An erection pump, penis pump, or vacuum pump is used by a large percentage of men over the age of 50 to treat impotence. Vacuum therapy is chosen because of it has a high success rate and because it is a non-invasive solution and it is particularly effective for men who can not take medications, such as, Viagra or Cialis, due to blood pressure medications or nitrates. They are also used by men after prostate surgery when the nerves ending in the prostate have been injured.
The vacuum therapy system allows a man to achieve a firm, natural erection. It works by placing a tube over the penis, with the pump producing a vacuum which draws blood into the penis, creating an erection. Penis or vacuum pumps are often made to high standards of quality and are distributed by suppliers of medical equipment, such as, Vitality Medical.
Flexible tension bands, commonly called cock rings, can be added. Fitted on the open end of the cylinder, then an erection is created by pumping. Then the rings are pushed by hand onto the base of the erect penis before releasing the vacuum. This restricts blood flow out of, but not into the penis, enabling the erection to be held even in the presence of problems of the vascular or nervous system which would otherwise lead to immediate loss of erection. In the best circumstances erections can be maintained for a considerable time, but manufacturers’ literature recommends that, for safety, rings should be removed after no more than 30 minutes.
Pumping must be done very carefully, as if done incorrectly, serious injury may result. Over-enthusiastic pumping can burst blood vessels and form blisters. In some cases the testicles can be unexpectedly pulled into the cylinder and cause severe pain and injury. It is also believed that the rim of the cylinder can cut into the skin and over time cause damage to the ligaments surrounding the penis.
The use of a lubricant, such as, Invicare Sterile Lubricating Jelly is recommended to achieve a good seal at the base of the pubis, and KY jelly can be used to lubricate the penis, the inside of the tube and the pubic area. Insert the penis into the tube and operate the pump, whether manual or battery operated, gently at first until achieving the best comfort level for you. Pull down on your testicles to avoid the skin being sucked into the tube, till the pressure forms in the cylinder. Do not pump for more than 15 minutes at a time and note that it is not necessary to use a lot of pressure to achieve good results.
Heat helps with the expansion and softening of the tissue so it is suggested that you pump while in the bath, shower or Jacuzzi if you are using a simple manual pump. Premium battery operated pumps however, should only be used in a dry environment. Experimentation will be the best guide as you find what is best for you, practice a few times and it is suggested that best results are achieved with 15 minute sessions 4 times a week.
Vitality Medical provides the leading vacuum pumps, Osbon, Encore and Postvac, products which are FDA approved and have been used by thousands of people. For more information visit www.vitalitymedical.com.