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Using a VED...

MY WALGREEN'S SPECIAL

I bought a non-prescription VED from Walgreen's for about $130. Others have written that this device is just as good as the $500 prescription devices. I can't judge that because this is the only one that I have tried. Of course if your insurance is paying, they will only pay for the prescription device.

If Viagra did not work or if Injections did not work, then I would try to make my VED work. Others are using it with some success. I find it very poor. All I get is a big floppy which is stuffable but not much more.

Even the smallest constriction rings do not prevent ''deflation'' and they are tight enough to cause quite a bit of bruising. I understand that some VEDs come with a better designed constriction rings.

I also find that the rubber ring that is used to seal against your body is pulled into the ring at higher vacuums. As a result, I have to use the VED without the sealing gasket and this requires pressing quite hard into my body to get a seal.

[name deleted]

John replied:

The advantage of the expensive model is that everything is better designed and constructed. The Osbon Esteem model has 7 combinations of tension rings (which vary from somewhat loose to very tight). I had to go to level 6 (which uses two rings in combination) before I had success. This VED does not cause bruising, and there is no problem with skin pulling into the device under higher pressures. It uses a plastic ring instead of a rubber seal.

John

[The views expressed are not medical advice but merely the opinions of others. Consult your physician for medical advice.]

 
 

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