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Bathmate Reviews & Results – Bathmate Hydromax Review

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The following Bathmate review offers more information about this penis enlargement device, known as a hydropump, which uses water pressure to increase a man’s size. This is accomplished by using a hollow cylindrical chamber that contains water rather than air and into which the penis is inserted.

Once your member is inside with enough water to fill the cylinder completely, press the unit’s base firmly against your body. Then, holding and then pulling the unit towards you will cause water to be released from pressure valve located at the top. This action lowers the pressure within the cylinder which, in turn, causes the expansion of penile tissues.

Using a water medium rather than air not only improves comfort but it also eliminates most of safety issues that are associated with air pumps. When used as instructed while allowing yourself enough time to get accustomed to more intense training levels, it’s 100% safe.

Using the Bathmate

It’s simple to use but watching a video makes it even easier by explaining the procedure in a step-by-step method. Don’t be concerned if it doesn’t feel comfortable on your first try. As with most things that are new to your body, it needs time to adapt. This should happen fairly quickly as you fine tune the process in a way that works best for you.

The official site also contains additional videos and easy to follow graphics to provide you with additional help should you need it. Most men find that working out with a Bathmate hydropump is pleasurable which only gives them more motivation to use it regularly.

Does Bathmate Work?

Almost everyone who has researched male enhancement products has come across the very popular Bathmate pumps. Since they need to be filled with water before use, a relatively new concept, a common question is: does Bathmate work? It is only after getting more informed that they begin to understand why these devices have become the #1 selling penis pumps worldwide.

Different male enhancement methods come with a wide range of track records. Many make outlandish claims they never come close to satisfying and unfortunately this is more the norm than the exception. Though pills have a notoriously bad reputation, some penis stretchers have delivered interesting results. So in all of this confusion, where do hydro pumps and why should they be trusted?

Most notable about hydro pumps is that they rely on actual biological principles that are known to work. Take a look at the video above which explains very well how and why the Bathmate works.

Of course, after establishing the fact that hydropumps can work, a potential user usually wants to know what results he can expect. Since this is a legitimate product and not some fly-by-night fad, don’t expect to hear that you will gain 3″ in just a few weeks. If you are gullible enough to believe this is possible then you are the perfect prey for hucksters that sell fake products on the internet.

However, if you are serious about getting larger and willing to invest 15 minutes a day of your time, 3 to 4 times a week, then you can make interesting gains in length and girth over a period of months. Naturally, the longer you keep up this regimen, the better your gains will be. As for the RESULTS you can expect to achieve, they range between 1 to 2.75 inches in length and up to 30% in girth.

Also, since normal sessions with the Bathmate last only about 15 minutes, you will get a better return on the time you invest when compared to extenders which, apart from being less comfortable, also require up to 12 hours of use per day. Making the situation even more difficult to manage is the fact that rigid extenders are visible under clothing which limits where they can be worn.

15 mins for 1-3 inches

We should clarify that even though extenders have their drawbacks, they are proven to be the most effective when trying to add length. Though discomfort is a common problem some of the better ones, like the Sizegenetics, are much better in that respect. However, by far our highest recommendation goes to the Phallosan Forte which is not just more comfortable but also has the advantage of allowing users to wear it while they sleep.

The Benefits

Those familiar with Bathmate pumps are usually aware that their main purpose is to increase penis size. Though this is true, the fact is that after using it men quickly notice that it offers other advantages they hadn’t anticipated. Below is a list of the benefits you can expect when using these hydropumps.

  1. Longer Penis – up to 2.75 inches is possible after long term use if you are new to penis enlargement
  2. Thicker Penis – most women find thickness more satisfying and the Bathmate is especially effective in this area
  3. Larger Head – a bigger head will make a longer and thicker penis look even more impressive
  4. Harder Erections – there’s no point in getting bigger if you can’t stay hard
  5. Banish Impotence – unless your impotence is the result of a physical injury, getting and staying hard will be easier
  6. Stronger Orgasms – a healthy penis produces orgasms that are more powerful and satisfying
  7. Stop Premature Ejaculation – stamina and a reliable erection make it easier to focus and maintain control
  8. Shoot Further – a strong penis produces more powerful contractions that lead to more impressive ejaculations
  9. Straighten – the Bathmate will help to correct penile curvature or a condition known as “Peyronie’s Disease”
  10. Improve Stamina – no point in getting bigger if you can’t last long enough to satisfy your partner
  11. More Confidence and Better Sex – when all the previous factors combine, the inevitable boost in confidence can only improve your sex life.

