A Comprehensive Guide to
Impotence Vacuum Pumps

Impotence Vacuum Pumps provide a safe and drug-free alternative for the treatment of male impotence...

Impotence vacuum pumps

Prior to the launch of Viagra®, the little blue pill that revolutionized the treatment of male impotence, impotence vacuum pumps were one of the most popular and successful impotence treatments available.

Impotence vacuum pumps remain the preferable option and the most viable alternative to the new impotence drugs for a large number of men.

Impotence (or erectile dysfunction) is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse, and includes the inability to get an erection as a result of sexual stimulation or to lose your erection prior to ejaculation.

For an erection to occur, blood vessels in the penis must be healthy and strong enough to dilate and allow for additional blood flow, which creates and maintains an erection before and during sexual intercourse. After ejaculation, the blood vessels gradually contract.

Choosing the right impotence treatment is as much a personal choice as it is a medical decision.

A recent medical study in Europe on 460 impotent males, ranging in age from 35 to 75, found that 43% of men over the age of 50 chose impotence vacuum pumps as their preferred option. The researchers found that the two main reasons for this choice were familiarity with the product and health issues with alternative medications.

The major health risks reported in the European study for avoiding other forms of impotence treatment, particularly impotence pills, were heart conditions, high blood pressure and diabetes. For most men suffering from any one of these conditions, the new oral medications such as Viagra®, Cialis® and Levitra® are simply NOT an option.

Mr G Hausmann, 63, a participant in the survey, said:

"I have had diabetes since my mid 30's. My wife and I have used an impotence vacuum pump for many years and we are very happy with it because of the damage diabetes has done to my vascular system."

A number of medications prescribed for angina (chest pain) and high blood pressure contain nitrates, which can cause a severe reaction with chemicals used in the newer impotence drugs.

For long-term diabetics, impotence vacuum pumps are a safer alternative due to their non-invasive and drug-free application.

How do impotence vacuum pumps work?

Impotence vacuum pumps create an erection by using a plastic cylinder which is placed around the penis. A manual or electronic pump gradually withdraws the air from the cylinder, creating a vacuum and drawing blood into the penis.

Impotence vacuum pumps

Once the penis is rigid, the cylinder is removed and an elasticized band (often referred to as a "tension ring") is applied to the base of the penis to prevent blood from flowing back into the body and to maintain the erection during intercourse.

The diagram on the right clearly demonstrates how an impotence vacuum pump works.

A note of caution: the tension ring should never be left on for more than 30 minutes.

Benefits of Impotence Vacuum Pumps

  • Most manufacturers of impotence vacuum pumps now offer manual, battery-operated and electronic models.

  • Impotence vacuum pumps provide a safe, non-invasive and drug-free treatment for male impotence.

  • There is no waiting period for the treatment to take effect. You get immediate results.

  • Impotence vacuum pumps are not affected by food or alcohol consumption.

Impotence Vacuum Pump Precautions

  • Doctor-patient reports suggest that the effectiveness of impotence vacuum pumps increases as users become more familiar with the device. So it's really a clear case of "practice makes perfect!"

  • Choosing the correct cylinder and tension ring for your particular needs will ensure a safe and pain-free experience.

    There are a variety of impotence pump models available, so it's important to choose the appropriate shape and size for your particular needs. Seek help from your doctor or pharmacist if you have any doubts.

  • All impotence vacuum pumps come with clear and precise instructions for use.

  • There have been isolated cases of erections that last for over two to three hours (this condition is known as priapism). If you have an erection that lasts over two hours, or if your erection becomes uncomfortable or painful, consult a doctor immediately.

  • Other side effects include bruising, pain, and an inability to ejaculate. However using the correct technique and ensuring that the tension ring is not too tight may help to alleviate these problems.

  • One of the drawbacks noted by some users is that the romance and spontaneity may be lost during what they consider to be a "mechanical exercise".

  • And just to prove that romance never dies, a 57 year old widower complained to the manufacturer of his impotence vacuum pump that it was difficult to hide his intentions when out on a date because he couldn't pack the device in his back pocket like he could a little blue Viagra pill!

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