Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.) and treatment methods...
On this page you will
find information about all three (3) of our vacuum therapy systems,
(also known as penis
pumps), who needs a vacuum therapy system, how it works, what is included, what to expect,
plus a lot of other useful information. After reading this page if you
should still have questions about these systems you may contact one of our
representatives by phone or email: 1.888.473.5696,
Someone will respond to you within one business day. We also have an
information DVD with a demonstration that is available on our site for only
$3.99, plus S&H.
All of the systems
that we carry are manufactured by Pos-T-Vac Medical, are
FDA approved and
include a one year warranty, as well as a
30-day satisfaction guarantee.
These are the three systems:
Manually Operated System
NEEDS THE VACUUM THERAPY SYSTEM?
Men with erection
problems of all ages, even those who haven't achieved an erection in several
Men who sometimes
fail to get a full erection due to stress, excitement or fear
Men with a problem
of too soft an erection
TREATMENT METHODS &
External Vacuum Therapy
- Most successful -
Intraurethral pellet therapy
Vacuum Therapy Systems (penis pumps)
are meant for the treatment of men with Erectile Dysfunction,
or Impotence. Millions of
men are estimated to be affected. Erectile Dysfunction could be a sign of
the existence of a serious blood flow or nerve problem, which could cause a
stroke or heart attack. Erectile Dysfunction is often the side effect of a
medication you may be taking. If you suspect this, talk to your doctor.
You should never change or stop taking medication without first consulting your
doctor. Smoking, alcoholism and drug abuse can all contribute to an
Erectile Dysfunction disorder,
ABOUT THE VACUUM THERAPY SYSTEM
Vacuum Therapy System/Penile Pump consists of a
vacuum pump, adapter bushing, a penile tube, ring loading
cone and support rings. The intended use of the system is to assist users
in achieving a full erection, i.e., to create an erection in mean with
Dysfunction (as described above) by means of applying vacuum to the penis, which
draws blood to the penile coporacavernosa, causing the penis to become erect and
rigid. The support rings are then placed around the base of the erect
penis to restrict the flow of venous blood leaving the penis.
Vacuum therapy has
become one of the most accepted forms of treatment for Erectile Dysfunction,
It is better to train yourself with the system alone, before including your
partner. It may take a period of a few weeks for men to become good with
The system creates a
vacuum around the penis enough to help the natural flow of blood into the penis.
Most men will also need to use one of the support rings to hold their erection.
RING LOADING CONE &
vacuum therapy systems, penis pumps come
with a loading cone and adapter bushing. The ring loading cone is used to
help place the support ring on the penile tube before the bushing is installed.
The bushing is used to fit the tube to the penis.
THE SUPPORT RING
One of the most
important steps is properly fitting the support ring. To keep blood in the
penis, the ring must fit comfortably tight, but should be no tighter than
necessary. If the Vacuum Therapy System is giving you a good erection but
with the support ring on, your erection is becoming soft in five minutes or
less, you need to try the next smaller ring.
Thirty minutes is the
maximum recommended time period for wearing the support ring. If worn
longer, permanent damage is possible.
HOW TO USE THE
SUPPORT RINGS, RING LOADING CONE AND ADAPTER BUSHING
Start with the largest
support ring. If you are unable to hold the erection with the larger ring,
gradually use the next smallest support ring until the ring is able to hold the
Set the penile tube
(with the smooth end up) on a flat surface. Place the ring loading cone
in the penile tube.
the entire surface of the cone with water soluble lubricating jelly, grasp the
two handles of the ring with your index and middle fingers on the bottom side
of the ring and your thumbs on the top side of the ring. Your thumb tips
should glide along the surface of the cone. Place the ring near the end
of the tube for easy loading onto the base of the penis. Do NOT load the
ring onto the tube by pulling the handles, they may tear.
Remove the cone from
the penile tube, and attach the penile tube to the vacuum pump. Twist
the tube on the pumphead 1/4 turn, locking it in place, do not over tighten.
Install the adapter bushing in the open end of the penile tube.
Running warm water
over the tube (before attaching the pumphead) will prevent the tube from
fogging over during use.
USING THE SYSTEM
Lubricate your penis,
the inside of the penile tube and pubic hair area (the area that comes in
contact with the adapter bushing), with water soluble lubricating jelly.
this helps form a good vacuum seal at your body and prevents the penis from
sticking to the walls of the tube.
