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Penis Pump Risk: A Bent Penis

by Robert Howarth (21-Apr-2020)

Although it's not an accessory on every man's night table, plenty of guys have made use of a penis pump at some time or another - and a number are satisfied, habitual users of this product. However, there are some risks associated with such a device - including the possibility of obtaining a bent penis from incorrect use. Anyone concerned with sensible penis care needs to be aware of the possible risks associated with any product, so that they can make an informed decision as to whether to use it or not.

Like just about any sex toy, a penis pump comes with some potentially unwanted side effects; a bent penis is one of the least likely ones, but being prepared and taking preventive steps is all for the best for users or potential users.

The pump

People talk about "bathmate" as if there is only one kind, but there is variation from one brand to another. However, in general, the pump consists of a cylinder (typically made of a clear material, such as acrylic). One end of the tube is open, and is encircled by a ring (generally plastic) through which the penis is inserted.

Penis pumps (also called vacuum constriction devices) are often prescribed for men with erectile dysfunction as a means of helping them obtain tumescence. But they are also frequently employed by men for whom erections are not an issue, as a way of increasing (temporarily) the girth and/or length of the member. This is achieved by placing the penis in the tube, then pumping out all the air. This creates a "vacuum" within the tube, which has the effect of increasing blood flow in the organ and bringing on an erection - and in some cases, "puffing up" the penis so that it is larger.

Those hoping to create monster size manhoods by using a pump should be aware that the effects are generally transient. However, many men find pleasure in sporting a larger-than-usual erection, even if only for a circumscribed period of time.

Proper use

Instructions should be provided for each pump and men should read them carefully before beginning any kind of pump activities. While the penis can handle a lot of rough action, it can be damaged, so a guy should be better safe than sorry.

Bent penis

How can misuse of a penis pump produce a bent penis? There are at least two ways that this can occur.

Removing the pump inappropriately. For most pumps, the proper removal of the device involves moving the ring at the bottom of the tube down to the base of the penis, and then removing the tube after releasing the vacuum. Neglecting to perform these steps and attempting to remove the pump before it is ready may cause some trauma, including the possibility of bending the member if the tube is removed midway down the shaft.

Overuse. When something feels good, a guy wants to do it again and again, and for as long as possible. But using penis pumps in moderation is essential because overuse can result in torn and damaged penile tissue. When this tissue heals and mends, the body lays down a thin layer of scar tissue. If those layers build up in the same place over a period of time, they may cause the penis to bend or curve excessively.