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2 Year Review With The Phoenix Li-ESWT Device: Questions, Results And Maintenance

Updated: Oct 9, 2023

Rich's 2 Year Review Of Using The Phoenix to Fix the Leading Cause of ED

What’s up everyone? It’s Rich with an important message. First and foremost, I want to thank you all for following me these past 2+ years on my journey with The Phoenix Li-ESWT device. Without all of you, I wouldn’t even be writing any of this. This device really paved a way for me to not only see an improvement in my sex life, but to find my voice in this community of men looking for answers to their bedroom problems.

Some of you have thanked me along the way with your personal stories and just being able to express yourselves when talking about your insecurities and these issues, shows to me that you all are growing in an emotionally intelligent way. My goal is to continue to help guide men who experience similar issues in the bedroom to solutions that actually work.

The phoenix device for erectile dysfunction

The good news is, The Phoenix is ONE of those solutions. It’s NOT the solution, however, it is definitely a good device to have in your arsenal to maximize and maintain your performance in the bedroom in the long run. Take matters into your own hands…literally!

Now, today I’m revisiting this review because many of you still have questions. I guess this makes me one of the first people to actually comment on the long term use and maintenance of the Phoenix Li-ESWT device to continue enhancing my sexual performance and sex quality in the bedroom and leaving sexual decline in the past.

Let’s continue the discussion in a similar Q&A format like I did last year as well as bring up topics that some of you have asked me this past year and have been waiting for me to write on this. But before we do any of this, read my disclaimer.


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Table of Contents:

Rich from bdestyle holding his Phoenix device for erectile dysfunction

Recap Of Last Year’s 1 Year Review On The Phoenix Li-ESWT Device And My Experience/Results

Last Year, I answered questions you all had about my personal experience and results with The Phoenix in a Q&A format after using it for one year. If you want to read that FIRST before going further, I covered different topics and answered MANY questions. Below are only some of them:

  • Why Would A Guy Need Shock Wave Therapy (also known as 'acoustic wave therapy'...which is the same treatment... just layman's terms) With The Phoenix?

  • Does Treatment With The Phoenix hurt?

  • When Did You First Notice an Improvement in Your Penis After Using the Phoenix?

  • How Many Treatments Did You Do With The Phoenix?

  • How Important Is Recovery in Between Treatments With the Phoenix?

  • Do You Have To Stop Having Sex for Treatment to Work?

  • Are You Still Seeing Results From the Phoenix a Year Later?

  • Is The Phoenix A One Time Solution For Sexual Decline?

  • Why Is Maintaining Results From The Phoenix Important?

  • Are There Any Discounts For The Phoenix Device?

1 year review of the phoenix

The 1 year review of the Phoenix covered all of the main questions people were asking about it at the time.

If you’re considering buying a Phoenix, it might be a good idea to go check it out as the questions answered in it are important and STILL relevant today.

I also shared my discount code with all of you for an additional $150 dollars off. The code is BDESTYLE

This is an everyday discount I share with my BDE tribe who wants to become more emotionally intelligent about sex and join the discussion on performance issues men face! wants to know..."What is your age?" (click the button below for more ages)

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What Is The Point Of This 2 Year Review Of The Phoenix?

“Rich, why are you doing a 2 year review on The Phoenix, when you already did a 1 year review last year?”

Hear me out…

Years ago, before I ever tried clinical shockwave treatment, I was a poor responder to PED5i treatment. Most of you know these PED5i treatment options as Cialis, Viagra, or other brands in the mainstream. Getting clinical Li-ESWT treatment and then transitioning to just using The Phoenix made me become more responsive to PED5i treatment to the point where I was able to rely on them less than what I was prescribed.

rich from bde style holding the phoenix device

This to me is a success…and I’ll explain why later.

“Am I still seeing results with The Phoenix after these 2 years?” is the main question I will focus on in this 2 year review. Some of you who have followed along know that I had restarted my Phoenix treatment protocol in July of 2022.

But why?

Some of the current literature on shockwave treatment shows that results can last up to 2 years, given that you maintain a healthy lifestyle and that you don’t have certain health complications.

I received my Phoenix device in July of 2020, and followed the treatment protocol theorizing that my results could last up to 2 years as compared to my prior experiences of shockwave therapy when going to a men’s health clinic. So, I purposely waited 2 years to restart treatment to see if my results could last as long or see how long my results could last for as compared to my results with clinical shockwave therapy.

