The field of devices shows plenty of promise for increased pleasure and assistance to function, and further studies may reveal some effective key components in a holistic treatment of ED.

But until further studies are done and some results start to pile up, they’re just not where you should be butting your faith — or your penis.

And while a device you can buy off of Amazon in discreet packaging may have enough curb appeal to take the place of medical treatment, the best first step in treating ED isn’t to click checkout and select same day shipping — it’s to consult a healthcare professional.

A healthcare professional will be able to address not just the problem of unreliable erections, but help you identify the larger causes, which can be physical, nutritional, or psychological.

Consulting a healthcare provider is the right first move, even if you’re self conscious about ED. After all, up to 50 million men in the U.S. might be in the same boat right now.

And those ED symptoms could be part of a bigger problem like heart disease or diabetes, which might just be hindering your sex life today, but could potentially shorten it without treatment.

We’re not trying to scare you, but consulting a healthcare professional is the best way to make sure you and your member function well and healthily for a long time to come.

This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.