Why Men Are Electrocuting Their Penises For Better Sex

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Self, Sex

Yes, really!

There's a new treatment for penises called Vigore, and it's gaining popularity amongst men in the UK, with plans to expand into the United States in the coming years. 

What is Vigore? Tragically, it is not the name of hard-bodied Russian gigolo lounging half nude on my bed beckoning me toward him with come-hither eyes. 

Just kidding! It's actually a treatment for erectile dysfunction, and possibly even premature ejaculation!

60% of men over the age of 60 suffer from some form of erectile dysfunction, so it's not surprising that big pharma is hustling away to do what it can to help those poor men with disappointing penises. 

 

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(Never mind that a woman who can't orgasm is usually just told to light scented candles and have a glass of wine, but I digress...)

Vigore is gaining press because of how it works: it's a low-intensity shock wave that's meant to improve blood circulation in the penis. The idea is that the electricity will encourage the growth of healthy blood vessels thus stopping erectile dysfunction in its tracks. 

That's right, it's like sticking your penis into a vacant plug, only, slightly less intense. 

I've had a needle full of my own plasma stabbed into my clitoris and g-spot, so you'll have to forgive me if I'm not more horrified by what men are willing to try to prevent stuff like premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. 

Vigore, if ultimately effective, will work to cure not just the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, but to banish the source of the problem, too, so even men who aren't yet suffering, won't have to. 

During the treatment, jolts of electricity are delivered to the penis through a probe. 

So if you're into sounding, and have concerns like ED or premature ejaculation, this sounds like you've hit a jackpot. 

As much fun as it is to talk about shocking a penis into getting hard, let's get the meat of it all (gross) — and by meat, I clearly mean the science. 

According to The Daily Mail: 

"'A double-blinded, randomized study involving 46 patients with erectile dysfunction was carried out by researchers from the Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health in The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. They gave 30 of them shock wave treatment and 16 had a sham procedure. Their erectile function was examined at set periods across a year. Compared to a placebo, they found the treatment had a significantly beneficial effect up to twelve months,' the team wrote in The Journal of Sexual Medicine." 

 

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You'll have to visit Vigore's website (linked above) for more of their research. 

It might sound pretty intense (electrocuting a penis is shocking to even think about), but using electricity to treat medical conditions is nothing new. We've been using it to treat stuff like gallstones, inflammation, and heart woes since the 1980s.

It was only a matter of time until we started bringing penises back from the dead, too!