The vacuum pump may help men get an erection hard enough for penetration.It may also help maintain the length and thickness of the penis if used daily within four to eight weeks after surgery.Tadalafil can work for up to 36 hours, so it allows you to have more spontaneous sexual activity.Your doctor may suggest you take a low-dose tablet (5mg) every day.
If you're a partner of a man with prostate cancer you may also find it useful.
Many men get problems with their erections and this is more likely to happen as men get older.
Some treatments for prostate cancer can damage the nerves and blood vessels that are needed for an erection.
You use a pump and a plastic cylinder to create a vacuum, which makes blood flow into your penis to make it hard.
You then slip a constriction ring from the end of the cylinder onto the base of your penis.