Bathmate Review – A Popular Penis Pump

In this article, I review the Bathmate penis pump.

I have discussed penis size with a number of women, and even with a few gay men. Why? I only did this in order to get a better picture as to what people really think about penis size. I wanted to hear about this from real-life people, rather than always having to rely on studies and surveys.

Not surprisingly, every person I have ever discussed this with has informed me that penis size is not really important. They believe size is mostly overshadowed by a number of other factors. However, some of those same people have admitted that they get more aroused with well-endowed men. It would appear that the heightened arousal is more psychological than it is physical. But even so, it seems obvious that penis size does indeed make a difference.

Bathmate Review

Bathmate PumpIn the beginning, the Hercules and Goliath were released as the company’s best penis pumps. The Hercules is considered one of the best because of its size, and the Goliath because it is the bigger hydro penis pump.

As time went by, the Hydromax was introduced. It is an improved version of the Hercules and Goliath because it has 30 percent more power. Apart from the HydoMax Extremes that has a hand pump, the other penis pumps are pretty much self-contained. They don’t come with extra parts.

Bathmate vs. Penis Extenders

The Bathmate is essentially a penis pump, and as such, they should not be confused with actual penis extenders which are in fact mechanical devices that provide a varying degree of traction for extended periods of time. Penis extenders and pumps both have their own pros and cons. So, it really is a matter of having to determine which of the two best suits your lifestyle or schedule.

Unlike mechanical extenders, the Bathmate work by means of a vacuum. You just fill them up with warm water. And then you slide it over your penis until the entrance part is pressed firmly against your pubic bone.

Once it is in position, you pump it a number of times in order to create a suction.  The suction causes your penis to increase in length. As it does, excess water is expelled from a valve on the tip of the device. Once you have built up adequate suction, you close the valve so that the suction pressure is retained.

Bathmate should be used for around 15 minutes per day, preferably while you are in the bath or in the shower. I recommend that you try to loosen up down there before you begin. In other words, try to avoid getting an erection. The general consensus is that these devices work better if your penis is in a flaccid state. Also, try to loosen up your scrotum so that your testicles are hanging down, away from your penis.

Choosing a Bathmate That’s Right for You

There are currently four different Bathmate penis pumps available on the market, and as is to be expected, choosing the right one is crucial if you are hoping to maximize results. The four Bathmate models you can choose from are:


The Hercules model is the original Bathmate hydro pump and it was essentially designed for men with an erect penis length of up to 7 inches. Maximum length capacity is 8.5 inches, and maximum girth capacity is 6.7 inches. The Hercules pump is suitable for most men, and this, together with the fact that it is the cheapest model in the range, has resulted in it becoming the most popular.

HydroMax X20

If the length of your erect penis is below 5.5 inches, it would probably be a better idea to opt for the HydroMax X20 model. The HydroMax X30, on the other hand, is roughly the same size as the Hercules, but modifications to the design allow it to deliver up to 30 times more suction than the Hercules or the HydroMax X20.

HydroMax X30

This penile device is ideal for the man who wants huge gains in a little amount of time. Due to its improved valve system, it has the ability to suction up to 30 percent more, unlike other devices. In terms of size, it’s similar to the Hercules. Thus, many men will find this model to be effective.

HydroMax X40

The X40 is much like the X30 model, but it is for men who have an erect penis length of 7 to 9 inches.  It can also accommodate men with a max girth of 7.9 inches.


This is the largest penis pump because it can accommodate men with a penis length in the range of 9 to 10.5 inches. It can also accommodate men with a max girth of 9 inches. This pump is so large that you could put a Hercules penis pump inside of it.

The Goliath is also very similar, but it is designed for those men who are already very well endowed, in that it can accommodate an erect penis of up to 10.5 inches in length. The HydroMax Extreme is also much like the X30 and X40, but it comes with a handball pump, hose and etc.

HydroMax Extreme

This penis pump is available in a series of XX30, XX40, and XX50. It’s for men who have a penis length in the range of 9 to 11 inches. It comes with a handball pump, hose and plenty of extras. This line is the most advanced series.

How To Use The Bathmate

A Bathmate is easy to use. Just make it a regular part of your daily routine.

When in the shower or bathtub, put warm water in the tube. Then put your soft penis in the cylinder pump. (Some men start the routine with an erect penis instead.) To seal the pump, pull it towards your body and release it. While doing this, the water comes out from the pump through the release bulb at the end of the cylinder.

