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Top: Caverject.  ED can be successfully treated by injecting certain drugs into the corpora cavernosa, which is the spongy tissue that holds the blood during an erection. Middle: The Heidelberg Belt used voltaic batteries to generate a current to the wearer, increasing circulation and stimulating nerves; it was designed to cure 'weakness peculiar to man.' Bottom: Galvanic Ring is a hard rubber ring with voltaic batteries that was placed around scrotum to improve sexual function.  Donor Steve Chekey.

On the female side, UCLA urologist Jennifer Berman, along with her sister, sex therapist Laura Berman, are investigating the hormones that promote female sexual function and response—and the medical conditions that prevent it.

These developments are an inkling of things to come as urology's most prolific thinkers carry sexual medicine's flag into the next century.

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