The device is not tiny, so you can’t put it in your wallet before a hot date. And it’s unlikely that your partner won’t notice it, so we suggest you not spring it on her unannounced. A suction device does have some benefits, however. There’s no surgery involved, and if you don’t like it, you can just stop using it. If you use it properly, it won’t cause injuries and won’t prevent you from proceeding with other treatments in the future.
Discuss the device with your doctor in detail before using it. Ask him if any of his other patients have ever used such devices and what the possible side effects are in your particular case. If you and your physician decide it’s worth a try, be sure that the doctor shows you how to use the device—do a test run in the office. Follow all instructions exactly; never use the device for a longer period of time than recommended by your doctor and the manufacturer. Err on the side of caution.
The second type of suction device, the Correct aid, looks like a very thick condom. It is placed on the penis and kept on during intercourse. To produce an erection, suction is applied to a small tube attached to the condom. Because this type of device is quite new, it’s too early to say how it will be received. It is available without a prescription, but as with any other sexual aid, we think it’s essential that you talk with your doctor before you try it.