Bathmate Review – Does Bathmate Give You a Bigger Penis

Bathmate Review and Results – Does Bathmate Give You a Bigger Penis?

First things first, a penis pump isn’t a miracle solution to having a small dick. Yes, penis pumps can make your dick a couple of inches longer, but it’s the same principle as going to the gym regularly – you have to keep up with the “exercise” or you’ll return to your previous form. Real penis growth (or I suppose temporary growth) requires a dedicated routine.

With that disclaimer out the way, the Bathmate Hydromax is definitely one of the best penis pumps I’ve come across. If you dream of a strong 7-inch penis but you don’t want invasive penis enlargement surgery and you’re wise enough to know that penis enlargement pills are a load of bollocks, then a water penis pump like the Bathmate Hydromax may be a good option.

The American Urological Association states that penis enlargement surgery has not been shown to be safe or effective for increasing the thickness or length of the male penis. There can also be side effects and health risks to consider.

Bathmate Results & Reviews on Reddit

Customer Results

Before I get into my own experience, I wanted to share Bathmate review snippets from some fellow customers who used the Bathmate Hydromax for penis enlargement. After all, we all have different penises, so it’s intriguing to see penis pump results from different guys. These reviews are taken from the Bathmate subreddit forum.

u/hairspray69
4.4 inches before bathmate pump —> 6.1 inches flaccid after first week of pumping . Sitting at about 5.5 inches flaccid 24 hours after last pump. Very happy with the results.

u/testosterone-flow
Have only been using the Bathmate for a week. My bf noticed before I did. We were getting ready to have sex and he literally stopped. Got off of me grabbed a ruler and proceeded to measure my dick. I told him he was crazy. There’s no way it’s gotten that much bigger in a small amount of time. My usual measurement while I’m rock hard was always 5 1/2 inches. Maybe a little longer. Now when he measured I was 6 1/4 maybe even closer to 6 1/2. Girth hasn’t changed (unfortunately) but this shocked me.

u/InnerAct
I am on week 3 of using bathmate everyday and for the last 2 sessions I have started to pump a bit more. I am on 5 inches but when I pump the last 5 mins I am now able to pump till 6 inches. It feels really good when I pump and feel I can go for more.

Redditor u/MyBodyJourney made non-pornographic Pornhub videos showing his weekly penis enlargement journey with the Bathmate Hydromax 7. His results were more slow and realistic. By week 8's video he’d gained 0.3 inches in length and 0.2 inches in girth.

The Matters of Size forum is a similar male enhancement website where guys discuss penis enlargement, body modification, and Peyronie's disease.

How I Use My Bathmate Hydromax7

How Does Bathmate Hydromax Work

First things first, you wanna take a starting measurement of your penis. If you don’t know how to measure your penis, simply take a tape measure and measure from the base of your shaft to the tip of your glans to find the length. To find the girth, wrap a tape measure around the middle of your shaft.

It’s advisable to take both your flaccid measurements and erect measurements, as some penises change in size considerably when erect, while others stay at a similar length and girth. If you’re curious about how your measurements compare to others, there are penis size calculators that compare your dick to the average guy.

Are you a grower or a shower? I like to think I’m both. Don’t question it.

1. Get in the bath or shower

It's called “Bathmate” for a reason – you’re supposed to be in the bath or shower, surrounded by water. Make sure the water is a comfortable temperature, around 30-40 degrees Celsius (86-104 degrees Fahrenheit) before you start.

2. Warm up your cock

“Warm up” your penis with 50 jelqs. “Jelqing” is a type of massage exercise that encourages penis growth by creating micro-tears in the penis tissues. It’s commonly performed by men who use penis extenders or a penis pump. Bathmate has a page on how to jelq if you want to know more.

3. Fill the pump with water

Fill the pump with water all the way up to the end. If you’re in the bath, just fully submerge the penis pump. Most models have a release pin at the end of the pump – make sure this is in the center position, as this seals the pressure when pumping.

4. Put your erect penis in

Place your erect penis inside the water-filled chamber, trying not to touch the sides of the pump if possible. If you’re in the bath, you will keep all the water inside. If you’re in the shower, some water will spill out as you enter – try to keep as much water inside the pump as possible. Yes, I know it’s awkward.

5. Increase the pressure

Once you’re inside, pull the pump towards your pelvic bone, creating a vacuum with the seal. The Hydromax 7 features a removable comfort pad to keep discomfort to a minimum. Create a reasonably comfortable amount of pressure – we want to stretch the tunica albuginea of the penis, but we don’t want to bruise it or hurt ourselves. If the pressure is painful, stop immediately.