The Different Models

As of now, 3 different product series have evolved from the integration of new ideas derived from ongoing research and user suggestions.

Bathmate Hercules – Bathmate Goliath

This series may be the oldest yet remains a popular choice for those who want a quality pump that is more affordable. Though this basic version lacks some of the most advanced features that came later, it remains a top selling product.

Hercules Goliath

Hydromax X20 – Hydromax X30 – Hydromax X40

The second generation series known as the Hydromax incorporates many new features compared to the original. A more effective water control valve, a thicker and smoother comfort pad, 35% more pressure to accelerate gains, and a cylinder that rotates freely (to better view the graduated scale), are the major upgrades users will find most appealing.

Hydromax X40 X30

Xtreme X20 – Xtreme X30 – Xtreme X40

Though very similar to regular Hydromax pumps, the most significant change is the the addition of a squeeze bulb to control pressure. It offers users a superior level of precision when adjusting the level of vacuum within the cylinder. Xtreme models are the best available and intended for individuals looking for maximum gains in the shortest time.

Xtreme XX30 XX40

Bathmate Results

What sets hydropumps apart from other male enlargement devices available is how fast they work. Those familiar with lifting weights have experienced a condition known as the “pump”, referring to the temporary gain in muscle size that occurs when increased blood flow engorges a particular muscle group. You will experience this sensation the very first time you use the Bathmate.

Size Gains

An interesting side benefit of this condition is that you can use it to your sexual advantage since it lasts up to 3 hours. Your temporary growth will fall anywhere within a range of 1/4″ – 3/4″ more length and 1/2″ – 1 1/4″ in additional girth. Instant results of this magnitude and duration can’t be obtained with other devices which is a big reason behind its growing popularity.

In essence, you’re giving your penis a workout and it will react exactly like the other muscles you exercise. When training you are aware the pumped state is temporary but also understand that consistent effort over time will lead those size gains to become permanent. Similarly, when using the Bathmate in a diligent manner you can expect permanent gains of up to 2.75 inches in length over an extended period.

Permanent gains

That being said, its design addresses every aspect of size, not just length. Certain devices like extenders only focus on length but the Bathmate is complete solution since it also improves girth and penis head size. This is an important consideration if you take into account the result of surveys in which women express a preference for thickness rather than length.

Personal Bathmate Before and After Results

An important fact to keep in mind is that the results you get will be permanent. What is great is that after a workout session I get a pump that expands my girth to 7 inches which stays almost all day. I find that pretty amazing.

Another point I’d like to mention is how quick the gains are. Essentially, I was pretty new to any type of penis enhancement when I began training with my Bathmate. These quick gains are often referred to as “hyper-responding” or “newbie gains” in bodybuilding circles. It’s comparable to what you experience when you first start working at the gym and any new stimulus shocks your system and produces rapid growth.

If you also happen to be new to PE, you can expect your body will react the same way as mine did with quick initial gains. Even if you aren’t new to PE you can still expect to make substantial gains. They simply won’t come as quickly or get that initial boost when compared to someone who has never exercised their penis in the past. The table below shows my personal results over a 2 month period.

Time Frame Length (Erect) Girth (Erect)
Start 5.50″ 5.50″
2 Weeks 5.50″ 5.65″
1 Month 5.60″ 5.75″
2 Months 5.65″ 6.00″

I would also like to make a point concerning gains in length. Some people claim it’s possible to gain up to 3 inches in just a matter of a relatively short time using this device. From personal experience I simply don’t believe this is true. Your penis will definitely make some gains in length but, overall, the design of the Bathmate makes it more effective at gaining girth. Other devices such as extenders (like the Phallosan Forte) are much more effective if your goal is to maximize your length. I don’t expect the Bathmate can help you to gain more than an inch in total length.

I’d also like to mention the additional physical benefits that come from using this device and which go beyond simply getting larger.

