Bathmate Review:Fun to use submerged and out-of-water, Bathmate is a great product that produces fast results

Hydromax Series

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March 13th, 2019
The bathmate hydromax has a very strong vacuum pressure, and has added over an inch to my flaccid and erect girth. It works, and I endorse it with complete confidence.

Im going to review the bathmate x30 and x40, as they are the exact same pump, minus the size.  There is also an x20 version now too, for smaller guys - this review applies to that model as well for the same reason.

So I started using the bathmate hercules like four years ago now. The hercules was, at that time, the only penis pump bathmate manufactured.  It was a lot of fun to use, and as promised, my dick was thicker in 15 minutes.  At first the pump only lasts about an hour before penile blood flow returns to normal, but pumping everyday over a period of time changed my penis from a grower into a shower and added some girth and length to my penis.

A little relevant info: The current models are the Hydromax and the Hydromax Xtreme.  The primary difference is the strength of the vacuum, and the size variations, and how much more comfortable the new pumps are vs the old pump.  The hercules is still available for sale though, and its still a great pump for the money.  I currently use the hydromax x40 - so let me continue my review from here.

Upgrading to Hydromax

My girth gains I talked about earlier, it was 1cm of permanent girth expansion.  That took me about 90 days of pumping everyday. Im not complaining, I think any size increase is worthy of the effort required to achieve it.

Bathmate then came out with the Hydromax pump, which they claimed to have a stronger vacuum, and come in larger sizes to accommodate more growth. They hyped up the new valve, softer pelvic bone padding, bla bla..

I bought the x30 in blue, it was delivered in under a week.

Here is my first before and after picture from 4 years ago, taken after using the Hercules pump.  See more here

What I liked right away

  • The hydromax pump is a lot more comfortable (pelvic bone padding), which translated into longer pumping sessions.
  • Stronger vacuum makes taking a shower while pumping possible, plus the pressure lock switch frees up your hands.  (The hercules model didnt lock, so over time the pressure would decrease- requiring additional pumping)
  • The ruler on the side of the pump, makes it easy to mentally log your progress.
  • Removable comfort insert stops your balls from being sucked in.

I used that pump for probably 6-8 months religiously with the occasional weekend or long work day off.  I gained 3cm in girth and almost 1.5cm in length in that time.  My pump sessions were about 15-20 minutes long.  Longer if I had coffee, since that caused some shrinkage for me and I usually tried to offset that.  I was dating my (now) fiance at that time and she even noticed and asked me about it.

"why is your penis so much bigger today?" and "you feel thicker" are two that I am particularly proud of.

The story so far...

So just under a year of pumping, and I have gained a little over an inch in girth, and almost an inch in length. I am feeling so confident with my body, confident that I can take my dick out anytime without this anxiety I used to have about being a "grower not a shower".  A subtle but huge confidence boost that affected me deeply.  It's like that feeling of preparedness. being ready to go.

Tip: Jelqing works as good as the bathmate does, and I recommend you do it too.

About this time I read about jelqing on some forum.  A lot of guys recommended jelqing before and after pumping sessions, so I started doing that too.  I was starting to hit the walls of the x30, so I ordered the x40 and continued my routine, now with some exercises thrown in.

Other positives I experienced:

  • Using the hercules, I was able to hold off ejaculation longer than I could before (about a minute or two).
    • This side effect was much more dramatic with the hydromax series. (at least 6-7 minutes longer)
  • Dick is more veiny, and feels heavy and warm almost all the time (fiance loves this)
  • Random erections like when I was in high school (I noticed this right after I started jelqing)
  • Taking rest days knowing the enlargement is permanent (after 3 month mark)

Now the negatives...

  • If you pump to hard, you're gonna get red bumps (burst capillaries)  all over your penis shaft.  (happened when I upgraded, both times)
    • They itch, and take a couple days to disappear
  • Difficult to hide and keep private if living in close quarters with another person
  • Price wise, these pumps are not made for the clearance rack.

The different sizes of bathmate

Here is a chart I borrowed that shows the penis size each pump is designed to accommodate.  So you add 2.5 inches to your current size, and select the pump closest to your goal size.  Going to large is bad- your balls will get sucked into a tube that is to wide for your penis.  This is painful, and dangerous- heed my advice.

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Model Hercules Hydromax x20 Hydromax x30 + Xtreme Hydromax x40 + Xtreme Goliath / Hydromax x50
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
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A couple more things to know about bathmate

  • Bathmate does what it does so effectively by using hot water and a quality certified (evenly distributed pressure) tube
  • Bathmate pumps are fully amphibious, and do not leak or "squeak" in air
  • Cleaning is almost never necessary, and only takes a minute
  • Addons like the shower strap make it easier to use (see addons)

My opinion on bathmate and some thoughts

I still using the bathmate almost every day.  I feel completely confident naked, with the lights on.  I've read a lot of self-help books trying to achieve the same confidence I have now.  Less in my head during sex and fourplay, which I attribute to feeling more comfortable in my body.

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 to buy one. It works faster than air pumps do, and the results become permanent over time.


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.

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  1. This was the second penis enlargement device I ever tried, some crappy extender on ebay was the first. And this gave me the pump that lasted for a while and over time that remained. Even though uses something in the tub was kinda weird it is worth it

    1. Hey GLL, I recently bought the bathmate x40 about a month ago and Ive been very happy with it. Although when I was using it today, midway through my routine when i was about to increase pressure, my x40 split into (body, grey ring and suction). I was able to put it back together but the whole setup seems a little loose. Ive tried using it again and it still works, im just worried what will happen to the product integrity in the long run. should I send it back? or this is something that commonly happens? Also if i decide to return this to bathmate themselves for repair how do i go about it? I would really appreciate a reply regarding this matter. thanks!

      1. Hey Nick- I am not the Good Looking Loser, Im Greg of AveragePenisSize 🙂 I think of myself more like average guy who helped himself, and can help other guys too. The x40 broke? Yes, if it split apart send it back, or contact support. I will forward this to my bathmate support guy and relay you the response. It sounds like it wasn't to serious, but still man you gotta make sure this isnt some issue. Stay tuned, I will come back with an official reply.

