5 Toys that Could Fix Your FOF Man’s Impotence for Good
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If you’re breathing, you’ve likely seen an ad for one of the many pills that treats erectile dysfunction. Cialis, Viagra, Levitra…the names alone may conjure images of smiling FOFs, walking hand-in-hand on the beach, or–oddly–sitting side-by-side in bathtubs in the middle of a field.
But what if pills alone are not enough to conquer your man’s issues with impotence? You may want to try a sex toy, according to Dr. Michael Werner, MD, a urologist and specialist in sexual dysfunction in Westchester, New York. “Well, we would actually call them . . . devices,” adds Dr. Werner, who typically prescribes gadgets such as penis pumps and rings in conjunction with pills, injections or other medical ED treatments. “Unfortunately, a lot of men don’t know that there are options beyond Viagra,” he explains. “They will try pills prescribed by their general doctors and when those don’t work, they throw in the towel.”
Erectile dysfunction–which is defined as the inability to achieve and sustain an erection–affects 30 million men in the United States, but, according to Dr. Werner, it is largely a treatable condition. And sex toys–or “devices”–can be a vital part of that treatment. “Besides helping men get erections that are good enough for penetration and ejaculation, these devices also can make their sex lives better and more interesting.”
Here, his top toys for helping your man overcome ED.
1. A vacuum-powered penis pump
It may look Draconian, but a penis pump can be your man’s–and your–first line of defense against ED. It works by creating a vacuum that actually draws blood into the shaft of the penis until it becomes erect. A retaining band, placed around the base of the penis, helps keeps it hard. Many men report that the pump actually adds length and girth to their usual erect size. “These work very well during sex,” says Dr. Werner. “Sometimes we advise men to use them alone–in the shower for example–to get the blood flowing and to get themselves more excited. Beware of novelty pumps that don’t have a release valve,” says Dr. Werner, “as they could cause injury.”
The Endow Vacuum Pump from The Sinclair Institute® has the power and the safety “release valve” found on doctor-prescribed pumps that cost as much as $500 but it’s only $129.
2. Constriction bands
Constriction bands help men maximize erections and maintain them by holding the blood in the shaft off the penis. “There are very basic versions–simple bands of silicone–as well as more sophisticated ones with vibrators attached. The vibrators can help both the man and the woman achieve orgasm. We’ve had couples do fabulously with the fancier models,” says Dr. Werner.
Sinclair Institute Select® Enhance Couples’ Love Ring combines a constriction ring, a “bullet” vibrator to provide clitoral stimualtion, and a longer sleeve which goes over the penis to add firmness, length and girth.
“Many men get treated for E.D. and are able to achieve an erection, but then have trouble ejaculating. Now that we have so many treatments for E.D., this is an increasing problem,” says Dr. Werner. “Vibrators stimulate the ejaculation reflex. If I were to put a man to sleep and then put a vibrator on his penis, he would actually ejaculate.”
The Sinclair Institute Select® Oh Rings are a set of constriction rings that come with an attachable 3-speed bullet mini vibrator powerful enough to help a man ejaculate. Also, the bullet vibrator doesn’t have the phallic shape of many vibrators, to help men feel more comfortable while using it.
“There is a plexus of nerves that runs along the back of the prostate that can actually cause a man to orgasm without anyone even touching his penis,” Dr. Werner explains. “An Aneros device is inserted into the anus and stimulates these nerves by rubbing against the prostate. It doesn’t necessarily provide an erection, so it can be used in conjunction with a device that does, or it can be used alone to cause orgasm without erection.”
The Aneros MGX Prostate Stimulator works “with your body’s movements to achieve strong, continuous, non-ejaculatory full-body orgasms for complete sexual pleasure,” according to the Sinclair Institute’s website.
Wait, we know what you’re thinking, but this is NOT your typical sex video. Knowing that many men are nervous about seeking professional help for ED, the Sinclair Institute created a film that literally follows a couple through a complete medical ED consultation with a urologist. They learn about every possible treatment–pills, injections, surgery and toys–so that you and your partner can, too, from the comfort of your sofa.
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Each month, for the next six months, Sinclair is offering complimentary videos to FOF couples or singles that want to experience the best sex lives possible. We want FOF men and women who are willing to be open and try new things. And have a sense of humor about it all.
Our goal is to feature people each month who view the video of their choice, personally apply what they learned and talk about the results openly and honestly. We hope you’ll consider this challenge, even if you’re somewhat shy or embarrassed, so you can give yourself permission to experience the pleasure you deserve. The review can appear anonymously.We’ll change your names for the article and we won’t show your photos if you’d prefer to be completely anonymous.
Kathy Brummitt from Sinclair told us this is the one question they most often hear: Is my sex life normal? “Since no one talks about their sex lives, they don’t know what normal is,” Kathy says.