you get into pumping, you'd better know the risks and how to avoid
all potential problems stem from applying too much pressure for
too long. Here's the bad news. I've made all the mistakes and experienced
the "minor problems" myself (see the photo of my water
blister at the right). Fortunately, I have not had to deal with
the major ones.
you develop any of the minor problems other than petechia, stop
pumping for as long as it takes to return to normal, plus an extra
5 days to be sure you've healed. Then start up again, slow and easy.
For petechia, take a day or two off.
you develop any of the major problems, stop pumping and see a doctor
If you get a piercing, stop pumping for several weeks to allow complete healing. Also, it usually works better to leave your jewelry on while you pump.
of the shaft - caused by buildup of minerals drawn into the skin with other fluids when you pump. Eventually they will flush out.
You can lessen the buildup by improving circulation, either by milking the tube or by taking a break and milking your dick.
Best way to prevent darkening is to drink plenty of water before you pump, and use lower pressure so you're not forcing fluid into the cock skin so fast. When you pump slower, more volume goes into the core, and the fluids have more time for minerals to get filtered out.
or "pin-cushion spots" - tiny blood blisters or bruises
caused by burst capillaries in the skin. They can heal in a couple
days, or spread and last for weeks or even months. The glans is
especially susceptible, as the tissue there does not stretch easily.
I've had repeated bouts of petechia on my glans.
The best way to avoid petechia is to control your pressure
according to your sensations - if you feel pinpricks or localized
pain in the glans, immediately back off the pressure and stay
below that level until your cock is really stretching out. Warming
up the cock, and pumping in warm water also help.
Once you have petechia, stop pumping for a couple days. If it
doesn't go away, I have found the best cure is actually
to start pumping again. Pump moderately for 15 - 30 minutes every
day, light pressure, no pain. Before and after the pump, coat
your glans with sticky hand creme like George's
or Noxema. These are more healing than lube or light cremes.
George's cream can also help prevent petechia. Slather it over
your glans before pumping. The cream helps the tissue expand easier,
but also seals the skin against the vacuum pressure.
- caused by too much pressure bursting blood vessels in your skin;
take about 5 days to heal.
- caused by too much pressure on your glans (cock head); may also
be caused by using water that's too hot when pumping
wet; take about 5 days to heal.
- excessive swelling of the foreskin - caused by prolonged pressure
overinflating the elastic foreskin tissue; some guys want a donut
to stretch their foreskin; returns to normal after 2 - 24 hours;
you can reduce it by massaging the penis between pumping sets.
- sometimes as you deflate after pumping, your dick will look
rather shrivelled or twisted; this effect goes away after a few
hours; having an erection along the way helps.
of erectile fulness, difficulty getting or sustaining an erection;
caused by straining the tissues of the corpus cavernosa (your
"hardening tubes") or by damage to the blood vessel
valves that lock blood into the erect cock; takes 1 - 3 days to
return to normal.
disease - long-term erectile dysfunction; caused by damage
to the blood vessel valves; if you suspect this, see a urologist
or other lumps
in penile tissue; caused by repeated, chronic bruising; may disappear
Problems with Piercings
Some guys sport a PA (Prince Albert) ring through the end of their dick. The piercing usually goes through the spunkhole to the frenum (underside of the cockhead). When you get a piercing, you need to allow plenty of time for it to heal before you pump. Otherwise the weakened structure of your frenum could tear.
Some guys have a piercing behind the balls, called a guiche, to enhance their male G-spot pleasure. As with a cockhead piercing, you need to let it heal before you ballpump.
So, if you get yourself pierced, no pumping for at least 2 weeks - better yet, make that 4 weeks to be absolutely sure!
patient and take it easy! Pumping takes time, and that time
can be very enjoyable, so why push it?
your vacuum pressure! Follow the pressure
guide further below. In general, use less pressure than your
testosterone-fuelled brain wants to. The pressure should feel
light during most of your session, and comfortably snug toward
up gradually. Pay attention to the results you get and only
slowly increase the length of your sessions or the level of pressure.
You should pump for no more than 30 minutes during the first month,
and no more than 1 hour during the first 6 months.
regularly. This way you won't be so tempted to go overboard,
and you'll get better at tracking your results and identifying your