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Can a Mobile App Help with ED?

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These days, there is a mobile app for everything… including help with erectile dysfunction.

Given that in most cases erectile dysfunction has a physical cause, we wondered how these applications could help, so we investigated some of the most popular apps. Not surprisingly, we found most of them to be worthless!

Dovetail (free)

Three star rating

The app begins with a detailed questionnaire. After the questions, it creates a three-week course of daily exercises. These include coaching (audio files), as well as directed exercises, information, and quizzes. Overall the material is very well done. The information presented is generally accurate and useful.

Bear in mind that in most cases ED is caused by physical problems; “talk therapy” will not help with these issues.

Dovetail may help with psychological ED… however, it’s not going to be as effective as personalized coaching or therapy for ED.

Still, the app is free, and it’s the only app that we found to be at all credible.

Morning Glory (free)

Two star rating

We’re giving this app two stars just because it’s tongue-in-cheek and kind of fun. It was produced by Roman, the company that provides online prescriptions for ED drugs and related products. (See our review, “Roman for Online ED Medications“)

The application lets you track how many mornings you wake up with an erection. Lack of a morning erection can be an indication of a physical problem. You can provide this information to your doctor to help diagnose your ED.

This could be done just as easily with a piece of paper and a pencil, but we give credit to Roman for having a little fun and calling attention to the problem of ED.

ED Test (free)

Two star rating

The application administers the fifteen question IIEF (International Index of Erectile Function) questionnaire. Based on you responses, the app will categorize your Orgasmic Function, Level of Desire. Intercourse Satisfaction, and Overall Satisfaction.

This test is available many places on the web; there is no reason to download an app.

myED (free)

One star rating

The application administers the five question IIEF-5 questionnaire, which will help to determine the severity of your ED. The IIEF-5 is a subset of the full International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire.

This test is available many places on the web; there is no reason to download an app.

Impotence Help ($2.99)

Zero star rating

The app has a menu that leads to various information topics. The information is poorly written, unsubstantiated, and inaccurate. There are no sources, citations, or references provided.

There is a menu heading for Your Therapy, which brings up a blank screen. There’s another heading called Reminder List, where you can add reminders, but we have no idea how this would be useful.

Erectile Dysfunction Men Over 40 (free)

Zero star rating

This app is simple an e-book with information on ED. Much of the information is unsubstantiated, and inaccurate. There are no sources, citations, or references provided. The typeface is small, and there is no way to expand it.

There is much more comprehensive and accurate information available on the web.

iDi Erectile Dysfunction (free)

Zero star rating

The application contains information on the causes and treatments of ED. The information is very minimal; there are many websites, including our own, that offer far more comprehensive and authoritative information

There is also a questionnaire; based on your responses, the app supposedly offers suggestions about the causes of your ED. We were unable to get this function to work.

The app is filled with spelling and grammar errors, and the questions are ambiguous. We got no useful information from this app.

Exercise Erectile Dysfunction (free)

Zero star rating

This app claims to provide an exercise system to treat ED.

However, when the app is launched, it immediately asked for a login. Anything we entered resulted in a message saying “Sever problem: unable to satisfy your request.”

SS Erectile Dysfunction (free)

Zero star rating

This app claims to help track erectile dysfunction – things like when you take medications, and when you have erections – so you can share the information with your doctor.

However, when the app is launched, it immediately asked for a login. Anything we entered resulted in a message saying “Sever problem: unable to satisfy your request.”

E.D. Therapy Meditation (subscription)

Zero star rating

The app is free to download, but when you launch it, it immediately asks you to sign up for a subscription.

There are a number of meditation topics available, but none of them relate specifically to ED.

Bear in mind that in most cases ED is caused by physical problems; meditation will not help with these issues, especially if the training does not relate to ED.

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