Bathmate review and my results 2024 (Just updated)

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Review Summary:

Bathmate was the first water based penis pump and it has helped over 1 million men get hard and strong erections. The release of the Bathmate was a huge success and soon after other water based penis pumps was produced.
This is still one of the best penis pumps on the marked today even it was released over 10 years ago.
Using a Bathmate pump will get you:

  • Up to 30% thicker penis
  • Up to 20% longer penis
  • Harder and stronger erections
  • Get rid of soft erections

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User Review
4.12 (85 votes)


You are properly looking for a penis pump that will help you gain strong, big and long lasting erections? At least I was 3 years ago.  I had used an air based penis pump for a couple of months but it was simple not powerful enough. I picked up the Bathmate after reading through a ton of reviews and it has served me well the last 3 years!

How does Bathmate work?

Bathmate and all other penis pumps works by creating a vacuum in a chamber where your penis is, the vacuum forces more blood into your penis thus increasing its size and creating a strong erection. The increased size is temporary in the beginning and will only last around 1-2 hours – the time it stays larger will increase with the number of times you use the pump.

In the end you will gain a permanently larger penis and the ability to get strong and long lasting erections.

The vacuum is created by pumping water or air out of the tube with a hand pump or an electric pump.

This is what happens when you use a penis pump

bathmate penis pump review

There are 3 chambers that hold blood during an erection, they are called Corpora cavenosa (you got 2 of those) and Corpus spongiosum. See picture below

how does bathmate work?

The chambers expand more during a penis pump session than during an erection – this creates micro-tears in the tissue that leads to the growth of new cells and a larger and stronger penis.

Steps on How to use Bathmate Penis Pump:

Use it in your bathtub, shower or at a sink.

  1. Put a finger on the top vent to prevent water from running out
  2. Put the device under water or under a running tap until it’s filled. Use water that are a bit hotter than your body temperature, this will make it more comfortable and more effective.
  3. Gently push the device up around your penis and pump a few times, until it sits firmly against the base of your penis. Pump out water a few times with 5-10 seconds intervals and wait for your penis to adjust to the vacuum. You should be able to feel the vacuum but it should never be uncomfortable.
  4. The pump will lose a bit of vacuum – just pump one time every 5 min. to regain a strong vacuum.
  5. If you pump too much (You will know the feeling – trust me!) just push the vent to one side and release some pressure.
  6. After 15-20 minutes, release the pressure and remove the penis pump. For first time users, you’ll be surprised with the results!

Tips: It can sometimes be difficult to get a good seal between the pump and your skin, try the following to get a better seal:

  • Shave off the hair around your penis.
  • Apply water to your skin and the bottom of the pump.
  • Put some Vaseline on the bottom of the pump.

bathmate water filling

bathmate before and after pictures

I took these pictures the day I received my pump so I had something to compare with and then I took some pictures after 6 months.
before I started using the bathmate

after bathmate results pictures
The girth gains is very nice!

What will Bathmate do for you?

  • Get strong and rock hard erections after just 5 min. of use – You can use the Bathmate right before sex to get a strong erection if you suffer from weak erections.
  • Or use it on a regularly basis (4-6 days a week) and get a permanently larger penis.

Why did I buy it?

I bought the Bathmate to get stronger erections, I suffer from low blood pressure and it was difficult for me to maintain a strong erection during sex. My penis size was on the small side but not too bad, so I used the pump 5-6 days a week to get a larger penis and just before sex to get strong erections.

This is the results I gained during the last 6 months:

This is the Bathmate results from my test

Is it safe?

It’s completely safe to use, as long as you follow the instructions closely. Just remember: It should never be painful to use a penis pump! Just release some pressure if you have created a too strong vacuum.

Take at least one day off each week – Using a penis pump is a bit like exercising, your body need rest to recover and grow stronger.

What do I like/dislike about the Bathmate?

This is my personal opinions based on the 6 months that I have used the Bathmate.

The good stuff:

  • Immediate results: You will be able to get a strong erection in just 5 min! I went “WOW” after my first penis pump session, it was freaking huge and this was after just 15 min.! I would have to use a penis extender for more than a month to get to the same size!
  • Permanent results: With consistent use, expect those immediate gains to turn into permanent results.
  • Strong erections: Get strong and long lasting erection without the use of drugs with nasty side effects. Strong erections can be achieved in just 5 min.
  • Penis curvature correction: Using a Bathmate will results in a straighter penis.
  • It’s cheap: The Bathmate is a lot cheaper than other water based penis pumps.

