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What would you guys say is a good pressure to stay at?


5.3" NBPEL.

BPEL 6.5-6.7" Goal: Anything!

Girth: 5" but getting bigger. ;)

NOTE; I use pressures that are not advisable by most experts. Newbies don’t do this.

I know everyone says never to go above 6 and that 3-5 is best but it never seems enough for me. I get no expansion beyond my normal erection at that low of pressure so why would it make me larger? I keep my baseline at 6 and progressively pump up even as high as 20 for literally only a second and then back down to 6. After my second set I get some fluid build up but it goes away with a few minutes of massage and jelqing.

Obviously I would not recommend going that high until you are an experienced pumper. I started with baseline 5 with pumps up to 7 and 8. Then up to 10, 12, 15 etc. Over the years I was able to get it higher and higher without discomfort, petechie, or significant fluid build up.

I often wonder if my pump gauge is broken because everyone else recommends what I would consider to be very ineffectively low pressures? Back when I first started pumping 6 felt very tight and gave me that pleasantly “painful” erection feeling. Now anything under 15 will not give that good sensation.

I’ve always been somewhat similar in that respect. My penis doesn’t stop being “pulled” toward the end of the tube until around 10+ hg. I don’t feel any pain until after 7 hg, so I pump between 5 and 7 at all times. Fluid build-up only end up being a problem is I pump too long.

Originally Posted by Naked Tomato
What would you guys say is a good pressure to stay at?

If you want my advice start low as in 2-3”hg and get as much out of it as you can.
You can always increase later on if you have to but I would suggest you add more time before more pressure.

Problems such as discolouration from to much pressure can creep up on you over a period of weeks and once you’ve got it it’s damn hard to get rid of !

I first started with 5”hg and got no gains and bad discolouration, I re-started about a year ago and now never go over 3”hg and I have finally seen some small length gain.

Well 5” hg is doing fine right now. I should probably trim, and I’m working on my fat pad.


5.3" NBPEL.

BPEL 6.5-6.7" Goal: Anything!

Girth: 5" but getting bigger. ;)

I’m finding slightly contradicting/different info on cylinder size, so I’m slightly confused on what to do.

BPEL is 8 inch and EG is 5.5, so by our thread a 10 to 11 inch length and 2 inch diameter cylinder is what I need. The LA Pump website however shows I would need 1 3/4” diameter cylinder.

Any thoughts?

Originally Posted by DomXZ
I’m finding slightly contradicting/different info on cylinder size, so I’m slightly confused on what to do.

BPEL is 8 inch and EG is 5.5, so by our thread a 10 to 11 inch length and 2 inch diameter cylinder is what I need. The LA Pump website however shows I would need 1 3/4” diameter cylinder.

Any thoughts?

You’ll need at least the 2” by 10” in my opinion.

I’m very new to this and started my newbie routine almost a week ago, I’m wondering when I could start pumping? When did you guys start?


From Abbelito to Abbegrande

Start: BPEL 6.89, MEG 5.31

Now: BPEL 7.48, MEG 5.31

Originally Posted by capernicus1
You’ll need at least the 2” by 10” in my opinion.

Would there be any benefit in taking an 11” or even 12” cylinder, considering the difference in price is negligible?

Originally Posted by DomXZ
I’m finding slightly contradicting/different info on cylinder size, so I’m slightly confused on what to do.

BPEL is 8 inch and EG is 5.5, so by our thread a 10 to 11 inch length and 2 inch diameter cylinder is what I need. The LA Pump website however shows I would need 1 3/4” diameter cylinder.

Any thoughts?

That is why you use our chart, because we are not trying to sell you a cylinder that you will outgrow in a week so you have to buy another. I agree with the 10”X2”. The 11” would just be a little bulkier and I don’t think you will outgrow the 10”.


The primary goal of PE should be to make your penis as healthy as possible in both form and function. If you do that, increased size will follow.

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Hello my friends.. This is my first post, sorry for my bad English.
I live in Italy but I like this place.

I’m 19cm x 15cm conversion in 7.48” x 5,90” which cylinder do I buy?

I know in Europe this item http://www.thickwall.co.uk/starterkits.htm but I don’t know if it’s ok for my dick.
Can you help me for choose the cylinder and where can I but I ?

Tank’s a lot.

Originally Posted by Sfizios0
Hello my friends.. This is my first post, sorry for my bad English.
I live in Italy but I like this place.

I’m 19cm x 15cm conversion in 7.48” x 5,90” which cylinder do I buy?

I know in Europe this item http://www.thickwall.co.uk/starterkits.htm but I don’t know if it’s ok for my dick.
Can you help me for choose the cylinder and where can I but I ?

Tank’s a lot.

Read the first post in this thread and decide what your goals are: Selecting Your Cylinder Size

Based on whether you are going for length or girth, you should either buy a 9”X2” or 9”X2.25”.

Since you live in Italy, I say buy it from Thickwall.


The primary goal of PE should be to make your penis as healthy as possible in both form and function. If you do that, increased size will follow.

Got the pump, cylinder and parts then and did my first pumping session.

Getting a seal went well, pumped up to max of 3”Hg, released and repeated again. Odd sensation.

Hello I would like to get started into pumping, I’ve been doing regular PE for 5 months and would like to incorporate some pumping now

My question is about “permanent gains,” I read in the first post that pumping probably doesn’t give permanent gains, but if you jelq and pump would the jelq help to make your pump gains permanent?


Current: 6/15/13, BPEL 5.25, EG 4.25 (mid), 4.5(base girth)

Start: 11/19/12, BPEL 5 EG 4

Yes combining pumping and jelqing is a very popular combination.


The primary goal of PE should be to make your penis as healthy as possible in both form and function. If you do that, increased size will follow.

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