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Viberect®: The FDA Approved Vibrator for ED Treatment

By Michael Bates, M.D.

In a previous article, Vibrators for Men: Can They Help Treat the Symptoms of ED?, I stated that I believe that vibrators are overlooked and undervalued as an option for treating the symptoms of ED.

I recently learned of what may be a revolutionary FDA APPROVED vibrator that has the science to back its claims. A 2014 study from the Male Fertility Research Program of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis studied the Viberect® to induce erection and ejaculation in young spinal cord injury males. Its success was phenomenal at 77%, with no adverse side effects.

Viberect® use for erectile rehabilitation in men following radical prostatectomy has also been studied, again, with positive results.

The natural next step is to study the use of vibrators in men with “simple” ED—that is, no spinal cord injury or radical pelvic surgery. It turns out that the studies have been done, once again with positive results. The Viberect® far out-distances other vibrators and massagers in generating sexual reflexes.

So how does the Viberect® work?

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It is pretty simple—the device has two soft pads that are applied to the penis to create vibratory simulations. The stimulation “turns on” the pudendal nerve receptors on both sides of the penis that communicate with the parts of the brain and spinal cord responsible for erection, rigidity, ejaculation and orgasm.

When used in a relaxed setting, Viberect® initiates erection within the first 1-2 minutes, then helps contract the pelvic muscles for 3-4 minutes to keep the erection longer and firmer.

The manual tactile action used to produce an erection is magnified to a level not easily achieved manually. The device can be used for solo or partnered sex, as part of foreplay or preparatory to intercourse.

Viberect® Advantages:

  • No requirement of injection or pills
  • Effective erectile rehabilitation following prostate cancer surgery
  • Safe for treatment of ED from any cause: aging, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease

Who should use Viberect®?

There are many factors affecting ED. Everyone reacts differently. If medication is working for you I see no reason to change. If you are currently using a vibrator that works well for you, I see no need to change. If the medication is not working as well as you like, you might add a vibrator. If you would like to try something different in the vibrator department, FDA approved Viberect® can be added to the choices referred to in our Vibrators for Men article. If you are rehabilitating from prostate cancer surgery, the FDA approved Viberect® is well documented in its effectiveness.

If you have questions about the Viberect®, vibrators, ED, or other sexual health issue, don’t hesitate to Ask the Expert.

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