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What would be the best way to use a penis pump?

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A penis pump is one of a few treatment options for the inability to get or maintain an erection sufficient for sex. A penis pump consists of a plastic tube that fits over the penis, a hand or battery powered pump attached to the tube and a band that fits around the base of the penis once it is erect. It is sometimes called a vacuum pump or a vacuum erection device.

Why it’s done

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem, especially following prostate surgery and in older men. Oral medications can be prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction. Other erectile dysfunction treatments include medications inserted through the tip of your penis into the tube inside that carries urine and semen, shots you inject into your penis, and surgically placed penile implants.

A penis pump might be a good choice if these treatments cause side effects, don’t work or aren’t safe for you. Penis pumps can be a good erectile dysfunction treatment for several reasons:

  • Penis Pumps are effective – With practice and correct use, the majority of men can get an erection sufficient for sex.
  • Pens pumps pose less of a risk than do other treatments – The risk of side effects or complications is lower than it is with any other erectile dysfunction treatment.
  • The overall cost is lower – After the initial purchase, using a penis pump costs less than any other erectile dysfunction treatment.
  • Penis pumps are non-invasive – They don’t require penis surgery, inserting medication into the tip of your penis or penile injections.
  • Penis pumps can be used with other treatments – A penis pump can be used along with medications or a penile implant. For some men, a combination of erectile dysfunction treatments works best.
  • Using a penis pump might help you regain erectile function after certain procedures – For example, using a penis pump might help restore your ability to get a natural erection after prostate surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer.


Although penis pumps are safe for most men, there are some potential risks. For example:

  • You are at an increased risk of bleeding if you take blood-thinning medications – Examples include warfarin and clopidogrel
  • A penis pump might not be safe if you have sickle cell anemia or another blood disorder – These conditions can make you susceptible to blood clots or bleeding.

Tell your doctor about all of your health conditions and any medications you take, including herbal supplements. This will help prevent further potential problems.

If a penis pump isn’t for you then feel free to contact us and book a consultation!

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