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UPDATED by PHALLOGAUGE PE Coach, on May 27, 2018

What Is a Penis Pump?

Penis pumps are chambers with a valve that regulates the amount of pressure inside the chamber.

Penis pumps can use an air or water-based chamber.

The goal of penis pumps is to increase penis girth.

Learn the science of how penis pumps work, here.

An example of a commercial penis pump.
A standard penis pump (Bathmate X30, shown).

Quick Penis Pump Reviews

The two main penis pump brands on the market are:

  • Bathmate (Hydromax)

  • Penomet

Here we compare the various models produced by these two brands.

Brand Model Typical Price
HydroMax Hercules $110
HydroMax Goliath $139
HydroMax X30 $159
HydroMax X40 $199
HydroMax XX30 $299
HydroMax XX40 $349
Penomet Standard $127
Penomet Extra $197
Penomet Premium $297

For your convenience, we actually sell most of these pumps here at a discount, straight from our warehouse in Los Angeles.

1. Bathmate Hercules

  • Price at other vendors: $110

  • PHALLOGAUGE Price: $96
Glamor shot of the Bathmate penis pump.
The Bathmate is a popular water-based penis pump.

The Bathmate is probably the most popular water-based penis pump on the market right now.

But there's a lot of different models with different price points.

This isn't surprising as it is heavily marketed and heavily endorsed by affiliates.

But what's our take on this pump?

Overall, it's a solid water-based penis pump.

But keep in mind, it's the original model.

While it isn't bad, the other Bathmate model pumps are simply better.

A man in a bathtub using a penis pump.
Taking a bath is the perfect time to use a penis pump.

Here's what a typical Bathmate session looks like:

  1. Warm your whole body, especially flaccid penis for about 5 minutes.

  2. Grow an erection.

  3. Fill the Bathmate with warm-hot water.

  4. Bathmate being filled with water.
    Bathmate being filled with water so that it can be used.
  5. Maintaining your erection, stick your penis in the water-filled Bathmate.

  6. Press the Bathmate against your pelvis to create a water-tight seal. (Make sure water is not leaking out).

  7. Press the Bathmate against your pelvis multiple times to increase the pressure in the Bathmate. Make sure not to go over the "safe threshold".

  8. Wear the Bathmate on yourself for 15 mintues (do not go over 20 minutes).

  9. Release the valve to decrease pressure and remove the Bathmate.

  10. Finish your shower/bath and clean your Bathmate with ordinary hand soap.

To go more in-depth on the exact steps to use a penis pump, go here.

2. Bathmate Goliath

  • Price at other vendors: $139

  • PHALLOGAUGE Price: $99

Hercules and Goliath are exactly the same in terms of pressure and pump structure.

The main difference is that the Goliath is a little bigger than Hercules so that it can accommodate guys that won't fit in the Hercules model.

That's it.

If you're in it for the long-run, just get the Goliath since you won't waste money on the Hercules when you outgrow it.

Hercules: for men with 3-5 inches in girth (erect).
Goliath: For men with 5-9 inches in girth (erect).

You can get the Hercules model or the Goliath model from us here.

For more detailed specifics on the Bathmate and what to expect, see our complete Bathmate guide.

Bathmate X-SERIES

These line of pumps consist of three models:

  1. X20

  2. X30

  3. X40

The 3 Models of the Bathmate X-Series.

What's the difference between the X-Series pumps and the Hercules/Goliath models?

Good question.

The X-Series pumps have more pressure power and chamber stability.

This isn't surprising given that this model came out a few years after the Goliath and Hercules models.

Overall, they are just better in quality.

I highly recommend getting one of these models if you can afford it - it's definitely worth it in the long-run.

What's the Difference Between X20, X30, and X40?

Same as the difference between Hercules and Goliath: The size of the guy using it!

  • X20 is for the smallest guys - less than 7.5" in length, and less than 5.5" in girth.

  • X30 is for medium guys - less than 8.5" in length, and less than 6.7" in girth.

  • X40 is for already large guys - less than 10" in length, and less than 7.9" in girth.

3. Bathmate X20

  • Price at other vendors: $139


4. Bathmate X30

  • Price at other vendors: $159

  • PHALLOGAUGE Price: $125

5. Bathmate X40

  • Price at other vendors: $199

  • PHALLOGAUGE Price: $149

6. Bathmate: Hydromax Xtreme-Series

All 4 Bathmate Xtreme Series Penis Pumps
This is a more expensive model of the Bathmate that uses a hand squeeze-pump.

This penis pump provides more pressure power, and we here at PhalloGauge typically do not recommend this pump to beginners who are doing penis pumping for the first time.

The biggest noticable differences are:

  1. The sigificantly larger chamber for the "larger" men.

  2. The addition of a hand-squeeze-pump to increase pressure in the chamber.

While you could get away with using the Xtreme-Series pumps if you're a beginner, the cost is significantly more, so it may be more cost effective to just get the original Bathmate Hydromax (the blue ones).

Ultimately the choice is up to you, but larger men may have to get the Xtreme-Series.


Penomet penis pump glamor shot.
The Penomet penis pump is another water-based pump type.

The Penomet is another interesting water-based penis pump.

Strangely, it has existed even before the Bathmate, but it's not quite as popular.

Functional-wise, it's just as good as the Bathmate - it gets the job done.

The steps required to use the Penomet are practically identical to the Bathmate Original Hydromax model: Fill, and press against your pelvis to get your pump on.

Penomet offers many different types of packages with different accessories.

If you just get the bare-bones basic Penomet pump, you can expect to spend less than the Bathmate at a price point around $127.

Penis Pumps for Erectile Dysfunction

Penis pumps can definitely help guys with erectile dysfunction.


Well, simply use a penis pump before sex in order to "boost" your boner.

That way you can really get the blood flowing into your penis for an erection.

In Conclusion

Penis Pumps are still going strong as girth-providing solutions for one reason: They work.

Recent technology has provided us with water-based pumps, a significant advancement of the decade-old air-based pumps.

The price range for a penis pump is usually $150+ or more.

On average, the price is about $200.

Regardless of which pump you get, it's important to not get too excited when you use it for the first time, as it is neceessary to ease your body into the pump to prevent injury.

We talk all about it in our guide on how to use a penis pump correctly.

Whether you're a beginner or veteran to penis enlargement, you can't go wrong with a penis pump.

From experience, if anything, use it just before sex, and your partner will notice the difference.

That alone will justify your investment in one.

Luckily, our company PHALLOGAUGE is a direct distributor of reduced-price Bathmate pumps, so go here to get it directly from us.

Pumps don't add length, so if you're looking to hit her deep vaginal walls - you may be interested in our extender that thousands of men already use.

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