What is the difference between a manual and automatic erection pump?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition affecting many men, especially as they age. ED can significantly impact a person's quality of life and cause psychological distress. Fortunately, there are safe, non-invasive treatments available to manage this condition, including the use of vacuum pumps.
There is still a taboo that surrounds vacuum pumps. In the past they were typically only available in sex shops around the world and most devices were not regulated nor were they considered medical devices resulting in injury and inconsistent results. With advances in the ED industry there are now erection pumps that are registered as medical devices and tested to provide the user consistent and safe treatments.
How do vacuum pumps work ?
Erection pumps, also known as vacuum pumps, are devices used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. These pumps work by creating a vacuum around the penis, which causes blood to flow into the tissue, resulting in an erection.
Erection pumps consist of a cylindrical tube that is placed over the penis and a pump that is used to create a vacuum. The tube is typically made of plastic or acrylic and is available in various sizes to accommodate different penis sizes.
To use the pump, the user places the tube over the penis and creates a vacuum by pumping air out of the tube. As air is removed from the tube, blood is drawn into the penis, causing it to become erect. The user may need to pump the device multiple times until an erection is achieved. Once an erection is achieved, a constriction ring is placed at the base of the penis to maintain the erection.
The constriction ring is an essential component of the device because it helps to prevent blood from flowing out of the penis, which can cause the erection to subside. The ring is usually made of silicone or rubber and should be snug but not too tight. It should be removed after 30 minutes to prevent tissue damage.
What is the difference between manual and automatic erection pumps?
There are two types of vacuum pumps for ED: automatic and manual. The main difference between the two is how the vacuum is created.
Automatic pumps use a battery-powered motor to create a vacuum. They typically come with a push-button control, making it easier to use for individuals with limited hand mobility or strength. Both style of devices includes a constriction ring, which is placed at the base of the penis to maintain the erection. Automatic pumps are generally more expensive than manual pumps, but they are easier to use and require less effort.
Manual pumps, on the other hand, rely on the user to manually create the vacuum by pumping a handle or bulb. They are usually less expensive than automatic pumps, and they do not require batteries or electricity. Manual pumps may be a good option for individuals who want to save money or prefer a more hands-on approach. However, they require more effort to use and may be more difficult for individuals with limited hand mobility or strength.
Regardless of the type of vacuum pump used, it is essential to follow the instructions carefully to avoid injury or discomfort. It is also important to speak with a healthcare provider before using a vacuum pump, as it may not be appropriate for everyone.
Urology Health Store Canada offers both a Manual erection pump and Automatic erection pump from Medintim which are both approved by health Canada as medical devices. They are currently recommended by Urologist across the country as a solution for Erectile Dysfunction. We invite you to come view these soutions and if you have any futher questions please feel free to reach-out to us at anytime.