As of October 2022, I finished my first “maintenance protocol” or 120-day restart protocol with the Phoenix.

My 2 year review will mainly focus on the longevity and maintenance use of The Phoenix (priortiy link). It’s also going to cover more topics and questions unanswered about The Phoenix giving you a new perspective on how you will think about your sexual performance going forward.

Here’s what you guys should know:

Can Results Of Li-ESWT Treatment With The Phoenix Last Up To 2 Years?

120 day protocol for the phoenix infographic

The truth is, I started seeing my results fade during the springtime before the 2 year mark. The only thing I can say that might have interfered with this was that I got COVID back in December of 2021. Did this affect my results? To be honest, I don’t really know, except for the fact that I started seeing results fade by March/April.

I can’t really comment on whether or not COVID could affect my sexual performance or "function" in the bedroom, but the growing data on the NCBI seems to show that it can affect blood vessels, endothelial function, and testosterone levels. We did a blog back in the midst of COVID that provided information that links COVID-19 and our sexual function, however, I’m sure there is much more fresh data as of 2022/2023 that may or may not contradict the current data.

I really did not expect to get COVID (I underestimated COVID), but by the time July of 2022 came around, I was eager to restart Dr. Paul Thompson’s 120-day Phoenix treatment protocol.

Either way, to me, experiencing the benefits of shockwave therapy for this long was a success no matter how you look at it.

rich talking about his 120 day protocol and experience for the phoenix

Phase 1 - aka…the first treatment phase: (days 0-30 -- July to August)

In the first couple of treatments, I didn’t notice the effects of Li-ESWT like I did back in 2020. I guess I had expected the same experience of seeing results right away, but towards the end of July, I started noticing subtle changes in maintaining performance.

Phase 2 - days 30-60…aka the first “rest” period:

Once I progressed AFTER the first 30 days (days 30-60 --August to September), I noticed the same feeling of increased sensitivity and spontaneity of my penis getting hard. Almost like a reboot.

Phase 3 - days 60-90…aka the second treatment phase:

In the re-treatment stage (days 60-90--September to October) I was able to reclaim the same intense feeling I had back in the treatment sessions I had in 2020 when it came to producing a fully rigid penis. Whenever I had a “stage 4” or a hardness score of a 4 (I’ll talk about hardness score in a minute), I had felt my penis at its fullest and most sensational during foreplay, penetration, and ejaculation.

Phase 4 - days 90-120…aka the last “rest” phase:

In the final stage of The Phoenix protocol, or “2nd rest phase” (90-120 days and moving forward), My morning wood wakes me up in the early mornings (Nocturnal penile tumescence) and I can say that I have reclaimed the results I had lost earlier this spring.

My device still works perfectly fine and it’s back in storage until my results start to fade in the future (My hope is to not use it again until the end of 2024…we’ll see).

Is Penis Pumping Still A Part Of The Phoenix 120-Day Protocol?

Some of you have messaged me about this in the past two years because it used to be a part of the protocol. Currently, it’s not a part of the protocol and is now considered optional.

the bathmate penis pumping device

Penis pumping is a completely separate task or strategy that has been suggested by doctors for years to help men to rehabilitate their erections. One of the benefits of using a penis pump is that it can help induce an erection and improve oxygen saturation to the penis.

However, the phrase itself “penis pumping” is not a task a lot of guys feel comfortable with, let alone something they want to be associated with doing. The Phoenix is already something that requires 15-20 minutes to use. Adding a penis pump to the mix might be something your average guy doesn’t want to do because of time constraints or the feeling of awkwardness when using a pump. So, you don’t have to use penis pump.

But, if you do want to use a penis pump, that’s fine, too!

I personally own a Bathmate hydro pump and have been using their line of pumps since it came out in 2008. It’s definitely a preference and something you have to be comfortable with. It’s not for everyone and some men might even prefer an air pump as opposed to a water pump.

Rich from BDEStyle holding a bathmate Xtreme Penis pump

But, for me, I think adding penis pumping to my regime helped yield better results because penis pumping brings in fresh oxygenated blood into the penis that compliments the effects of Li-ESWT treatment. I would always use my Bathmate for 5-10 minutes after using The Phoenix.

Again, it’s not a part of the Phoenix protocol, it’s suggested as 'optional' with this being subjective to my own personal experience. Results will vary for others.

