Men who are considering a penile implant wonder what to expect during sex. It’s a logical cause for anxiety, but men find that worry is unfounded. Most men are quite satisfied with the surgery and would do it again. Let’s get back to the main question: what to expect during sex.
Most Popular Penile Implants
If you have had difficulty with erectile dysfunction and nothing has improved your ability to have consistent and satisfying sex, a penile implant may be the answer for you.
An Inflatable Implant
The most popular penile implant is an inflatable one in which one or two inflatable silicone tubes are surgically placed inside the penis. A pump is placed inside the scrotum. When a man wants to have an erection, he only needs to press on the pump and the tubes will inflate.
After sexual intercourse he presses again to drain the tubes.
A Bendable Implant
With this type of implant, a semi-rigid rod is placed inside the penis. A man can straighten the rod when he wants an erection, and then bend it back to hide it.
What To Expect During Sex
Let’s begin by telling you that penile implants have the highest rate of satisfaction of all erectile dysfunction treatments by both men and women.
Other beneficial facts include the following:
- A penile implant mimics a natural erection in order to have intercourse.
- A penile implant does not affect a man’s sensation on the skin.
- It does not affect orgasm.
- Ejaculation is not affected.
- With the inflatable implant, men report that their erection is larger and thicker than before.
- You have complete control of when you want to have an erection.
It takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover and be able to engage in normal activities and sexual intercourse.
Three to six weeks after surgery a man begins training on how to use the device.
Contact Texas Center for Urology at 817-871-9069 if you want more information about a penile implant and what to expect when having sex.