A penile prosthesis is something that can be used by someone who has a penis but isn’t happy with how their penis is working. A penile prosthesis allows you to have penetration play with a partner even if your penis is soft or you find you can’t keep an erection as long as you like.
There are two main kinds of penile prosthesis. The easiest to use and least invasive is a male strap on device, also called a PPD or penile prosthetic device. This is essentially a sex toy that fits over the penis and is strapped on to the body. Obviously with a PPD covering the entire penis the person wearing it doesn’t get any penile stimulation, but many men enjoy using these as part of sex, especially since they give you the option of changing sizes whenever you like.
The other more involved type of penile prosthesis is one that is inserted surgically into the penis, also called a penis implant. There are two types of implant prosthesis:
- A “semi-rigid” type that involves inserting a flexible rod into the penis which can be positioned up when you want to have penetration play.
- A “hydraulic” type of penile prosthesis which allows the man to squeeze a small pump implanted into the scrotum that activates the prosthesis which then becomes stiff enough for penetration.
These surgical prostheses are generally considered a final option as they are very invasive and the satisfaction ratings are mixed.