Bathmate Hydromax7 Review
CQ has relinquished the metaphorical pen for a while so it’s me, CK, here to tell you my thoughts on the Bathmate Hydromax7 penis pump. After a pretty historical Coronation weekend, I reckon it’s probably fitting that the King gets to have his say 😉
So, let’s just get right to it – do penis pumps actually work? I’d honestly say that that depends entirely on what you’re wanting to achieve with a pump. If you’re hoping to put in a few sessions and you’re suddenly expecting to be hung like Linford Christie, then no, a pump won’t work for you. BUT if you’re more realistic in your aims, then a pump like the Hydromax7 may just be the thing for you.
So what is the Bathmate hydro range, and how does it work?
Simply put they’re penis pumps. However, they’re different in their approach, in that the hydro pumps use water as the method to draw blood into the penis to create an erection rather than other products on the market that usually use a process that relies on air. This has some advantages and drawbacks.
The advantages are that it’s much more comfortable in use and protective of the penis. Air pumps create an inconsistent pressure in the chamber, which can alter the pumping experience and give you unpredictable results. Water is consistent under pressure, so the vacuum that is created around your cock is steady and unchanging. It’s more capable of giving you full engorgement, and is far less likely to cause bruising or damage your tackle. The Hydromax7 has 35% more suction capability than the Hydro7.
The obvious disadvantages are that you really need to be in the shower or bath to use it, which means you can’t just use it for a quick impact erection whenever you feel like it. It’s also pretty tricky to get right, and can definitely be a bit hit or miss until you find the technique that works for you. It also requires long term commitment, and I really mean long term, if you’re using it to try and achieve and maintain permanent gains when it comes to size. You wouldn’t take out a month-long gym membership and expect to be ripped to fuck at the end of it, would you? So don’t expect to be able to use a penis pump for a few weeks, and then be able to put it away at the back of a cupboard and forget about it, whilst you proudly display a new horse-like dick. It ain’t gonna happen.
So back to the opening question, does the Bathmate Hydromax7 work – The simple answer is yes, but it’s not just a quick fix, it takes time, effort and commitment to see gains. You need to have realistic ideas and goals; else you’re setting yourself up to fail and be disappointed from the very start. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Bathmate pumps are simplistic by design, but are actually much more advanced in style and science than any other pump I’ve ever seen. They’re a quality product, and you can see and feel that immediately. They each have a measuring guide along the side of the transparent chamber, so you can easily monitor what’s going on, and can see any changes to size. It’s important to make sure you purchase the right size for your dick – don’t assume you can just buy the biggest one and that you can pump your way to filling it. That’s not how it works. The Hydromax7 is for cocks that are 5-7 inches in length, and that have a max girth of 6.5 inches.
A couple of tips before you start; I would suggest taking starting measurements of both length and girth. It seems obvious, but can be easily forgotten if you’re just keen to dive straight in. Then you’ll have a starting point to help monitor your gains against. Also ensure that your hair is trimmed short, or even clean shaved around the shaft and pubic region. This really is essential to ensure a better seal and good suction, which is what you’re going to need!
So how do you use the Bathmate?
- Warm up your penis and massage to relax the area
- Remove the comfort insert
- Ensure the valve/nipple on the top of the Bathmate is set to the closed position (move to left or right)
- Fill to the very top with warm water – not hot
- Re-insert the comfort sleeve
- Slide the Bathmate over your penis, creating a comfortable seal against your body
- Ensure your balls are hanging down freely and away from the seal
- Angle the pump up slightly and open the valve by switching it back to the centre
- Using both hands slowly press the Bathmate back into your pelvic bone to create a vacuum
- Continue the pumping process to force water from the top of the pump and create pressure, giving you an erection.
- Achieve comfortable max pressure and hold in place for 3 minutes – repump if necessary to maintain the level of pressure
- Remove the pump by releasing the pressure and sliding yourself out.
