Steve Thompson (not his real name), 57, of St. Louis, Mo., has dealt with erectile dysfunction for most of his adult lifehe was 24 when he first had trouble achieving and maintaining an erection. "People in those days thought it was psychological," he recalls. "They never considered it was a physical or circulatory problem. They'd say it's your fault, you're too uptight, or you don't know how to have sex properly. I knew something was wrong physically."
When the usual drugs failed, it was time to bring out the big guns.