Vacuum Erection Devices

The vacuum erection device is a plastic cylinder that is placed over the penis, and a pump (manual or battery operated) creates vacuum suction within the cylinder. Pumping the air out of the cylinder draws blood into the penis to create an erection. The erection is maintained by placing a stretchable elastic band over the base of the penis.

How the Vacuum Erection Device works

Advantages:

  • Safe and can treat most causes of ED
  • Economical
  • Takes only five or 10 minutes to use
  • No surgery, medications or injections needed
  • Can be used anytime


Disadvantages:

  • Lack of sexual spontaneity
  • May inhibit foreplay
  • Body shape may make it difficult to use the device
  • Erection may not be entirely rigid
  • May inhibit normal flow of ejaculation
  • Penis may feel cold


Side Effects:

  • None