How Would I Rate My Penis Rigidity After Using The Phoenix 2 Years Later?

If I had a time machine, I wish I would’ve tracked my results with The Phoenix by using an "hardness" scoring test so that I could make better comparisons from 2020 to 2022. But, I’m only human, and we all make mistakes as well as learn from them. I digress…

In the studies on Li-ESWT most researchers used multiple tools/questionnaires to determine what was considered a success and what wasn’t.

These were the 3 most common tools I came across when diving into the research behind Li-ESWT:

  • EHS tool

  • IIEF test (Longform 15 questionnaire/more comprehensive)

  • IIEF-5 abridged (shorter version) assessment (sometimes called a SHIM score)

Let’s start with the EHS (erection hardness score) and how I adapt this question/scoring to my everyday life.

EHS stands for erection hardness score. It’s a one question quiz using a “likert scale”, which asks “how would I rate my own erections?”.

*** Additional Disclaimer: This question is not a substitute for a diagnosis of sexual performance issues. If you need medical advice or a diagnosis, go to a doctor. I am NOT your doctor…

  • 0 - Penis does not enlarge

  • 1 - Penis is larger, but not hard

  • 2 - Penis is hard, but not hard enough for penetration

  • 3 - Penis is hard enough for penetration, but not completely hard

  • 4 - Penis is completely hard and fully rigid

Of course, this is subjective to my own personal experience, but BEFORE THE PHOENIX (circa 2018-2020), I was getting in-clinic Li-ESWT treatment in New York and I had always felt like I was functioning at an EHS of a 2 without PED5i treatment and with PED5i treatment, at a 3.

Rich getting shockwave therapy at a men's clinic by a female urologist using a storz medical device on his penis for stronger erections
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This to me always felt like an inconvenience because I would have to maintain stimulation or quickly penetrate before I would lose it altogether.

After a round of treatments of in-clinic wave therapy, I was able to perform at an EHS of 3 without PED5i treatment and with it, at a 4 (full rigidity).

But, because the results of Li-ESWT treatment do not last forever and you still need to retreat again in the future, my transition to just using The Phoenix device at-home, yielded the same results and as my preferred way of maintaining results in the future.

Do you own a Phoenix?

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Reflecting Back On My Experiences With Shockwave Treatment For My Erections

In 2020, I felt an increase in vascularity, spontaneity in my performance, and even sensitivity after my initial treatments with The Phoenix. My morning word would be at an EHS of 4, almost every day. That’s one thing I can say after going down this rabbit hole of Li-ESWT experimentation that I would literally get woken up to rock hard throbbing penis (I know this is TMI…).

There were even instances, where I would be in public and my penis would accidentally rub against my clothing while walking or adjusting, making it go from limp to an EHS of a 2 or 3 (basically a chub to a semi erection).

I can now say, I’m experiencing or “reclaiming” those experiences I had in 2020, but now as of October 2022 and moving forward.

IIEF (International Index Erectile Function Scores) Questionnaire And The Phoenix

As mentioned earlier, The IIEF tool was one of the tools used in Li-ESWT literature when determining what was considered a success. In my opinion, I think it would be a good idea to compare and contrast scores.

Why not use it to help you gauge your results before trying The Phoenix and after the protocol?

Additional disclaimer: We appreciate that you are engaging in the conversation about sexual health related topics. All content and tools found on are for educational use only and are not meant to be misconstrued as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment for medical conditions, etc. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own. We are NOT doctors. If you need medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, etc. Please contact your doctor.

international index of erectile function iief questionnaire infographic

The point is, you need to set realistic goals on what you want to improve on with this device. Let’s say you end up using an IIEF self-assessment tool before you start your Phoenix treatments and then a few months later you take it again to compare results/scoring.

The goal should be to improve in the erectile function domain, but the real goal should be to improve in all the domains that the tool calculates, especially if you have other performance issues you need to work on.

Tackle these root causes head-on… all of them.

In my opinion, I think it’s one good way to compare and contrast your results. It’s not the only way. But it’s something to think about. That’s my two cents.

