The pump is usually recommended as a part of ED recovery. It is helpful for infusing the penis with fresh blood, expanding tissue, and stimulating nerves that have been damaged. The pump takes some getting used to, requiring practice and time. The first few times after surgery may be harder, as the penis has not been stimulated or erect in some time, and the tissue may need to be stretched again. The key to using the pump is to use lots of lubrication at the base. This lets you get a good air tight seal. Most of us use the pump without the rings, just pumping up, letting the blood in for a few seconds then releasing. Doing this 3 or 4 times twice a day is good rehab for the penis. If you start out like most of us, the veinous valves that hold the blood in to make an erection won't function and makes maintaining an erection a failure. If you want to attempt intercourse you must find the penis ring small enough that will keep the blood in the penis. Some people use 2 rings of the same size with success. One problem with sex with a pump created penis is that the penis is still soft at and inside the abdomen and you may have a small leverage problem. My experience has been the first few times attempting sex was dismal, frustrating failures. Even now, I use the pump only for rehab and not to keep an erection for sex. I reply on injections for that. There's several good pumps in the $75 to $100 range used here, if you want a recommendation, just ask..
Post Edited (James C.) : 5/22/2008 4:48:07 PM (GMT-6)