|Publication number||US3633572 A|
|Publication date||Jan 11, 1972|
|Filing date||Jul 16, 1970|
|Priority date||Jul 16, 1970|
|Publication number||US 3633572 A, US 3633572A, US-A-3633572, US3633572 A, US3633572A|
|Inventors||Wiggins Emmett H|
|Original Assignee||Wiggins Emmett H|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (12), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
United States Patent  lnventor Emmett H. Wiggins P.0. Box 241, Edenton, N.C. 27932  Appl. No. 55,317
 Filed July 16,1970
 Patented Jan. 11, 1972  COPULATION-ASSISTING DEVICE 6 Claims, 9 Drawing Figs.  US. Cl 128/79  A6lf5/00  Field of Search 128/79,
If) l6 2  References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,707,952 5/1955 McGaffey 128/158 3,511,230 5/1970 Strong 128/79 Primary ExaminerL. W. Trapp AttorneysMunson H. Lane and Munson H. Lane, Jr.
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ATTORNEY PATENTED JANIHQYZ $633572 SHEET 2 OF 2 FIGQ.
INVENTOR Emmett H. W lggms ATTORNEY COPULATION-ASSISTING DEVICE This invention relates to new and useful improvements in the general class of devices which are intended to promote satisfactory sexual intercourse or copulation by assisting to maintain the penis in an erect state while the copulation is in progress, thus safeguarding against unhappy consequences which frequently arise from a less satisfactory union with a male partner who suffers some degree of physical and/or psychological impotence.
As is well known, erection occurs under sexual stimulation which causes a highly increased flow of blood through the corpora cavemosa of the penis, and as long as this condition prevails, the erection is maintained. However, in some individuals suffering from physical and/or psychological impotence, the state of erection is not maintained long enough to complete copulation satisfactorily for both partners, and it has been found that this condition can be remedied to a substantial extent by restricting the outflow of blood from the corpora cavemosa and thus maintaining erection of the penis.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a device for attachment to the penis, including an elastic loop which encircles the penis adjacent the scrotum and restricts the outflow of blood from corpora cavemosa, so that a state of erection can be maintained during copulation for sexual satisfaction of both partners.
As such, the device of the invention is simple in construction, easy to use, efiicient in operation, and substantially inobtrusive when in situ, so that its presence on the penis is not physically or psychologically detrimental to or materially noticeable by the female partner. Moreover, the device of the invention can be worn by the male partner without discomfort, and its use may efiectively afford the male a degree of psychological assurance needed for satisfactory completion of coitus.
Another important feature of the invention resides in the provision of means for adjusting the the tension of the elastic loop circumferentially of the penis, as may be required under different physical and/or psychological conditions of the user at different times.
Still another feature of the invention involves the provision of means for fixedly, yet readily removably attaching the device to the body of the user in the gluteal region of the body in addition to its engagement with the penis itself, so that the device is properly held in position and safeguarded against displacement while in use.
With the foregoing more important object and features in view and such other objects and features which may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention will be understood from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein like characters of reference designate like parts and wherein:
FIG. I is a plan view showing one embodiment of the device of the invention;
FIG. 2 is a side elevational view thereof;
FIG. 3 is an enlarged sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 3-3 in FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 44 in FIG. 3;
FIG. 5 is a plan view showing a modified embodiment; FIG. 6 is a side elevational view of the embodiment of FIG.
FIG. 7 is a fragmentary sectional view taken substantially in the plane ofthe line 7-7 in FIG. 5;
FIG. 8 is an elevational view of the device in situ on the body of a user; and
FIG. 9 is an enlarged cross-sectional view, taken substantially in the plane ofthe line 9-9 in FIG. 8.
Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, more particularly to FIGS. 14, the same illustrate one embodiment of the device which is designated generally by the reference numeral 10 and comprises an elongated flexible support member 12 which may be made of soft leather, plastic, or any other suitable material. The member 12 is in the form of a flat tube, although its thickness as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4 has been exaggerated for illustrative purposes, and it will be understood that the flat walls 12 and 12" of the flat tubular member are actually superposed in closely spaced relation. For all practical purposes, the walls 12, 12" may be formed separately and stitched, heat-sealed or otherwise joined together at their side edges to provide the flat tubular member 12.
