is a relatively new form of masturbatory self pleasuring.
It's a high tech activity involving a hand or electric
vacuum pump, tubing and variously sized cylinders that
suck on one's cock.
1999 by Jack Rinella. This material may not be copied in
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I apologize to my female readers that I wasn't able to
find any information about what women might be doing along
the same lines. It seems that pumping up one's penis is
strictly a male-orientated past-time. A Lesbian friend
did suggest that the smaller cylinders used for tit work
might in fact be used on one's clitoris, but she had no
experiential evidence to prove or disprove that theory.
I've done "it" twice. What is it? Well, to begin
one lubricates the base of one's dick with a thick jelly,
such as vaseline, and then sticks it into a clear cylinder.
One then slowly and carefully pumps out the air. The jelly
and the pump create a vacuum seal, and "voila"
one's cock grows in size.
We're dealing with a various number of phenomena here:
penis fixation, increased sensations, a bit of sensory
deprivation, the fascination that men (women too?) have
with cock sizes, and the interesting way that one's prick
seems to have a life of its own. On the last point, I
was once involved in a discussion with a group of guys
concerning how some men actually gave names to their penises.
I've never been one to do that, but I readily admit to
feeling that my cock is somehow different than the rest
of my body. It seems to have a mind of its own, a sensory
life different than the rest of my body enjoys.
Certainly the fact that there is such a great mass of
nerve endings in the penis has something to do with that.
The instinctual, primordial need for orgasm and its release
also must add to the phenomena. Perhaps it is just a sign
of the rampant sexism of our society that inculcates our
young boys into being such cock-worshippers. I don't know,
but the phallus certainly pre-dominates our culture, even
if this is the decade of the resurgence of the goddess.
But back to pumping.
There are several feelings that pumping invokes. I've
pumped up twice, and though my experiences aren't all
that numerous, they do shed some light on what pumping
has going for it. First, of course, is just the visual
thrill of seeing one's cock swell to about twice its "normal"
erected state. Such growth doesn't happen all at once.
A real good pump takes an hour or more, as the increase
must be done relatively slowly. You should also know that
the effect doesn't last for long either. As soon as the
vacuum is released, one's cock will begin to shrink.
But it does keep its swell for a while, and as far as
I can tell, the longer and more often one pumps, the longer
the swell stays swollen. In its swollen state the cock
feels spongier than usual and certainly not as "hard"
as when one has a natural erection. It does though feel
and look bigger.
When encased in the cylinder it has another kind of fascination.
It becomes a "thing" removed. It might be the
ultimate safe sex toy. Someone can lick the cylinder all
they want and never come in contact with body fluids.
It's a strange sensation wherein the cock actually looks
as if it's on display. You can "touch" it without
actually touching it. That is what I meant by the "deprivation"
feeling, since you can't, at the moment, feel the cock
When the cock is released from the cylinder it feels different
in your hand or mouth and a hand or mouth feels different
on it as well. As I said before it is spongier, or to
put it a different way, it is softer, squeezier, fleshier,
larger but more relaxed. It is more flaccid and easier
Surge Studio has an excellent video about pumping, entitled
"Al Parker's High Tech." A handsome, well-hung
(what else) man named Eric stars as its narrator. He calls
pumping an "expanding experience" with the feel
of "thousands of mouths sucking on your cock at once."
The action (in the video) escalates as more and more guys
join Eric for his pump party. Except for Eric's occasional
commentary, there isn't much dialogue other than the one
liners such as "big as a fucking beer can",
but those words do describe the effect. The action moves
from solo play to dual as one guy pumps another, and then
to mutual as two guys join their pricks in a special double
ended tube. They pump until their expanded rods meet.
For avid cock-worshippers, a real sight.
In one part of his commentary, Eric addresses the question
of pain, calling the sensation only a "slight pain
that doesn't hurt", one that reaches an "exhilarating
threshold." I found the feelings similar.
The vacuum I used caused a bit of pain, but nothing above
the level of slightly noticeable. Since the pump was totally
under my control, it was easy enough to ease off the pressure
a bit. Hand pumps, such as I was using, are more responsive
and probably safer.
My friend Mark has and sells electric pumps. When these
are used, you regulate vacuum pressure with a release
value on the cylinder. I found the hand pump easier to
use and more controllable. In any case, the hand pump
is less expensive, though the complete set (pump, tube,
cylinders, etc) is pretty pricey. Expect to spend nearly
$150.00 just to get started, unless you opt for a cheaper
"adult store" version.
Though I haven't tried them, there are smaller cylinders
for pumping nipples. I can only imagine that they do a
real good job as well. In fact you can buy valves and
such so that you can pump cock and tits at the same time.
As my mom says, "What are they going to think of
Want more information? Stop at any of the local adult
stores or buy or rent the video.
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