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What is a vacuum device for erectile dysfunction (ED)?

A device that aids in erections for men with erectile dysfunction (ED) is the vacuum tube and constriction band. With this method, a plastic tube is fitted over the flaccid penis, and a suction pump is operated to create a vacuum that produces an erection. A latex band is slipped from the base of the tube onto the base of the penis. The band maintains engorgement of the penis for sexual activities.

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