I'm the guy who started this thread and it's been 4 years now since I had my implant. (See An_211003). I'm sorry for the real physical problems some of you have had, especially Zantho who had the device removed. But, Zantho, something was wrong because the bulb and pump should not have moved all over your scrotum. Mine is seemingly fixed at the right side of my right testicle, and can't be relocated even if I try. And out of curiosity I've really tried. Also you had the 3 piece, I have the device with tubes, tubing, reservoir and pump all factory connected and sealed and I think pre-filled with fluid. I don't know if some of the components are latex based, but maybe you are also allergic to latex. Were I you, I would not give up, and I'd see another surgeon who uses the factory sealed device. Mine is made by AMS and is the AMS 700 MS. I see in a post above that another guy has the AMS 700 LGX. Hmmmm, I wonder if the LGX menas longer size !! And check on the latex allergy. After 4 years I have mixed feelings, the greatest negative being my belief that I went to the wrong surgeon. After the initial pain and swelling following surgery, which lasted for several weeks, mine settled down and I've had no physical discomfort at all since. In fact I forget it is there. However my surgeon lied to me, I originally was 7 1/2", he promised I'd be the same, and now I'm about 6 1/4". I now know the manufacturer I have does make a longer device. My biggest complaint is inconsistantcy (sp?) when pumping it up. Sometimes it pumps up easily and quickly to it's design length, other times it is hard to pump up, takes forever, and doesn't reach full length, missing by about 1/2". During the difficult times to pump up I experience a bulb that seems full and hard, no amount of squeezing will compress it, and then I reposition my fingers about 90 degrees around the bulb, and at the extreme top of the bulb and then it "may" allow me to squeeze the bulb and go on and inflate. Sometimes I have to pull the pump downward and move around a little to allow the squeezing. This is embarrassing if you are on a date (I'm single) and have to find a private place to inflate the darned thing rather quickly. I think with this device it is normal for the head to remain soft. There is no way for it to become inflated. On mine at least, there are 2 tubes that when inflated extend about 1/2 way into the head, but they are not full diameter, so they offer no inflation to the head. I can achieve satisfactory penetration for the woman, tho I'm a little embarrassed to have a smaller penis now. The big plus is that even after i have a climax, it stays just as hard, and I can go on forever like a porno star. I can do all the positions and everything. Rarely does the woman know that I've had a climax if I keep it quiet and then make a lot of noise like I'm having mine when she has hers. Would I do it again, yes. It's not perfect, but at my age (72) and with my very high libido, the alternatives are not worth it and infrequently work. I'm afraid of drugs that can possibly suddenly drop blood pressure. And the natural and herbal products never worked consistantly for me. My only real "shoulda done this" would be to explore several surgeons for the eventual outcome. Mine did everything technically well, but his promise to keep my pre-op length was empty. I hear this a lot from post-op men that length is the main complaint. So, be sure you get a good promise first. I've aways wondered if the surgeons have some kind of ego problem and won't implant a device that makes you longer than he is lol.View Thread
Well, it has now been 3 years post op and once the swelling, soreness, etc. subsided and the surgeon clears you for intercourse, there should be no problem. Yes, I was disappointed that I lost a little over an inch in length but nothing lost in girth. Can you keep it up, YES. I have pumped it up and forgot and left it pumped up over night with no problem. The warning with Viagra, etc., about an erection lasting over 4 hours, I think is a concern for having uncirculated blood in the penis beyond 4 hours. There may be a concern over clotting, etc., I don't know. But since the implant is self contained, using it's own fluid, there is no such concern. The head is soft, there are no fluid tubes into the head, but that seems to present no problem. The head is still just as sensitive. Having the inflate/deflate bulb adjacent to a testicle leads your partner to ask if you have 3 testicles, which requires an explanation. I haven't had any partner reject me yet. Once they learn, and experience, the all-night erection, they are well sold. As for being able to use it continuously or without the usual "recovery time" that is true. However, I have yet to be able to experience that. My now ex-wife was a one time only gal, and we divorced for other reasons. But i know it will be no problem, and you can climax and ejaculate much more frequently during the "all-night" times. So, 3 years after surgery, I'm happy except that it is a little shorter. One last thing, for reasons I don't understand, lately I seem to be able to get a partial erection, without using the pump, which is interesting since the surgeon supposedly destroys the natural blood chambers. This just started in the last 2 weeks, after 3 years post-op, and I have not yet talked to the surgeon about this. As previously mentioned, I am not happy with him, so I'm not too interested in seeing him again. So, in summary, if you can't keep or get an erection, by all means investigate the implant, and if you are a candidate, go for it.View Thread
I noticed you did not say you would go and see a therapist. You really need to do that. One cardinal rule in a relationship, you never ask about the past of your partner. You've been married for 10 years, and have a child. Be grateful for that. Did you come to the marriage bed as a virgin ?? This is the 21st century,my man, not the 19th. What your wife did, or why, before you is none of your business. She is being faithful to you it sounds like. All of us played around as a single person, but when we found the one we wanted we got married. Nothing wrong with that. I'm 71 y.o., take my advise and see a therapist as once, and start re-loving your wife before it is too late. And understand the fact that probably anyone else you might decide to meet (after your divorce) probably has a sexual history too. So, see a therapist, get your head on straight, and appreciate what you have and that she trusted you enough to answer your questions about her past. Did you trust her enough to tell her all about your past ?? I sincerely wish you success in getting past this.unnecessary situation you have created for yourself. Leave the past alone and buried, where it should be, and appreciate what you have. You can't change the past. I have been happilly married to a woman for 20 years who was married 3 times before me. And I still kiss and make love to her. By your criteria that couldn't work, she's had 3 husbands and who knows how many lovers. I should throw her out into the street !!!! Please go and see a therapist at once and get this out of your head. Please, if no more than for your own future's sake.View Thread
Please see my previous comments. Your Dr isn't trying to over sell, everything he says is true. In fact if you don't let it down you can have sex 24/7, hell 24/365 if your heart can take it. I won't say you can ejaculate every more than usual, but you will not go down until you let it down. As for length, see your Dr and make sure he understands your desires. The AMS products come in different lengths and sizes, so he can fit you to same as or nearly so of what you have pre-op. NO, you still have the same sensitivity that you did. Just imagine that after you climax you can stay just as hard as before you climaxed, and you will continue to stay that way, it will never get soft until you press the button and let the fluid out of the tubes in your penis. No seeing the Dr "if you have an erection that lasts for more than 4 hours". You can't hurt it, and I've left mine pumped up over night with no ill effects. Do it, you won't be sorry !!!View Thread
I just had a faIlure to get or keep an erection. I had Medicare and a supplemental insurance and got my Dr to recommend the procedure. The costs were covered 100%. If your urologist recommended it, that is probably all you need. Most insur co's are willing to cover it. The procedure isn't horrible, to us men anything done to our genitals is the end of the earth, but it isn't. Depending on your surgeon you may have a lot of swelling and black and blue, but then again you may not. Everyone is different. It is more a discomfort than anythign else for about 3-4 weeks. If you have swelling they tell you to keep ice on it, and that works. Believe me, I would have it done again. Just try to get it clear with your surgeon as to what length you are, what length you want post-op and get him to measure you pre-op, so he knows you are not "stretching the truth". You'll be very frightened to pump it up the first time after the 4 weeks healing, but believe me it will not hurt. And they will then have you practice pumping it up and deflating it 3-4 times a day for a period of time, and you want to do that. And try to select the AMS 700MS or it's current equilivant. That is the most natural look, feel, and action. You will like it, so go for it !!!View Thread
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