When it comes to choosing an ED pump, customers have two options: manual and battery-powered. Regardless of the type of pump used, all function in similar ways: they create a type of vacuum around the penis. This vacuum helps blood flow into the penis while a constrictive band is placed around the base of the penis to maintain the erection.
Here is a quick breakdown of the different types of pumps out there and which one might be best for you in helping with symptoms of ED.
The key difference between the two is that a manual vacuum pump like VaxAid is hand-powered: the penis is inserted into the pump, then the user pumps out the air to create a vacuum effect.
Battery-operated pumps are activated by a button. The vacuum head is attached to the cylinder, and the battery-operated vacuum head pulls air from the cylinder when the button is pushed.
The original battery-operated penis pumps were created for men with unique needs, including medical issues such as arthritis or another condition that makes use of their hands difficult. In these situations, being able to simply touch a button rather than manually pumping for several minutes has a great advantage. This is especially helpful for those who are dealing with symptoms of ED after a physical injury.
Others like the simplicity and convenience of battery-powered products. However, these do come at a cost difference — electrical or battery-operated penis pumps are usually more expensive than manual pumps.
One advantage of using a manual pump is that the user can control how they pump. Plus, unlike other pumps, VaxAid is designed to be used both in water as well as air, giving you a simpler and more effective way to regain an erection.
Here are some reasons people love manual pumps like VaxAid:
Overall, the best type of vacuum device comes down to personal preference. Most penis pumps work in generally the same way to help ease the symptoms associated with ED, and many users find noticeable improvements after just one use.
After all, ED is incredibly common – in the US alone, studies have shown that ED affects up to 47% of all men*; although it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact number due to the wide range of different measures used in studies to evaluate ED.
Because there are dozens of issues that can potentially cause ED, including a number of potential physical and mental health problems such as cardiovascular issues, stress, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, low testosterone levels, and more, it’s important to work with your healthcare provider to first determine the cause of your symptoms.
*Mulhall, J. P., Luo, X., Zou, K. H., Stecher, V., & Galaznik, A. (2016, December). Relationship between age and erectile dysfunction diagnosis or treatment using real-world observational data in the USA. International journal of clinical practice. (Resource link).