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by Katie Peachesa October 28, 2017 3 min read

Beginner's Guide To Vacuum Pumps

By Tatyana Dyachenko

Vacuum pumps are great precursors to sensory play. Although they can be used as enlargement toys, their benefits are more geared towards enhancing the effects of sensation play. The toys use a very simple technique to ensure that the body is prepared for a great session filled with intense sensations. To start you off in this exciting journey, here are some fundamental rules that you should always keep in mind;


  • Stop the pumping if you experience any pain or loss of sensation. 
  • If you notice any red spots or reddening in the area, take at least a 24 hour break before reaching for the pump again. 
  • Do not use the vacuum pump every day. Always ensure that you take ample breaks between sessions.
  • Always apply pressure gradually. Applying too much pressure too soon may cause pain and injury to the area.
  • Lubrication is important; so ensure that you apply it generously to the area. It helps to keep the seal in place and also prevents against windburn.
  • Always ensure that you trim any hairs from the area to enhance the seal of the pump.
  • Never pump for more than 15 minutes straight in a single session without taking a break.

Types of Vacuum Pumps

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Now that you have the rules down, it is time to choose the pump that best fits your needs. Here are a few pump categories designed for both beginners and those with a little bit of experience;

Squeeze Pump

Designed to take the show slow and steady, this toy has a hand held bulb connected to the suction cup via a tube. Press the bulb to drive out all the air from the cup and use the release valve to get the air back in. With this pump, the pumping action is gradual, ideal for beginners.

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Twist Pump

This toy boasts of a screw-like design, perfect for those who want to stay in complete control of the pumping action. The pump provides a powerful suction, making it ideal for both beginners and veterans of the game.

Hand Trigger

This toy provides a powerful suction with a very convenient pumping mechanism. However, this hand trigger design also makes it possible to apply too much pressure too soon. Only indulge in this toy if you have a bit of pumping experience.

Beginner's Guide To Vacuum Pumps - Penis Pumps, Pussy Pumps, Inflatable Butt Plugs

Water Pump

This pump is filled with warm water which increases the suction of the power as well as stimulating blood flow and improving circulation. This toy guarantees a whole new level of increased sensitivity. However, you require a bit more experience to handle this one.


These tiny additions pack quite a punch. With the decreased surface area, they concentrate the power on a small area thereby increasing sensitivity and stimulating the area greatly. However, their size should not fool you and always ensure you stick to the 15 minute rule even with these ones.

Beginner's Guide To Vacuum Pumps - Penis Pumps, Pussy Pumps, Inflatable Butt Plugs

Electric Pump

For those looking for a bit of automated fun, look no further. This pump does all the work as you sit back and enjoy the fruits of its labor. However, this toy may not be designed for control freaks as this takes away all their power and control


First and foremost, massage the area that you intend to pump. For penis pumping, ensure that the penis is partially or fully erect before starting out. This can be done by jelqing as it prepares the penis to become acquainted with the additional pressure coming its way.

Next, apply ample lubricant to the area and the inside of the pump’s base. To ensure that the seal actually holds, make sure any long hairs are trimmed.

Ensure that the air released valve is closed and then apply suction slowly. Pump slowly to increase the pressure. If the cup holds, then start your session. If you feel the cup shifting, reset the cup and try again until the cup actually holds. From here, pump slowly and gradually to achieve the intended sensation. Always make sure that your sessions last between 10 to 20 minutes.

As with all other toy plays, make sure that you take it slow, gradually introducing more powerful toys to avoid unnecessary painful experiences.

Katie Peachesa
Katie Peachesa

Katie Peachesa is a sex and lingerie blogger based out of the urban chic Wapping in the heart of East London, United Kingdom. In her spare time, Katie enjoys photography, yoga and fitness, a bit of boxing, traveling, keeping up with the latest fashion trends and mudlarking and exploring pastoral settings. You are likely to find Katie in an artisan cafe in Brick Lane on a Saturday afternoon furiously typing her next article on her laptop whilst she is sipping on her flat white and drawing inspiration from the hustle and bustle in the heart of creative London. Katie runs the "Fashion Life Mag" and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Allure, Grazia, Tatler, Evening Standard and other popular media outlets.

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