The bad stuff:

  • Bad seal: It can be a bit difficult to get a good seal between the pump and your body. It was however only a problem in the beginning.
  • Calcium in the vent: I live in an area with a lot of calcium in the water – It will start to accumulate in the top vent if you don’t wash it properly.
  • Tube size: The tube size is not that big and you will outgrow the size faster than you think.

Where to buy and shipping information

Considering the fact that there’s a lot of scams floating around online, it’s highly recommended to buy from the official site at

You might be able to buy it from your local adult shop if you don’t want to buy it online.

The shipping time was 4 business days and the pump came in a brown box with no indication of the content in the box.

bathmate shipping

You will get an additional 60-day money back guarantee if you buy online at the official store.

What model should I pick?

Selecting the right Bathmate model is not as easy as it used to be, the product line has increased from 2 to 9 models in the last few years and more are added on a regular basic.

measure your penisYou can use the guide below to select the pump that fit your penis size and you experience level. It’s important to note that the penis length is “bone pressed” length. Press a ruler lightly against your pubic bone and measure the length to the tip of your penis.

bathmate size guide

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Bathmate testimonials

The following are testimonials from men around the world who has been using Bathmate for a minimum of 3 months. I have changed their real name and location for privacy protection.

I’m a happy Bathmate owner

I have been a happy Bathmate owner for the past 5 months and have been really impressed with the pump. I use the pump 3-4 times a week to add size – I started out at 5 (12,7 cm.) inch-long and 4.5 (11,43 cm.) inch girth and so far, I have gained over 0.6 (1,52 cm.) inch in length and almost 1 (2,54 cm.) inch in girth! I have not told my girlfriend about the pump but she has mentioned the size of my penis (In a positive way 🙂 ) several times in the last couple of months!
St. Austin Review
I have been a happy Bathmate owner for the past 5 months and have been really impressed with the pump. I use the pump 3-4 times a week to add size – I started out at 5 (12,7 cm.) inch-long and 4.5 (11,43 cm.) inch girth and so far, I have gained over 0.6 (1,52 cm.) inch in length and almost 1 (2,54 cm.) inch in girth! I have not told my girlfriend about the pump but she has mentioned the size of my penis (In a positive way J ) several times in the last couple of months!
St. Austin Review

Perfect erections in just 5 min!

I saw Bathmate first time in a commercial 3 years ago and thought “Why not” and it has not let me down once. I used to struggle with weak erections that would become so soft that they were useless for sex. Now I use it before sex and I’m able to get and maintain a strong erection during intercourse. This pump is a clear 5-star product for me.
St. Austin Review
I saw Bathmate first time in a commercial 3 years ago and thought “Why not” and it has not let me down once. I used to struggle with weak erections that would become so soft that they were useless for sex. Now I use it before sex and I’m able to get and maintain a strong erection during intercourse. This pump is a clear 5-star product for me.
St. Austin Review

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Final thoughts

Bathmate is a killer product with a low price – What more can you ask for? Apart from a few minor problems, this is by far one of the best male enhancement products that I have ever tested and reviewed.

If you suffer from weak erections or you want to increase your penis size, then this is the perfect product for you!

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Austin Hanson

After finishing a master degree in Urology at the European University in St. Petersburg, Austin cofounded in 2015. The purpose of the website is to help men with a wide variety of sexual problems with a language that everybody understand. Austin is a dedicated writer and loves to get his hands dirty with product reviews and the latest urology news. Outside of work his an outdoors person who loves fishing and running, you can follow Austin on Twitter or LinkedIn if you can keep up with him!

This Post Has 44 Comments

  1. haww_999

    I have a very small penis (4 inches) can I use a penis pump? And how much can I gain in 1 month?
    Thanks you

    1. Austin St.


      Yes that is not a problem – I know “2 inch” men who use a penis pump with great succes.
      You should use the pump for more that 1 month, but you should be able to see notable girth gains and a bit of length gain in just 1 month.

      Best regards,

  2. Alha

    Hello Sir
    Can I get this Bathmate pump in India? I would like to purchase it in Delhi if possible.

    1. Austin St.

      I don’t know any shops in Delhi that does stock Bathmate pumps, but you can just get it online and they will send it to you in Delhi.

      Best regards,

  3. Robert

    Hey Austin

    We emailed a couple of times before Chrismas and I bought a penis pump as you suggested. I have been using it 4-5 times each week for 3 months now and so far my gains have been pretty good.
    My penis girth has increased a lot and I was able to see gains in just 2 weeks!!
    I’ll get back with the results after 6 months. Thanks a lot!

    1. Austin St.

      I’m so happy it works for you – You are always welcome to get back with your results.

