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What is a penile band?

Jan L. Shifren, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology
If you can get an erection but lose it because of leakage of blood from veins in the penis, you may find a penile band helpful. This band is fastened around the base of the penis to prevent blood from escaping. Available without a prescription under the brand names Actis and Erexel, the bands are very effective when used properly.

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