Besides my penis girth increasing by a full 0.5 inches in a relatively short time, I was pleasantly surprised to notice that my penis head had also grown larger.The quality of my erections may also have improved slightly but, since that really wasn’t a problem to begin with, there was little room left for improvement. Many guys do claim the Bathmate has improved the quality of their erections so that’s something to keep in mind if you have problems in that area.

I also saw a marked improvement in the power and intensity of my orgasms which is another big plus. Using it just before having sex seems to heighten those sensations even further.

Playful Couple

To be honest, before deciding to purchase a Bathmate my expectations weren’t very high. However, now that I’ve experienced the gains and other benefits it offers, I’m definitely pleased I gave it a try.

Routine for Beginners

The following is for men who have no previous penis enlargement experience and only using the Bathmate pump.

The main goal of this routine is for your penis to get acclimated to using the pump in a safe way. Taking it slowly at first will give you a better idea of your limits while making you more comfortable using the device. After 4 weeks you will start having a feel of what works best for you and can design a routine that suits you best. Even before reaching that point you should have made some noticeable gains.

Take the time to read the instructions that come with your pump and consult your doctor first if you have any reservations. As with anything, a little judgment goes a long way, especially during that first month when learning to use the pump properly is the main objective. That being said, Bathmate pumps are easy to use and you may come to find, like many users, that it’s actually quite enjoyable.

It is highly recommended that you wait 30 days before training with a full erection.

Routine for Beginners Duration Erection

Week 1 – time = 8 minutes, erection = flaccid
Week 2 – time = 12 minutes, erection = flaccid
Week 3 – time = 8-10 minutes, erection =  70%
Week 4 – time = 10-12 minutes, erection =  70%
Week 5 to 10 – time = 12+ minutes, erection = 100%

Week 1

Insert your flaccid penis into the Bathmate and leave it on for 8 minutes after pumping to full pressure. Repeat every 2nd day.

Week 2

Once again begin in a flaccid state but this time keep your Bathmate on for 12 minutes after reaching full pressure. Repeat every 2nd day.

Week 3

This time begin with a 70 to 80% erection and keep your Bathmate on for 8 to 10 minutes at full pressure. Repeat every 2nd day.

Week 4

Once again start with a 70 to 80% erection and keep the Bathmate on at full pressure for 10 to 12 minutes. Repeat this every 2nd day or use 2 consecutive days followed by 1 day of rest.

Week 5 and Beyond

With a 70 to 80% erection, put on the Bathmate and leave it on more than 12 minutes after reaching full pressure. Since your penis has now become accustomed to the effect of the pump, you can make pressure adjustments as required.

Be aware that the “pump” or temporary gains you get after a workout will last longer when starting out with a stronger erection. This effect can last anywhere from 4 to 24 hours and will become more pronounced after the 2nd week. Once you start sessions with a full erection, you will begin to experience the huge pumps Bathmate is famous for.

You will notice that the duration of your pumps will increase the longer you use the Bathmate. It usually takes 5 to 6 months to reach the point where the pump will last almost all day. Since there is no wait period, you can take advantage of your pumped state during sex. After that point your gains will start to become permanent as long as you keep using the device on a regular basis.

Does Size Even Matter?

Penis size preferences are subjective so there is no specific measurement that is considered to be ideal. Sexual partners have different reasons why they prefer one size more than another, some are purely a matter of personal taste while others may be more practical and related to how well it compliments their own physical attributes. Just like men, women’s sexual organs can vary greatly in shape and size so those who are on the smaller end of the spectrum may feel more comfortable being with a man who is not too overly endowed.

Womens ideal penis chart

That being said, even though there can be no general consensus as to what constitutes the perfect penis, women are more likely to favor sizes that fall within a certain range of length and girth. A survey aimed at determining penis size preferences among women found that they favored men with penises that ranged between 7.25″ and 8.25″ in length and 6.25″ and 6.50″ in girth. Measurements falling outside these parameters weren’t necessarily unsatisfying but the degree of satisfaction tended to decrease the further away they strayed from this ideal range in both directions (bigger or smaller).