      Best regards,

  4. Louis

    Hi Austin ,
    I bought an bathmate hydromax pump x20 and have been using it for 2 week. I read from the internet that it require warm water. I was wondering I living in Malaysia and the weather was hot. Does water obtain from the water tap consider warm water ?

    1. Austin St.

      I use water that’s around 40 degree Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). Most heated tap water can get hotter than that – Do you have a thermometer to measure the temperature?
      It’s not super important that the water is 40 degree but it should be around your body temperature.

      Best regards,

    2. Allen

      Hey Louis,

      Where did you get yours from? I saw some online but it’s rather cheap, hence I don’t know if it’s real or fake.

    3. John

      Hi Louis,

      May i know how is your progress so far ?

  5. philip

    hi , can you tell if you did use the bathmate with an erection? what you mean with your size stays for 1-2 hours when begginer , ive used it (without erection ) and i saw it bigger trough the bathmate but it went down right to my flacid state as soon as i took the bathmate off.

    1. Austin St.

      How long time do you use i for? And how much vacuum is there in the pump?
      And yes, I use it both with an erection and without. I suggest you try to increase the time and the vacuum.
      Best regards,

  6. philip

    yea i used the bathmate for 15 minuts split in half , 7 minuts then another 7 minuts , by the way my penis is a blood penis im not sure if thats a factor , in flacid state its pretty small (3.5 inches long – 5 inches long when erect , 4.5 in girth erect)
    as soon as i take it out it becomes small again , im using it with no erection ( ive used it for 4 days lol but ive never seen the insta pump that last 1 or 2 hours that many claim ) not sure if thats cuz im using it with no erection , about the pressure how do i know if im being too kind , im using an x30 for my 5 incher (in erection) should i get the x20?

  7. philip

    austin can u tell , if you did use the bathmate with an erection , or if you have a fatpad or a bone press lenght? please

    1. Robby

      Hey mate
      I’m going to get myself a hydromax pump and was looking at all the accessories in the store – Are some of the stuff useful and worth my money?
      I’m mainly looking for size gains.

      1. Austin St.

        Yes, some of the products are useful and nice to have but I would personally not spend money on it unless you are filthy rich. It’s just too expensive!
        Best regards,

    2. Austin St.

      I do use it with an erection, I’m not sure what you mean by fatpad, can you explain?
      Best regards,

  8. Martin Short

    I have no comment , but a question. I am 60 years old high bp and sleep apenea. Suffer from ed and not being able to keep an erection. I have tried some male enhancement pills. Sizegenix, Extenze. Some from GNC and Vitamin World. Not to many good results with any. I have been reading different reviews on some like Tek Msle. gRockme, Vigrx plus. Virile. Virmax. Do you know anything about these? Or others? What would you recommend? Also what about a cream? I am looking for something to take daily and or maybe at the moment of sex, like Viagra. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    1. Austin St.

      I would go for Male Extra pills ( if you want to take some kind of supplement and take it in a combination with the use of a pump. The pills you mention are “okay” but they work way better when you combine them with some kind of physical training (penis exercises, penis pump or penis extender (for enlargement)).
      But you should talk to your doctor about your sleep apnea and taking supplements.
      Best regards,

  9. Manuel

    Hey Austin,
    Im looking into buying a pump and was wondering, are the reaults permanet? Also I would like to thank you for this website. Ive been on it reading the reviews and it has convinced me to buy one.

    1. Austin St.

      I’m happy that you like the site and find the information useful. The results you gain are permanent and will last the rest of your life.
      I personally continued to use it after I achieved my goal, it’s a good erection training and I kind of like the feeling when I use it.

      Best regards,

  10. Ton

    Hi Austin,
    How often do you use it after having reached your goal, for erection training and maintenance?
    Thank you,

    1. Austin St.

      I use it 1-2 times a week. I kind of like using it 🙂
      Best regards,

  11. Jay

    Hi Austin,
    Thank you for a very informative review.
    I just have one question, how long does it take for the results to be permanent or to last for the rest of your life?
    Thank you very much! 🙂

    1. Austin St.

      It’s hard to estimate, since there are so many variables, but you should get permanent results after 3-4 months.
      Best regards,

  12. Pete

    I’m a heavier guy with a fat pad around my penis my erect length is 4.5 in and erect girth is 4.25 in. Will I still achieve desirable results even with the fat pad and is the x20 the right model to get?

    1. Austin St.

      The x20 model is perfect for your size, I got to admid that I don’t know how well the suction works on men with a “fat pad”.
      It would be nice if you leave a comment with your experience if you buy the pump.
      Best regards,

  13. Abuhamza

    Hello, I have ordered Hydromax X30 and it will reach me within this week. I am 5.9″ length and 4.13″ girth. My major goal is to gain atleast 1″ girth and 1.5″ length. Should I use jelqing also alongwith pump? if yes, please provide me a link to some authentic jelqing video guide. Secondly, I want to have the subjected goal to be acheived in 2 months maximum, what should be my routine of using the pump? please guide me.