        1. Sorry dude,hope it didnt offend you that i mistook you for him. im getting confused with people who support the bathmate world haha! The product is still functional, so yeah youre right nothing too serious but I also dont think its best be passive over a 200$ product ive only been using for 3 weeks. Anyways i did send a message but got no reply yet. so it would really be a great deal if you can help me out! thanks Greg!

  2. I have a question not a mentioned "maybe" for correcting curvature of the penis? Is that because you had no curvature to correct? Or did it not work, or partially correct some curvature?

    1. Hey man! I said maybe because I personally didnt have any curvature to correct. I have seen a lot of people say it worked for fixing a bend or curve in their penis, but since I personally didn't get to test that aspect I cant honestly say it does. The bathmate is more geared towards enlargement than straightening because of the way it works. Filling your penis with so much blood that its forced to expand isnt going to straighten your penis IMO. The penile extenders are much better for that, and they have been proven to work in clinical trials you can lookup.

      You looking to correct curve and enlarge or just the curve?

  3. How is compared to the penomet? You rank the penomet against the hercules and recommend penomet over the hercules. But what would you recommend between the x30 and the penomet? This would be my first time pumping or doing strecthes and I am currently about 7 - 7.5 depending on where you measure (near base or balls.. idk) Any advice would be great.

    1. Hey D.F. - You have a good starting size, bigger than I was when I started at 6.2in. For pumping purposes you always measure from your pubic bone above your penis. The pumps press tightly against your skin there, so thats the most accurate measurement.

      The x30 is good, it even allows you to rotate the pump around while you are using it. The issue I have with it, and most other people as well, is the air leaking in. The comfort ring leaks air, so you'll lose suction. The penomet has a great gaiter system for adjusting the pressure and it does not leak - BUT its not as large as some of the bathmate models.

      The hercules and x30 I dont recommend for you, the max penis size is 8.26in (hercules) and 8.6in (x30), you'll fill that up in 1.5 weeks of pumping. Penomet fits up to 9.1in, and Bathmate Goliath fits up to 10.2in. The goliath is an older model, it uses their old rubber gaiters that aren't as comfortable and only have one suction strength.

      So - if I havent confused you to death, I would recommend either the Penomet (my favorite) or the Goliath due to your starting size. The x30 looks nice, but Penomet is really giving them a run for their money with the gaiter system they have. I hope I helped clarify and not create more confusion. Let me know which one you decided to go with, and once I get the forum up and working maybe you can share some before and after pictures.

  4. Hello Greg,

    Thank you for the reply. I am still being undecided. I went to the penomet side, but decided to look into the goliath, and it seemed a bit too big possibly? Well while I was on the page I saw that bathmate just came out with a bigger (same size as the penomet) size x40. However, there are no reviews and its basically the same price as the penomet. I really do not want to make a bad decision as throwing away 200 isnt something I would like to do. I will follow up and let you know what I decide. possibly after some reviews for the x40 as I can be a little more sure in my decision. also I will definitely try to update you and the community to help people in the same situation.

    1. You should go with the penomet dude, Its large enough for your size, comes with 5 different strength gaiters (and stronger gaiters will be released if Bathmate ever catches up to them) making it the best long term option for you. The bathmate pumps are good, but they arent upgradable. The best use of anyones money is always to spend it on something that will last a long time, and wont be made obsolete by a better product. The interchangeable gaiters on the penomet pretty much ensure that.

      Dont overthink the purchase, if you buy something and use it everyday for a month and gained 2 inches i doubt youd be so worried about the 300 bucks you spent. Its all about results, and you'll get them when you get started and by staying consistent. 🙂

  5. Greg, Ive been thinking about buying the bathmate, but I too dont know which one to get. Im a little over 8in in legnth. I read everything you wrote but i would just feel more comfortable if you told me the exact one to get. If you need other info just let me know please.

    1. Hey there Leo. I am happy to help. First, The girth specs I listed on the bathmate vs penomet page are circumference, so your 8in girth divided by 3.14 = 2.54in. That puts you in line for the Goliath my friend.

      I'm an idiot, you said length haha. I was gonna say damn man you really dont need to pump 8in girth. Alright, your length is 8in which means you are choosing between the Bathmate Goliath or the Penomet. Based on your starting size I would say the best pump for you is the goliath so you can get the maximum gains. Your starting out with a big dick already, so you want the biggest pump possible so you have the maximum room for growth.

      The great thing about the Goliath is the suction is strong as hell on it. Its way to big for most guys (congrats haha, goliath was made for the adult industry). The Goliath uses the old style gaiters- so you might want to pickup a universal pump sleeve from amazon for like 8 bucks. They fit over the Gaiter so you dont get the impressions on your dick and to prevent your balls from being pulled in. Its a simple fix to the issue with the old gaiter. 🙂

  6. So these are my results after using the bathmate x40 for the 1st week. I measured my penis first before starting. E/L 7" E/G 4.75" midshat 5" base. After using the bathmate for a week. My length was never a concern so 7" is fine but the girth increased and average of .75" girth after removing the pump 5.25" midshaft and 5.75" at the base. I cant wait to see what the permanent results are going to be...Dont be afraid to use one of these it'll make you smile everyday..

    1. Awesome results Randy, and thank you for sharing. Keep everyone updated, believe me people love to hear about others success. I gotta get you sharing on the forum 🙂

  7. I'm looking at the x30 x40 and the penoment I just want the best bang for my buck is the penoment really worth the price compare to the hydromax line?

    1. The Penomet is a great pump but its only the best value if you purchase the premium edition. You get 50% off all new gaiters for life, if you buy the basic or standard editions you have to pay full price for new gaiters.

      The Bathmate X40 is pretty great as well, and its super populr. I think the Bathmate is an awesome pump, but its so bulky so its a pain in the ass to wear in the shower standing up, making a daily routine kinda difficult. The latter is upgradable, and more minimal making it better for most peoples busy schedules. The pricetag is also great, especially considering they are opening a members only section for all premium customers.

      Both work awesome though man, and they are very similar. Decide which pump is more useful to you based on your personal preferences, regardless of which one you go forward with you wont regret either one. Its like choosing between a two different color Mercedes.

      1. I got the x40 but what I've found is that using it in the shower, every time I pull it back I get air in it, that new sleeve doesn't seal properly, any ideas ?