Unsure if you are a good candidate for The Phoenix Li-ESWT device? They also have a quiz on their website! (IIEF-5)

They have a quiz (link to quiz) and it actually uses the abridged version of the IIEF questionnaire (IIEF-5) along with a sexual age scoring. Although I personally think it should cover the full 5 domains that the IIEF questionnaire has, it’s still a good quiz that can help self-assess where you are at now with your sexual performance.

screenshot of the phoenix iief-5 quiz

You should also keep in mind other considerations besides the quiz and to get an actual diagnosis with your own doctor and to go over your current health (if you have not done so already). This way, you can also work towards being a candidate or know if you are not a good candidate.

I did write about who is a good candidate in a previous blog last year. To quickly summarize it, you are a good candidate for shockwave therapy:

  • If you're open-minded to new treatment options

  • If you're tired of PED5 inhibitors and injections

  • You prefer a non-invasive treatment option

  • Would like an at-home treatment option vs. going into a men's clinic

  • If you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on visiting doctors

Either way, being a candidate for The Phoenix alone is not enough to maintain results. You still have to hold yourself accountable for your own lifestyle and health choices.

How Did I Maintain My Results From The Phoenix For So Long?

I chose to improve both my lifestyle and relationship so that I can maximize my performance in bed and have a positive mindset about sex as well as an improved quality of life. Just like I wrote in my 1 year review, all I did was:

  • Avoid junk food (processed foods / certain sugars)

  • Annually/sometimes bi-annually check my hormone levels such as testosterone, prolactin, cortisol, etc.)

  • Improved my sleep regime to include 8-9 hours of sleep in order to keep my circadian rhythm in balance (I wanted more quality nocturnal erections from REM sleep)

  • Worked out 4-6 times a week to stay in shape, maintain a healthy weight, and a healthy mental state (I do combat sports…it’s fun!)

  • Experimented and tried improving my diet and gut health (there is an association!)

infographic for healthy habits related to sexual health and erections

Overall, I try to live an active and healthy lifestyle. I don’t do drugs. I don’t drink excessively, smoke, vape, abuse prescription medications associated with side effects that can hurt your sexual performance, etc.

I also don’t misuse/abuse crazy health supplements that can potentially affect libido and desire (yes, I’m talking to you Gen Z / Millennials who are trying unregulated testosterone supplements or injecting yourselves with substances that can harm your hormones).

Results With The Phoenix Device Will Vary From Individual To Individual

The truth is, everyone, is going to have a different experience based on what is subjective in their life. We all have different bodies, different penises, different health considerations, and completely different starting points. You might have to pick up your Phoenix again and restart the protocol in 6, 12, 18, or even 24 months from now when results start to fade.

The point is, it’s going to be DIFFERENT for everyone. You can’t compare apples to oranges here. My experience in these past 2 years is going to be different from yours.

But, with time and effort spent following the protocol, you'll see the benefits of The Phoenix as you progress through each treatment as well as make adjustments to your lifestyle

What Happens If You Don't See Results At The End of The 120-Day Phoenix Protocol?

Li-ESWT is not a quick fix. It usually takes time to truly see the physiological benefits. Sometimes it's apparent after a few treatments while others gradually respond to the changes of Li-ESWT treatment in a span of months. According to the Phoenix, this “initial” 120 day protocol is the average time for the 'average guy' to see the most successful results.

If at the end of the 120 days you start to see improvements, but it's still not your “desired” improvement, then it is suggested to perform another 30 days of treatment followed by another month of rest. That's the beauty of owning a Phoenix. You get to retreat on your own time as well as whip out this device in the future to maintain performance.

120 day treatment protocol with the phoenix shockwave device for erectile dysfunction

At the same time, there are types of performance issues that the Phoenix cannot address that may or may not limit your success such as, performance anxiety, hormone imbalances, communication issues, pelvic floor issues, poor sex education/sexpectations, to name a few…,etc.

The truth is, you’re responsible for the aftercare as well as optimizing in other areas of your life!

(If you own a Phoenix) What protocol are you currently following?

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What Do You Do After Your 120-Day Protocol With The Phoenix?

You can treat yourself with The Phoenix in the early stages and see great results. But you’re not in the clear just yet, or free of performance issues forever. It’s more complex than that!

What you do behind closed doors is none of my business, but your choices in life may or may not matter after the 120-day treatment protocol. The only logic here is to not take your sexual health for granted and to actually work on your overall health moving forward. Sexual performance issues can always come back and results STILL need to be maintained for the future.

After all, The Phoenix is not the solution…it is “a” solution when optimizing performance in the bedroom. Let’s explore this further.

