Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects men the hardest when they’re in bed with a woman. The pressure to get an erection and perform, weighs heavily on their mind.
When they fail to achieve an erection due to ED, they often fear humiliation and contempt.
This is a very private disease and men feel impotent when they can’t rise to the occasion.
It’s worse if the woman is insensitive and makes rude remarks or tells her friends about it for a laugh.
This affects men on a very deep level and the fear of mockery tangentially affects every other sphere of their lives.
That’s why many men draw into themselves like a turtle going into its shell and refuse to talk about the problem.
There is good news though. There are devices that can help a man achieve an erection when he needs one.
The efficacy of these devices will depend on how advanced the ED is. The only way to know if these devices will work for you is to try them out yourself.
Thousands of men swear by them and many men were able to have normal sex lives after using these methods despite having ED.
In fact, using these devices has been said to prevent the ED from getting worse since there is blood circulation to the penis.
The common devices for overcoming ED are classified into 2 categories: Erectile dysfunction vacuums and erectile dysfunction aids that work as penile prosthesis.
Now, let’s take a look at two of the most popular devices on the market and see how they function.
- Erectile Dysfunction Vacuums
These are also known as Vacuum Erection Devices (VAD) or Vacuum Constriction Devices (VCD), and just like their name suggests, they work by creating a vacuum effect in the penile shaft to draw blood in thereby causing an erection.
The vacuum device is made up of a pump that is attached to an acrylic cylinder. The man inserts his penis into the cylinder and then works the pump either manually or with a battery operated mechanism.
The pump will draw air out of the cylinder and create a vacuum which draws blood into the penile arteries.
Once the penis achieves an erection, the man will slide a constriction device over the base of the penis to prevent the blood from flowing back.
This is crucial to preventing the penis from going limp too soon.
The penis can maintain an erection for about 30 minutes with this method and that should be enough time to achieve sexual pleasure and get the job done.
- Penile Prosthesis
This is a technical term that describes a process of surgically inserting rods in the erection chambers of the penile tract.
What makes this method so effective is that the penis is always partially stiff and even with limited blood flow to the penis, it is still able to quickly achieve and erection.
While it may sound dangerous, these penile implants are actually the least hazardous method of attained an erection if you have ED. Of course, since this is a surgical procedure it will cost more.
Which device you choose to use will depend on your budget and preferences.
While the more common methods such as penis pumps are cheaper and more popular, you must be aware that they can be distracting during foreplay because of the work involved in using them.
Whichever method you choose, mechanical devices have less side effects and are less harmful to the user. Speak with your doctor and look at your options closely before deciding on any one method.