        1. Can you tell me what you mean by pulling back? If you actually mean pulling, as in away from your body - you should not be doing that. All you need to do with the Bathmate is press it against your body and let the pump do its thing. Ill look for a reply from you!

          1. yeah i ment when i press it against my body, water comes out the sleeve part and all i get is air in the pump, that sleeve that comes out doesnt seal the water when using in the shower,

    1. If you mean the Max SIZE then its about 8.5in in length, and 2.2in in girth. Have you looked at the Penomet? It fits 9in length, and 2.5in girth. Both are great, but you get a little more room for growth with the Penomet, and with the Premium Package you also get access to the 50% lifetime discount and removable gaiters. Much easier to clean, and its my personal favorite. 🙂

  8. i have tried to use the x30 whilst showering,but it doesn't work. As i pump the water out,air comes in from the valve end so no vacuum is made, i don't want to have a bath every day!.hope you might be able to help.

    1. Actually thats why I love the Penomet, no leaking! Otherwise the only way to prevent the leaking is to use the bathmate shower strap. That way it holds the bathmate up enough to prevent it from leaking. I love Bathmate when using it in the bathtub, but damn I hate it for anything else.

      You can press very lightly on the tip of the valve release, and sometimes that will take care of the issue.

  9. I'm thinking of using pumps but my problem is that I don't have any knowladge about these thing and some people are saying is not safe it might damage my penis is that true? Please help

    I'm thinking of using pump

    1. Penis pumps can damage your penis if you pump to the point of pain, but you can feel everything while pumping so you will know your limits. Penis pumping is really fun man, and how you look after a good pump is a confidence builder for sure. You will be alright man, penis pumps have been around for decades- the only guys who damage their penis go WAY overboard.

  10. Hey Greg. I'm an overweight man and my question is if I pump then lose weight will the newly exposed shaft be thinner than the already exposed shaft. Also would the fat pad around the base cause a loss in suction and or steal suction from my penis?

    1. Hey Chris- Thats a really good question. The pump bathmate will pull out your inner penis, adding length pretty quickly. But if you are overweight (ex. have several inches of pelvic fat) you will get more of a mushroom effect. It will even out as you pump after losing the weight though, since your immediate gains happen more quickly and then slow down. So if you lose the weight, you will be able to "even out" the difference easier than you might have imagined.

      However the simple answer to your question is yes, if you use the pump everyday you will see growth in the area you pump. I doubt this will be an issue though because the suction placed on your penis pushes against your pelvic area- pressing into our "padding".

  11. Hey Greg, I have a couple of questions. First off, when I'm erect, I'm about 8 inches in length and 6 inches in circumference. I'm hoping to get up to 10 in length and 7 in circumference. Which model should I get. Also, when I'm flaccid, the head of my penis is the same as my shaft, but when it's erect the head and top part of the shaft are smaller than the lower part. It sorta bothers me. Can the Bathmate help even that out? I'm also concerned about having erectile dysfunction due to large. My erections are fine with the size I have now. But will it become an issue with the 2 inches of length and 1 inch of circumference I want to add. I hope not.

    1. Whaddup Lorenzo

      First- No, you wont get ED from enlarging your penis. You will always have enough blood to fill up the shaft.

      Secondly- You got an awesome starting size man, because you're so large you gotta pickup yourself the Goliath from Bathmate here. Its the largest penis pump you can buy, and its made for porn stars. You are well on your way.

      Third- About the size of your head, yes the bathmate will help that- but if you really wanna get a "mushroom" head where its real big, use the bathmate and start jelqing. That will really grow your head. I know, I Jelq and then Pump, then Jelq and Pump once more.

      Come back when you get your bathmate and share your progress!

      1. The reason why I asked about the ED is because, hopefully you are aware of the porn actor "Mandingo" apparently that guy's schlong is so big that he often has a hard time getting hard and keeping it hard, because as you and I both know, erections are caused by blood flow to the penis and your body can only provide so much blood flow to get it erect and keep it that way.

        BTW, do you have a Facebook account?

        1. Yep, I'm on facebook 🙂 and that guys issues do not represent every guy who has a big penis. It's a problem he faces alone.

  12. hi,greg thnx for ur nice help, i am 8 in lenght and don't know which bathmate i'll buy could u plz advise me thnx a lot
    best regards ramo

  13. Hi, I am thinking to buy a pump and combine exercices to help last longer in bed. I did jelq in the past, and did found a little gain but that didnt last. Now I am 6,5 inches long and almost 6 inch girth. I wonder what I could gain from the bathmate alone. Is it necessary to use it underwater ?

    1. The Bathmate valve will leak air into the pump if you wear it standing up in the shower. I recommend picking up the Penomet, it's an awesome pump and works in air, bath, and shower. You have the right idea with jelqing and pumping, thats the best way to get lasting results.

  14. hi Greg, I'm twenty seven years old and my girl is pregnant at the time, needless to say were not having much sex..I'm trying to surprise her with a new slong I'm 6.5-7 erect and about 4.5 girth if I use this device for six months what kind of results or numbers would I be blessed with pregnancy?? and what device should I use..technically ill have the two months after pregnancy while she heels so I'm trying to dedicate my 8 months to jelqing and pumping weelky to see amazing resilts..what do you suggest I do for God sakes

    1. Hey Brian- Congratulations on the baby man! I am engaged right now, and we have been talking about having a baby too. Honestly if you have eight months, I would pickup a penis extender and wear it 8-10 hours per day. That will give you a permanent increase of 1-2 inches if you stick to using it everyday. Couple that with Jelqing for girth and you'll be hung like a porn star.

      If you are set on pumping though, keep in mind that Pumps focus mostly on girth gains. It will give you length gains as well, but nothing near what an extender can do. So if you go with the Bathmate you should pickup the HydroMax X40 and use some penis stretching exercises.

      To answer your question: I can't make guarantees because every guys body is different, but you will be a lot thicker, and in 8 months time of using it daily you can easily gain at the BARE MINIMUM half an inch.

      Congrats again on your baby- Hit me back here and let me know what you decided to go with.

  15. What do you think about sizegentics? The idea of wearing something for 8 hours a day pulling on my dick does not excite me. Having a big dick does though.