An elastic band 13 extends into the member 12 through the open front end 14 of the member and is connected to an eye 15 of a hook 16. The latter is selectively engageable with one of a longitudinally extending row of apertures 17 formed in the wall 12 of the member 12. The portion of the band 13 which projects forwardly through the open front 14 of the member 12 forms an elastic loop 130, which for most part is covered by a cushion sleeve 18 of felt, sponge rubber, or other suitable cushioning material.
The other, or rear end portion of the member 12 has secured thereto a strip of adhesive tape 19, extending rearwardly from the member 12 as shown. One end portion of the tape 19 overlaps and adheres to the wall 12" and, if desired, may be additionally secured thereto by staples 20, passing through both walls 12', 12" of the member 12.
Attention is now directed to FIGS. 8 and 9 which show the device in use. The device is installed by placing the elastic loop 13a with its cushion sleeve 18 around the penis 21 at a point adjacent the scrotum 22, it being noted from FIG. 9 that the penial shaft is thus encircled around the top and both sides thereof containing the corpora cavemosa 23, while the underside of the shaft containing the urethra 24 is left relatively free.
With the loop 13a and sleeve 18 encircling the penis, the flexible support member 12 is passed rearwardly between the legs at the crotch, along one side or the other of the scrotum 22, and the device is fastened in position by applying the adhesive tape 19 to the gluteal region such as one of the buttocks 25. If physical conditions permit and no discomfort is experienced, the flexible support member 12 may be passed directly under the scrotum. Also, if use of the adhesive tape 19 is not desired, cord or string (not shown) may be passed through one of the apertures 17 in the member 12 and wrapped around the users leg or waist.
In any event, when the device is installed and is in use, the elastic loop 13a, cushioned by the sleeve 18, will exert a constricting force around the penis, thus compressing the corpora cavemosa 23 and restricting the outflow of blood therefrom during copulation, so that erection is maintained until both partners are sexually satisfied.
It will be apparent that the device may be preadjusted by engaging the hook 16 selectively with the apertures 17 so as to vary the tension of the elastic loop 18a and thus the constrictive force which the loop exerts on the penis.
FIGS. 57 show a slightly modified embodiment of the device designated generally as 10a which, for most part, is the same as the device 10 except that the elastic band 13 is disposed on the outside of the support member 12a rather than inside of it. Thus, the member 12a may consist of a simple strap rather than of a flat tube, but preferably it has a double wall thickness as shown at 12a" and 12a in FIG. 7, and the front end portion of the wall 12a is upturned and provided with an opening 26 through which the band 13 is threaded so as to prevent lateral displacement of the band relative to the member 12a.
While in the foregoing there have been shown and described the preferred embodiments of the invention, various modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the spirit and scope of the accompanying claims.
I have also found by actual tests that the use of the present device by a person having piles has a beneficial effect thereon.
What is claimed as new is:
l. A device attachable to a penis for maintaining erection during copulation by restricting outflow of blood from corpora cavemosa, said device comprising in combination an elongated flexible support member adapted to be placed in a forwardly rearwardly oriented position between the legs of a user, an elastic loop connected to said support member and extending forwardly therefrom for encircling the penis at a point adjacent the scrotum, and means on said support member for fixedly attaching the same to the gluteal region of the users body.
2. The device as defined in claim 1 which is further characterized in that said elastic loop is adjustable as to tension circumferentially of the penis.
3. The device as defined in claim 1 together with means connecting said elastic loop to said support member selectively at points spaced longitudinally of the support member, whereby to adjust said loop as to tension circumferentially of the penis.
4. The device as defined in claim 3 wherein said connecting means comprise a fastener element having said loop connected thereto, said support member being formed with a longitudinal row of apertures selectively receiving said fastener element therein.
5. The device as defined in claim I together with a penis-engaging cushion provided on said elastic loop.
6. The device as defined in claim 1 wherein said means for attaching said support member to the users body comprises a strip of adhesive tape secured to and extending rearwardly from the support member.
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|International Classification||A61F6/00, A61F5/41, A61F6/04|
|Cooperative Classification||A61F2005/414, A61F5/41, A61F2006/047|