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Vacuum device placed around the penis to treat erectile dysfunction

View full-sized image Drawing of a vacuum device placed around the penis to treat erectile dysfunction. Labels point to the pump, which draws air out of the cylinder, and an elastic ring, which, when fitted over the base of the penis, traps the blood and sustains the erection
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Drawing of a vacuum device placed around the penis to treat erectile dysfunction. Labels point to the pump, which draws air out of the cylinder, and an elastic ring, which, when fitted over the base of the penis, traps the blood and sustains the erection

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Drawing of a vacuum device placed around the penis to treat erectile dysfunction. Labels point to the pump, which draws air out of the cylinder, and an elastic ring, which, when fitted over the base of the penis, traps the blood and sustains the erection

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When air is pumped out of the tube, blood flows into the penis and causes an erection.

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