While there are alternative and conventional medications to treat impotence there is also another alternative way that many men will use to treat this condition. Many men will consider using a device known as the vacuum constriction device to help develop and keep an erection.
Vacuum constriction devices are small external pumps that are used before sexual activity. These pumps usually come with a small band on them that is used to help achieve and keep an erection. The structure of the vacuum construction device is simple. It is a small cylinder pump that is usually placed directly onto the male genitalia. From the pump there is a small band that is placed directly on the body. The cylinder is then pumped to create a vacuum type suction and the band will wrap around the genitalia to create an erection.
There are very little side effects that can happen as a result of using vacuum constriction devices. This is one of the reasons it is so popular. The only reported side effects include potential bruising of the skin from the band and a decreased ejaculation as the erection is not the same as a natural one.
The success rate of those that use a vacuum constriction device is fairly high. Of those that used the device over 50% of the men said that they were extremely happy with the results that they got from the device. However, some of those 50% reported that just like other treatments for erectile dysfunction the thrill and satisfaction eventually started to wear off over time.
The use of vacuum constriction devices is ideal for certain individuals who suffer from erectile dysfunction. This type of treatment is ideal for those with poor circulation, diabetes, recently had some type of surgery and who are suffering from some type of psychological issue.