Patient Comments: Penile Implants - Intercourse

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Do you find sex as satisfying with the penile implant? Do you experience any problems? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Bobsbug4 , 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 14

I’ve had my AMS 700 CC inflatable penile implant for two weeks. My urologist told me to start cycling it daily. It is extremely painful to inflate and I don’t seem to be able to deflate it completely. I’m really struggling with it. I am looking for any advice, tips or comments that may help me. At this point I am very disappointed with my implant.

Comment from: zcr626, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 12

My husband had a penile implant done on February 22nd. The pain and recovery were horrendous. He went back for a follow up yesterday, and came home all excited to try it out. Unfortunately, it did not appear that he was anywhere near his previous size. He lost significant girth and a bit of length. He and I both are very disappointed, but hope it is that he didn't pump enough, or do something right. Standby and we will update you, but I am disappointed thus far and I know he is with the operation so far.

Comment from: Amy, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 22

My partner got a penile implant after prostate surgery/cancer. He seems to enjoy sex but cannot reach orgasm during intercourse - he can only reach orgasm with oral.

Comment from: Spencer69 , 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 15

I had surgery for AMS 700 penile implant in mid-January 2021, and recovery is good. I have very little pain. The bulb is locked and hard as a rock so I can’t release or pump further if I wanted to. I wanted to release the pressure just for a short period while recovering, having a 1/2 erection. I’m hoping in 3 weeks at my follow up, the doctor can unlock the pump and show me how to pump daily. Hiding the erection is a problem when in public. I have ejaculations about 1/3 of the times. In 3 weeks since surgery we have had intercourse 11 times. Not as long and hard but am sure when fully pumped it will be better, and hope, more often.

Comment from: Just Say No, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 09

As the wife of a husband who had the penile implant I say 'no!' It does not feel normal, you can feel the tubes, he cannot ejaculate and nothing about it feels as it should. He has had it almost two years and goes in next week to replace the bulb which stopped working. Do anything you can to avoid having a penile implant!

Comment from: Homaws, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

I am at 8 weeks post penile implant surgery. I feel like this may have been a mistake. I suffered from severe Peyronie’s disease and still have a significant bend. I hate that my penis won't behave in my pants. It seems as if it inflates a little, seeing the pump is now between my thighs and rubs. The ball is too difficult to operate. I have not been able to ejaculate or even get the feeling that I may. I am freaking out.

Comment from: Mike, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 23

I had my penile implant on November 29, it's the Coloplast Titan. I haven't inflated it yet, my next appointment is in 6 days and the doctor will inflate it then. I can feel the reservoir, there's actually what seems like a herniation and I can feel part of the reservoir through my skin. The doctor told me it's normal, I don't think so. I'm thinking I'm going to have to have another surgery to rectify this situation. The pain was pretty bad at first, and I continue to sleep with a pillow between my legs.

Comment from: Semperfi0311, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 04

It hurts terribly the first month or so after the penile implant surgery. You have to use the pump to have an erection, so spontaneous sex is a lot harder. But you can stay hard for as long as you want; in full upright position for 8 hours. Even after you ejaculate you can still stay hard. You will lose some size after surgery, just put that in your head now so you are not disappointed. I seem to ejaculate a lot quicker than before, not sure if it is because I'm not used to it or my body is adjusting but the good thing is, I can keep going.

Comment from: Miguel O. G, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 23

After decades of erectile dysfunction and micro-penis, I finally decided to have the penile implant. After recovering, I tested it out in the car before attempting it with my ex-wife. It was still tender but the erection lasted a whole two minutes; a personal best. Definitely looking forward to trying it outside of driveway.

Comment from: Ghostatnumber1, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 20

I am 10 weeks post-operation for penile implant. Have had sex twice, both were tolerable and orgasm achieved. The plastic tips are painful and cause my penis to sit differently flaccid than it did pre-surgery. Where the pump sits is causing major discomfort in my scrotum, feels like it is trying to break through the skin and very tender to the touch.

