7 Ways to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Treatment for men unable to have an erection took a great leap forward when the first oral erectile dysfunction (ED) medication, Viagra (sildenafil), was introduced in 1998. But there have been strides recently in a range of other ED treatments too, ranging from over-the-counter pumps to surgical implants and suppositories.

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5. Constriction rings

"Cock rings" worn around the base of the penis can slow down the speed at which blood leaves the penis. While constriction rings won't increase blood flow into the penis, they can prolong an erection once one is achieved (using a vacuum pump, for instance).

Rings should not be used for more than 30 minutes and should be removed immediately if you experience cold, numbness, or pain in the genital area.

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