Penile vibratory stimulation

Charles M. Lynne, Emad Ibrahim, Nancy L. Brackett

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Penile vibratory stimulation (PVS) is the application of a vibrator(s) to the penis in order to elicit a reflex ejaculation in men who are anejaculatory. Its main application in in the field of fertility management in men who have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) which results in neurogenic anejaculation. The method is described in detail. Sperm obtained via PVS may be used in various assisted conception methods or for at-home insemination in some cases. Pregnancy rates using this sperm are similar to those seen in non-injured men without SCI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Reproduction
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128151457
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • ART
  • Assisted reproductive technologies
  • Ejaculation
  • Infertility
  • Paraplegia
  • Penile vibratory stimulation
  • Penis
  • PVS
  • Quadriplegia
  • Semen
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sperm
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Tetraplegia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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