There are vacuum devices which some men love, perhaps because they don’t know about penile injections.

There are penile implants which are often inserted at the same time as a prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate) which work fairly well. Two hollow chambers are placed within the paired cavities of the penis called the corpus cavernosa. A pump is placed within the scrotum. When a man is ready to have sex, he squeezes the scrotal pump repeatedly, which then causes water to be transferred to the penile cylinders and creates an erection until the man deflates the implant. To deflate the implant the man squeezes another area so the penis can detumesce (become soft). Patients tell me the implant is good, but not the same. With the implant there can be a valvular problem and the prosthesis has the possibility of springing a leak.

My thoughts are that penile injections would be more satisfying. If you are interested, please read the section on penile injections which do not hurt. Trust me.

Entered on May 22, 2011 by Dr. Roberta Foss-Morgan