    1. Haha yea a lot of people think it looks very uncomfortable. I wear mine everyday, wearing it right now- I don't feel anything. You do at first, but just like wearing socks, you get used to the feeling and soon forget it's even on. So what do I think about it? All I can say is it has given me over an inch in length, and I am happy that my girlfriend is happy. 🙂

      1. Thanks man. I've read that the gains are permanent, and although I find it hard to believe...I want to ask - do you honestly believe you'll have to pump and stretch your whole life? My only reason for not yet buying any of this stuff is when I'm fifty I don't want to have to be pumping my dick and stuff. At what point will you say ok I'm going to stop doing all of this stuff?

        1. Hey Kelly! Sorry about replying so late, wordpress doesn't tell me when approved users post replies. I need to fix that soon.

          I have personally gained two inches from a mix of Jelqing, stretching, extending and pumping. You can see my picture proof here - so I can say with confidence that permanent gains ARE possible but only if you are persistent and stick to a regular DAILY routine. I tried this stuff a few times in my life and didn't stick to anything I started- and I saw no gains. The last 10 months I decided to stick to it and I got the results I wanted- and I am still following the same routine.

          I agree with you man, when I am 50 I don't want to be using penis pumps either. And that’s exactly why I finally made my own routine, and stuck to it. I decided if I didn’t do it now, I WOULD be pumping and stretching my dick when I’m an older guy. As for stopping- I will stop when I no longer see gains. I want to max myself out as much as humanly possible. Hope that answers your question!

  16. have you every tried Bathmate Greg? if penomet works then who is the best bathmate or penomet? do you actually gain inches with this product? i want to gain at least 2 inches is that possible or not? and if you are 6 inches like me you half to buy the Hyrodomax x30 right? can this work with penis pills as well is it good to combine them together or not?

    1. Never heard of that stuff, so I can't give you any opinion on it. I prefer Penomet personally, but they are very similar. Bathmate has a more established name right now, so more people choose them. Both are a great choice really. Gaining 2 inches (in length I assume) is completely possible, with dedication.

  17. Hey Greg, I have another question: Given my size, ( 8 inches in length and 6 inches in circumference) should I get the Penomet or Goliath? I know you already told me Goliath, but would the Penomet be any better? or is it about the same?

  18. Hey Greg I have another question. Will I reach a certain size before I platue and stop growing or can I continue to grow perminatly until I'm satisfied with my size?

  19. What happens if I want to increase only the lenght(5.9 inches right now) and not the grith? I mean, I am already happy with my grith and making it any bigger would be a downside for me...

  20. Hey I'm considering to buy bathmate but I'm not sure which 30x or 40x is perfect.. I'm 6.2 length and 4.75 girth.

  21. Hi Greg,
    I got mononukleosis(at the age of 47!) in January which caused my physical stamina dropping to a minimum. This has of course also affected my performance in bed. I get erection but my penis becomes soft very fast when thrusting and I don't manage to get an orgasm. I'm exercising now since mid-March and my stamina is slowly becoming better but my sex life has not improved much(yet anyway). I have also noticed that my morning erections have disappeared.

    I found the Bathmate and was thinking that I might try it if it can help. Reading about it on the web made me come across the Penomet too. I was thinking to buy the BM X40 since the size seems to be right for my penis(erected length 6.3 inch , mid-shaft circumference 5.6 inch, glans widest diameter 2 inch ) . After reading your splendid reviews of the Penomate and Bathmate I have become very unsure which one to choose.

    The Penomate Premium costs about $100 more than the X40. Using the Penomate you don't have to be in a tub which is an advantage since I don't have one - just a shower.
    Since the Penomate is much larger regarding the circumference I'm afraid that the balls can be sucked in easily which I don't think can happen with the X40 - am I wrong or...?

    You and I have about the same erected length so that is no problem but knowing the thickness of my penis what would you recommend - X40 or Penomate?

    I saw a test on youtube where the Penomates highest suction result was less than half of the BM hydromax - any comment on that?

    Have you received any updates from anybody suffering from ED that has been helped by pumping using these pumps?

    1. The balls can be sucked in with both pumps actually. The bathmate has less of a chance for that to happen because of the large gaiter. However its pretty unlikely to happen if you position everything properly before you begin pumping, and avoid putting any lube on your balls.

      The x40 is a great pump Charlie, but if you prefer to use it standing up in the shower then go with the Penomet. I also know Penomet has some awesome things in the works for this month and the coming months that will create a lot of commotion in the world of penis enlargement.

      As for that pressure test, I have seen the same one you're talking about. Says the strongest penomet gaiter isn't even half as strong as the bathmate. That test was done in air, with no water in the tubes. Its not accurate and the creator of the video knows that. I can assure you the penomet is a strong pump, and I will be making a video comparing the vacuum pressure soon.

      Thanks for your questions man, I know there is a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to penis pumps and male enhancement in general. I do my best to prevent the perpetuation of all that crap and stick to the facts and straight answers. Let me know which one you choose today!

  22. I've read that there were some problems with the valve on the X30 made before march 2013 and if you experience problems with keeping vacuum they will send a new valve which is easy to replace- videos on line. so if you're getting frustrated thinking you've wasted good money, that may be the answer you need

  23. Hi Greg.

    i am wonderin if is any stuff outthere to make discoloration on penis. I Been using bathmate for about 8 9 month now . And i was thinkin to brong back my original color on my penis . Can u please tell me what kind of cream or advice me where to getit if there is any


  24. Given the physics and science behind the bath mate it would stand to reason that you would never stop growing as long as you want to. My question is, is this true

    1. You are limited in penile girth by the width of the pumping tube. If you are looking for length, read my sizegenetics review. With sizegenetics you can keep growing as long as you wear the extender. It focuses on length more though.

      1. Hi Greg, I am 3.5" in length and i recently bought sizegenetics and spent like £120 plus and it never fits me, to be honest i feel so bad, so i am considering to buy a pump like bathmate,could you please recommend which size of pump would fit me and the smallest i guess and could you please give me some tips as im willing to spend sometime everyday for increase in my growth.