The Phoenix Li-ESWT Device is A Solution…NOT The Solution

Last year, I wrote about Why The Phoenix is not a one time solution. That’s my perspective because I’ve had this device for over 2 years now and have tried shockwave treatment in a clinic years prior to this.

At the same time, it’s NOT a “catch all” treatment or something you do once and then you're done. It's not a permanent fix, but rather, a long-term solution.

I don’t suggest anyone buying this device unless you know that this is a part of the process. If you think it’s a one and done treatment, then this is NOT for you.

Is The 90-Day Home Trial For The Phoenix Enough Time For Men To See Results?

6 months ago, The Phoenix changed their 60 day trial policy to 90 days. As of December 2022, The Phoenix still offers the 90 day home trial --which is more than generous and more than enough time for you to gauge results.

90 free trial for the phoenix

This is mainly for men who are curious, but yet, still skeptical. Yes, $879 is a very good deal for most of you, compared to what men’s health clinics have been charging you for years. But for some of you, $879 dollars still might be a lot of money, which is completely understandable.

But picture this…In 90 days, you’re able to complete at least 16 treatments (2 full cycles) if you follow the protocol. It’s a good deal no matter how you look at it.

If you are well versed on what Li-ESWT is and what to expect, then you’ll be happy with your very own at-home shockwave device. If you’ve never tried Li-ESWT, then The Phoenix is perfect for you to experience the same clinical treatment you would get at a men's health clinic.

But, for some of you, The Phoenix may not do anything in the 90-day time frame, considering that you may or may not have researched this type of treatment option entirely, are not a good candidate for Li-ESWT treatment, or you have one too many variables in your life that will limit your overall success.

The only thing to consider when trying a treatment therapy like Li-ESWT with the Phoenix or by going to a men’s health clinic to get it done with a doctor is to set realistic expectations.

Is The Phoenix Better Than Shockwave Therapy At A Men's Health Clinic?

Without a doubt, the machines used in a clinic are obviously powered to perform treatments on dozens or even hundreds of guys PER day. The Phoenix is just a device meant for ONE individual. The Phoenix can typically last up to 70 treatments or when there is a significant loss of power before replacing it. That's transparent and a given here…

So, it's not like you're going to play doctor and share your Phoenix with your bros, your dad, cousins, etc.

This is YOUR personal device at your disposal and it’s at a fraction of the cost of going to a clinic that normally charges $500 dollars per treatment. Usually, they package 6-12 treatments at $3000 - $6000 dollars and oftentimes, tack on other treatments unrelated to shockwave therapy.

Currently, as of 4/24/23, The phoenix is priced at $879 dollars and they even offer a payment plan --and sometimes there's a holiday sale in the mix, too! (pricing will vary)

price comparison for the phoenix at home therapy device vs. going to a clinic
pricing varies depending on future sales or price increases

Of course, some of these clinics also have other services, such as hormone therapy, a psychologist on staff, a physiotherapist to help with pelvic floor dysfunction, and other tools and strategies to combat sexual performance issues from all angles.

So, yes, this is something not offered with the Phoenix. But don’t overlook these other strategies as they can probably make your results even better.

Just because you're saving thousands of dollars by getting a Phoenix device, doesn't mean you can't pick up the phone yourself to call a sex therapist, or Google “physiotherapist for male pelvic floor/sexual dysfunction” in your local area. You have to address all of your root causes for performance issues!

Again, it's about setting the right expectations.

Set Realistic Expectations When Using The Phoenix Shockwave Device

This may or may not sound like poking a dead horse or Ad Nauseam at this point, but I have to repeat myself here. You need to have realistic expectations when considering this type of treatment or when buying your own at-home shockwave device like The Phoenix!

Please don’t be that guy who sets the bar high and expects to get “automatic” boners, or that The Phoenix will save your marriage. It just won’t do that.

man making healthy lifestyle choices for his erection health

Reclaiming your performance or "Getting it Up" for your partner, is a process, not a flip of the switch, and your relationship is going to be different from a lot of other men. If anything disrupts any of the processes involved when getting hard, then that will jeopardized your ability to perform sexually.

You can’t blame a device or a pill for not working if you can’t reflect on the variables going on in your life that are causing performance issues.

