A few weeks back I was presented with the opportunity to give Bathmate’s products a try for myself first hand. And being truthfully honest with you… I was apprehensive. No, that’s not the right word… I was perhaps uninterested. Firstly, I am lucky enough not to deal with erectile issues (Knock on wood, again and again!). Secondly, I’m not a “pumper”! I have never tried using a pump for that ultimate suction sensation that pumps can provide. I have my own personal and not always rational fear of using devices on my penis, for some silly reason I really like mine! However irregular injuries caused by such devices is something I personally aim to avoid. After giving it some thought, which really only went for 2 minutes. I jumped at it. Try everything twice I always say!
Bathmate began their venture in quite the harrowing story. In 2004 after a friend suffered a major spinal injury, Bathmate creator and CEO saw the effects his friend was going through. Seeing the lack of ingenuity on the market to help erectile deficiencies. The pumps were for the most part ineffective or uncomfortable and awkward to use. Using his engineering ingenuity went to work to design a pump that would work on a hydraulic system, the first of its kind. Almost 15 years later we can see what a success it has been! Bathmate’s Hydromax penis pumping systems are tops in their field. Whether you yourself are burdened by erectile troubles or you’re looking to expand your current members’ size, the Hydromax system would be my suggestion!
Before going into my personal venture with Bathmate and their Hydromax, I want to stress how very important reading the instructions and taking your time is when it comes to using these kinds of devices. These pumps have very powerful suction and if you jump in too fast and over pump it is possible to cause muscle damage and bruising to your penis. Please take your time do your research or better yet, pop into an Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre near you and ask one of the friendly staff your questions.
The unit I took home was the Hydromax X30. Bathmate has created a number of variations of their pumps to fill customer demands. If you do go looking into pump systems you will notice Bathmate has 3 different systems with variations within each system. They range in variable lengths and girths depending on your personal needs. The Hydromax system I went with claims to have 35% more suction/pumping power than the original Bathmate series (which is still the top selling pump on the market).
I, of course, cannot compare my Hydromax X30 to the original, but I can tell you, it’s powerful. The suction inside the Hydromax device is incredible. From what I can tell the differences between the Bathmate series and the Hydromax series is the quality of materials used in the process. IE softer silicone etc.
After using the device the first time, I was a little surprised by how limited you are to only using the device in an area that can get wet. It’s important to know that while you pump the water from inside the cylinder, it ejects out with force. I would definitely recommend only using this in the shower or bath! I was looking on their website at the different accessories and I wished I had opted for the optional neck strap! This strap looks like it would make the process easier and a little less “hands on”.
A potential companion to your Bathmate Pump is Bathmate’s “Maxout” or Jelqing cream. And no that’s not a typo. Jelqing is another word for milking and is often used to describe the physical act of stroking the shaft of the penis. Popular belief is that when this is done properly it is possible to achieve a larger and stronger penis. Personally, my vote is still out on this debate. However, if you are interested in increasing the size of your “manhood” I would say pumps are your safer option when done the right way. The Maxout Cream by Bathmate does add a great level of moisturiser to the shaft of the penis before you begin using the pump.
Control Delay Cream
It’s exactly what it says it does! With a strong understanding of how effective their product is Bathmate knew their customers would want some help to delay their climax while using the pumps. With help from the Delay cream and some steady practice, these pumps can help do more than engorge a member, if used smart these pumps could help to curb the urge to prematurely ejaculate.
3 x Power Rings
If you’ve read some of my previous blogs, you’ll already know what a proponent of cock rings I am! I am very lucky to have one of each of the 3 power rings by Bathmate. I have only taken one out of its packaging and until it breaks, it will be my regular. The ring I am currently obsessed with is the “Gladiator”, it’s a rounded ring made from soft squishy TPE/TPR or rubber if you want a simple name. The unique thing about the Gladiator is the nodes on the inside of the ring. These little nodes add great pleasure pressure to the penis aiding with blood flow control and adding great pressure sensations. I have used this both with the pump and without the pump, it’s just a great cock ring to add to any collection!
If you’re going to the field leader with your product why not develop your own custom toy cleaner? That’s exactly what Bathmate has done with their misting toy cleaner. I will say I used this to both clean out the Hydromax pump itself and it worked great, at least from what I could tell. The device didn’t need much of a clean though. I did also try the misting toy cleaner on a few other toys that had been used with silicone lube. I found that the misting spray nozzle meant I needed more spray to give the toys a coating, it also took a touch of elbow grease to get that silicone film off the toys as well. I think the Misting toy cleaner is better left for the delicate job of keeping my pump clean and healthy.
Call me Happy! Because that’s what I am. I stepped outside of my regular (however irregular they might be) realm of sexual pleasures and tried a completely new style of toy. While there were a few surprises, a few things I found difficult, I am very excited about my Hydromax (and Gladiator cock ring). What I find most intriguing is now I can see firsthand how these penis enlargement devices like the Hydromax could potentially help those with premature ejaculation. I’m still unsure about the pumps having lasting effects on the physiology of a penis. At least we can have fun finding out!
Author: Patrick Kriz- BA, Psych (HON)- Human Sexuality
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