Vacuum therapy, using what’s often referred to as an erectile dysfunction pump, is an effective, drug-free way to create and sustain erections for suitable – and satisfying – sexual intercourse.
The therapy involves the use of a cylinder, placed over the penis and secured in a tight seal at the base of the shaft. A pump, at the other end of the cylinder, is then used to generate negative pressure in the cylinder, creating a “vacuum” that draws blood into the penis to form an erection. The erection can then be sustained for as long as a half-hour by attaching an elastic band around the base of the shaft.
The integral erectile dysfunction pumps used to create the pressure can be either manually operated or battery operated. Both types are effective, and either may be preferred, depending on the user.
Manually operated. These pumps require the user to create the negative pressure in the cylinder with a manual pump. This often requires the use of two hands – one to hold the cylinder steady on the penis against the pubic bone, and the other to operate the pump. Many men like the manual operation because it gives them more control to “double pump,” a technique that alternates the generation of negative pressure, letting it build and then letting the pressure off, until the erection is achieved.
Battery operated. These “powered” devices are often preferred because they can be used with one hand. The on/off mechanism is on the top of the cylinder, allowing for the user to activate the pump and hold the cylinder in place at the same time. The powered featured of these erectile dysfunction pumps are often favored by men with poor manual strength or dexterity or those with Parkinson’s disease or arthritis.
Both manually operated or battery-operated pumps allow for the slow generation of negative pressure, which means blood is drawn to the penis safely and comfortably. Both have safety mechanisms in place to ensure you do not “overpump” and cause penile harm. And both are FDA approved and scientifically proven to be effective in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
With practice, vacuum therapy, by hand or with a little power, can help you reclaim life, and restore confidence and passion in your relationships. To learn more about vacuum therapy systems, explore some of the other blogs and eBooks available from Rejoyn Medical Systems, Inc.