Beginner's Guide To Vacuum Pumps

Are you as pumped up as we are? Well, you’re about to be! Here at UberKinky, we are firm believers that size DOES matter, so if you’re ready for the BIG time but still aren’t sure of all the ins and outs, our Beginner’s Guide to Vacuum Pumps is an essential addition to your reading list.

Vacuum pumps are designed to increase the blood flow to your intimate area, stimulating instant growth that guarantees to make you swell with pride. In addition, a pump will deliver sensational sucking and make you or your sub hypersensitive to every tantalising touch or sadistic stroke. What could be better? So, whether it’s superior stimulation, glorious gratification, larger than life loving, or x-rated BDSM play that you desire, you have definitely come to the right place! This is one vacuum designed for getting ‘dirty’ rather than keeping clean, so ‘suck it up’ and get started. But remember to play safely...


Safety First!

Listen up UberKinky friends! Safety doesn’t happen by accident, so it’s crucial that you read this section before your ego becomes well and truly inflated.

You know how much we love to play here at UberKinky ;) But one thing we never play around with is your safety! Performed correctly, vacuum pumping is completely safe, but as always, there are a few things to be mindful of. It is important that you stop immediately if you experience any pain or notice any discolouration, blisters or red spots.

Don’t overdo it! Overpumping can have the opposite effect of that desired, in some cases desensitising the area in question. It can also damage the tissue, cause oedema (accumulation of fluid just under the skin) and even affect circulation. There's no need to panic; just follow our advice and you can feel fully protected in your pumping play! The tissue will remain slightly swollen for a couple of hours after the pump is removed, but will return to ‘normal’ after this time.

Remember; a little pumping goes a long way.



  • Stop if you experience any pain or loss of sensation
  • Trim any rogue hairs to avoid snagging and seal problems
  • Rest for at least 24 hours if you notice any red spots, blood spots or reddening of the area
  • Use plenty of lubricant – it is essential to the seal, but also prevents windburn


  • Apply too much pressure too soon - listen to your body (if using a gauge, do not exceed 5hg)
  • Pump for more than 15 minutes without a break
  • Pump every day, it is important to rest in between

Why Pump?

Well this is certainly not the million dollar question! Firstly, heightened sensitivity is extremely desirable, particularly for those that enjoy extreme sensation play. The increased blood flow to the area in question makes it all the more receptive to every tantalising touch. So, when a feather tickles, a pinwheel pricks, a finger strokes, or some hot wax drips onto those susceptible spots, it becomes even more satisfying. And you thought sensation play couldn’t get any better! This is simply the next step in your BDSM adventure.

Secondly, who says that looks aren’t everything? They clearly haven’t experienced the joy of a pumped up piece! For those that think big is beautiful, pumping is an exceptionally popular choice. Although the results of pumping are impressive, they are temporary, so aim BIG and make the most out of your pumped up play.

Last but by no means least; let’s not forget the sensation itself! Who doesn’t love some superb sucking from time to time? Well a pump is definitely a pro when it comes to technique, so not only can you enjoy as part of some shared pleasure, it also delivers unbeatable solo satisfaction.

So, shouldn’t the question rather be ‘why not pump'?


Which Vacuum Pump Should I Choose?

If you’re like us, we bet you have a weak spot for sensual/sadistic satisfaction! So, it’s likely that you’ve already picked your pumping patch, be it nipple, breast, vagina, clitoris or penis. Great, but there are a variety of pumps available, so how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Well, have no fear; UberKinky is on hand to assist you in your mission to ‘pump it up’, so here's our product breakdown. We categorise vacuum pumps into six main types;

Squeeze Pump

Squeeze Pump

Slow and steady wins the race! A hand held bulb connects to the cylinder/cup via a tube. It is ideal for applying low and gradual pressure.

Hand Trigger

Hand Trigger

Hand trigger pumps are perhaps the easiest vacuum pumps to use. They can also generate a great deal of suction; however you will need to be careful not to apply too much.

Electric Pump

Electric Pump

For those that crave shocking results! An electric pump does all of the hard work for you, however it does take away an element of control.

Water Pump

Water Pump

Fancy going for a dip? Warm water in the pump stimulates blood flow and improves circulation, thereby adding to sensitivity. The power of the water also increases the suction. We recommend some training before diving into this water.

