Everything You Need to Know About Penile Injections

Just the thought of injecting something into your dick might not sound like the most appealing idea but penile injections are proving to be one of the most effective treatments for erectile dysfunction, with countless men reporting satisfying results.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never injected yourself before as your doctor will show you how to do so safely and correctly before you begin using this treatment option.

If you are feeling embarrassed about having a doctor show you how to inject your penis, keep in mind that improper injecting can result in scarring, nodules and penile curvature, so it’s best to consult with a professional if you want safe, long-term results.

How penile injections work

To begin, the cure is drawn into a syringe (insulin-type), which has a fine and short needle. The medication is then injected into the corpora cavernosa, which is the soft, spongy tissue that’s present on either side of the penis.

Before you inject the penis, clean the injection site with an alcohol wipe after which you can gently poke the needle through the skin, injecting the medication into the penis.

As soon as the injection has been administered, use an alcohol pad or some gauze to press firmly on the injection site, compressing the area with your thumb or first finger for 5 minutes. Academy Laser Clinics, penis enhancement clinics in Sydney & Perth, recommend compressing the injection site for 5-10 minutes if you happen to be taking medications for blood thinning, in order to prevent any excessive bleeding and complications.

Penile injection tips

Below are a few additional tips for using penile injections:

  • In order to encourage even more blood flow to the penis, stand while injecting yourself.
  • Stimulate the penis after injecting yourself to encourage further blood flow, which will allow the medication to work faster
  • If you know that you’re going to hesitate, rather use an auto-injector

There are two types of auto-injectors: One doesn’t require a prescription and is designed to insert the needle for you while the other does require a prescription as it also depresses the plunger for you. Your local drug store should stock the non-prescription auto-injectors.

There is no need to use an auto-injector though. Many men prefer to have more control over the injection process, knowing they are injecting themselves at the right depth and in the correct place.

Side Effects

Penile injection side effects can include dizziness, low blood pressure and fainting but this isn’t very common. In very rare instances, prolonged erections can occur. If your erection lasts longer than 4 hours, it’s important to seek medical attention. If you don’t consult with a doctor who can show you how to inject yourself correctly, you can end up with bruising, scarring and infection.

Penile injections are an effective way to combat erectile dysfunction in men of all ages but it should be stated that men who have vascular disease or blood flow problems might not be able to benefit from this treatment.