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Impotence FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about about the causes and treatments of impotence and about the Usenet newsgroup alt.support.impotence.

This FAQ about Impotence was compiled and written by Sine Nomine llama@drizzle.com with numerous contributions by others.

NOTE: This FAQ copyright Deb Martinson, 1998. All rights reserved. I am not a doctor or medical professional; this information comes from medical sources and consensus of opinion on alt.support.impotence. I am not responsible for the results of your following any of this advice. If you have ED, see your doctor.

-1.1 What is alt.support.impotence?
alt.support.impotence is a Usenet newsgroup for discussion of ...
-1.2 Can women post here?
Well, the FAQ was begun by a woman. When women have posted ...
-1.3 What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction is defined as difficulty achieving or ...
-1.4 I {can't have an orgasm, come too soon, have retrograde ejaculation, etc}; is this Erectile Dysfunction?
NO. See 1.3 above. These sexual dysfunctions have different causes ...
-1.5 What causes Erectile Dysfunction?
There are two broad classes of causes: organic and psychological. ...
-1.6 What medications can cause Erectile Dysfunction?
The most common culprits seem to be blood-pressure medications,...
-1.7 When should I seek medical help? Who should I see?
If you are consistently having problems achieving or maintaining ...
-1.8 What can I expect at the doctor's office?
It varies greatly from patient to patient (and from doctor ...
-1.9 I'd rather not seek treatment. Is my sex life over?
Not necessarily. Many men with Erectile Dysfunction (for example, ...
-1.10 My Erectile Dysfunction has psychological roots. What are my options?
The traditional treatment for psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction is ...
-1.11 Won't a young fresh partner solve any problems with impotence?
If the nerves and vessels in the penis aren't working right or you'...
-1.12 I've got a really great sex machine/tape/phone service guaranteed to give you a hard-on.
That's nice; why don't you go play with it now? The people on ...
-2.1 What is a cock ring?
A cock ring is a strap or ring that fits behind the scrotum around ...
-2.2 How does a cock ring work?
It constricts the base of the penis, preventing blood from ...
-2.3 Where can I get a cock ring? How much do they cost?
Just about any shop or catalog that sells sex toys should ...
-2.4 Are cock rings effective?
Maybe. If you can't get any sort of erection at all, then no. If ...
-2.4 What are some herbal treatments?
Among the herbs used for this are yohimbine, gingko biloba (...
-2.5 How well do herbal treatments work?
It varies. The only studies I know of have been on yohimbine, and ...
-2.6 What are penile sheaths?
A penile sheath or prosthesis is a rigid or semi-rigid support ...
-2.7 How well do penile sheaths work?
Some people say they help a great deal; others complain of ...
-3.1 What is a vacuum pump?
A vacuum pump is a mechanical or electrical device. The penis ...
-3.2 How effective are pumps?
They seem to work for most people. Common complaints are lack ...
-3.3 Will my penis fall off if I use a vacuum pump and leave the ring on too long?
The manufacturers recommend leaving the ring on no more than ...
-3.4 Can I urinate with the constriction ring on?
Sure, though you might want to urinate before putting the ring on ...
-3.5 Why should I spend $400 for a prescription pump when I can get one at a sex shop for $50?
Insurance coverage, for starters. It's likely that your insurance ...
-4.1 What injectable medications are available?
Three injectable drugs are used, alone or in combination, to ...
-4.2 What is bi-mix? Tri-mix?
Bi-mix, also called PP, is a mixture of the two ...
-4.3 Ouch! Won't it hurt to inject something into my penis?
It may hurt a little, but there are things you can do to reduce ...
-4.4 Do injectables work?
In about 70-80% of cases, yes. You will achieve an erection ...
-4.5 What are the possible side effects of injectables?
The most common side effect is mild to moderate pain after ...
-4.6 How do I actually do the injection?
-4.7 Should I be trying to inject into a vein or artery?
Definitely not. For the medication to work, it needs to be in ...
-4.8 How long should I wait for my erection to subside before worrying?
If an erection lasts more than four hours, contact your doctor or ...
-4.9 Will injectables affect my partner?
There is no physical effect on your partner. The medicine is ...
-4.10 What dosage should I take?
This varies greatly from person to person. The best way to find out ...
-4.11 Can I raise the dosage myself?
Many people do this. The best approach would seem to be to ...
-4.12 Why are there daily/weekly limits on how often you can use injectables?
Good question. No one seems to be quite sure; several people on ...
-4.13 Do I have to use that huge syringe that came with my medication?
NO! Almost everyone on the newsgroup using injectables tosses ...
-4.14 Can I reuse syringes?
Well, yes, *but*... syringes are pretty cheap. Reusing them presents ...
-4.15 What are autoinjectors? Are they worth the money?
An autoinjector is a device that makes injecting medication easier....
-4.16 After only one injection, the bottle is still mostly full. Do I really have to throw it away?
According to most urologists, no. Once mixed, injectable ...
-4.17 What if I don't want to pay for kit syringes I never use?
You can purchase PGE1 or various mixes without syringes. Consult ...
-4.18 Will testosterone treatment help me?
Probably not. Only about 3% of cases of Erectile Dysfunction ...
-5.1 What is MUSE?
MUSE (Medicated Urethral Suppository for Erection) is a small ...
-5.2 Does MUSE work?
Theoretically, but most of the men on the newsgroup who've tried ...
-5.3 What side effects does MUSE have?
Pain in the penis, urethra, testes and pelvic area, as well as ...
-5.4 Doesn't it hurt an awful lot to insert something in your urethra?
Apparently, application of the drug doesn't hurt as much as the ...
-5.5 Can MUSE affect my partner?
Yes. I couldn't find any information about male partners, but ...
-5.6 MUSE is alprostadil, the same stuff as Caverject. Does that mean that if MUSE doesn't work for me, Caverject won't either?
No. It appears as though the problem with MUSE isn't so much ...
-5.7 Is it true that the makers of MUSE are being sued?
Yes. A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Vivus by a group ...
-6.1 What oral medications are available?
The only one currently approved by the US FDA for treatment ...
-6.2 Do oral meds work?
Viagra has reported success rates between 65-88% overall, as ...
-6.3 What are the dosage instructions for Viagra?
Pfizer recommends that you take 50 mg of Viagra anywhere from 4 ...
-6.4 What drugs are harmful when taken with Viagra?
Viagra taken with organic nitrates (like nitroglycerin tablets) ...
-6.5 What side effects are possible?
In trials, Viagra caused headaches (16%), flushing (10%), ...
-6.6 How do I get oral meds?
Right now, the only oral medication available outside of ...
-7.1 What are penile implants?
There are three sorts of implants: semi-rigid rods, multi-...
-7.2 What other kinds of surgery are used to treat Erectile Dysfunction?
Vascular surgery can be used to correct blood-vessel problems ...
-8.1 Finding information on the web
Many websites have a great deal of information on ...
-8.2 Where to obtain autoinjectors
Several companies make them:...









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