A problem arises when this information is compared to what the average penis size actually is. Another survey that measured 15,000 men worldwide found that the average erect penis was 5.15″ in length and 4.50″ in girth. This means that the typical man has a penis that is about 2″ less than what women consider to be ideal. There is more to a sexual encounter than just penis size but the first study shows that it does matter to women and is an important factor that affects their degree of satisfaction. Fortunately, for men who feel they don’t quite measure up and want an effective to improve in that area, the Bathmate pump is a reliable and time-tested option.

Bathmate vs Penomet

Though the Penomet hydropump is relatively new when compared to the Bathmate, its popularity is on the rise. An important advantage of the Penomet is not having to be concerned about selecting the right one since it comes in just one size. However, that could also be seen as a disadvantage since hydropumps lose some of their effectiveness when the cylinder is proportionally too large relative to penis size.

Penomet System

Since the Bathmate offers 3 different sizes, you’re more likely to find one that meets your needs and gives you better results. That being said, by wisely choosing a size that is already large enough to accommodate any future growth, you’ll most likely never need to upgrade.

Another major difference between these hydropumps is the ability to change “gaitors” on the Penomet. The gaitor merely refers to the comfort ring that is attached to the lower end of the cylinder and pressed against the body when the pump is in use. Each gaitor has a different level of tension which can be identified by its color.

The reasoning behind offering multiple gaitors is that doing so gives users the ability to modify the intensity of their workouts. Anyone familiar with lifting weights recognizes that being able to alter the pump’s internal pressure is similar to raising or lowering your weights between sets at the gym. The manufacturer of the Penomet claims varying the pressure during a workout gives users better results.

That may be the case, but then it may not be necessary to use multiple gaitors to accomplish the same goal. The Bathmate has only one gaitor but that doesn’t prevent a user from quickly increasing suction intensity by pumping more water out or depressing the valve to decrease it. All models have this attribute though doing so is easier with the XX30 and XX40 from the Xtreme series since they use a squeeze bulb that allows users to more control pressure with greater precision.

You have to consider that constantly removing and reattaching the various gaitors can quickly become irritating during the course of a workout, especially when the same result can be achieve by merely squeezing the bulb a few times to increase suction or depressing the valve to decrease it.

Hydromax X30 – Penomet Water Pressure Test

They are both offered in different packages that vary in price depending the type of accessories that are included. The bottom line is that both aren’t cheap so besides evaluating how effective such a device is to enlarge your penis, you should also consider its durability. Both units are well designed but the Penomet even has quality certifications obtained from these independent organizations (ISO, SGS and CE Marking).

This doesn’t mean it’s better because Bathmate pumps just haven’t been tested by these organizations yet. That being said, tests performed on both the Penomet and Hydromax X30 pumps decisively concluded the latter to be the winner. By viewing the following video it’s easy to see that the Penomet, even when using its strongest gaitors, never comes close to matching the Hydromax X30’s pressure levels. The Hydromax is the hands down winner.

Bathmate vs Sizegenetics (and other Extenders)

Hydro pumps and extenders have the reputation for being the 2 most effective penis enlargement devices with Bathmate and Sizegenetics being the best in their respective category. Simply looking at the number of searches on the internet reveals that those two happen to be the most popular and sought after male enhancement devices. The reason for their popularity is very simple: they work.

Even though both rely on the same principle of Cytokinesis to increase size, which involves stretching tissues to invoke cell division and multiplication, they each do it in a different way that produces different results. Both will generate tissue growth, but since tissues are expanded evenly in every direction when using a hydropump, you can expect to make good overall gains but with emphasis on girth. On the flipside, the Sizegenetics, because it applies stretching tension in one direction, lengthwise, will produce better gains in length than in girth.

So in the end the one you choose really depends on the kind of growth you are looking for. The typical man with an average sized penis will just wants a bigger penis overall so there is really no right answer as to which is the better choice. However, some men may already be well endowed in terms of thickness but lacking in length. For them the Sizegenetics would be the better choice. For those who already have desired length but whose penis is too thin, the Bathmate is the best option.

Ideally, both could be included in a concurrent regimen that would give you the best overall results in the least amount of time. That is an obvious choice but then the cost factor and time investment need to be considered. No one wants to spend more money than they have to but, in the long run, the most important factor to affect long term success is time. It is easy early on to be enthusiastic about growing a larger penis but the key to success is having the dedication and consistency to use your devices for months.

