Andropeyronie Or Phallosan
Thanks for the blog. I too have incurvate penis and have invested a lot of time reading your blog and many other websites.
While I have downloaded your comparison chart of VED, Andropeyronie and Phallosan, I am still unsure which to go for between the latter 2.
Phallosan seems to be more relaxing but I'm worried its primary objective is enlargement rather than straightening (and, are the results permanent?) while on the other hand, Andropeyronie seems to be primarily geared for straightening. However, it also seems more strenuous, leaving me with indecision.
Which would you recommend and why?
My Peyronie's Answer
Thank you for your question. It is a tricky one. I have actually asked myself which one I would go for today based on what I know now… and like you I'm having difficulties to choose between them.
Anyway, I don't want to decide for anyone. In my opinion, both are good options. They have though different pros and cons so I will try to highlight them but the final decision has to be yours.
Both devices work on the same principle, i.e. traction. Research has shown that traction does lengthen the penis if used for prolonged period and can help with penis curvature. So based on this both devices (Andropeyronie and Phallosan) can help with penile curvature as both are traction devices.
Unfortunately, the studies have not compared the different traction therapies, i.e. traditional devices (like Andropenis that I used), directional devices (Andropeyronie) and the vacuum protector system technique (Phallosan).
We know that traditional devices (Andropenis) can help with penile curvature, which means Andropeyronie works at least equally well. And maybe better because of the directional traction… or maybe not. At least it can't do any harm and that's why I would always prefer directional traction device over traditional traction device today (if only based on the just in case principle).
Phallosan however has some benefits that may outweigh the potential benefit of directional traction. In my opinion it is more comfortable to wear and you can wear it safely while you sleep (which you cannot with any of the other devices). This means many may be able to put in more hours and the bottom line is that the more traction hours you put in the better results you can expect.
If men can put in more hours with Phallosan (than with Andropeyronie) then that may well outweigh the potential benefit of the directional traction. Unfortunately there are no studies that have compared those two different traction methods so we don't know for sure.
The main pros and cons of each device as I see them:
- Offers directional traction
- Cheaper (though if you add the Comfort Kit as recommended then the price difference is less)
- Can't sleep with it
- Less comfortable (though not too bad and men tend to get used to it quite quickly)
- More comfortable to wear (my opinion)
- Can sleep with it
- Does not offer directional traction
- More expensive (though if compared with Andropeyronie with Comfort Kit then the price difference is not that much)
- The sleeve-condoms are delicate and pricey to replace (however, you get four with the device and they should last for 6 months treatment if handled with care)
I hope this helps somewhat (not confusing you more!). As I said, the final decision has to be yours. In my opinion, whichever device you go for, both are good options as traction therapy for men with Peyronie's disease.