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Comment from: Smallfarmor, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 21

I had my Coloplast penile implant procedure done in December ’17. All is well and good so far. We love it and use it frequently. The only thing I can’t understand is why the bulb and valve are so difficult to operate. I’ve never had a really firm grip so that makes me use both hands to pump and getting my finger just right on the valve is a problem. Personally, I’m hoping for a battery operated version.

Comment from: Paul H, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 07

Getting a penile implant was one of the better decisions I've ever made. I've gone from not being able to get erections at all to getting erections every time I want and keeping the erections as long as I want. I had a 3-piece implant and couldn't be happier. It is so natural which really went beyond my expectations. It looks the same and feels the same as when I was younger. The sensations are every bit as intense. No problem with orgasms.

Comment from: tmj182, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 25

I had the Coloplast inflatable penile implant and my first surgery was in July. After the surgery I followed the discharge orders and started my Xarelto (blood thinner) immediately. Two days later I could barely move because of pain from my purple scrotum (hematoma) which took another three weeks to subside. Then I could finally feel the pump but it was rock hard and two plus months later it wouldn’t pump, inflate or deflate. Only option was to replace. This time was much more painful because of the removal of the old and insertion of the new implant. I still have some internal bleeding and it is quite painful. Heated car seats really help with the pain of this.

Comment from: Bloor, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 06

It is 8 weeks today since my surgery for penile implant. I am unable to squeeze the bulb to pump up the tubes. The bulb is rock hard sitting on top of the deflation box within the scrotum. I've tried to squeeze it several times to the point of pain, zero result. Nothing happens other than it hurts. Implant surgery is definitely backward in the scrotum.

Comment from: JD, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 17

The pain is so bad 6 days post procedure for penile implant I can barely sleep at night. There is also no way to urinate as there is a flap of skin covering the hole so urine squirts anywhere/everywhere but straight ahead. I would never recommend to anyone to have this done. I am so disappointed in this I would have it all taken out but then I would have to start all over again with this unbearable pain.

Comment from: Brian stockman , 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 22

Well, it has been over a year and my penile implant works great. It's the AMS CX model. My wife is happy, and now we are like teenagers again; on demand erections. I don’t know why men do pills, go for the implant, the best thing I have done. I am only 42, so might have to have it replaced some day.

Comment from: Johnny, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 22

I received AMS inflatable penile implant a year ago. The pump works somewhat hard after the first squeeze. I have had difficult time getting there during intercourse. No problem during masturbation.

Comment from: Hunevo, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 26

I am 4 weeks post penile implant with Coloplast. I am very surprised by the amount of pain and discomfort, way more than I expected. I was 99 percent convinced it was a huge mistake, but as time goes on, not so sure now. I have started full inflation which hurts lots, but happy with the length. I expect to gain another inch over the next two years based on research. It feels very odd still and there still is some pain. Would I do it again? No, but as yet I have seen no upside, so maybe when I can enjoy pain free erections.

Comment from: JohnD, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 29

I had a penile implant. If I knew then what I know now, I never would have gone through with it. The pump was problematic, in both the inflation and deflation of the implant. My wife thought it felt unnatural. It ended up breaking through the head of my penis. I had to have emergency removal, but the damage to my body was done and is permanent. No pills, no cures, just damaged tissue and closed blood vessels. No electric or sound wave therapy will work due to the internal damage.

Comment from: Brian s, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 13

I had AMS penile implant in 2016. I was 41 when implant was put in. It is nice to have an erection on demand, the only thing is I know I will probably have to have it done again in the future. Mine was an AMS CX, the girth is great and the only way you can tell I have it is the scar above my penis. My wife loves it, can't do some positions when I pump to maximum, the only thing bad about it. The pump tube hurts sometimes when my wife is on top.

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Comment from: appjg, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 11

Having my penis inflated 30 percent was bad, a lot of pain for 5 weeks. Now my penis is very tender to the touch. The fact that upon deflating the penis feels like bubble wrap as if there is trapped air bags in the penis. Overall I am good.

