TPR sleeve

TPR is a soft and extremely comfortable material for sex toys. Less expensive than silicone, TPR is a porous material, so you won’t be able to sterilise it like silicone. For your hygiene, clean the TPR sleeve with a mild soap and warm water after each use. We also recommend using an antibacterial sex toy cleaner made specifically from TPR for an extra-deep clean.

A TPR penis pump is a good choice for beginners who want to discover new sensations on a limited budget.

Whichever material you choose, don't forget to take good care of your penis pump: this will ensure that it stays perfectly clean and lasts longer.

Size matters

It's important to choose a penis pump that's the right size for you.

  • If the cylinder is too small, your penis won't fit easily and using the pump could be uncomfortable or even painful.
  • If the cylinder is too large, the sensations won’t be as intense as you’d like and your toy will not be as effective.

You need to measure your penis carefully before you buy your toy: here's how.

  • Measure the length: Measure the distance from the base of your penis to the tip of your erect tip.
  • Measure the circumference: Wrap a tape measure around the widest part of your erect penis.

Once you've taken these measurements, compare them with the dimensions given on the product page of the penis pump you're thinking of buying: the size of your penis should be (slightly) smaller than the size of the cylinder. This will make your penis enlargement session comfortable and easy.

We recommend that you buy a pump with a cylinder that is at least 2.25 inches longer than your erect penis.
Finally, don't forget to consider the shape of the cylinder. Narrow, wide, tapered or straight...there are numerous options, so it's up to you to choose the one you like best.

Should I choose a manual pump or an automatic pump?

Manual pumps are operated by hand, while automatic pumps are powered by an electric motor or battery. To help you make the best possible choice, the LOVE Team outlines the advantages and drawbacks of each type of pump below.

A manual penis pump

manual penis pump

Manual penis pumps are less expensive than automatic penis pumps, making them the perfect wallet-friendly choice for beginners.

Manual models also offer more precise control over the intensity of the suction action. That means that you can pump at the rhythm of your choosing: slow, fast or jerky, the choice is yours! Manual pumps also give you more control over the intensity of the suction.

Last but not least, manual penis pumps don't need a power supply, so they're ideal for travel!

However, manual penis pumps do require a certain amount of physical strength, so they can be more 'tiring' to use than automatic models.

An automatic penis pump

An automatic penis pump

Automatic penis pumps are great for users who prefer speed and ease of use. You don't have to exert any physical effort: a simple push of a button activates the suction action, and another releases the pressure in the cylinder. Using an automatic penis pump is incredibly simple.

Automatic penis pumps are generally more expensive than manual ones. They require a battery or a power socket, which can be less practical if you're out and about.

Other features

Penis pumps often come with a number of features to enhance the user’s experience.

A vibrating penis pump

A vibrating penis pump

Vibrating penis pumps are equipped with a vibrating motor: the intense vibrations sent straight to your penis will really turn you on and increase your blood flow. The increased blood flow will give you a harder erection and increase your pleasure.

A penis pump masturbator

A penis pump masturbator

Masturbator penis pumps are truly a 2-in-1 toy. This kind of pump will both enlarge your penis and give you a true-to-life masturbation experience. This type of pump will have a highly realistic orifice (such as a vagina, anus, mouth, etc.), giving you the impression that you’re really experiencing penetrative sex or fellatio. Your session will be even more explosive!

A penis pump with a pressure gauge

A penis pump with a pressure gauge

A pump with a pressure gauge will allow you to measure and control the pressure in the cylinder of the pump. Plus, these models are often graduated, so you can measure how large your penis is becoming in real time. These pumps are perfect for beginners, as they allow you to measure how much pressure feels comfortable to you. After a while, pumping will become second nature to you.

Take the time to choose the right penis pump for you by browsing the many models we have to offer. Your pleasure and the strength of your erection will depend on the kind of pump you choose. Don't forget to read our how-to guide: How to use a penis pump. Remember, the LOVE Team is happy to answer any questions you may have about buying your new penis pump!