        Many thanks,


        1. Don't feel bad about that dude, sizegenetics does not offer much in terms of size variants. If you go to x4 labs they have a mini versions of the extender for guys with smaller starting sizes. Not only will it fit you, but it still extends to the full size so you can go from 3.5 to 5-6 inches over time. Click HERE to see what im talking about.

          While checking out, you select the mini edition. I recommend that first since extenders work on length more than pumps. In terms of a great pump, I recommend the Penomet for you, its a minimal design pump that can be worn while standing up in the shower. Always get the premium package with Penomet, its just a better value. If you are only ordering one, I would stick with the x4.

          Dont get down on yourself man, this stuff works. You can also check out my free exercises. I hope that helps nick. I am online all the time, so shoot me over any other questions or concerns.


          1. Hi Greg,

            Many thanks for your quick reply, as you suggested i am unable to select the mini versions of the extender from x4 labs. Will the X4 Labs Starter Edition Smaller Size Support Piece fit the size genetics which i have bought earlier or could you please send me a link which directs me to the purchase.

            thanks again

  25. Does x30 has better suction compared to x40? Does it depends on the size of the penis maybe? which pomp should I use together with andro extender?

    1. The x40 has 30% more suction than the x30. Currently the x30 have a valve issue, and you should not buy them until it is fixed. The x40 models are unaffected.

  26. Hey Greg,

    First of all thanks for all of the great info on the bathmate! This was my first enlargement purchase and reading this blog had a lot to do with the purchase. I tend to use the bathmate after I finish taking a shower because my hot water tends to run out if I keep the water running for over 20 minutes (5-10 minute shower plus the 15-20 minute bathmate use). I will simply turn the water off after I put the bathmate on. There are two problems that I have been encountering thus far. The first is that the suction is causing a good amount of pain on my skin. It's nothing unbearable but definitely uncomfortable and likely due to the fact that the bathmate is basically on dry skin because the shower is off. The second thing is that at around the half-way mark of the 15-20 time frame, my scrotum tends to constrict and it pulls my testicles near the rim of the bathmate. I've never had a testicle get sucked into pump but sometimes my balls will hurt as the scrotum constricts more and my testicles get pulled closer against the rim of the bathmate. Have you experienced either of these problems and do you have any advise on how to resolve them? Thanks a lot dude.

    1. Hey John - Thanks dude I am super glad I was able to help you make a purchasing decision. About the suction causing pain on your skin, which model did you go with? It sounds like you are using the hercules or the goliath because they dont have the newer comfort pads the hydromax series models do... ? Respond and let me know which model you have and I will give you some tips to stop that - although my response below will likely remedy this as well.

      The 15-20 minute mark and your balls getting sucked into the tube, I know what you are talking about. It happens when you leave the pressure on for the full duration, especially when you add more suction mid pump. I have the solution for this- Pumping Sleeves. They are like 5 bucks on amazon, and they prevent your scrotum from being sucked in, and it will GREATLY increase the pump you get on your penis shaft and head.

      Thanks again for sharing that I helped you decide which one is best. If you have any other questions let me know, I'm online all the time. You can also register on the forum I started, trying to get some smart people on there.

      1. Thanks for the help and quick response Greg!

        I will definitely look into buying the Pumping Sleeves, from what I've looked up they look like a great product. To answer your question, I actually have the Hydromax x30. And yes the comfort pad does help a lot with preventing the suction pain. However, I was reading the instruction information last night and I was thinking that since I am using the bathmate outside of the shower setting, that I fall under the category of air-use even though I fill my bathmate with water when I use it. Do you think it is worth using a water-based lubricant to help with the suction pain even though the bathmate is filled with water when I am using it? If so, are there any particular brands of lubricant that you have tried or recommend? I know that the bathmate website sells its own water-based lubricant, but I was wondering if other water-based lubricant brands like KY work just as well (mostly because I can just buy it at a local store rather than place more online orders). I just want to make sure that I don't use a lubricant that will damage the bathmate in the long run because I plan on using it for a long time. Thanks again dude.

        1. It's definitely worth a try with the lubrication, worst case scenario it wont help and you know not to try it again. Best case it solves your issue. I think the best solution would be the pumping sleeves though. As for recommended lubricants, man you gotta try Pjur Lubricants. They rub into your skin, and leave it moist all day. That or virgin coconut oil which works almost as good as pjur, and is super cheap. It looks and feels solid until you rub it into your hands, and then it turns totally liquid. Great for massages too, not sticky, wont dry out while you use it, and wipes right off. Infact- Try the coconut oil first. Here is the stuff I bought from amazon, trust me it works awesome. Some local shops might have it, I'm not sure I buy almost everything on amazon. Hope that helps man, and not a problem at all. I am happy to help 🙂

  27. Hey man I was wondering how long did it take for u to see results with an extender. Because I have one an real wanted to know iam about 7' length and 5.5 grith and been using mind off and on about 2 month about 4hour a day. and also wanted to know what pump I should get with my current size thx man.

    1. I use my pump and stretch daily as well as use the extender, so I saw a gain in length in the first 30 days. I also wear mine for 8 hours a day, which is the minimum i recommend to get long term results. But on average it takes 3 months to see a measurable difference for guys who don't wear it full time, and who don't work more exercises and pumps into their routine. I treat it like a gym workout and go hard at it. For you, if you are going for the bathmate you need the X40. Penomet is good too though, check out my review of that too. It's more expensive, but upgradable and worth the money.

  28. hey gregory!

    thanks for the great review, i will be purchasing one now but i cant get the 25% discount to work, could you help me out with that? cheers

    1. Hey John - I contacted Bathmate about the discount and was told they have discontinued all discount coupons. His exact email was "We discontinued the use of coupon codes on our sites two days ago so it will not be possible to give you any coupons to use at the moment. We have decided to keep the minimum price at RRP and our current vouchers took the price below this." I guess they were losing money from the discount codes. I'm sorry man, if there were any working discount codes for Bathmate I would know about them.

      1. Ah that sucks! thanks so much for your fast reply though, reallly appreciate your help 😀 Guess i'll have to reconsider for the moment. Thanks again!

        1. My pleasure John! If you want a bathmate, but wanna save the extra cash you can always pickup the hercules. It's the older model pump, still a great pump and a LOT cheaper than the newer models.

