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Clit Pumping: How to Grow

I wrote about clit pumping in February 2008, and since then, I’ve researched pumping a bit more.

Pumping is most well-known, probably, for endless spam emails: Make her feel your Wang! Make Your Meat-Stick Massive! Give Her Real Lovefest! Turns out, the more you engorge your cis-cock with blood, the bigger it becomes. Similar to working a muscle, I suppose – this is the way you work that particular muscle.

And about two years ago now I heard from a friend that clit pumping was all the rage at a particular trans conference they had attended. Reeeeeally, I asked. How does that work?

Apparently, quite well. Some guys grow inches on their clits from pumping. I did a bit of research (i.e.: googled it, and tried to avoid the nasty sites), which is how I stumbled across a clit pump that I reviewed a year ago, and then a great sex toy store asked me to review multiple pumping products and compare them together.

I feel a bit like Goldilocks and the Three Pumps, trying these out – which one will be just right?

The Clit Pump:

This is the same clit pump I reviewed before – I didn’t realize until it arrived that they were the same. It comes highly recommended, though, now, from multiple sources, so if you’re looking for a clit pump, this is probably a good one.

It was interesting enough that I sought out more information on pumping, but ultimately I wanted more suction and pressure than this little thing could offer.

I’m still not really sure what the appeal of a clit pump is for gals who aren’t looking to enlarge their clits – or, why you would want to enlarge it, I guess. Is it simply an extension of the penis pump? Someone just assumed a woman might want a bigger clit? Bigger = better, etc?

Generally, this pump is weak in pressure, and not deep enough in the cup. The plusi s that it is actually made for my anatomy and thus fits easily over a clit, unlike the penis pumps, whose openings are 2″ wide. On to those next.

penispumpThe Large Pump:

More pressure, more depth in the shaft of the device – depth indeed! Like 12″ of depth! Maybe a bit overkill, I certainly don’t need more than two inches max. The opening is big, too – 2″ around, with a plastic sheath inside – and kind of a challenge to find the seal on the suction. In fact, I often felt like I was pumping my labia as well as my clit, because it’s hard to get a seal just around my clit without getting the labia in there too.

It’s a bit unweildly, feels awkward to have this huuuuge long thing protruding from my clit, so it was kind of uncomfortable. After I got the hang of the suction, it got easier to actually pump: I squeeze the little bulby thing to the point of pressure (not pain) and hold for a few minutes (five, not twenty). The squeeze-pump style is alright, but sometimes felt like it was letting out air rather than making the seal tighter.

So, this one is better with suction … but uselessly too long for a clit, and awkward.

penisheadThe Penis Head Pump:

Aha! Maybe this will solve it – still has the pressure of a “real” penis pump, but it’s smaller, not quite as GIANT and awkward. Let’s see.

Suction: still difficult. This one has a bit of plastic built around the edge of the opening to make sure the seal happens, but that’s, again, only useful if you’ve actually got something to stick inside of the pump itself, which I don’t. Once I get the hang of it, once I get the placement right one time, I can usually get it again and it gets easier. But I’m still pumping my labia (not what I want – at times, that’s painful for my labia piercing) in order to get a seal, and I’m not crazy about that.

Pumping action: This has a squeeze-trigger type of pumping action instead of a squeeze-bulb, which I like better. Easier to add precisely the amount of pressure that I’m aiming for, the bulb feels like it lets some of it out sometimes.

Size: Fine … better than the huge one, easier to wield, but still feels like it wasn’t made for my anatomy. Because, uh, it wasn’t.

In conclusion … Oh yeah – there’s an important question I missed here: does this work? YES. My clit is definitely bigger than it used to be, not so much when unaroused, but it definitely gets larger than it used to when aroused. And this is, well, fun.

The Penis Head Pump is the one that I would keep using, were I to keep using a pump. But, I might not continue pumping very often. After a few months of trying out all three of these in various capacities, I’ve noticed that my clit, though noticably bigger, is also, I think, decreased in sensitivity. I’m having a harder time coming now than I ever remember coming in my life. I’m not sure why, but it could be related. So I’m going to back off for a while (of pumping and of my hitachi, sigh) and see if that helps me get off easier.

Have you tried pumping? What was it like for you? Are you interested in doing so? Leave your two cents in the comments.

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

23 thoughts on “Clit Pumping: How to Grow”

  1. Safo Garcia says:

    Thanks for the informative post. I don't fully understand the biology of it, but since pumping changes blood flow (via engorging) it makes sense that it might interfere with arousal and orgasm (which also involve blood flow).

    It's interesting that you mention going off the Hitachi Wand. I also find that if I take a one week break from the wand, I come back for a stronger, more intense orgasm. And, there were a few times when, due to travel circumstances, I didn't use any toys at all for a couple of weeks and also didn't do any manual masturbation, and my clit became much, much more sensitive to all types of stimulation.

    So, I think you're definitely on to something.

  2. ephraim says:

    i use a pumping cylinder meant for nipple enlargement ( this one in particular you can get on ebay in a kit with the pump:… ) – they range from 3/4" up to 2" or so in diameter, which is useful for those of us whose bits are growing as a result of exogenous hormone therapy. i've found that too large of diameter is painful as a result of creating too much pressure on my pubic bone in order to get enough suction on the dick itself. so, i can't imagine that the head pump or the regular penis pump would work for me.

    i'm not disciplined enough to do it every day, or even on any kind of regular schedule, but i like the sensation, and i think it must add up eventually. i've only noticed increased sensitivity, not decreased though.

  3. genderkid says:

    Gender Outlaw posted about pumping for transmen; he explains how to make your own clit-sized pump out of a largish syringe:

    I haven't tried it yet, but I already made up an excuse to ask for needles at the pharmacy ("Um… I need to measure liquids for chemistry class").

  4. Lilly says:

    See I wouldn't be doing this for at all the same reason that you are, or that most of your readers would be (I presume). My clit is about as dainty as Hello Kitty's nose. I'd like it if my partners could find it without a map, and I'd really like it if I had increased sensitivity.

    You shouldn't back off on 2 things at once, just one. Easier to pinpoint which it was. Perhaps neither, perhaps it's just stress…

  5. Phanto says:

    "I’m still not really sure what the appeal of a clit pump is for gals who aren’t looking to enlarge their clits – or, why you would want to enlarge it, I guess."

    I have a toy similar to the pink clit pump you've reviewed. While the packaging for mine said it was designed for increasing sensitivity, I've found that if I use it for awhile [as in, varying the suction up and down] I have splendid orgasms with it. It hasn't increased my clit size other than when I'm using it–which, me not being butch, is a good thing.

  6. Cock Wrangler says:

    I was wondering when this post of yours was going to show up. I am in the process of making my own, since the penis pumps just don't cut it and it seems surprisingly easy to make with either flavor injectors or larger (20-100 cc) syringes and tubing.

  7. Nice showdown post, thanks!

    I'm moving up to a new pump (from the DIY syringe solution that genderkid referenced above) once I've completed my testing of DHT cream. After quite a bit of research, this is the pump I'm going with.

  8. Hello, everything is going nicely here and ofcourse every
    one is sharing data, that’s really excellent, keep up writing.

  9. Markie says:

    How often and how long for growth?

  10. Wendy says:

    I pump.and often it has helped my foot come out and play which does help. They have file made specially for women and so find the nipple cylinders work perfectly for just my cliff. I enjoy pumping my labia as well. Then I can truly tease myself. Thanks for your review. ~ Wen

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