The pump is an excellent, cost effective solution to ED. Sadly, most men never get adequate training and then quit because it is not working. It is a steep learning curve. The videos do not tell the whole story either.
Start by taking a look at www.usamediquip.com. they offer a penile sleeve to make the bands less painful. You should also shave around the base of the penis. Also take a look at www.franktalk.org for more complete instructions. Prepare the pump according to instructions.
Basically, take your time, lube up your penis, and then start by pumping up, holding for 5-10 seconds and then release. Repeat this several times. then when you reach 100% - it should not be painful - slip the band off the pump and around the base of your penis. Remove the rubber gasket at the end of the tube, place the tube back over the penis with the ring on the base of the penis. Slowly pump some more while the penis becomes more engorged. Remove the pump and you are ready to go. Be sure to remove the ring by the 30 minute mark.
It will take your body a while to get used to the different sensations, so don't even try to have an orgasm during intercourse. Just enjoy the results of the pump.
Lots of guys here have experience with pumps. They'll be along in a bit.
ED website for PCa guys
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
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
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
Two year PSA - undetectable!