Last week I caught up with a close friend, Claire. Although when you look at her, she seems as straight edge as they get, once you get talking to her you soon start to understand the quote: ‘It’s easy to tell the dirtiest minds, look for the cleanest fingernails’…

As we sat at our favourite Indian street food spot in the old Grainger Market, sipping masala chais and munching bhel phuri, we got into discussing our favourite types of porn. 

‘The type of stuff I search when I’m getting desperate is…questionable’ she said, with a guilty grin. 

‘Go on, tell me!’ I urged her. ‘It can’t be weirder than mine, trust me’ 

‘Well… I’m really intoclit suction pumps…’ 

She was met with a puzzled look. Wtf are suction pumps? 

 

WTF are Suction Pumps?

WTF are suction pumps?

Isobel: Wtf are suction pumps, Claire?

Claire: Suction is basically pumps that can be used on breasts, dicks or pussies. They bring blood flow to the area and make the area larger and more sensitive. 

Isobel: Why do people use them? 

Claire: There’s sort of two main reasons. There’s suction therapy and there’s having a suction kink. I sort of fit into both! 

Isobel: Do tell. 

 

Suction Therapy

Claire: Suction therapy or sometimes called vacuum therapy is when people use pumps to improve their sex life. For example pumps have been very popular with men who suffer from erectile disfunction because the pumps can make their dick rock hard and actually larger than usual. 

Dick pumps were the main attraction before, see penis pump review if you are curious, but more recently pussy pumps have gotten way more mainstream, I have a couple of friends that have them. The pussy ones sort of look like a little oxygen mask and you can get manual ones or electronic ones. 

Isobel: What do they do? 

Claire: You know when you’re super horny and your labia and clit is swollen and way more sensitive?

Isobel: yessir! 

Claire: That’s basically what it does. So for women who struggle to get physically aroused like that, it can be a big help. More recently I have struggled with arousal so that’s partly why I got into it. 

Isobel: You don’t achieve orgasm solely from using it right?

Claire: No, it’s just like the set up, and boy has it set me up…I’ve had some of the best orgasms of my life when I’ve used it beforehand, because it makes you feel everything so much more intensely. 

Isobel: So people do it regularly as a sort of healing therapy? 

Claire: Yep. People start doing it like once a day for a short amount of time because at first your body isn’t used to it and you might not feel much the first few times. You have to build it up. 

Isobel: Has it improved your sex life?

Claire: Hell yea! I think as women we often push down our own pleasure and make it unimportant. I started doing it when I was in a relationship because I wasn’t feeling much physically from the sex and so it wasn’t very enjoyable- like I was low-key bored during. I was skeptical at first because it seemed kind of out there and a bit unnatural but now I have zero regrets. 

Isobel: What’s the difference between a pussy pump and a vibrator in terms of arousal?

Claire: I think a vibrator gets you aroused but it doesn’t make your pussy as sensitive as a pump. Also, a pump swells the pussy which can make it feel tighter, so it can really intensify things. 

Isobel: So then what about suction kinks?

 

Suctions Kinks

Claire: This is where the porn comes in…A lot of people find suction pumps very hot so it’s a popular kink within kink community! Many people use pumps on themselves or with their partner primarily because they find it erotic, and it’s got less to do with trying to improve their sex life. 

I really enjoy watching suction porn with suction cups on the breasts which makes the breasts bigger. I have big boobs and so I sort of naturally eroticise and focus on that body type to feel myself more. I think people love the look of like enlarged pussies, enlarged breasts and enlarged dicks because it just makes these parts of the body look even more provocative and obscene. 

I also love the clinical feeling that the pump can have. Someone pumping a woman’s breasts can feel kind of doctorly. Many people find pumps erotic because it has a BDSM type feel to it, a little like nipple clamps and stuff. 

I know some men love the look of a pussy when the labia and clit is swollen, and of course a dick looks best when it’s rock hard. So I can see why people find it visually erotic. I think many people also enjoy the process of the pumping and enjoy watching the area get bigger…so yeah! 

Isobel: Okay but like how big does your pussy get?!

Claire: honestly just google image search it hahaha. It’s pretty wild, but mine has never gotten anywhere near as big as that because I don’t do it for that long. Personally it freaks me out a little when it looks really big. 

Isobel: Are there any negatives to using suction pumps?

Claire: I would just be careful not to go too hard. If it starts to hurt stop immediately. Also, sometimes the swelling takes a day or so to go down and it can feel uncomfortable walking around, which is also why I never go too hard with it. 

Isobel: Do you use it every time you have sex? 

Claire: With my ex, I was using it a lot because I couldn’t feel his dick that well without ! Now, I’m single and when I sleep with a guy I sometimes use it but not every time. It sort of depends of whether they’re into it also, and whether I feel like I need to use it to get a bit more aroused. 

Isobel: Have you been with a guy who has used a dick pump before? 

Claire: No! I would be intrigued to try, but I wouldn’t use mine at the same time haha, that would probably be a little odd…

Isobel: Any closing thoughts? 

Claire: I would just recommend people be open minded! I was honestly so unsure about it at first. I’d seen it on porn with the breasts but using it on my pussy seemed weird, but I think it’s so great, especially In a world that doesn’t focus on female pleasure enough. It definitely has the power to make the female experience of penetrative sex waaaay better! 

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Iso is a writer and filmmaker based in East London. She is passionate about all things erotic and leads a sexy, shame-free life in hope that she can inspire others to do the same. Originally from a Northern seaside town, she is naturally drawn to the best things in life: candyfloss, trashy karaoke bars and heart-shaped sunglasses.


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