Erectile dysfunction (also known as ED) sounds scary, and there’s tons of stigma around the topic, but ED is extremely common, and there are a bunch of things that you can do to improve your situation. Healthline states reported cases of regular erectile dysfunction affect roughly all penis owners between the ages of 40 and 70. While ED primarily affects men ages 40+, it’s totally possible for younger penis owners also to experience it! Arousal is a complex process that includes so many different functions. Pretty much every piece of our physiology, from our brains to our hormones to our emotions and our physical well being all play significant roles in arousal. It’s also very common for many medications to wreak havoc on erections! Occasional ED isn’t a cause for concern; we all have off days! If you’re experiencing problems getting or keeping an erection in an ongoing way, it can be a sign of an underlying health condition, so you should contact your doctor.
What Kind of Products Can Help?
Did you know that there are actually sex toys that are great for helping out with erectile dysfunction? Products like hollow strap-ons, penis extenders, penis pumps, cock rings, prostate toys, and lubes can all improve your sex life while living with ED! Sex toys and lube aid those experiencing ED in many ways! Some products help you get or keep an erection. Many lubes can be helpful for getting aroused. A lot of toys can be used to help provide pleasure for your partner which alleviates the performance pressure on you!
Our Favorite Products for ED
Pipedream's Fetish Fantasy Hollow Strap-On is a great toy to use if you have problems staying hard during sex. This toy is made of phthalate-free PVC, so it’s firm and will stay that way the entire time! This strap-on can be put on once your erection is gone or you can put it on at the very beginning of play. The elastic harness is comfortable and stretchy, so it fits most.
A penis extender can be helpful for those who are struggling with ED by adding extra length to your penis while still being able to feel your partner during sex. Starship's Hercules Extender Sleeve is one of our favorites! It is stretchy and comfortable, which makes it perfect for intercourse with a more flaccid penis. The Hercules extender adds two inches in length. It has a built-in scrotum ring that adds support, so you don’t have to worry about it slipping or falling off.
Penis pumps are also fantastic if you’re having trouble getting an erection. The vacuum created around the penis helps blood flow into the penis. Once you’re erect, it can be helpful to add a cock ring, since rings help decrease the blood leaving the penis. This means you’ll stay harder longer. Our pick for a pump is Performance VX9 Auto Penis Pump. It comes complete with an airtight cylinder, silicone tubing, an intuitive automatic power pump, and a quick-release valve. This pump requires batteries.
VeDo Overdrive Plus Rechargeable Cockring is a versatile product since it’s not only a cock ring! It has ten supercharged vibration modes and can even be used in the shower. It’s also equipped with a curved tip to hit all the sweet spots!
Fun fact: prostate stimulation can help you keep your erection. Anything that massages the prostate increases the blood flow throughout the body, including to your penis! Plus, the sensation you feel when stimulating your prostate is like nothing else. Adam&Eve's Warming Thrusting Prostate Probe is a great toy to add to your collection. It’s equipped with a remote control anal probe that thrusts, rotates, warms, and vibrates; the remote can be used from up to 40 feet away. The base that sits near the taint warms up to 107°F and has six vibration patterns.
Another product that can return sensation to the penis is lube! Especially something like a warming or tingling lube. We recommend Swiss Navy Arousal Lube. Its unique formula can enhance and stimulate the penis, helping to get blood flowing! Don’t worry, this lube is condom compatible so it’s perfect for couples' play.