    1. Austin St.

      Your goal is achievable but I don’t think your timeframe is, I would guess it will take your around 6 months. But I could be wrong some men are very receptive to penis exercises and penis pump exercises and gain a lot more than other men.
      I would personally do the following:
      – Start with a warm up penis exercise for 5 min. – soak a towel in hot water and wrap it around your penis.
      – A 10 min. Jelqing session (you can find some great information about Jelqing and other penis exercises here
      – A 15-20 min. penis pump session – Remember to take a day off during the week, it’s important to let your body recover.
      – “Bonus” add in a Jelq session before bedtime, only do this if you have done the other steps at least 4 hours earlier.
      Best regards,

  14. pankha

    Can I purchase this product from Bangladesh? is it possible?

    1. Austin St.

      I don’t think they ship it to Bangladesh, I’m sorry about that. But try to email them and see if they would make an exception.
      Best regards,

  15. Mello

    Hi brother
    I am an Asian man, I want to enlarge the size of my dick which is now 6.25 inch length or 15.88 cm and the thickness/girth of 1.69 inch or 4.3 cm girth . I’ve been using BH X30 Extreme for about a month, can I reach the size of 18 cm or 20 cm with BHX30 and 5cm thick? And I massage my dick after using batmamate, what can it be? and how long can I reach the size I want permanently … Please guide me .. Thanks 🙂

  16. pancake

    Hi Austin
    I live in South Korea. If you buy at the official online store, will South Korea be delivered?
    And if possible, let me know how Austin uses bathmate. (ex: use time to increase while using …)

    My size is 5 inches.

    1. Austin St.

      Yes, you can buy from the official online store, they will ship it to South Korea.
      You should use it 15-20 min. a day and take one day off each week. But take it easy in the beginning, I would suggest that you use it 5 min. the first few days and then 10 min. the next couple of days. and slowly build up to 20 min.
      Best regards,

  17. Moses

    Hello man. This is a fan all the way from Nigeria. Im completely heartbroken right now. Tried ordering the Hydromax which seems like my only hope of ever getting an average sized penis but I was informed they don’t ship to Nigeria. Is there anyway anyone can help me out here? And please don’t see me through the lenses of a Nigerian scammer, I am just a man in need of help. Please I’d appreciate any assistance whatsoever to get this stuff.

  18. Gabru

    My penis is 7 inches length and 4.2 girth …..can i use x40…….

    1. Austin St.

      Yes, that will work, the X30 would also work if you want to save a few dollars.
      Best regards,

  19. Stan

    Hey Austin when do you start to see any results?.. Its my second day using the BM x30 but I didn’t saw any results yet so I’m guessing I’ll need to use it for a few weeks before I see any difference?

    1. Austin Hanson

      Yea, you need to use it for a few weeks, make sure you use as much vacuum as possible without it being uncomfortable.
      Best regards,

  20. TV

    I have been using X20 for the last 8 months ( My erect length is 4.3 inches and erect girth 4.1). There was a gap of 2 months when I did not use since I was travelling. Though there is no change in length. I see a slight increase in girth. My problem is that when I use comfort pad the suction is not good and when I don’t use it, I get gaitor bite marks when the pump is pressed towards the body which causes pain. I have also used Lubes (applying it on the gaitor) but it does not help. Can you please advise how to overcome this problem. I am 55 years. THe Xtreme series is beyond my budget

  21. Azdy

    I have been using BM X30 for past 5 weeks. I have been doing this routine 4days a week. 3-4 sets 6 mins with 100-150 jelqs after each set. But still no permanent improvements.

    I have few questions:
    1. Should i continue with 4 sets of 6 mins each or a single set of 15 mins ?
    2. Sometimes, i’m not getting hard erections as i use to get before using the pump. But i get a proper stiffer in the morning (Morning wood).
    Is it some phase that will pass by, or should i be worried about it.
    3. It also appears like i’m losing my erect length and girth. While erect girth has increased ?

    1. Austin Hanson

      You should give it some more time. You could try a single 15-20 mins session to see if that makes a difference – remember to repump during the session to keep the vacuum strong.
      Best regards,

  22. Chris Wenzel

    Does this product come in conjunction with a variable size penile ring set with urethral notch

    1. Austin Hanson

      No they dont come with penis rings, you can buy them as “extra”, but I would just recommend that you get some from somewhere else, that fits your needs and size.
      Best regards,

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