Re: Vacuum Pump for ED
I too have used an Encore (Motorized) for about 7 months now. Using the rings that came with it was OK -- but they tended to stretch out fairly quickly over time and, yes, even with two it would not keeping things hard for very long (but still Good Enough). I have since changed over to using OSBON ergonomic rings (they look like little baby elephant heads). Those have been better at keeping things hard longer, plus they do allow some blood flow IN so you stay a little warmer and less purple. They are expensive tho -- but seem to be keeping snug even with lots of use (buy 3 or 4 different sizes and mix and match). I like the motorized version of the Encore since you can steady it and control the pump with one hand and hold the scrotal tissue with the free hand. It is VITAL to hold down the skin -- otherwise some will inevitably get sucked into the tube -- and the more that happens the more uncomfortable it gets. Also be sure to shave .. just manscape it all right off (using a good 4 bladed razor ). Use Astroglide for lube on the tube, which of course can do double-duty with you and your partner when you are ready to go. Finally, i bought the larger 9" tube that goes with the Encore also -- when I fill up the shorter one .. just put the rings on and then switch to the larger one for a final OOMPH of vacuuming. Works good for me. (For rehab only you don't have to use the rings of course -- just pump and release a little over and over.
(Also about intercourse -- I am ONLY really able to use a pumped penis easily either doggy style or while lying side-by-side spoon style -- from straight missionary it is just too swivelly due to the softness behind the rings (which obviously does not stay pumped up if you have ED issues).
Last edited by rbbb; 10-02-2009 at 11:24 AM.