          1. I just got a bathmate but i dont c no difference in size how long dose it take to c a difference in size

          2. Hey Dom- Which model did you purchase?

            If you bought it from eBay theres a 90% chance you bought a counterfeit product. You gotta make sure you order from an authorized retailer, the counterfeits are garbage. I know, I bought one thinking it was an awesome deal.

            If it's an authentic bathmate then you will see results from day one. One 15 minute pumping session with hot water will expand and relax your penis. For girt and length GAINS, meaning increase in size, it takes a week or two for the results to become visible. The key to enlarging your penis with any pump, extender, or exercise is consistency. Keep pumping everyday, twice a day if you have the time.

            I don't know if this answer is going to be helpful for you, if you have any other issues let me know I am here to help.

  29. Hey. I have been looking into a bathmate for a while now but want to make sure I get the right one if I'm spend that much money. The main thing I'm conserend about is when it says max girth and max length. Is that the max you can expand to or the max starting size? I am 7" long and 5.75" around the middle and dont want to find out the one I bought leaves little to no room for improvement. Btw, thanks for all the other info/advise you gave on this site.

    1. Hey Tom, the girth listed is measured across from the top not around the penis. The image showing the size guide, that shows what starting size penis works with which model bathmate. As for the actual maximum sizes-

      HydroMax x30 (7.08 x 1.81)
      HydroMax x40 (8.46 x 2.20)
      Goliath (9.84 x 2.59)

      I recommend the bathmate x40 or the Penomet based on your starting size. Hope that helps!

  30. Hey I'm about 6.5-7 inches in length and was thinking about getting the x40, where is the coupon code on here I can use for a discount?

  31. hey. I am on the smaller side. 5.25 inches long. I would be completely fine with 7 in. would the penomet, bathmate x30 or x40 be my best bet. I am looking for the most sufficient one with my size and goal.

    1. Hey Bret- My starting goal was length too. I started out about your size and now I am 6.5in I recommend for length, the sizegenetics system. You can see my before and after pictures from using it on this page. The penomet premium or bathmate x30 is my second recommendation based on your starting size and goal. I always say with Penomet, go premium or go Bathamte. They are both great pumps, if you decide to go with the pump make sure you do also throw in some penis stretching exercises!

  32. Hi, im about 5.5 in length and about 5 in girth. Im new to all this but im willing to go all out. I want to try and gain as much length and girth as i can and im wondering if you could help me with what products and exercises i should do.

    1. Hey Jay- Sure man, I have been doing penis enlargement for almost a year now and have gained over an inch, so I feel comfortable advising you 🙂 For length, you want to focus on stretching exercises or one of the better quality penis extenders. The pumps focus on length as well, but its mot like a 40/60 split with 60% being focused on girth. You have the right attitude, if you are going to enlarge your penis you just gotta commit to it, stick to a routine for 6 months - and be consistent. These tools like SizeGenetics, Bathmate, Penomet- they work if you work them.

      I'm not here to tell you to spend money, if you are broke right now then just DO MANUAL EXERCISES. Jelqing and Stretching is enough to get a little bit of enlargement. If you have the money, you really can't go wrong with the Penomet Premium or the Bathmate x30 for girth gains. Another guy commented asking a similar question above you, I think his name was Bret. You guys are both the same size as I was starting out, check out his question and my reply there too.

      I am planning on starting a forum so people have a place to stay motivated and share their progress. If you make the decision to just do it then I hope you'll post on the forum and share why you want to enlarge your penis, etc... Hope that helps bro, and if you need any clarification on anything just ask, I am online most of the day.

      1. Thanks for replying so fast, im studying this site as much as i can before i buy anything. Took me a while to find information like this so im happy i finally found this. In about a month i should have enough for the genetics extender and i will be doing the exercises. I will document it all so you can post it up. Id like to get the penomet at the same time but im not making as much as i used to. But i will be getting that as soon as i get enough for it. One more thing, i was reading about some of the pills, do you think its necessary to take the pills if im doing the extender, pump and exercises?

    1. Hey Jeremy- All the bathmate hydro pumps perform the same function, the different models are just for different sized penises. If you are starting at 6inches (based on your other comment I assume you are), you should pickup the x40 or the Penomet coupled with some penis stretching exercises like the v stretch for more length. What you want is completely possible man, I went from 5.4in to 6.6in by wearing sizegenetics, using pumps and manual exercises.

  33. I wanted to ask since im a little over 6 inches say 6.80 inches. what type of bathmate would be suitable for me. would it also help my erection problem where my erections would change from rock hard to somewhere in between. ive been looking for an enhancement tool that can boost my confidence and make my erections better.

    1. Hey Joseph- Bathmate does help with erection strength, and you can use a cock ring with it if you want to use it to give you an erection for penetration. For your size you should pickup the x40.

  34. Hey I've been thinking about getting a pump for awhile but nit sure if they are just another scam or what,n I don't really wanna lose out on like £200,im just under 6"long n haven't got much girth n the head of my cock isn't much when its errect either,which do you think would be the best option for me?thanks,lewis

    1. Hey Lewis - First, you DO NOT have to buy anything to enlarge your penis. I know 99% of the sites online will say only product X will work, but that's not true. The Bathmate is awesome, it does work but primarily on penis girth. For length gains you should try some of the stretching exercises I shared. I am adding more this week, a couple ones I used myself that helped me a lot. To enlarge your penis head you want to check out Jelqing, it will enlarge your penis head a lot.

      You won't regret buying the bathmate, there is definitely a reason the pump is so popular. It works awesome on girth and you'll see immediate results with it. I recommend doing both to almost everyone- the stretching exercises and using bathmate. Since you said you are worried about the money though, you should just start out with the manual exercises. They work great! Hope that helps bro- Any other questions I am here to give you my honest opinion.

  35. Hey cheers for the quick reply,o did start with the jelqing for awhile(about 10 to 15 minutes in the shower everyday)but I wasn't really seeing anything different n it was also leaving bruising,which website do you recommend buy a bathmate from?and is there anything else you think I need to know? I.e are there any downsides to it etc?

    1. Only order from the an official store. They are a popular brand, and some companies are making knockoff products that are total pieces of crap. Theis is their website, they are the real deal. Which one are you thinking of buying?

