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How do I use a penile Implant?

Living with a penile implant

How do I use a penile Implant?


Penile implants are a discrete solution to therapy-resistant erectile dysfunction. Other people will not be able to tell that you have an implant. This has the advantage that you will not find yourself in awkward situations or having to answer uncomfortable questions. Please read the following points, which will help you to understand how a penile implant works.

How do I activate the penile prosthesis?

Once the penile implant has been placed, you will produce an erection by squeezing the pump in the scrotum to move liquid from the reservoir (which is located in the abdomen) into the penile prosthesis cylinders located in the cavernous bodies of the penis. This process helps you to adjust the rigidity of your penis.
Semi-rigid prostheses consist of two fixed tubes which can be bent in every direction. Before penetration, you can bend the penis into the desired position.

How long can sexual intercourse last, after a penile implant surgery?

Theoretically, a penile implant allows sexual intercourse as often and as long as you wish. The penis does no longer go soft after you have climaxed, only by pressing the deflation valve the penis will return to its flaccid state.

– Usage of a penile implant –
Schematic diagram

Can I still orgasm, after a penile implant surgery?

The implantation of a penile prosthesis neither affects the sensitivity of your skin nor of your penis. Solely the mechanism of erection is corrected. It does not interfere with your ability to orgasm. You will once again be able to fully satisfy your sexual partner as well.

After having the prosthesis, will I have a normal ejaculation during sex?

Implants do not interfere with ejaculation. You will still/once more be able to top off sexual intercourse with ejaculation and orgasm.
If the patient suffers from loss of ejaculation following prior surgery, such as prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland) due to prostate carcinoma, ejaculation will still not be possible.

How does the penile implant feel for my sexual partner?

Returning intimacy and sexuality is of great importance to affected couples. Studies on women about a natural feeling of penetration with penile implants clearly show the women’s great satisfaction with the regained virility of their partner – receiving a satisfaction rating of 94%. Your partner will feel no difference to a normally erect penis. On the contrary, many women report on how much they’ve missed the rigidity that has now been returned and can be enjoyed once again.

Can I still practice sports with a penile prosthesis?

Penile prostheses are a discrete solution to severe forms of erectile dysfunction. As the implant is not visible to anyone, you can resume physical activity without reservations. You will not have to feel embarrassed in a locker room. After only a few weeks of recovery, you can go back to doing sports with no problems.

I think I need a penile prosthesis, what should i do next?

Don’t hesitate to ask for professional help. Dr. Kuehhas will answer all your questions confidentially. Following a private examination, we will be able to ascertain if a penile prosthesis is appropriate in your individual case, and if so – which one.
We care about your concerns and would like to find the best solution for your problem!