That is where using a hydro pump gives you a clear advantage over a traditional penis extender. Whereas the Bathmate requires only 15 minute sessions that can be performed while showering about 5 times a week, the Sizegenetics requires that you wear it at least 8 hours a day almost every day. So, as you can see, the difference in time investment required by each is very different. Not only that, but most penis extenders (except for the Phallosan Forte) are known for not being comfortable which is a major problem considering the amount of usage time that is required.

My recommendation is that if girth is your main priority, choosing any of the Bathmate pumps is the way to go since it requires so much less of a time investment. However, if like most men your main goal is to add length, then choose a penis extender but stay away from the rigid metal rod types that are not that comfortable, can’t be worn under clothing (in a discreet way) and don’t allow you to wear them at night.

If you want to purchase an extender you will be better served by getting a Phallosan Forte which relies on an entirely new design that counters most of the problems associated with typical extenders. Not only is the comfort level far superior to any other, but the ability to wear it under your clothing and while sleeping gives you more options to meet your daily time of usage quota.


These hydropumps are currently the best-selling penis enhancement devices in the world and their popularity is easy to explain: they simply work. Testimonials from satisfied users are continually sent in and a limited sample is found below.

“I bought a Bathmate X30 about 1 year ago and it’s been great. Had I known that the Xtreme X30 was about to come out I would have waited but I’m not disappointed. It’s easy to use and so far has lived up to my expectations. While taking a bath it isn’t necessary, but the shower strap is necessary when taking a shower. The weight of the device filled with water will break the seal between your body and the comfort pad if you don’t. I don’t regret my purchase and like the added length and thickness it gives me after using it. I’ve already noticed that some of my gains are becoming permanent whether I’m soft or have an erection. I also seem to get harder more easily than I used to.”   Matt, Canada

“My boyfriend has been using the Bathmate I bought for him 4 months ago. He’s added a half inch but even better is how dramatically his stamina and confidence have improved. Before tryingg it he was skeptical it would work but now he’s on board and we’re having the best sex we’ve ever had! If you use it as often as you need to, there’s no way you won’t get noticeable results.”   Beth, USA

“When I began using a Hydromax X30 my penis was about 5.5 inches in length. My typical workout routine is about 25 minutes long and done about 5 times per week. By going at it hard and not skipping any sessions I’ve been able get up to 6.7 inches while maxing out my pump’s width. My confidence is now off the charts as I no longer feel small and shy during sex. I don’t know if my results are normal but after 10 months I am almost up to 7.3 inches. Incredible…”   Stephen, United Kingdom

“After 3 months of using my Bathmate I’ve grown over 1 inch while adding lots of girth. Sure there was learning curve at the beginning, but it was short and well worth the effort. I got the extra size I was hoping for but didn’t expect that my stamina and sex life would also improve significantly. Best decision I ever made!”   Jim, USA

“After trying the Penomet for a few months I bought a Hydromax X30 and like it more. The quality is better and the pressure stronger and more consistent. In my opinion, it’s the best penis pump you can buy. Even after using it just a few weeks I already have already made significant gains. If you’re just a beginner with no previous experience using pumps, you will like it. It’s easy to use, even enjoyable, and I didn’t even need to watch the video instructions. Even at 40 it works for me so I suspect it will work for men of any age.”   Bill, Australia


When evaluating which Bathmate model is better suited to your needs, remember to make an allowance for future gains. When you realize that neither the Hercules or X30 models can accommodate a penis that exceeds 1.87 inches in diameter, selecting either of those pumps would not be wise since this would leave you with only 0.17 inches for additional growth. In the previous example, the Hydromax X40 or Goliath models would be better choices.

The manufacturer also realized that selecting the correct pump might prove challenging for some customers and so devised an easier method. They designed a simple interface which tells customers what model to choose after they provide some basic information. It’s entirely mistake-proof since all it requires from the user is to enter a few basic measurements which will then be used to calculate the optimal recommendation.

Customer surveys show an approval rating in excess of 95%, much higher than the level of satisfaction achieved by other male enlargement devices. Also, standing behind their product with great confidence, the manufacturer offers a full 60 day no questions asked return policy and 12 month warranty which makes trying it virtually risk free.

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