    1. Took me about 6 months. You can see my before and after pictures here They are on the sizegenetics page because that's what I used to gain the length primarily. I use the bathmate for girth and length but nothing beats a penis extender when it comes to almost guaranteed length increases. I believe it is possible to get the same gains I did using manual exercises, and a pump but I imagine it would take a LOT longer since I wear my extender 6 hours a day. Hope that helps man Josh. Im almost always online if you wanna ask me anything

  36. hello,4-5 hours extender use then 15 mins bathmate and finally 20 mins jelq,25 uli squeezes and warm down.. Is this good?

    1. All the bathmate models improve the size the same. You just gotta choose which bathmate fits your starting penis size. I recommend the Goliath for you based on your size. That or pickup the Penomet - about the same size as the Goliath but its upgradable and, in my opinion, better.

  37. Hey Greg, I had one testicle slip in to the pump and seem to get a bit of discomfort now and then. I was unsure about putting balls in on purpose but getting one ball in has turned me off doing that for sure! So back to my pains, what could this e caused by?

    1. Rick- Bathmate is not a ball pump, and if one slips in I know first hand that shit hurts like hell. If the pump is large girth wise, try using pumping sleeves. I have a tutorial on the top left of this bathmate page- it will ensure your balls dont get sucked in.

  38. Hi Greg,

    Thanks so much for the very useful information. I appreciate the candidness here, even with the willingness to share before/after photos. I am waiting to receive my bathmate, and was doing some research to know what to expect. Your info is fantastic since your starting info is similar to where I am now. My fingers are crossed I will see similar results as you have had.

    I have two questions for you, if I could ask.

    It looks like you have used multiple systems. Is the gains that you have due to only the Bathmate?

    Did you notice a minimum flaccid length increase as well? I tend to vary greatly here, but my minimum flaccid length can at times be small which I was hoping would be mitigated.

    Thanks again for this very useful site.

    1. Hey Steve! I’m glad you like my website man, seriously that means a lot. When I bought sizegenetics all I saw online were a ton of one page spammy websites with no real person behind them. So it feels good to know I am helping, especially when guys comment and specifically say thanks.

      1- I do use multiple systems; primarily I use SizeGenetics and the Bathmate HydroMax. Bathmate has increased my girth, and I almost always use it 30 minutes before my fiancé gets home from work just so I have a thick flaccid hang and I am thicker if she decides she wants to get some action. I get it more now too, haha. Bathmate is responsible for my girth increase, currently 1cm of permanent gains. (a tip, you can tell if your gains are permanent by not pumping and drinking coffee before measuring).

      SizeGenetics is responsible for almost all of my length gains, but it adds absolutely zero girth. I was 5.5in when I started, and now I am at 7in. (you can see my before and after pics here) At 5.5in starting, I really felt like length was my primary concern starting out- but for the last week I have been focusing on both so I can get a more consistent growth in both departments.

      2- my flaccid length is always much bigger after pumping, and that’s specifically why I pump before the fiancé gets home. Unfortunately I fit the "grower not a shower" profile, so if I don't pump and I am doing any physical activity or drinking coffee my penis looks like a 10-year-old boys. This has been offset a lot from my length gains though so I don't feel it's "as much" of an issue for me.

      Pumping will increase your length gains as well, just to clarify. However pumps focus about 60% on girth to 40% length. I think it's important to use every tool in your tool belt when you are achieving a goal, so I do it all.

      For you, since you want to work on the length- I recommend throwing in some penis stretches or v-stretches before and after pumping. You will notice an immediate difference, and long term I am confident you will improve your flaccid hang. Thanks again for the compliment dude, anything else you can ask me I am online all the time!


      1. Good information to have. My bathmate came today, so I took the requisite before shots of hard and flaccid so I can compare to later shots and gave it a go. I am going to try starting slowly.

        I did have one more question. I have read about some people having discoloration. I wanted to check to see if you have experienced this. I am not a fan of the idea that my penis may become darkened irreparably - hence my thinking that going slowly at first is a good idea. Any thoughts/ideas for how to avoid this would be welcome.

        Thanks again for the help.

        1. Hey Steve - Thats exactly how you avoid the discoloration. Go slow at first, and take breaks between pumping sessions. You have the exact right idea. Discoloration happens from keeping the pump on for to long, not allowing fresh blood to enter the penis. Kegel while pumping too, it helps strengthen your erections and pushes more blood into your penis.

  39. Hi Greg im under size 3 and currently using x4 labs mini and want to use a bathmate simultaneously.please could you suggest me which bathmate would fit my size.



    1. Hey Nick- I'd go with the Hercules since you are just starting out enlarging and are using the mini x4 adapter. Its cheaper, and a little smaller than the other sizes. So you'll save some money and still get what you need. Hope that helps man!

  40. Hi Greg

    I have a 4-inch dick when hard (I know, it's that terrible). Is it okay to use the goliath immediately? My target is 7 inches. How long should that take for me? Thanks!

    1. The Goliath wont give you faster results, its just geared for guys of a certain size. You want to get a pump thats reasonable, not too large. I recommend the x30 or x40 for you man. Why the hurry to get the largest?

    1. It is def worth the investment, Bathmate has a long track record of success. Which model are you considering buying?

  41. I recently bought the x30 as I am 6 L and 5.5 girth at the base and 5 mid shaft. Was this the right choice? Also do you fill the entire unit up with water? I also found when pumping it puts pressure on my testicles. I try to pull them down and out of the way as much as possible. Is there an easy way to remove the pump after your session? Thank you

    1. Congrats on getting one, how do you like it? The x30 should give you room for an inch of gain, but I would have gone with the x40 personally. X40 would give you 2.5in room for length growth. The girth is good on any of the pumps, filling that up girth wise means you have a huge dick. Fill the whole thing up with warm-hot water, and put it on. The valve on top of the bathmate releases the pressure, I hope you aren't just pulling it off dude! Press the release valve to let air in and release the vacuum.

  42. Ok, I have a hard time believing the questions on this forum. I simply don't believe that guys who have dicks of 7,8 and 9 inches would bother with extenders. They are already in the top 1% of dick size. These dicks are massive.
    I reckon they are fake posts to make normal guys feel small.
    Either that or they are measuring wrong or just making stuff up.