Here are some things you can do while going through your very first Phoenix protocol:

  • Create a calendar for when you plan on using your Phoenix behind closed doors. It is a loud device that requires 15-20 minutes of your time. If you end up using a penis pump, then add on another 10 minutes to this. The point is to get on a consistent schedule so you know what days you can get your treatments in.

  • Journal your sessions. At the bare minimum, try writing down observations after each treatment. For instance, write down how you respond as you progress through each cycle and rest phase. Think of sensitivity, spontaneity, hardness, etc.

  • If you have partnered sex, take mental notes of how you feel leading up to penetration, during and after sex. If you're single, pay attention to how you respond to self pleasure.

  • Avoid diverting or straying away from the 120 day protocol. Be consistent and follow through the whole thing. Don't do 5 treatments and then stop short. This may or may not be enough to kick start anything for you or for your opinions on the device to be valid. If you’re going to follow a protocol, go ALL the way and then make your conclusions.

  • Isolate or segment other variables going on in your life that affects performance. The Phoenix cannot address other performance issues. I’ll explain, shortly.

This list is not exhaustive, but it gives you a starting point,

In addition to the above, think about how you’re going to combat the other various types of sexual performance issues and factors affecting your ability to perform in the bedroom.

Relatable examples of sexual performance issues to consider:

Psychogenic ED and hormonal imbalances

Some of you may be at an age where you’re overworked/burnt out, stressed out, feeling tired, etc. that it’s causing you to have arousal issues or hormonal imbalances. This may affect your drive or desire to want to have sex (hormonal related ED). This is why I partnered up with Healthlabs so that you can keep monitoring your biomarkers and hormones related to sexual health anywhere in the United States. This way, you can make better decisions on how to optimize in that area and see if the lifestyle improvements you are doing are actually working.

Psychological performance issues for newbies

You might be someone who may have “narcissistic” tendencies preventing you from opening up or receiving criticism about erectile dysfunction (psychological ED). It’s not all men, but I’m going to speculate that this is common among older generations where some men were forced into roles or situations where they had to show hyper-masculine traits causing them to become an “avoidant” attachment style in their relationships. If you can’t talk about sex or erectile dysfunction with your partner because of “fear of judgment” or that men shouldn’t advertise their “impotence”, then there is no way you’re going to improve your sex life with just The Phoenix alone.

Sexual Decline and Therapy

Of course, going to the doctor to rule out physical causes is a priority, but don’t overlook the benefits of talk therapy or sex therapy as it CAN ALSO help if you give it a try. I don’t want to sound cliche, but it’s like lifting a weight off your shoulders so you can come to peace with your insecurities and actually have a better approach and mindset when it comes to speaking about sexual health issues.

Communication and Relationships

When I first bought my Phoenix two years ago, I told my partner and she was supportive and cool with it. It made our connection stronger and our sex life more explosive without the unnecessary stress or pressure some of you put on yourselves when it comes to sex (performance anxiety).

rich and girl on couch talking about the phoenix

What happens if you get caught by your spouse while using The Phoenix (here’s a funny narrative I wrote over a year ago)

Now these are only a couple of examples. In my 1 year review of The Phoenix, I talked about other possible scenarios like drinking too much (which can kill your boner) or poor lifestyle choices like a lack of sleep.

But you get the picture. The point is to be more aware of what’s going on in your own life so that you can take control of your sexual health.

Can I Use Other At-Home Shockwave Devices Instead Of The Phoenix?

Some of you still ask this question, whether it’s to me, or I see it written on other platforms, in a Google search, etc. The truth is, not all at-home shockwave devices are created equal or are what they say they are.

If you actually read my post about the comparison of different at-home shockwave devices, you might have learned a thing or two about having a checklist when buying a shockwave device for home use. At the same time, some of you have lurked on various parts of the internet and saw a $100 or $200 dollar at-home shockwave device on Amazon, eBay, Walmart or some other 3rd party vendor and are curious if it works or not.

infographic warning against drop shippers and scams for fake ED devices

Some of you who buy into that nonsense, have learned the hard way that those are not the devices that do what Li-ESWT is supposed to do.

Seriously, if you read the post, you would know the definition of drop shipping, which was a popular business model in the 2010s, and one you should be aware of. Usually, a seller from eBay or any of these 3rd party sites would list a product, device, supplement, etc. without knowledge of the actual product/device. They would also keyword stuff the listing or copy and paste other listings to make theirs look more enticing. All of this, just so that you would click their link to buy the product, and then they would get a payout by Amazon (or whatever vendor).

