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bear62041 posted:
Well, it has now been 3 years post op and once the swelling, soreness, etc. subsided and the surgeon clears you for intercourse, there should be no problem. Yes, I was disappointed that I lost a little over an inch in length but nothing lost in girth. Can you keep it up, YES. I have pumped it up and forgot and left it pumped up over night with no problem. The warning with Viagra, etc., about an erection lasting over 4 hours, I think is a concern for having uncirculated blood in the penis beyond 4 hours. There may be a concern over clotting, etc., I don't know. But since the implant is self contained, using it's own fluid, there is no such concern. The head is soft, there are no fluid tubes into the head, but that seems to present no problem. The head is still just as sensitive. Having the inflate/deflate bulb adjacent to a testicle leads your partner to ask if you have 3 testicles, which requires an explanation. I haven't had any partner reject me yet. Once they learn, and experience, the all-night erection, they are well sold. As for being able to use it continuously or without the usual "recovery time" that is true. However, I have yet to be able to experience that. My now ex-wife was a one time only gal, and we divorced for other reasons. But i know it will be no problem, and you can climax and ejaculate much more frequently during the "all-night" times. So, 3 years after surgery, I'm happy except that it is a little shorter. One last thing, for reasons I don't understand, lately I seem to be able to get a partial erection, without using the pump, which is interesting since the surgeon supposedly destroys the natural blood chambers. This just started in the last 2 weeks, after 3 years post-op, and I have not yet talked to the surgeon about this. As previously mentioned, I am not happy with him, so I'm not too interested in seeing him again. So, in summary, if you can't keep or get an erection, by all means investigate the implant, and if you are a candidate, go for it.
bobby246 responded:

If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? I am looking into this but I am not completely sold on it yet. I have tried the pill and currently on the shot but it isn't working for me so getting a little frustrated goes without saying. Any tips, help in this would be helpful. Thank you.

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