I beg to differ on that last sentence.
You can't get my point if you just pull the last sentence out of context! Note the one right before started with 'I'.
Maybe I should have been more specific. Pumping is extremely unlikely to increase penis size beyond that your genetics have given you and more likely to cause harm if misused.
About YOUR last sentence.
I would never, knowing discourage anyone, male OR female, from using a pump.. It does add benefits and I can give long, personal testimony to those benefits for both my wife and I. My experience has been that the V.E.D. is a subset of penis pumps and the two I use seem to be self-limiting in the amount of vacuum they can produce. The latter is true both for the manual and electric pumps. That is NOT the case for a lot of pumps sold for the stated purpose of penis enlargement.
Might respond to pharmaceutical treatments, maybe? Not for sure but might be preferable to the bands if drugs are otherwise tolerable
Maybe!? I much prefer a V.E.D. with the bands to the side effects and cost of pharmaceuticals.