Comment from: Justaguy12326, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 18

My AMS 700 penile implant was implanted 2/15/18. I couldn’t believe how bruised my penis and scrotum, and even buttock cheeks were. It looked like charbroiled gonads! Then urinating was like a buzz saw in my glans that was so bad I had to scream in pain on occasion. I developed an infection with I hour acute pain. I was beginning to question my decision at my age. Now it’s 12 weeks out. The infection is gone, I’m able to inflate and deflate without pain, and intercourse is tolerable. I haven’t been able to have a forceful ejaculation, but we’re getting there with practice. After all of this, I recommend the procedure to anyone who doesn’t want to inject with Trimix, which is fast, effective, and will get you rock hard. I want so much to love this pump combo, and I want my partner to be as comfortable with it as I am becoming. Go for it guys. You only live once, and a life without an erection is no life at all, no matter what the women say!

Comment from: Brian, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 16

Yes, sex is good after penile implant. The only problem I have had is the pump tubing rubbing.

Comment from: jaynelson, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 13

I have had a penile implant but now finding the best position is the problem since we have not had sex for 6 years. So far doggy seems the best, other positions not doing so well.

Comment from: Jamm, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 04

I had an AMS penile implant put in 4 weeks ago and I still have swelling. When I went to see my doctor he said the implant was inflated and that was the problem and that he will see me in 12 weeks.

Comment from: Doc117, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 22

I had an AMS (American Medical Systems) penile implant inserted 2 months ago. Holy Moly! This thing is great. My wife and I have never had sex like this. We can go on for hours, only taking a short break to rehydrate. Yeah, there was some pain the first few days but it healed well, and if I had to do it again, I would in a heartbeat! I am so glad I had it done. So is my wife.

Comment from: Rob A, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 14

I had an AMS 700 implant on August 4, 2015. I had much pain, and then a discharge. I went to the emergency room, doctor and urologist and 6 days later I had another major discharge and much pain. I attempted to contact my doctor and urologist, and AMS America, it is 11 weeks and I am still waiting. I went for treatment in Berlin, Germany. I was immediately sent to surgery to have the AMS device removed, and I was in the hospital 14 days. I also had a second surgery 2 days after the first surgery. Bottom line is you are on your own if you leave the country where the implant was done.

Comment from: Alex, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 28

With the penile implant I am able to inflate to have satisfying sex, however am unable to obtain total deflation. Inflation is persistent with subsequent pain in the scrotum to shaft transition area. I have the pump with the bulb and relief valve configuration.

Comment from: Highrider, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 31

I have had the penile implant (3 piece, pump up) for 6 years and it works great. I have Peyronie’s and my natural length is shortened but I can always get it up. I just wish I had done it sooner.

Comment from: s kumar, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 22

I had undergone penile inflatable prosthesis during 2001. Since severe infection occurred post-surgery, the prosthesis was removed after 20 days. For the last 13 years I am without sex though I have lot of sexual urge.

Comment from: spencer10, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 27

I just had an AMS 700 penile implant placed on 1/20/21. Very little pain. I took one pain pill that evening. The doctor pumped it up just a bit to position it up while healing. Problem is, I'm walking around with a 1/2 a hard on. Lots of bruising but very little swelling. I can't wait until I can begin pumping. Must pull down on the pump bulb daily so it is positioned correctly. The implant provided more girth but it is about 1 inch shorter than the previous erection.

Comment from: carlos, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 23

I am 63 years old. I think that getting the implant was the mistake of my life, hopefully over time I will think differently.

Comment from: Honest abe, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 09

AMS 700 penile implant is a joke, it ruined me forever. I will be getting a lawyer, I don't recommend this at all.

Comment from: KING SLING, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 03

I am 7 1/2 weeks after penile implant surgery and there is a hard shell surrounding the pump. The doctor claims it is fine and is protecting the pump because I'm still healing, and it will get soft.