When the penis pump is closed, you start pumping. Your penis gets bigger in size and becomes erect.

When the bulb doesn’t have any more water, you’ve reached the maximum pressure level. At this point, you can begin with 1-2 cm more erection length or even more. Although it won’t hurt, you will feel a little pressure when you pull. If it hurts, release the pressure by releasing the valve.

Once the pressure is at the highest point, let it stay on for about five to six minutes. When you’re finished, hold the release valve down and take out your penis. You have to follow these steps at least two more times. Also, you must finish three cycles in 15 to 20 minutes. This gives quick optimal results.

To ensure that you’re comfortable, warm up first. Make sure your penis and scrotum are flaccid. If your scrotum is tight, it could accidentally be sucked into the pump, and this is very painful. Another way to ensure comfort is to do penile exercises prior to your penis stretching routine. In addition, use warm during this process.

Benefits of Using a Bathmate

The following are benefits of using a penis pump:

  • Temporary penile length increase
  • Temporary penile girth increase
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Longer stamina
  • Stronger orgasms
  • Enlarged penis head
  • Corrected penis curvature
  • Help with Peyronie’s disease
  • Corrected erectile dysfunction

Bathmate Hydro Pumps – Pros

  • You only need to use these devices for 15 minutes per day.
  • Uses water rather than air in order to create a more comfortable, and a more reliable suction.
  • Short-term results are achieved almost immediately.

Bathmate Hydro Pumps – Cons

  • You need to use the pump on a daily basis.
  • It can take quite some time in order to achieve permanent results.
  • Individual results may vary.

Bathmate pumps were first introduced as air pumps. But they were improved via hydraulic and pneumatic improvements. Thus, they were deemed to work even better with water. This is because water makes a slight vacuum around the penis, which works to increase and improve penile health.

The newly created pump is known as the Hydromax hydro pump. This is when water is used to provide more blood flow to the penis. As a result, this volumizes blood chambers, which leads to long, thick and rock-hard erections.

Side Effects

It is imperative that you purchase the right sized penis pump. Choosing the wrong one means that you won’t get optimal results, and you could end up with an injured penis. However, understand that results are not dependent on whether or not you purchase an air or water pump. Put your main focus on choosing a quality penis pump.

My Routine

I pumped for 2 minutes and then stopped for 15 seconds to let the blood flow back into my penis. When you pump too hard and don’t take breaks, this draws too much blood too fast into the foreskin’s thin blood vessels. I didn’t see burst vessels or swelling after this. I decreased the recommended time and pressure. Thus, I thought I wouldn’t see good results. However, the results were there. But I was still skeptical.

Well, all in all, I have grown a .75 inch in length and almost a .5 inch in girth. I accomplished this following the program and taking necessary breaks. I’ m happy. My penis is almost a full inch longer.

I’m still going to go slowly, but I’m putting both Epsom salt and magnesium chloride in the water. I’ve been testing this strategy, but I think I’ll get good results. Magnesium chloride is good for more than 300 body chemical reactions, many of which have to do with cellular repair. I’ll send updates on my progress soon. But until then, you need to get accustomed to using a hydro pump. When I release a new guide, you can use my tips in your new penis pumping routine.


I purchased a Hercules hydro pump in 2012 for a mere $110. I wanted to see if penis pumps really worked. Unfortunately, I had plenty of problems along the way. My testicles swelled up, which resulted in my not using it for 30 days. But my penis did temporally grow a fourth of an inch.

I finally started using my pump again, but I took things much slower. Although it was recommended that I use it for 10-15 minutes, I only used it for half of this time. In addition, I stopped measuring. I focused on using it for 5 days a week in the shower. I got accustomed to my routine and didn’t worry about the results. Amazingly, I started to see the following changes:

  • My penis had more veins. It looked it had been lifting weights.
  • The Fordyce spots on my penis begin to disappear. I think this was because I was putting magnesium chloride in the water.
  • There were small stretch marks on my penis foreskin, but my no discoloration. This was due to overstretching, which made my foreskin swell up. (This discontinued when I reduced the pumping pressure and took breaks between pumping sessions. I think that the magnesium chloride also helped with this.)
  • My penis head grew larger. I’ve always had a small penis head, but now it is actually shaped like a mushroom.

I hope you found this information useful. You may feel overwhelmed at this point, but just think about what I’ve mentioned.

*Keep in mind individual results will vary. Expected and unexpected circumstances can affect the outcome of your results.