Product Review: Osbon Erecaid Vacuum Therapy System

Dec 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured, Product Reviews

Osbon Erecaid is a long-time “standard” in vacuum therapy treatment. No review of vacuum therapy devices could possibly be sufficient without at least mentioning the Osbon Erecaid system. Owned by Timm Medical, the Osbon Erecaid system is considered the tried-and-true option for many men who need a solution for erectile dysfunction without the use of drugs. The Erecaid system comes as a full kit containing either an automatic or manual pump, a transparent cylinder, a ring applicator, lubricant, four v-notch ension rings, instruction video and a carry case.

The Osbon Erecaid Pump

The Osbon Erecaid pump comes in a Manual version and an Automatic version. The Manual version uses a squeezable hand grip to apply vacuum pressure. The Automatic version runs on 3 AA batteries and has a simple push-button operation. However, apart from the vacuum operation, the devices operate almost entirely identical to each other.

The design is tried-and-tested and many doctors often recommend Osbon Erecaid with a prescription to men who may have ED issues but either cannot or do not want to use drugs or other, potentially more invasive treatments. A good design coupled with a lifetime warranty on the main components (er… NOT the tension rings) makes Osbon Erecaid a reliable solution for most men.

Tension Rings

Osbon Erecaid rings are popular for their “v-notch” system, which is anatomically designed to provide the right amount of pressure to the right areas on the penis to restrict blood flow while providing the comfort needed for both partners during intercourse. The grips on either side of the ring are designed to make applying and removing the ring easier.

There are two versions of Erecaid rings, both which come in a number of sizes and tension levels. The Standard ring comes in both “Medium” and “Large” and multiple levels of tension (designated by the color of the ring). The Standard rings are beige, and the high tension rings are Pink.

Also available is the SurErec ring, which has the same V-notch hole for the penis but features a wider ring design made especially for men who may have problems with the scrotal tissue being pulled into the vacuum pump cylinder while in use.

It’s been noted as a common issue that the Osbon Erecaid rings often get weak and snap more often compared to thicker, less conformable rings. And at $17.45, they’re not a relatively cheap replacement. But, regardless, most users of the Osbon system feel it’s still worth it and many still prefer the Osbon rings over the competition.

PROS of the Osbon Erecaid Vacuum Therapy System:

  • Anatomically designed tension rings in many sizes and tension levels.
  • High quality design and function.
  • Fits comfortably in one hand.
  • Lifetime warranty on components, 90 day return policy with the manufacturer.
  • Instructions are extremely easy to understand.

CONS of the Osbon Erecaid Vacuum Therapy System:

  • The rings must be carefully applied to avoid snapping.
  • The manual pump design can be tough on weak hands.
  • For those less endowed, the scrotal tissue can get sucked into the cylinder. (This problem is often alleviated with the use of the newer, wider SurErec rings.)

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  1. I have an old original classic manual Osbon, an electric Augusta, and a combination manual-electric Encore. The Encore pump is far superior (virtually zero static leakage rate), but the newer Osbon (high-tension) rings are, by far, the best rings. As an “old” user, I would unequivocally recommend the Encore manual pump (with the marvelous “un-loading” adapter) combined with two (2) Osbon “D” rings!

  2. I’m not sure. I can already get an erection but lose it on IC even with a ring.

    What is the difference between pumping it up and using a ring and the other. It still won’t stay up at IC.

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