6. Leave on for 5-15 min

Leave the pump on your penis for 5-15 minutes, depending on your experience level. Newbies should probably aim for 10 minutes or less, while more experienced users often leave their hydro pump on for 15 minutes. You can buy a Hydromax shower strap which keeps your penis pump in place while you wash in the shower, making good use of the time.

7. Release!

Use the pressure release valve to decrease the pressure and safely remove your penis from the chamber. Unless you enjoy trips to hospital, do not try to force the pump off without releasing the pressure first.


Voila! So that’s a basic guide of how to use Bathmate, though the specifics may vary slightly between different models. I’ve been using the Bathmate Hydromax 7 personally.

My Bathmate Weekly Routine

My Bathmate Routine

So, how do you use Bathmate effectively? Well, you gotta stick to a Bathmate routine! Think of your Bathmate routine like a fitness regime – you have to keep on top of it if you don’t want to lose your results.

This is the routine I followed for 3 months, but you might want to increase the jelqs and Bathmate usage as you become more advanced. I did this 5 days a week, splitting it up with 2 rest days. My typical week would be:

Monday – Bathmate
Tuesday – Bathmate
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – Bathmate
Friday – Bathmate
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – Bathmate


This way, I was never using the Bathmate for more than 3 days in a row. I would not recommend exceeding 4 days of Bathmate use in a row. Your dick needs recovery time!

Here are the steps:

1. Warm up my cock with 50 jelqs in the shower
2. Use Bathmate for 10 minutes while 75%+ erect
3. Remove Bathmate and perform 50 jelqs
4. Use Bathmate for 5 more minutes


Breaking up the penis pump use into smaller chunks is a good way to keep your dick safe when pumping. Many experienced penis pumpers recommend it, including Bathmate themselves, who recommend 3 separate 5-minute pumps.

If you’re trying to use Bathmate discreetly, you’re gonna have some long showers to explain to your housemates.

A lot of Bathmate review pages talk about using supplements as part of a Bathmate routine, but unless you’re pumping weights at the gym regularly, I can’t see what benefits creatine and whey protein supplements would have on the size of your penis.

How Long Does It Take to See Bathmate Results?

How Long Does It Take to See Bathmate Results

First of all, we need to clarify what we mean by “results”, as there are temporary versus permanent penis enlargement results to consider.

Temporary penis growth results

After using the Bathmate, you’ll find that your cock is naturally larger for around 12 hours due to the pressure that it was just subjected to. Sometimes you could temporarily add 1 inch to the length of your penis until it returns to its normal state. This temporary penis growth is great if you’re heading out on a date or planning a romantic night and you want your cock to look as big as possible that night.

“Permanent” penis growth results

When I say “permanent” here, there are 1,000 asterisks attached to it. If you find a Bathmate routine that works for you and you follow it regularly, then you should eventually find that you have long-term lasting penis growth. However, if you eventually stop using penis pumps, your cock will slowly return to its normal size.

My Bathmate experience

I saw my temporary penis growth results instantly, usually gaining somewhere between 0.5 inches and 1 inch in length after using the product. This would last for around 12-24 hours on average.

I didn’t notice long-term growth for a while, but after 3 months my “resting” measurements have noticeably increased. You get used to your dick size changing, so it can be hard to notice the long-term results unless you’ve got Bathmate before and after pictures/measurements for reference.

Bathmate claim that with regular long-term use, you can increase your penis size by 30%.

My Bathmate Results and Final Review

My Bathmate Results

After 3 months of regularly following my Bathmate routine, I’ve gone from 6 inches of length (erect) to around 7 inches of length (erect).

I’ve also gone from 5.5 inches of girth (erect) to around 6.4 inches of girth (erect).

So yes, I have grown considerably. However, I was following a strict penis pumping and jelqing penis exercises routine the whole time. I’m also fully aware that these gains will disappear if I go back to living my normal life without jelqing or using the Bathmate.

I don’t want to continue any further, but if I was planning on it, I’d have to switch to the Bathmate Hydromax 9, which is designed for 7-9 inch penises. The Hydromax 7 is designed for 5-7 inch penises, so I happily outgrew it!

The Bathmate Hercules was the first pump that Bathmate designed, creating the world’s first water based penis pump. The Bathmate Hercules later became known as the Bathmate Hydro 7.

