This is my personal experience with the bathmate hydropump line of penis pumps. I started pumping with the hercules, upgraded to the x30, and just recently upgraded again to the x40 Xtreme. So, I have used almost all of the pump variations they make – so I feel qualified to share my knowledge.
I cover the hydromax x20, x30, x40, and the original Hercules and Goliath models in detail. The review is long, but try to at least skim it all. I have a lot of pictures and photos included, and I approve and reply to all comments (positive and negative feedback and opinions are approved in the comments, skim those as well).
The first 3 months pumping…
These are the changes I have noticed since becoming a regular bathmate pumper. I bolded the ones that I have had the most positive affect on my life overall. However all the changes have been noticeable, not just by me but my girlfriend as well.
- Penis measures longer after pumping
- Thicker shaft and head even when I don’t pump
- Penis is more veiny and heavier
- Way more confidence when I’m naked
- Stamina has increased (primarily due to confidence)
- Longer lasting orgasms (from 5 seconds of cumming to maybe 15-20)
- Holding an erection after ejaculation is easier
- Fatter penis head that barely fits in my girlfriends mouth
- Delayed ejaculation by about 5 minutes (premature ejaculation)
Most of the things I listed above were experienced within the first two days of pumping. Lasting longer in bed and the permanent girth and length enhancement happened about three months in.
Already know about the bathmate? Comparing to Penomet? I compared them in great detail…
Bathmate is a different kind of pump
The Bathmate is a water based penis pump designed specifically to be used in the bath and shower. Water based pumps are much more effective, you’ll see results faster than you would using an old-school air based pump. Bathmate has been around for long enough to be tested in a medical environment and prescribed to treat ED outside the US.
It’s also been featured on Tosh.0, and that media attention fueled knock offs all over eBay and Amazon. The knockoffs crack and break pretty easily, so beware the “to good to be true” price tag. Pretty much if you searched for a penis pump, you’re going to see bathmate someplace. Still though, its a penis pump and that makes it suspect.
How does the Bathmate penis pump work?
This video explains how the bathmate works to increase the size of your penis over a short period of time. Basically the hot water works to relax your spongy tissue in your shaft, and opens up your blood vessels. Then when you pump with it, because everything is relaxed more blood gets in, and that expands your penis’ capacity to hold blood.
Size Comparison (Hercules, x30, x40, Xtreme x30, Xtreme x40 and Goliath)
Here you can see the difference in sizes available, Goliath being the largest but still having the old gaiter system, and hydromax x30 and x40 having the new super comfortable, no leak gaiter system.
|Model||Hercules||Hydromax x20||Hydromax x30 (incl. Xtreme)||Hydromax x40 (incl. Xtreme)||Goliath|
|MAX Length||7 inches||7.5 inches||8.5 inches||10 inches||10 inches|
|MAX Girth||6.5 inches||5.5 inches||6.7 inches||7.9 inches||9 inches|
|Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More|
My thoughts after using Bathmate for 2 years
First of all I love the bathmate hydro pump, its awesome, it works, its easy to use and it doesn’t have a bunch of parts and small pieces. First time I used it I was a lot thicker girth wise, and it lasted about 4 hours. After a few more times using it (daily) my thickness increase lasted longer, about 8 hours after using it.
My penis length has increased quite a bit since I began pumping. I would say most of the gains came from jelqing and stretching between pumping sessions, which I highly recommend as an effective strategy for faster growth. Girth is what Batmate really affects, and my girth has gone from 5.4″ to 6.2″, which I believe is damn good compared to 10k dollar surgery for a skin graft. (Which I was actually considered)
I also last a lot longer in bed, and that change was noticeable three, maybe four months in. I don’t really get the science behind why pumping seems to improve ejaculation times, but I think it has something to do with how frequently my penis head is fully expanded. The increased blood flow and erection frequency improves how well I handle stimulation.
Erections are much harder than pre-pumping, and they stay longer. Even when my boner fades away, It hangs longer and thicker than before. I used to be 100% a “grower”, and that sucks for walking around naked and feeling confident. My dick could be considered a “shower” now, but I still want it larger so this isn’t my last update.
So, I suppose my official opinion is the bathmate has been a really smart purchase for me. It’s fun and easy to use, and having a bigger dick has increased my confidence by double at least. I don’t think I could have put a price on that, but if I did it would be a higher price than I paid for the bathmate. So yea, overall I am happy I spent the money and happy with the results it has given me. Only thing I would change is the ruler on the front, its a sticker and it began peeling right away.
The Bathmate comes in a few flavors, but I’m gonna focus on the best bang for your buck model, the Bathmate Hydromax.
Overview of the Bathmate Hydromax
The Bathmate HydroMax and Xtreme series pumps are the latest additions to Bathmate’s (now famous) line of of penis pumps. The Hydromax line brings some improvements from the first Hercules pump;
- New Gaiter System providing 35% more power
- Comfort Base! Super squishy silicone base to eliminate pelvic bone pressure
- Super Flow Lock Valve means no more leaking like the hercules
- Hand Pump and Optional Use Tube[Xtreme Only]
The Hydromax X-Series includes the x20, x30 and x40. The X-series is what I use, and its the best one in my opinion because the suction is so much stronger. They claim its 35% stronger than the hercules and goliath models, but it feels like much more. Obviously the amount of suction and how strong it is directly influences your results (thickness increase and possible length increase). More suction means more blood is pushing on the penile walls, causing expansion.
I recommend using the Hydromax series because of this, but if you are low on funds buy the bathmate hercules. It still works great and will add some girth to your penis before you need to upgrade.
