Using a VED...
MY NEW VED! BUT...
I purchased a non-prescription VED from Walgreen's for
$125, a Rejoyn single unit type. Appears to be
good quality, pulls a pretty strong vacuum, is
relatively easy to use. Unfortunately not giving the
type results that I expected at all.
First of all, I have been partially impotent from
seeds in February. Can get a fair erection, but not
like before. If I wait at least a week between sexual
intercourse and in the morning and speed up the
foreplay, can maintain an erection sufficient for
intercourse. Viagra at 25 mg works pretty well if I'm
not uptight and stomach is empty and I don't know what
other variable. Surprisingly, have had better success
with 25 mg than with 50. No success at all with 75 on
two tries and have not tried 100.
I purchased the VED for two purposes. (1) for
exercise since I no longer have nocturnal erections
except for rare events and (2) as a replacement for
Viagra because I just don't like taking any medicine
long term if not absolutely necessary.
Let me point out that my two attempts at using the VED
were without any type of sexual motivation. Just
testing the equipment!
For the first day, I started out without the
constricting ring. Tried it without the KY jelly and
that didn't work. Lubricated the base and proceeded
to pump up. The poor "guy" stuck to the side of the
tube and began to bend as the vacuum was applied.
Reread the manual and jellied everything ... base,
tube and penis ... what a mess. At about 7 pumps, the
vacuum pump seemed to be maxed out ... hard to
operate the handle. I had a chubby, but no more than
50-75% of normal erect size. Released the vacuum and
was very surprised to completely deflate. As I have
gotten older, I have found that my erections last
longer and longer after orgasm ... something to do
with the outlet valve I guess. But this was
Tried a few more times, pumping fast, pumping slow,
pumping very slow. Pretty much the same results with
no more than 75% of size.
Tried the rings. A and B sizes were two large. I
lost the chubby immediately. Tried the C and it held
the chubby but no way that it was sufficient for
intercourse. Gave up for the night.
I read on this forum that someone suggested
substituting shaving cream for the messy jelly to hold
seal. For the second night, I tried this. But I
lathered up the base, the inside of the tube and my
penis. Had suds everywhere. This helped with the
sticking to the side problem for the most part.
Practiced different pumping rates. Whenever stickage
occurred, released some of the pressure and then
repumped. Low and behold, I was able to fill about 7
inches of the 7 3/4 inch tube - a full inch above my
normal 6 inch erection. Am guessing that I probably had
more than my penis pulled into the tube and there was
a little pain, although no bruising. The shaving
cream seal worked but not perfectly ... found that the
vacuum (and size) would diminish slowly when I stopped
pumping. Again, the erection disappeared rapidly when
the pressure was released. Its almost like my penis
was filled with air and not blood. And while the size
was there, the penis just did not look hard through the
glass tube. Did not try the constriction rings this
Encouraged somewhat by the better results on the
second night, so I guess I will practice some more.
According to the Rejoyn box, they have 98%
satisfaction. No way, Jose.
Any veterans have any suggestions?
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