    1. Haha dude I started at 5.5, and It shocks me that guys with 8in dicks want to grow bigger too. But hey we all have our own insecurities and goals.

  43. I tried using the x30 a few times but have difficulty either keeping all the water in or achieving max pressure. What's the best practice to get the best suction?

    1. If you are using it in the shower it's pretty easy just fill it up with hot water and quickly press it against your pubic bone and pump. If in the bathtub its basically the same thing man, just dunk it and put it on. Did you shave your pubes off? I know that sounds dumb, but sometimes you have to at least trim the pubes down so you have skin contact, which creates that strong suction. Also when you are pumping, are you having any air leak in from the top valve?

  44. Hi Greg! I have some questions.

    I've tried to research step by step procedure of how to use the Hydromax. So far it was mentioned like e.g "pump for 5 to 10 mins". I kinda dont get it coz from what I experience, pumping took less than a min since all the water has been expel.

    Does that mean that you have to refill the hydromax with water and pump again until you reached 5 to 10 mins or once you got the suction (by locking the valve) you leave it for that 5 to 10 mins?

    So, my questions are:

    1) am I'm doing the correct method; 'unlock' the valve when pumping (water expel) and 'lock' the valve when achieving the desired pressure?

    2) Also, when instructions mentioned to pump for 5 to 10 mins, does that mean that you've to keep on pump, refill, pump, refill & so on for 5 to 10 mins? Or does that mean that you have to leave on the BM for 5 to 10 mins once you achieved the desired pressure (when you feel the firm suction)?


    1. Hey Gabe - Got your both comments, approved the one with no avatar 🙂 When they say pump for 5-10 minutes, it means you pump the water out and leave your penis swelling larger inside the pump for 5-10 minutes.

      1- Yes, press down to pump out the water, and once you reach your desired pressure level lock the valve and relax. I usually do kegels while thinking about something sexy to me, usually my fiance, to keep the blood flowing while I am pumped.

      2- Leave the BM on for 5-10 minutes 🙂

  45. Ok greg, I can't seem to get this to work. Maybe my BM is faulty?? I stretch and jelq before.. I fill it up with warm/hot water. I enter it with a semi for right now. I press it around my penis, and some water comes out. I aim it straight forward or even tried up and press down against my pubic bone. Water comes out but the bellows just shoot right back up and make a slurping sound and sometimes no suction is created. I am 6'' Erect and the max I can get this thing to is 6.5 and it doesnt even feel umcomfortable at all. What am I doing wrong? Thank you!

  46. I've had my BM for almost a week and a half now. You reported increased size results for several hours after pumping. Immediately after I remove BM, sure, there is more size I but I lose that within 15 minutes not the 4 hours you mentioned.

    My 'method' has been:
    Timer set for 15 minutes
    Insertion, pump to pressure and hold. I typically can't see my flaccid penis initially through the tube.
    I then pump every 30 seconds to a minute.
    I will generally get to he 140 mark for sure, several times to the 150 mark, and twice to the 160 mark.
    I finally relieve the pressure at 15 minutes.
    Love the initial results and would be ecstatic if it stayed but like I said before the results fade pretty quickly.

    Q1. Am I doing it wrong?
    Q2. If I'm at 6" erect, where should I be seeing my full growth inside the BM as it relates to the number marker window?

    Thank you!

    1. Mike- Hey man, I just returned home. Apologies for the delayed response. Congrats on getting the bathmate! Im sure you already are enjoying it, they are pretty fun to use. I lost size right away too, and but when I started jelqing and pumping simultamously it really made my enlargement stick girth wise, and leave me a "show-er" for much longer. You can read my pumping routine here at the bottom.

      1- You are not pumping wrong, the only wrong way to pump is pumping way to much pressure and pumping way to long. Your short pumping sessions are the same thing I do.
      2- I think that really depends on how frequently you pump, and if you jelq and stretch with your regular routine.

      I am posting my own routines and daily exercises that got me my results. Should be up this week, so check back for that man! Hope that helped, I am home now so if you have any other questions shoot me a comment!

  47. Hi Gregory,
    I am 41 and in excellent physical shape.
    So I have been using the Hercules 2 - 4 times a week. Nothing else. I have been doing it for a year. I am yet to see ANY permanent size increase in my erections. I'm 6in length and average girth(never have measured it). I would like to increase both. What do you suggest?

    1. Hey Felip - Just got back home, I apologize for the belated reply. Props on being in great shape, I have been on and off at the gym myself but definitely not arnold number two or anything. I got most of my length gains from SizeGenetics - HOWEVER I completely believe you can get the same results with Bathmate SO LONG A YOU JELQ and STRETCH.

      Have you been using manual exercises as well? That plays a HUGE factor in my experience. I didn't see real gains until I put together a daily routine for myself that included jelqing while pumping, extending and stretching. Message me back about if you have been doing exercises. I am uploading my personal routines and exercises this week and I bet if you make use of them you'll see some quick results.

  48. Hey Greg, i used to be 300 pound I lost the 100 pound I thought losing the t weight would help my penis look bigger or increase the length it didn't help much So im 3.5 erected wish is embarrassing help please

    1. Hey dude - Congratulations on the weight loss man! That is awesome for you, and now working on your sexual health - sounds like you're on a self-improvement kick that's working great for you. Don't worry about your starting size, just decide what you want your size to be in 1 year. Start Jelqing and Stretching and if you have money that you are comfortable spending on penis enlargement the check out the sizegenetics. Thats how I got most of my length gains.

    1. That depends completely on how frequently you use it. I noticed a temporary increase in girth right away (after my first use) but didn't start to see the girth 'stick' until 2 months in. Focus on the process, not the end result. If you put the time in, the results will come.

        1. Dude, I actually had my Bathmate Xtreme have leaking issues. I was pissed, and emailed support. The problem is this little rubber piece that fits inside the valve. They will send you parts to replace the existing one, its a super small piece. But those issues were more prevalent when Bathamte first came out with the Hydromax-X Series of pumps. How long ago did this happen exactly? Have you tried contacting support?

  49. X40 is one of the best investments I've done for myself... The ring is a great way to concentrate and enjoy the streatch from internal and not just external of the penis.. I look forward every morning to use this product and see the results that are constantly improving.

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