I have bought several at the sex store. They cost about
$30. They work just fine for therapy - which is all I use it for. Be sure to get a pump which cuffs around the base of your penis - not against your pelvic area. I found that it tends to puff out the flesh around your penis, and in some cases, may suck a testicle up into the pump *ouch*. I pump in the shower in the morning and just let the thing hang there while I finish showering. You need to pump for at least ten minutes.
Also, as to a constriction ring (AKA Cock ring) I only use the adjustable ones - they are about
ten dollars and look like a lassoo. They are a length of surgical tubing that passes through a bead or tube. You can tighten it as you need it. It is a huge help in the days when you get a slight erection, but not hard enough for sex. Tighten the noose, and you will find you will be hard enough to penetrate. do not get the ones that are a plastic line...again *ouch*.
for all of this, stay shaved. They will shave you for surgery. For that matter...shave yourself now, and have fun with your wife. many women like the difference in sensation. But the pump and rings work much better with trimmed hair, or shaved. Besides, these days most guys under 60 manscape as it is, so you will be in good company.
PS - Dave, email me. couple questions for you.
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at nine months.
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - Took 100mg viagra every night. for several months
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks, which disappeared over the course of a month or two.
ED bounce is what they call it. Now, at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
One year PSA - undectable!