Vacuum erection devices (VEDs), known to the layman as a “penis pump,” has been used for improving erectile functions for more than a century. You probably haven’t heard about VEDs until the last two decades, primarily because VEDs were never an approved treatment option by various drug and administration boards for erectile dysfunction until recently.
If you have erectile dysfunction, there’s nothing to be ashamed about it, dear men. There are a bunch of treatment options including VEDs on the market that have been proven effective. But what if you’re not suffering from erectile dysfunction, and just want to boost your performance a bit? You know what I mean…
Well good news gentlemen, in a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, VEDs were shown as a successful alternative therapy for patients suffering from erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer therapy. The most encouraging finding was that researchers found VEDs to be effective in the preservation of penile length and girth. Researchers went on to conclude that early use of VEDs may help to maintain one’s penile length and girth – defying the natural aging process.
So for those that just want to ensure that they remain in tip-top shape, investing in a vacuum erection device might just be a good idea.
The device: Side effects
VEDs are carefully constructed so that a limited amount of pressure is allowed to develop. To ensure that you reduce the likelihood of suffering from a pressure-induced penile injury, make sure you only invest in devices that are FDA- or other acclaimed drug and administration board-approved. Medical community supported devices generally only create pressure up to 250mmHg, anything higher could prove risky.
Don’t be freaked out if your erected penis looks a bit strange. Your erection is obtained by the vacuum and will not be the same as one achieved naturally. Looking a bit bruised is normal. Other things to be expected? Feeling numb or cold may occur.
1. Geetu Pahlajani. Vacuum Erection Devices Revisited: Its Emerging Role in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction and Early Penile Rehabilitation Following Prostate Cancer Therapy. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, March 2012.