There are so many things you can try before resorting to scaffolding - in all the years I have been on this forum, I have never seen anyone post that they had tried the external support or that it had been successful. Given the number of men on here grappling with ED, if it was a realistic solution, members would have been recommending it to each other.
There are a number of practical steps you can take:-
- your post suggests to me that you are not under the care of an ED nurse? Have you asked whether there is an ED clinic / andrology service in your area and if so, ask the GP to refer you
- are you taking the sildenafil on an empty stomach and leaving sufficient time for it to work? In our house, John would have to take the Sildenafil in the afternoon to have intercourse in the evening, or at bed time for sex the next morning.
- is there a possibility that anxiety is preventing the tablets from working?
- are you actually randy at the right time - the tablets don't work without desire
- if the two work but not well enough, it is worth trying levitra - we have found it more effective than either of the others and it works slightly quicker (although John still needs to take it a couple of hours before the planned 'deed')
As CJ has suggested, a cock ring can improve a partial erection, and if you haven't already got one, you could ask the GP / ED nurse about a prescription for a vacuum pump. Then there is the range of creams / pellets / injections (although the cream / pellets don't seem to work for many men) - lots of things still to try!