Vacurect: General Information
How do I clean the Vacurect vacuum device?
The Vacurect is minimal effort. It only needs a gentle clean with soap and warm water. You could even clean it in the shower with you for extra ease (you can also use The Vacurect in the shower too, a simple way to incorporate rehab into your routine). It does not need taking apart to clean and I do not recommend taking it apart unless it needs deep cleaning (if you take it apart it can be quite fiddly to put back together- please watch this video if you are doing this)
When am I supposed to use the silicone oil to maintain it?
The Vacurect device comes with a small bottle of silicone oil. Don’t worry too much about this, just keep it in a safe spot (that spot where all the safe things you can never find again live). This device is designed to be minimal effort. The oil is recommended… This video explains how to oil it up. If you run out or oil or lose it, you can use silicone lubricant- recommended anyway as a household essential because it’s rather fantastic.
Can I use any and all lubricants with this products?
In general, it is not recommended to use silicone-based lubricants with silicone-based products. Silicone lubricant can degrade the surface of silicone products. The opening on the Vacurect is silicone. Using any water-based lubricant is essential to create a seal on the opening. Once the Vacurect lubricant runs out we recommend Lifestyle by Ansell. It’s a good price, not too runny, and one customer commented that this does not fog up the cylinder as much as other brands can. You can purchase this lubricant in most supermarkets or online through the links in the Lube Guide.
That being said, if you love the feel of silicone-based lubricant over the shaft before pumping, luckily, A Touchy Subjects’ #1 recommended silicone-based lubricant by Uberlube seems to be compatible with the Vacurect silicone-openings (the experiment we conducted was quite primitive. We covered a couple of tester openings with Uberlube and left them for a week. One week later, the opening remained intact, and very shiny!)
How does the device work?
Two steps. The device is placed over the shaft, flaccid. By ‘pumping’ up and down, air leaves the cylinder, this causes negative pressure. This creates the erection in the cylinder. If the opening is tight enough, the erection with stay up. But, a tight opening is not required for rehabilitation. See this video- Exercise One: Rehabilitation.