So, beware of drop shippers and go read that post so that you can see the truth about these devices and the misinformation these listings have (wrong specifications, etc.)

Which brings me to my next point, about the specifications for The Phoenix, a device that actually works for men looking for an alternative to in-clinic treatment.

The Phoenix is The Only At-home Li-ESWT Device Designed For Treating The Penis

Unlike the fake at-home devices out there, The Phoenix is actually designed for treating the penis using Li-ESWT technology. They actually have a manual, video instruction on how to perform treatments, where to perform treatments, and they have a protocol that was designed by partnering Urologist, Dr. Paul Thompson, who has performed Li-ESWT treatment on men in his clinic for over 10 years. And I’m sorry for wording it this way, but that’s a lot of dicks!

Since The Phoenix came to the market in 2019/2020, over 55,000+ men including myself have used this device and it’s only going up from here. Currently, the Phoenix is patented and has been reviewed in more places than just my blog/perspective on this device.

Why Aren’t There Many Reviews On The Phoenix Li-ESWT Device?

rich from bde style researching about the phoenix for ed

I never talk about a product or solution unless I personally try it or use it regularly to know that it works. And this is the real deal here! The Phoenix worked for me. I’ve also talked to plenty of men who saw it worked for them in the past 2+ years. Lastly, there are hundreds of reviews on The Phoenix if you actually take the time to look online. You will see plenty of guys with similar experiences as my own.

But, unlike the other reviews, my goal is to be transparent as well as authentic, giving you the information you need to make better decisions about your sexual health.

The other reviews you see out there, might not cover every detail or question you are looking for. Sometimes they might sound robotic or too generic. So, I did some research for you guys!

The Current “Unbiased” Reviews On The Phoenix Li-ESWT Device From “Other” People

First and foremost, the men in this video are REAL people talking about real results from using The Phoenix. I know this because the majority were from the facebook group I had mentioned in a previous article that waited during the beginning of the pandemic like I did for their device.

Secondly, some of you are still skeptical and are annoyed by the “sales'' talk or what other influencers/affiliates write or talk about on their platforms like on YouTube, other websites, blogs, etc.

Are their reviews of The Phoenix real or not legit? Yes they are legit, but I get it… You want to read from someone who actually uses The Phoenix and is not an influencer or affiliated with them to reduce bias. I totally understand.

For this reason, I’ve spent months searching the whole internet FOR YOU to get unbiased reviews on The Phoenix. And I’m talking about good, and bad reviews on The Phoenix where I add a twist to it, by commenting on whether or not I think they’re a valid review or not.

Why? Because I care and would rather see you guys have all the research, testimonials, and information you need for you to make YOUR OWN conclusions. It also helps cut through the noise on the internet, which often buries the important information among other posts.

Already Used The Phoenix And Saw Results? It's Time To Speak Up

Some of you may have an experience with The Phoenix that is worth talking about. I believe in this device because the creators (RIP Jon Hoffman) actually took the time to solve a universal problem that men have been facing for far too long.

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For me, using the Phoenix and seeing a dramatic improvement in my performance propelled me to create as a resource guide for men looking to improve their sexual health. I hope to inspire others and help build on what The Phoenix can offer men and tackle other relatable performance issues men face in the bedroom.

As some of you are finally having the courage (or adrenaline rush) to actually stand by a community that wants to help men with sexual difficulties. How can you help?

Here’s what you can do:

The Phoenix does offer an affiliate partner sign up. The point is to get the word out. I’m 100% transparent when it comes to what I do and what I represent. But some of you might have a voice in a community where a guy or individual with a penis can actually benefit from a device like this in their arsenal or tool box to fight the natural decline us men face as we age.

The Phoenix is for adults of ALL ages:

  • It’s for men who love women

  • Men who love men

  • Men who love both women and men

  • Individuals with penises

You can also comment below your thoughts on this article or share it with a guy in need. Whether you’ve read my other articles, or followed along my Journey since 2020, I appreciate you!

Performance issues for men are often seen as taboo in the media or are often ridiculed. I say screw that nonsense! This is a safe place to talk about it and I encourage you to keep learning and continuing the discussion!

If you want to talk about it, or are having the courage to finally speak about your performance issues, I invite you to share your thoughts or to share your stories with us here at

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