Twist Pump

Twist Pump

Gives an all new meaning to doing the 'twist'! A twist pump delivers impressive suction and allows you to remain firmly in control. The screw-like design allows for precision pressure, making it an ideal choice for beginners as well as more experienced players.



They may be small, but they're mighty little suckers! Beginners who love to experiment with sensation play should definitely give these a try. As the pressure is constant but low, these are a good choice for the BDSM novice and enthusiasts alike. Like all pumps, they should not be left on for more than 15 minutes.

Getting Started

Getting Started

So you’ve heard that vacuum pumping really “sucks”?! Well this is definitely one instance where "sucks" is a good thing, and when it comes to sucking, you can’t beat a bit of vacuum therapy. As your new toy is already a pro, it’s essential that we also get you up to speed. So, follow this step by step guide for vacuuming that is always a pleasure and never a chore;

  1. Massage the area– if using a penis pump, make sure the penis is semi or fully erect prior to pumping
  2. Penis pumping only: perform some jelqs – this allows the penis to become accustomed to the additional pressure
  3. Apply lubricant to the area and the inner base of the pump, this will help to create an airtight seal
  4. Ensure that the air release valve is closed
  5. Apply suction cup/cylinder to the desired area
  6. Hold in place and slowly pump to increase the pressure
  7. The cylinder/ cup should now stay in place through suction only (if it is falling off, you will need to start again)
  8. Pump for between 10-15 minutes

Go slowly; it’s important that you give your body time to get used to the added pressure and new sensations. You may wish to add pumping to your BDSM play for sadistic satisfaction, if so remember the basics; use plenty of lubricant, don’t pump for more than 15 minutes and maintain a low, steady pressure (if using a gauge we recommend 3hg).


Our Best Selling
Vacuum Pumps

Ready for the BIG time, but need a hand to ensure that your play sucks (in the best way possible)? Here are the UberKinky best sellers;

LA Pump Deluxe Pump with Gauge

1. LA Pump Deluxe Pump with Gauge

“Love the feeling of this Deluxe Pump sucking on my sausage. Compatible with many different cylinders, it delivers unbeatable suction and I blow my load hard whenever I use it!” LA Pump Deluxe Pump with Gauge

LA Pump Elliptical Penis Pump

2. LA Pump Elliptical Penis Pump

“This cylinder is fantastic! Used alongside my Deluxe Pump, it delivers a delicious deep throating experience. Plus, it really makes me swell with pride ;) ” LA Pump Elliptical Penis Pump

Trigger Pump

3. Trigger Pump

“The heightened sensitivity that this pump delivers makes for some really supreme sensation play. Comfortable and lightweight, it is an intense experience I just can’t get enough of!” Trigger Pump

Shop Our Entire Range of Vacuum Pumps

Which Lubricant?

There’s no need for lubricant when pumping, right? Wrong! Lubricant is essential to this play. It not only prevents windburn caused by friction between the pump and skin, but it is also vital for creating that all important vacuum. When applied to the base of the cylinder/cup and the skin, the lubricant creates a tight seal, stopping any air from seeping in.

A pumper’s paradise wouldn’t be complete without a water based lube; however you may wish to try a silicone or hybrid formula if you are confident that your toy contains no reactive ingredients (if unsure, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Sex Toy Materials).

UberKinky recommends a drop of the following water based lubricants for best results;

what next?

What Next?

So, we bet you’re feeling really pumped now?! Well, since you’ve got used to being put under pressure, it’s time to experiment with how to get the most from your play.

Browse the web for a variety of penis pumping techniques designed to deliver scintillating stimulation, as well as offering sizeable benefits. Try popping on a cock ring post pumping as well, this will allow you to maintain your powerful and impressive erection for longer. We guarantee that it will be a gift very well received if you are enjoying some shared pleasure ;)

For getting the most out of your BDSM play you can experiment with different scenes. You may find there's an all new way to lead your sub around with pride. Or for really making the most out of that heightened sensitivity, why not enjoy some intense sensation play? That is if you haven't already!

Most importantly, pumping pleasure needn't end when the pump is removed. Make sure you reap all of the benefits by engaging in some lascivious behaviour! Whether you're into pleasure or pain, those senstive spots will definitely get the attention they deserve ;)