Scientists Have Found A New Way To Treat Erectile Dysfunction, And It Sounds Medieval

Ouch

For years, men suffering from erectile dysfunction have had to rely on drugs like Viagra and Cialis to guarantee a sturdy performance.

But in news that will have every man shielding their downstairs for dear life, the Metro reports that a group of urologists at the University of Wisconsin have come up with a medication-free solution: a heat-activated metal rod that can be implanted in the penis.

The rod is made of a nickel titanium alloy coil, which stays bendy and flaccid when cool, but straight and rigid when heated.

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On the one hand: it's a robot dick, which is absolutely very cool and an item that every man on Earth would like to possess. But on the other hand: imagine the terrifying procedure. And what's more, the device would need to be connected to heat in some way – either through a battery powered device or, and we swear this is a suggestion by the creators, dipping it in hot water.

They're still working on it, so there's plenty of time to eschew the latter idea and find a more practical way of getting in the mood. The team are looking to release the product in the next five to ten years.