The Harmful Rays of the Moral Vacuum

The Harmful Rays of the Moral Vacuum
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Awful Products as Seen on TV: Pos-T-Vac

Today's post concerns the sensitive subject of erectile dysfunction, and a most unusual product whose makers claim is the cure for that bedroom predicament.  I expect both of my readers to handle this subject with a level of maturity appropriate to the vein in which this post was written.  Haha, I said "handle" and "vein."  So for those of you who think you can limp through this, on to the meat of the post.



Once, late at night, I saw a half hour infomercial for an ED treatment known as Pos-T-Vac.  The system uses the power of vacuum suction to draw blood into the male organ, causing an erection.  I can't find the full length infomercial online, but the adventurous will be treated to a two minute version below.

If the commercial is to be believed, Pos-T-Vac enables men to do the things they enjoy, like spinning your wife around in tire swings, reading the newspaper together before breakfast, and cuddling with your golden retriever on the couch.  Is it proper for a company whose product is approved by Medicare to promote such irresponsible behavior?  You be the judge.

Here's a bad sign. The first Google auto complete option when you start typing the name of this wonder product is "Pos-T-Vac scam."  Here's another bad sign.  Some company in Augusta, Georgia which sells these things got raided by the Feds for Medicare fraud. 

And a third bad sign, it is difficult if not impossible to locate the actual maker.  I suspect this is because any number of vendors are contracted to the manufacturer and are in it for a piece of the Medicare billings pie.  The TV commercial directs the viewer to a site called erectmed.com (I didn't even have to use Shady URL for that one!)  That site, in turn, redirects the user to "Rejoyn Medical Systems," but there are any number of other Pos-T-Vac sites out there, including postvac.com and pos-t-vac.com.  The FAQ for one of them features horribly broken english.  For example, apparently they get asked the question "will it make larger?" quite often.  Will it make WHAT larger?  You can't adhere to the conventions of proper written english and yet you want me to let your vacuum pump near my proverbial junk?  No thank you!

The commercial omits a key piece of information that was included in the informercial.  Namely, that the user is required to partake of Pos-T-Vac's "gentle suction" for several minutes, after which he must make use of a high tech rubber-band to maintain the results.  They call this a "tension ring," although tension is not a term I like to hear in connection with that area.  I imagine that the Pos-T-Vac makes a noise similar to the pump you'd use to blow up an air mattress.  The whole process sounds extremely awkward to me. 

Let's take the example of the guy who sneaks up on his wife while she's reading the paper in the kitchen at about 38 seconds into the video.  After moving in for the kill, I imagine he would seductively say, "Honey, right now is the perfect time for me to take my Pos-T-Vac out of it's attractive zipper traveling case.  There is a 95% chance I will be ready for action in under four minutes, or I will get my money back!  How's that for spontaneity, baby?!"

Ah, young romance.  I find it somewhat ironic that the makers of Pos-T-Vac note that they ship their product in discrete packing, yet are unconcerned that it cannot possibly be used discretely in the bedroom.  Even for use between two partners with a deep level of comfort and understanding over the years, the process is a blow to a man's dignity.  And that's just the hard truth.

26 comments:

  1. I see you've done your research on this subject. What I'd like to see is further blog entries that feature a product comparison focusing on personal effectiveness. TESTIFY.

    Also, do you have the SNL Sean Connery failing to complete his "Pen is Mightier" in your head for this one, or is that just me?

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  2. Hmm... maybe you could guest blog and test the product out for us? Well, why not, Evan?! You're sitting on a gold mine!

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    1. The PosTVac actually has great suction for this type of device. I think they just need to be clear with customers on the expectations of the devices. Doctors do prescribe these everyday and they (ED Pumps) are effective for 90% of men suffering from ED. I agree their commercials are very cheesy, which is probably why they run them at night...

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  3. Ha! You really do not like the pos t vac and that is something we have in common! Check out this site, http://www.postvac.org . They would agree as well

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  4. Correct me if I'm wrong, but what I,ve learned from all this is: Pos-t-vac sucks!

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  5. You all are ignorant and spend too much time on Google. Get a job or use the pump. First of all,the oral ed medications are ineffective for 80% of the patients over 60 who use them. You are thinking this "pump" is for men who are still young enough to go out on dates. And to the comment about only the "poor" people can afford this system?? HA. Some of the patients we deal with pay more for their INSURANCE in a year than you make in a year. So call your local Urologist and ask them what is the most effective and most tested method to treat ED. Evan couldn't have said what he did any better. And as for the FEDS coming in?? The company Stamen Medical was open and running the very next day. So yeah, do some more "googling" and see what other crap you can slander.

