How to Choose and Use a Bathmate Penis Pump

by Lovehoney

on 2 May 2017

Lots of men decide to try using a penis pump to achieve a larger manhood in minutes. Bathmate penis pumps use the power of water to help you achieve a bigger length and girth. Frequent use of a Bathmate pump in the bath or shower leads to bigger penis, and many men report enhanced erections and increased stamina to boot.


This guide explains how Bathmate penis enlargers work and help you choose the best pump for your needs.

How does it work?

As the name suggests, Bathmate pumps are designed to be used with water in the bath or shower. Unlike regular penis pumps, which use air to create a vacuum around the penis, Bathmate products use water to make a more consistent, powerful and uniform vacuum. This means that the growth in length and girth happens evenly, leading to a penis that looks bigger all over, without the bulging that some users of other penis pumps report.

Bathmate HYDRO7 Penis Pump Clear 5-7 InchesThe pressure created by the vacuum encourages blood flow to the penis, which engorges the tissue and increases your size. Because of the patented bellows pump system that Bathmate uses, the change to the penis happens steadily over several stages, ensuring fresh blood continues to flow into the penis. Many experts claim this renewal flushes out toxins in the penis which could contribute to erectile dysfunction - but this theory hasn't been proven by doctors. However, the NHS reports that 9/10 men who suffer from erectile dysfunction are able to have sex after using a vacuum pump like the Bathmate, so it's worth looking into if you suffer from ED.

Using your Bathmate for 15-20 minutes a day will show immediate growth, but consistent use over 6 weeks ensures optimal results.

What are the different types of Bathmate?

So you've decided to buy a Bathmate, but which should you choose? Below we've explained the differences between the different Bathmate pumps. Bear in mind that your pre-pump penis size could determine which Bathmate is suitable for you, so take a moment to measure your erect length from the pubic bone to the tip, and the circumference at the widest point of your penis.

1. Bathmate Original

Bathmate HYDRO7 Penis Pump Blue 5-7 InchesThe Bathmate HYDRO7 Penis Pump replaces the Hercules model by name. The pump itself hasn't changed as it's the best-selling Bathmate pump, and it's the perfect choice for beginners.

This model has quick-release valve that doesn't feature the bellows pump system of the more advanced Bathmate products, making it an ideal starter pump for men who want to work their way up to more pressure. The easy-to-use valve is simple to release in seconds if you want to end your session quickly.

It's also the most affordable Bathmate pump at only [[productprice:productid=40289]].

Size-wise, the HYDRO7 is perfect for men with a pre-pump erect length of under 7 inches and a girth of up to 5.7 inches. The pump has been designed to allow room for growth.

Choose from clear or blue models.

2. Bathmate HYDROMAX X Series

The Bathmate Hydromax X Series boasts 35% more power than the original Bathmate due to the enhanced bellows pump system which creates the maximum vacuum pressure allowed by the FDA.

Other differences include the addition of a removable sealing ring that offers more comfort around the base of the penis and testicles while in use, and an improved valve that can be closed completely to allow for one-handed filling.

A great choice for anyone getting serious about pumping, the HYDROMAX X range is available over a range of sizes, ensuring the best fit for your length.


The Bathmate HYDROXTREME X series is most suitable for advanced users. This range has all the benefits of the HYDROMAX X Series, with the addition of a hand pump to allow for more controlled pumping. The HYDROXTREME pumps also come with an exciting array of accessories to maximise your results, including a luxury storage case with lock, cotton towel and shower strap.

How do I use a Bathmate pump?

All Bathmate pumps are designed to by used with warm water in the bath or shower. Start by closing the top of the pump. If you're using the Bathmate Original HYDRO7 Penis Pump, you'll need to hold the black pip down with your finger and keep it in place while filling. If you're using a pump from the Hydromax series, you have to click the black pip to the side. Finally, for pumps in the Xtreme range you must lock the valve by rotating it clockwise before clicking the pip to the side.

Once the valve is closed, fill the pump up with water and place the cylinder over your flaccid penis. Release the pip and pull the pump slowly towards your body to create a seal. Slowly release away from your body. Water will spray from the tip during these initial steps.

Bathmate Penis Pump Shower StrapBegin pumping the Bathmate slowly. You'll start to feel the pressure building and your penis will become erect. Keep pumping until no more water emerges from the top of the cyclinder. This means you've reached maximum pressure. Now it's time to leave the Bathmate in place (without pumping) for 5-6 minutes. If you're using your Bathmate in the shower, you may find the Bathmate Penis Pump Shower Strap ([[productprice:productid=19199]]) useful during this time - it connects to the tip of the pump and wraps around your neck to keep the Bathmate in place while you wait, leaving your hands free.

After the time is up, release the valve by pressing it down on each side. If you're using a pump from the Xtreme series, you'll have to unlock it first by rotating the valve anti-clockwise.

Repeat this process 1-2 more times. After 3 reps, you'll have reached optimal growth for that session. Don't use your Bathmate for longer than 15-20 minutes in one session. You can repeat this process once a day, and after 6 weeks you should have a bigger, girthier manhood.

Still not sure which Bathmate to choose?

You can Contact Customer Care, who will be able to help you find the perfect penis pump for you. You can email, telephone or live chat to an experienced advisor 24/7.

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Originally published on 2 May 2017. Updated on 5 Aug 2020