Shockwaves to the Crotch Treat Erectile Dysfunction

We've heard that just about anything could give you ED, so what to do when things down below just aren't working? You could pop lil' blue pills or you could go with something more reliable: Shockwaves to the crotch.

According to research done at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, low-intensity shockwaves can actually reverse erectile problems unlike medications which require continued treatment. The actual shockwaves are described as not being painful, yet somehow it doesn't really sound that way:

Each shockwave applied roughly 100 bar of pressure - some 20 times the air pressure in a bottle of champagne, but less than the pressure exerted by a woman in stiletto heels who weighs 132 lbs. (60 kg).

Youch. It's creepy and it's cooky, but until you can grow a replacement, this might be a more reliable way of dealing with malfunctioning equipment than ED medication. [Live Science]

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