Penis Pumps vs Penis Extenders [UPDATED]


Regardless of how many times a man is told, “size doesn’t matter” many are still convinced they do not measure up. In some cases, it may be true that a man falls below the range of what is considered “normal” however; it is more likely that he simply has an erroneous view of his size. Regardless of the reasons, many men search for a way to enlarge the penis, which brings us to the discussion on penis extenders versus penis pumps. Which of these devices is the better choice?


First, let’s look at the difference in the mechanics of these devices. While many people may think they are alike, it really is an apples and oranges situation.

Penis Pump

penis pump is pretty much what it sounds like, a device that helps pump up the penis! It does this by applying extreme suction to the male organ, which opens capillaries and draws blood into the penis, resulting in an erection.

Penis Extender

The name penis extender is also pretty self-explanatory as it is a device that when used properly can extend penis length and girth. Traction is applied to the penile tissue every day, (6-8 hours) and over time results in a longer penis. You see as the skin and tissue is stretched the cells are constantly regenerating adding inches over several months.


Now that you know a little more about how these devices work, you are probably wondering about the results.

Penis Pump

These devices have the advantage of being nearly instantaneous. Within minutes, the penis is erect and ready for intercourse, which is one reason they are so popular for erectile dysfunction. Of course, it is understood that the effects are not long-lasting.

Penis Extender

Unlike its cousin the penis pump, extenders take a little more time to show results. Manufacturers suggest the device be worn every day for 6-8 hours and significant results may take months. Generally, you can expect to see added inches within the first three months of use and the good news is the gains are permanent.


Anytime you are using a mechanical device on a body part, you risk injury, from either improper use or the simple mechanics of the device. Both of these devices have the potential for injury, but the pump usually leads the pack in reported issues.

Penis Pump

There are various types of injury common to the penis pump. It is not uncommon at all for men to experience ruptured capillaries from repeated use of the pump. Other injuries that have been reported include:

  • Blisters
  • Cuts (from the edge of the pump)
  • Improper circulation- can actually lead to ED
  • Some instances- testicles were drawn into the cylinder resulting in extreme pain
  • Damage to ligaments around the penis

Penis Extender

In general penis extenders are considered much safer than a penis pump. However, if used improperly or a substandard device is worn you can experience damage, including:

  • Skin irritation
  • Peyronie disease- (bent penis, common problem with cheap models that place to much pressure on the penis)
  • Blood vessel damage- this can occur when the strap or loop is of substandard material, it cuts off circulation around the head of the penis resulting in varicose looking veins.
  • ED- if an extender is inferior it may place too much pressure on the penile tissue, tearing and damaging vessels, tissue and ligaments leading to ED

Final Thoughts

As you can see, which device is better truly depends on your needs and the risks you are willing to take. Penis pumps are most popular with men who suffer from erectile dysfunction but are also often chosen due to price. A pump is generally quite a bit cheaper than a penis extender, but the risks are higher. Learn more about penis enlargement programs.

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