Insert the penis into
the penile tube and start the vacuum process. Use the least amount of
vacuum necessary to obtain the erection. As soon as the desired erection
is achieved, transfer the ring onto the base of the penis with your fingertips.
Make sure the ring is transferred all the way around. Any vacuum that is
left can be released by depressing the manual vacuum release button.
Practice a few times without the support ring.
After you have been
using the system for 30 to 60 days, you may want to recheck the sizing of the
support ring. For example, you may find that you are now able to use the
next size larger ring. Using the larger ring may increase comfort.
Some couples may prefer to stop intercourse at least once and reuse the Vacuum
If a condom is desired
it should be applied after erection is formed.
Following use, the
support ring, adapter bushing and tube can be washed with soap and water, dried
and stored. Make sure the support ring bag is air free and tightly sealed
for longer life. DO NOT EVER PUT THE BATTERY PUMPHEAD IN WATER.
MANUAL VACUUM RELEASE BUTTON
If you feel slight
pain when your penis becomes filled, try a lower vacuum by pushing the manual
vacuum release button. (With a little practice you should find your
correct vacuum so that you can create a full erection.)
The manual vacuum
release button can be pushed to lower the vacuum level. If too much vacuum
is released, it can be easily increased by depressing the activation button.
To remove your penis
from the tube, push the manual vacuum release button until the vacuum pressure
is gone. Then remove the tube from the penis. If you find that you
are keeping enough of an erection for intercourse, you may not need to use the
support ring. You may be able to have a good sex life with only the vacuum
portion of the system.
Most men with Erectile
Dysfunction will lose most of their erection soon after removing their penis
from the penile tube. This problem can be solved by correctly fitting the
support ring. Your penis should become filled and rigid without pain in 10
to 90 seconds. You may feel pressure when your penis starts to become
erect from the vacuum. This is normal.
DON'T BE OVERLY
You will feel pressure
while applying the vacuum. This is not harmful. If you feel
discomfort, however, it may be a signal that you are pumping too quickly.
Simply press the manual vacuum release button, wait a moment and start again.
Your penis turns
slightly bluish in color after you apply the support ring. this may be a
normal response to the increase of blood in the penis. The bluish color
should disappear when you remove the support ring.
You experience some
petechiae (tiny reddish spots beneath the skin) or bruising of the penis when
you first begin using your system. This may happen by placing the penis
under too much vacuum pressure for too long and too fast, or after a long period
of not having an erection. If this happens, stop using the system until
the spots or bruises completely disappear, about five to seven days.
Your or your partner
notice a slight drop in the temperature of the penis. This coolness is
normal and not harmful. It is a normal response to the reduced blood flow
caused by the support ring.
Your erection has a
"hinge" effect. The penis may pivot at its base when the ring is in place.
If this occurs, you may find it necessary to try different positions with your
partner for successful intercourse.
Your semen does not
flow through at point of climax. The pressure of the support ring may
interfere with the ejaculation process. This is not harmful, and does not
affect climax. Your semen may flow out then you remove the support ring.
Support rings are not a means of contraception or birth control and should not
be used to avoid pregnancy.
Your penile tube
develops condensation on the inside. this is simply the result of the heat
from your body reacting with the lubricant. "Fogging" can be reduced by
running warm water over the tube and then drying it before use.
* your Vacuum Therapy System,
Penis Pump is
automatically registered at the time of purchase
Pos-T-Vac, warranties your Vacuum Therapy System for one year, support
rings are warranted for sixty (60) days from the date of purchase against all
defects in materials and workmanship, when used as shown in the User's Manual.
If for any reason you
are unhappy with this product you must call 1.888.473.5696 for authorization of
return. Return authorization will only be permitted within 30 days from
date of sale, proof of purchase is required and return must be to point of
purchase. Upon authorization of return only the the cost of the product
will be refunded, not shipping and handling.
If the product proves
to be defective, call 1.888.473.5696. You must have proof of purchase to
be eligible for free warranty repair/replacement.
There is no warranty
on moisture in the pump head. Some men dribble a small amount of urine
when using a Vacuum Therapy System. If you have this problem, protect your
pump by placing some cotton balls in the penile tube just below the pump.
Be sure to change the cotton balls after each use.
We are always happy to
discuss any problems that you may have with the use of this system. If you
would like to order replacement parts, please call our toll free number
1.888.473.5696 Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm CST.
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