One thing I noticed from this whole penis pumping experience was that I got much harder erections, though it’s hard for me to say whether that’s a genuine result or a perceived effect from the increased pressure on my penis.

To be honest, even if you don’t plan on being a long-term penis pumper, there’s definitely value in the temporary results you can get for 12-24 hours after pumping.

For example, if you’re planning on getting laid one night and you want to feel confident with a big engorged cock, using a water penis pump before you go out is a good way to genuinely increase your size and boost your confidence that evening.

I’m still pretty skeptical about the safety of penis pumping and I don’t have plans to continue the use any further, but if you’re dead-set on making your penis bigger with a pump, then the Bathmate Hydromax 7 is definitely one of the best penis pumps on the market.

More Bathmate Tips and Tricks

Bathmate Tips and Tricks

When you’re routinely stretching your penis, you learn a few tips and tricks along the way. Here are some of my pointers to help you stay safe and get the best Bathmate pump results.

Get jelqing!

Penis pumping is best accompanied by jelqing, a popular penis exercise for men trying to improve their penis size. It basically involves making an “okay” sign with your hand and using the ring of your thumb/index finger to massage your cock, moving upwards from the base of the shaft. This video goes into more detail.

Don’t measure too often

It’s easy to measure your penis every day, constantly keeping track of your results. However, I would recommend measuring once every 1 or 2 weeks, as this will give you enough time to make sizeable gains. Like losing weight, it can be easy to get obsessed with tracking the numbers, so don’t go overboard.

Stay disciplined

Not to use a gym analogy for the 5,000th time, but pumping your penis is like going to the gym – the results are only going to stick around if you keep to your Bathmate routine on a regular basis. Sure, you can miss the odd day here and there, but overall you need to stay on track or your gains will disappear.  

Shave your pubes regularly

The smoother the surface of the skin around the base of your cock, the easier it is to create a stable vacuum with the suction of the penis pump. If you’re rocking a ‘70s bush down there, you might want to consider shaving it off and keeping your pubes short or completely shaven.

Gillette has a good manscaping guide if you’re not used to shaving your pubes.

Stop if it’s painful

This should go without saying for most things in life, but if it’s hurting you, stop immediately and don’t pump for a day or two. The last thing you want to do is damage your penis.

Stop if you feel like you’re losing your erection

It’s hard to describe, but sometimes you can be halfway through a pumping session with an erect penis and then just sort of feel like you’re losing your erection even though your dick appears to be standing strong. This is a sign that you’re experiencing fluid retention – a phenomenon which causes the base of your cock to swell, leaving you with a donut-shaped mound at the base of your penis.

Fluid retention is hardly life-threatening, but I’m not personally a fan of the Krispy Kreme look.

Try using it in the bath

Unless you’re unemployed, you probably don’t have time to run 5 baths a week and lounge around in them with your cock in a jar. Fair enough. Still, try using the Bathmate in the bath 1 or 2 times a week when you get the chance – you can fully submerge it into the water, so the chamber is basically 100% filled with water when you enter it, leading to better results. It’s got “bath” in the name for a reason.

Check out the Bathmate accessories

There are a bunch of Bathmate accessories that might pique your interest and enhance your Bathmate experience. For example, you can buy the Bathmate cleaning solution to keep your pump hygienic, as well as a "jelqing serum" which is essentially a very fancy lube with an extortionate price tag. You can even buy a 3-year, 5-year, or 7-year extended warranty.

Explore the different Bathmate models

You need to choose a Bathmate penis pump which gives you room to grow. For example, if you’re already 6.5 inches when erect, you would soon outgrow a pump like the Bathmate X20. Always choose Bathmate models which are at least 1 inch longer than your current erect penis length – there’s no point having the Bathmate X20 if you’re nearly touching the end at the beginning of your penis growth journey!

Bathmate Review Final Verdict

Cum-clusion bathmate hydromax review

I hope you enjoyed this Bathmate review!

Overall, I gained 1 inch in length and 0.9 inches in girth after 3 months of my Bathmate routine, and that’s pretty decent results. If you’re willing to put in the time, work, and mild discomfort, I can see the Bathmate Hydromax 7 making a really great solution to old-school penis extenders. It’s definitely one of the best penis pumps I’ve ever used.

About The Author ~ J.C. Way


I’ve never been afraid to stick things up my butt or pop my cock into something – why wouldn’t you want to make your sex life better? I aim to smash down stigmas and introduce men and women to sex toys that change their lives.

>