Active Erection System® and Manual Erection System®

Active Erection System® and Manual Erection System® Status: September 2018 Since January 2017, the users of the vacuum erection devices Active Erection System® and Manual Erection System® are being directly questioned. In this survey, we are interested in the degree of satisfaction with the product and in the frequency of use, but also in the age- and health-related prior history of the respondents. As gratification each respondent receives a tube of Animé lubricant as well as two constriction rings. Overall, the survey reached 2500 men, and due to the very personal nature of the topic, it was partly also anonymous. This assessment is based on the answers of the first 300 respondents. The following questions were asked: 1. Which vacuum pump do you actually use? 2. Did you use a vacuum pump before? 3. How often do you use the vacuum pump? 4. How satisfied are you with the operation of the vacuum pump? 5. How satisfied are you with the result of the vacuum pump? 6. Did you have any problems with the operation? If so, which one? 7. Which size of the constriction ring do you normally use? 8. Would you recommend our product? 9. Where did you hear about the vacuum pump? 10. Where did you purchase the vacuum pump? 11. Are you suffering from an illness? 12. Did you use other types of therapies before? 13. Do you have a serious sexual relationship? 14. How old are you? 2 1. Which vacuum pump do you actually use? 2. Did you use a vacuum pump before? 3. How often do you use the vacuum pump? 46 54 12 1 1 7 88 no yes 91 Active Erection System Manual Erection System more than once a month less than once a month about once a month not specified The use of both the Active and Manual Erection System® is distributed in almost equal parts. For the majority of the users the vacuum pump is the first device they use against their erectile dysfunction. More than 90% of the respondents use the vacuum pump more than once a month. Despite of physical limitations, staying sexually active with the partner is still a great need. Base: all respondents (n=300), in percent 3 4. How satisfied are you with the operation of the vacuum pump? 52 45 2 0 5. How satisfied are you with the result of the vacuum pump? 54 41 1 311 Approximately all users are satisfied or very satisfied with the operation (97%) as well as with the result (95%) of their vacuum pump. Base: all respondents (n=300), in percent 4 6. Did you have any problems with the operation? If so, which one? 7. Which size of the constriction ring do you normally use? 28 75 2 610 6 0 1 1 7 8 mm 5 22 22 10 mm 12,5 mm 15 mm 20 mm 22 mm not specified 15 Three quarters of the users had no problems by using the vacuum pump. An average size for the constriction ring of 12,5 mm is mostly uesd, followed by 15 and 10 mm. Base: all respondents (n=300), in percent 5 8. Would you recommend our product? yes no 97 not specified 2 1 Thanks to the high satisfaction with the vacuum pump and its use almost every respondent (97%) would recommend the product. Base: all respondents (n=300), in percent 6 9. Where did you hear about the vacuum pump? 10. Where did you purchase the vacuum pump? 31 18 3 11 37 11 16 MEDintim doctor internet provider doctor friends internet partner ad in magazine others health care supply store pharmacy others 21 121 16 clinic (rehab) family self-help group 10 49 Still most of the men hear about the Active and Manual Erection System® thanks to their doctor, followed by advertisements in magazines. They mainly purchase the vacuum pump via the manufacturer MEDintim. Base: all respondents (n=300), in percent 7 11. Are you suffering from an illness? overweight diabetes hypertension prostatectomy others no not specified 5 16 20 More than a third of the respondents said they already had a prostatectomy. Hypertension and diabetes were also often mentioned as illness they are suffering from. 8 11 39 1 Muse skat injections pills no others not specified 6 10 1 1 48 Almost half of the users of the vacuum pump already used pills like Viagra® or Cialis®. Almost a third never used other types of therapies before. 12. Did you use other types of therapy before? 34 Base: all respondents (n=300), in percent 8 13. Do you have a serious sexual relationship? 14. How old are you? 6,5 45 34 93,5 yes no 1 under 40 years 7 0 13 over 80 years 40 - 49 years 50 - 59 years 60 - 69 years 70 - 80 years The vast majority of the users of the vacuum pump (79%) is between 60 and 79 years old and has a serious sexual relationship. Base: all respondents (n=300), in percent 9