- Gently stroke the length of your shaft for 2 minutes until soft
- Repeat the process twice more
You can see how simple it is to use in theory, however don’t expect it to be plain sailing from the get-go. I have previous experience using the Bathmate X30 but I still struggled on my first few attempts and had to find what works best for me.
My very first attempt using the Hydromax7 was only semi successful (pun intended). I used it in the shower, followed the instructions to the letter, and couldn’t really get the suction needed to get a full erection. Yes, the pump gave me a semi hard-on but then I lost the suction needed and ended up breaking the contact – I persevered and went through the process again another twice, as suggested. Both times I achieved slightly better suction and stronger erections, but again I didn’t manage to hold it in place for the full 3 minutes.
I continued to use the product every other day (give or take) and found that for me, the comfort insert being removed gave me a much stronger vacuum and also made it easier to pump against my pelvic bone. I don’t think it being removed makes it any less comfortable either, so I really would recommend playing around to see if it’s better removed for you too. Don’t assume that it has to be in there for the pump to function correctly, because it doesn’t. Using it in the bath is definitely so much easier, but for me it just isn’t practical. In order for something to be sustainable long term, it needs to be easy and as quick to do as possible, so the shower wins. Purchasing the shower strap is a great way to make shower use that bit easier and to free up your hands for showering/hair washing etc whilst you wait for the pump to do its thing.
Now, after a few weeks of use I can slide the Hydromax7 into my morning routine easily. I’ve found what works best for me, and it becomes something you no longer have to really think about. Bathmate recommend that you use Jelqing exercises alongside a hydro pump, to help stretch and lengthen the penile tissue; they even include a sample of their Jelqing gel and instructions on how to do this. As with the pumping itself, my advice would be to always go carefully. Lengthening is done by essentially stretching the tissue, which you don’t want to rush. Going crazy and thinking you can pump harder and push your comfort boundaries is more likely to just cause an injury – slowly, slowly catchy monkey!
For me, I see Bathmate pumps as exercise devices. It helps to keep a good blood flow to the area and can improve the quality of your stiffy. Gains to length and girth are for many men a massive draw, and may be their only motive for buying such a device. I have seen an increase of around half an inch to length and maybe slightly more to the girth of my cock – but I’m really not trying to make gains. I absolutely know that I could keep up the maximum regime recommended and develop higher results on the measuring scale. Those results would be quicker gains initially that would disappear quickly after a few hours or days of non-pumping. Continued use would see the gains shrink less and less over time, leaving behind a permanent, or at least a semi-permanent result. My experience years ago with the X30 taught me that.
If that was to happen though, I think CQ would probably have my guts for garters, and so I’ve been very careful not to push too hard for bigger physical changes. She’s adamant that she doesn’t want to see any kind of big change down there. Which leads me on to another point that I think everyone should consider, their partners. We might carry our cocks around every day, wash them, tug them for our own pleasure … but it’s our partners who really show them the love … play with them, suck them, take them into their bodies. What they think matters.
You would probably be told by many people that doing anything that changes your body should be done for yourself, and for the most part, I think that’s true. Yes, pumping your cock and seeing a bigger erection is a great thing as a man. We’ve kind of had it drummed into us that women or society in general think bigger is better. But, if I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that sometimes myths and stereotypes like that aren’t always true. She’s always said that we fit together perfectly. Not just in an emotional, mushy kind of way, but physically. The length of my dick, how thick it is, the depth of her cervix and width of her inner walls all matter. She says I hit all of the right spots, and I have to say after years of fucking her, I have to agree! We don’t want to mess with that too much. My penis is my own obviously, but make no mistake, my dick really belongs to CQ – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I have been lucky enough to get my hands on a couple of Bathmate products in the past, and it’s always immediately obvious that they are well made and of a high quality. If you’re looking to work out your cock, work towards measurement gains or just want to strengthen your erections, I’d recommend you check them out. But remember, be realistic and understand that individual results will vary from person to person.
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