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    1. I think the bald headed redneck fossil you used in the tv commercial should of said "If you don't have a brain in your head, dial this number" Lol
      Also if you're going to use a chick to sling your shi**y Chinese made di** pump make sure she has a SEXY voice. Not a nasally make my di** go limp voice that your stupid pump would not even be able to help. :)

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  6. First of all, I don't believe anything that is in the infomercial style. I just saw the postvac commercial on TV but they did leave out the best part of infomercials where they show the idiots in B&W that can't untangle that impossible garden hose (Ha, I said hose!) or open a can, arrange a closet, you name it, so we're all morons so we really, really need this total crap that is being pushed on us via TV (DVRs are a Godsend). This junk is no different than the medicine man who road into town and sold his miracle elixir from the back of his wagon for only $1 a bottle to cure your tired muscles, that pesky ringing in your ears, the mange, foot problems, tourettes (@#$!,&*(@#,&!#*()oh, sorry) It's all the same pitch!! treyb00, there is nothing new under the sun. The only thing they have done is use today's technology to repackage the same lies. All for $$$. Even smiling ED Wood got into trouble. I have lived long enough and seen enough to know when there's a scam. Sure I tried the vacuum cleaner hose when I was 11 years old and it worked, Ha, so I thought, I didn't need that thing to do what it did. That was just for sh*ts and giggles back then. Rosie always was faithfully there. The best thing they could do with this Kelloggs Postvac is to sell them to the head of the job at BP. That might be a hard sell but he might be softie and buy them to help suck up the oil in the gulf. Doggonit, I'd still like to see some old idiot duffer start out that postvac ad with some black and white footage of him and his wife with a garden hose and a cucumber. Get a life treyb00, I have some ceramic heaters you can sell to people at the equator.

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  7. The price on Pos-T-Vac - http://tinyurl.com/39o2evx - is $550.00 for either the manual pump (which requires a prescription) OR the battery operated one which does not require the script. BizRate sends you to PosTvac Rejoyn product for $145.00 and for all the photos they look identical. If that does not scream scam...I have a bottle of snake oil I'll sell you that I bought from another guy who swears his friends brother says it really works.

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  8. Just got in the mail, a Brochure about this product. Dated 03-22-11, to zip code 38133.

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  9. Thanks for your information. We were up late and almost fell for it. The good thing about this situation (ED) is we found out we really do like each others company. It wasn't just the sex after all.

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  11. When I ordered the Pos-T-Vac (my urologist recommended vacuum therapy), I was told that my share for the $550 device would be $95 (Medicare would cover the rest). After the 30-day return period had passed (note that!), I received an invoice for $225. Pos-T-Vac said they didn't know at the time of my order that I hadn't met my deductible. But the order-taker made it sound as if $95 WAS my deductible. Well, after me asking if I could return the product, and them telling me I couldn't anymore, and me saying I'd return it anyways, and them saying they'd refuse it and send it back to me, and me saying I'd also refuse it and send it back to them again, they agreed to drop the amount I owed to the original $95. But it would have to send it all at once. I couldn't have a payment plan as they originally promised.

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    1. If they billed your Medicare you should be able to return it no matter what. That is part of being a Medicare participating provider. You should file a complaint with Medicare so that they go out and audit PosTVac Medical.

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  12. I think you totally missed the concept of spinning on the tire swing. This is a pretty low brow approach to advertising but smacks of 'sit an spin'.

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  13. I laugh at all of you it is just a penis pump go to your local sex toy shop and by one. Only difference with this one some how someone talked your insurance company into paying for it as a medical device.

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  14. I sincerely hope that one you become diabetic and end up with a penis that wouldn't get hard if you pumped full of Portland concrete.
    then perhaps we could reevaluate your holier than thou attitude

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  15. Do old guys have Pos-T-Vac parties? And what are they called?

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  16. Old guys do have Pos-T-Vac parties. We just invite the young smart-ass dickheads here and they act as the pump.

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  17. So, the whole concept of the technology is sucking the penis to make it erect? Wouldn't a blow job from the wife have exactly the same effect and also be free? Or is this something that's taboo to the older generation? I'm not being rude, I'm just wondering.

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  18. Oh wow so has any one used it and does it work

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    1. Tana and ALL others; This was a 'Miracle" Device for me. Had my prostate removed Feb. 1995. No erections till 2012! when I got the Post-T-Vac system thru Medicare totally free. Incredibly it worked the first time and continues to be totally and extremely functional. My partner thinks it's Wonderful, I now last extended periods and fully satisfy her. Although the operation stopped normal erection techniques, luckily the "feeling" even to orgasm remained. I wish I'd known that it was developed in 1995 but because Viagra came on the market the same year it didn't get promoted well. I wish the Ring restrictors existed when I was 18!!!

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  19. If the anti-aging and anti-disabled comments here are any indication, a lot of you have your heads between your legs. This is a great example of a moral vacuum that could use some pumping up because taking on a light night scam that unfortunately prays on people who are disabled is an indication your johnson is pretty limp.

    Why not get a hard on for something that really matters such as the reasons for such ads which have to do with our screwed up health care system. But then you don't have the balls for that.

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  20. I've read enough and on the whole (not everybody deserves this) there is a moral vacuum and this blog is definitely contributing to it.

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  21. I actually got one of these a few years ago and now it has worn out. I spent around 300.00 on it and it was worth it although I didn't get it for ED. I got the battery powered one and it has excellent suction. I wanted it to get completely sucked off and it works! The only thing is that the suction builds up to a certain point and then you have to restart it over and over. the suction feels really good but there's nothing stroking on your penis and there's nothing sucking directly on the head. If you're big enough you can fill the cylinder and your penis rubs on the walls, at which point you can just stroke the entire cylinder up and down while it sucks on you. this action simulates a blowjob surprisingly well and is definitely enough to make you cum. Be sure to use good lube. the best thing is you can cum inside of it and it doesn't stop the suction. If you want it can keep you hard and make you cum over and over if you can handle that.

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