Vacuum Erection Devices VED

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 2/11/2010 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Need advice from men who have tried out a VED.  Not sure which type of device is best.  Please post positive and negative experiences with products available  THank You

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 2/11/2010 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   

I think the honest answer is there isn't really that much difference. You have manual or electric. ( my insurance only covered manual ) They all do the same basic thing. I have heard that even the sex shop ones work well.

The other issue is supply. Your medical supply place may only stock one brand. I use vacujet, and it works as advertised.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10,  9 month PSA < .01

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 2/11/2010 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Save your money,did not do anything for me.  Dont know if I had the right one or not, I just bought a cheapie at the Adult Shop, but found it hopeless.  I'm sure there are more expensive ones out there, which may work better, but each to their own.  You did ask for positive and negative replies......................Cheers Kev
Age 51yrs
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4 Gleason Score 3+4=7 Stage T1c
Robotic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason Score 4+3=7 Gleason Differential 60%/40%
Stage T2c Three small foci total volume <10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week. ED- okay with Meds.
PSA at 12mths no change remains 0.03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 2/12/2010 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
The main purpose of the device is to get blood to flow through Mr Willy to keep him alive and healthy. Anything that will do that should work fine.
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 2/12/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I must agree with Steve. The use for me is therapy only. Does not work for sex. If I had to do it again I would go to the Adult shop and pick up one there. My insurance did not cover the devise. My insurance seems to not want to coven anything related to my quality of life events related to PC.

You may want to look at There is a bit more info there on ED.

Jeff T
Jeff T Age 57

9/08 PSA 5.4, referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3/4=7
10/08 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=7 Stg. pT2c, margins clear
3 mts: PSA .05 undetectable

10th month PSA <0.01
1year psa <0.01
ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily, going to try MUSE next. Next step injections.
15 months out injections Caveject (success)

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 2/12/2010 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I use it for therapy and for help when using trimix. I pump up before I inject my self and also after to draw blood in, after that the trimix will keep the blood in.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm in circumference.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
8 weeks PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1
8 months PSA test 10/9/09 result <0.1
11.5 months test 1/21/10 result 0.004

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 2/12/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
My insurance paid for the one I used and it was expensive. I was never pleased with it. The rings are very uncomfortable. I used it for rehab but as others have said it just did not work for sex. For one thing the erection it gave me while firm from the ring out like it was hinged which made using it for sex difficult. I think I only used it once for sex. I moved on to injections about a month after using the VED and have now moved on to a penile implant.

Diagnosed 7/6/06, 1 of 10 core samples, 40%,Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06, Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path, Gleason 3+3, Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06, 6/25/07, 1/8/08
No more pads as of 1/13/07
Began injections in April '07

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 2/12/2010 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I use a VED for therapy only per blood flow. I've also used it prior to trimix. I do not use it for fun as the old dog has been with me for quite a while and I can't put a choke collar on him. Brand is Erecaid...and yes..very expensive. Per therapy, everything I've read said that the issue is regular circulation to prevent the chambers from atrophy.  

Age 54
PSA 8/2009 5.6 Gleason 8
DaVinci surgery 11/2009
Pathology - totally contained in margins -one bundle spared
PSA now undetectable at < .05
Continance: Night and morning fine and improving
Doing 3 P's and now using trimix

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 2/12/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Same as what several others said. Got mine at an online sex shop, and glad I got the one with the gauge so I know how much to pump. 5 pounds is about it. I use it whenever I think of it just for therapy, forget it for sex. It's good to know that with the vacuum everything still works. Now if I could only get that same action without the vacuum it would be great.
Age 64 yrs
DX 5/2009
8 out of 12 cores positive
PSA 5.6
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Stage T2a
Da Vinci Surgery 08/07/2009
Upgrade Gleanson Score 4+3=7
Stage pT2c
Neg Margins and Nodes
Extracapsular extension noted but neg Extraprostatic Extention (??)
Dry immediately
Daily Cialis 5mg slow recovery
First PSA 11/3/09 <0.1
Second PSA 2/9/10 0.01

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 2/12/2010 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent advice for patients.
I found your site on Google and read a few of your other entires. Nice Stuff.
I’m looking forward to reading more from you.
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