The silicon gaiter seal (plastic suction part that attaches to the bottom) is super soft and it contours to your body. It’s also removable if you don’t like using it, sometimes I go without it. The pumping is so strong that you could use this out of the water if you chose to, although the hot water drastically improves the results you will see after your first time so DEFINITELY make your first time using it in a hot bath.
The price range is about $160 bucks before shipping and tax. I thought it was expensive before I ordered, but after seeing the improvements to my life overall, not just my dick size, I think it’s a pretty fair price. Actually I knew it was a smart decision for me when my girlfriend said she noticed a big difference and told me “I can’t believe your dick got so much bigger!“.
The Goliath and Hercules Models
The Goliath edition is geared towards the adult industry, aka male porn stars. It’s made for penises over 9 inches in length and 2.8inches in girth. It is soon to be replaced with the Bathmate Hydromax x50- which should be coming out pretty soon. Not much else to add here, if you’re one of the lucky bastards that was born hung but you still aren’t happy – the Goliath is for you.
Hercules was my first pump, and is the first and original pump they sold. It’s still super popular and a completely smart purchase if you are short on cash. It was introduced over 6 years ago and over 200k people bought it. Since its a little dated now and compared to the new pumps it’s a little on the weak side of vacuum strength. But the price is right at around 100 bucks.
A few more reasons why I love my Bathmate
I shared a bit of my experience so far, but now I want to focus on why I truly love the Bathmate. There are a lot of penis pumps out there, but only water based pumps provide the extra girth expansion induced with hot water and an even vacuum. All Bathmate pumps are fully amphibious, and do not leak or “squeak” in air like the crap I used before. It’s super easy to clean, and more importantly- it is so damn comfortable and convenient. I can leave it in the shower with the shower strap attached, and every morning I sling it around by neck and give it five or six pumps and leave it alone. It’s just so easy and passive (assuming you don’t need to hide it from a significant other).
The vacuum pressure is easily adjusted on the top of the pump, and can be adjusted or quickly removed with one hand. The only thing I can say that is a little inconvenient about the Bathmate is shaving my pubes regularly. I’m not one to keep a huge bush downstairs, but I usually have some stubble (is that the right word for short pubes?). So if you have sensitive skin and tend to get acne like bumps, pickup some shaving cream.
I get absolutely no water retention in my penis after a 15 minute pump session- and my flaccid penis size was longer and thicker after my first time using it. I share that because no one wants to wait weeks for results, especially me because I am extremely impatient. After two weeks of pumping every morning I had a 1cm girth increase that lasts day to day. Pumping wont give you a lot of length gains, there are other devices better suited for stretching.
Bathmate is just one of those products that, once you buy it, you just use it. It’s stupid simple, and it works. I recommend every guy who wants a thicker penis try the bathmate. Especially if you have already tried other pumps like I had.
Some before and after pictures
You can see them all on this page, but here are my most recent before and after.
So are the Girth & Length Gains Permanent?
Short Answer: YES!
Long Answer: Over Time. The immediate gains you see after your first time using the Bathmate wont last forever, they will slowly fade over 3-4 hours after using it. The real results begin after about a month- this period is when what is called “cementing” occurs. Cementing just means the results you initially saw will start to become permanent. One cementing has begun, you will start seeing 0.2 – 0.5cm increases depending on how often you pump, and for how long.
The girth increase is caused by the expanding of the capillaries in your penis via the hot water, and massive amounts of blood expanding your girth via the vacuum. I freakin love this pump, nothing else has worked for me in the girth department.
Bathmate promises you 1-3 inches in length gains, and up to 30% larger girth as long as you follow a steady routine. In my experience, the length claims have been a little exaggerated – but the girth claims are spot on. The key for me, and for you is sticking to a daily routine, keeping your pump times consistent, and measuring once a week to track my progress.
Does it Really Help with Stamina and Give You Harder Erections?
The stamina claims I am not so sure about, I haven’t noticed myself lasting any longer in bed since using the HydroMax for a month. After using the Bathmate Hydromax for several months, I can officially share that the stamina claims are definitely true. After pumping my head is much less sensitive (not in a bad way) and I think that having my dick engorged with blood at least twice a day is responsible for my increased stamina. The erection strength claim is definitely true.
My erections were hard before, but they didn’t always stand straight up. After doing kegels in the Bathmate has definitely strengthened my pelvic floor and pc muscles. I could classify my erection strength as “rock” hard now, and my girlfriend would agree. My erection angle is straight up 90 degrees pointing at the ceiling. Sticking to a routine really helped me get the results I got, so I suggest using mine or creating your own before it even arrives at your door.
My overall penile blood flow has at least doubled, and I always look like I have a 70% erection. When I get a boner it happens faster than it did before too- which I know is a good thing but I mark on the annoying list. Getting a rapid boner in the gym is not cool.
Your Warranty and Guarantee
The bathmate warranty covers the device for 12 months from any cracks, breaks, you get the idea. If anything goes wrong they will replace it for free. I havent had any issues with mine, but I have read that not cleaning the rubber gaiters can shorten their lifespan and dull them out. So keep them clean.
The Guarantee is right up my alley as a skeptic of pretty much everything I read online. The guarantee says specifically;
Quite simply if, after using the device for the 4 week period you can demonstrate that you haven’t made any progress at all in either length or girth, we’ll give you your money back.
All we ask to validate this guarantee is that you send your warranty form back within 1 week of receiving the device complete with your current measurements.
That’s a good guarantee, but take note you have to prove you didn’t make any progress. So before I started using the Bathmate I took before pictures with a newspaper showing the date just to be safe. Now that I know how popular this pump is, and how good its working for me I feel comfortable telling you guys that you can skip this step.
You aren’t going to want your money back, no way no how. However, for those super skeptics out there who don’t believe my pictures, or my review this is good advice for you – Take the before pictures.