One option to treat erectile dysfunction is to try a topical cream. If you have just started to have problems with erectile dysfunction, it could be worth a try. Applying a cream to help stimulate your erection does not involve any discomfort as with penile injections for example.
What are these creams and how do they work?
These creams contain the same drug that is used in injection therapy. The cream is absorbed through the skin and they are fast acting. It can begin to work in as little as five minutes after applying the cream.
How do I apply the cream?
First you should wash your hands before touching the cream. Erectile dysfunction cream usually comes in single application doses.
Then you should squeeze the tip of the penis so that you widen the opening slightly. It is helpful if you hold the penis upright and retract the foreskin if you are not circumcised.
Then place the tip of the plunger (through which the cream will be expelled) as close to the tip of the penis as you can. Then press the plunger so that the cream is released within the urethra.
Hold your penis in an upright position for about 30 seconds. Don’t waste any cream, if you notice any around the glans (head of the penis) push it gently into the urethra.
What do I do after applying the cream?
Sexual stimulation may be required to assist in getting an erection strong enough for intercourse.
If you partner is of child bearing age, or is pregnant or lactating, you should wear a condom as a precaution.