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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: The Mission of the Erectile Dysfunction Foundation is to educate men about erectile dysfunction and help them find treatment or cure through education, support, advocacy, and research.

Results: We have launched the site www.franktalk.org, the only web site devoted to ED that is not commercial or medical. We offer Seminars and Classes and work with doctors to reach men.

Target demographics: While 52% of men over 40 have ED, men of all ages struggle with it.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Reached over 30,000 men in last year - and growing.

Geographic areas served: Global, but concentrated now on North America

Programs: www.franktalk.org seminars, classes, advocate and find treatment for uninsured. Educational retreats for grief counseling and support. Peer to peer counseling services.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As Gay man I had certain trepidations about FrankTalk when i first encountered it. But that fear was completely eased by the generous nature of the men who post the most intimate details of their struggles with ED and related issues. Guys are willing to be totally honest about things that they normally wouldn't ever talk about with other men and it's very refreshing as well as very informative. i found it about 3 months ago after years of struggling with Prostate Cancer and subsequent ED and now have gotten my implant and am very happy with how it's healing up. I credit FT with giving me the support and information I needed to go thru with this operation. It's a great organization and i encourage all men with ED to check it out, whether you're straight or gay, it doesn't matter when you have ED. We're all the same in many ways and FT encourages this interaction. A wonderful place to learn and share and just be a part of it all. Thanks to Paul and the rest of the gang who make this possible. 5 stars!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I suffered with e d for many years, since my teens. Finally arrived at the decision point to go for a surgical solution that has a very high success rate and some risks, or stay with other methods that were not working all that well for me. That is where this site came to the rescue, literally. My doctor had all the medical information, but none of the practical stuff. Will I lose length? Will I lose sensitivity? Is it going to bother me or my wife if my glans no longer swell? I had so many questions and fears. 2 guys in particular who had recently received implants had the patience to calm me down and reassure me it was going to be fine. I can never thank Keith and Scot enough for their support. Now it's my turn. I want to help as many guys as I can in this journey, just not to the implant, but along the many paths I am familiar with, the shots, the pills, the pumps, all things I have experienced. When a guy joins here, he joins a fraternity of guys who will always have his back and support him in any way possible. True friends, my FrankTalk buddies.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

To Paul and all the Members of FrankTalk, and the Erectile Dysfunction Foundation:
There are not enough thanks that I can give for all that I've learned from you.
My ED is now cured for life!
Jere

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2

Donor

Rating: 5

Thanks to Paul and all the other members that I have talked too! I’ve suffered with ED for six years. Pills have stopped working for me. I was skeptical about getting an Implant at first, but after being a member of EDF for several months, the decision is a no brainer! Can’t wait for Nov 1/2012! Thanks to all of you for the education.
Jere

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Franktalk, is an awesome Foundation for men dealing with ED, the staff, particularly Paul Nelson is very devoted to helping and seeing that the members are being given true and reliable information. Having dealt with erectile dysfunction due to prostate cancer i can only say that it has helped me so much.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had no idea that I could find such support and encouragement from guys I've never met, but who deal with the same issues. Paul Nelson is to be highly commended for setting up a non-profit that meets guys' needs at a foundational level (sorry, couldn't resist the pun).

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In December, 2008 at age 70, I had emergency surgery for AAA (Abdominal Aortic
Aneurysm) which left me quite weak, and took many months to recover. Eventually I got
back to being reasonably normal, except for urological problems. Testicle became infected
(likely due to catheterization) and was successfully treated with anti-biotics after a couple
weeks. Then blood in the ejaculate, and finally retrograde ejaculation. My urologist did a
cystoscopy to try to determine these causes. He could not definetely attribute these
ailments to anything except the surgery. All this added up to a more extreme erectile
dysfunction (I was taking cialis prior to the surgery).

I felt miserable. Urologist suggested that perhaps a vacuum erection device may help my
situation, and failing that, injections of trimix, and even if that failed, then penile implants
mau be the only other option if I wanted a sex life. OF COURSE I WANTED A SEX
LIFE !!! I also wanted to to talk it over with someone... someone who had traveled the
same road I was on... but who ? I didn’t know if any of my friends or relatives had E.D.
problems and I sure wasn’t going to inquire. I needed to hear from men... honest men who
could at least help me know what my future would be like.

I do not ever remember how I found Frank Talk, but probably searched Google for some
answers. Paul, the founder and administrator of Frank Talk welcomed me warmly, letting
me know I was in a friendly place. Finally I was able to talk openly, with no
embarassment and partake of discussions that really meant something to my own case.
This was group therapy but anonymous participation... all of my questions were addressed
by guys who had “been there” . Honest, straight forward discussions that were impossible
for me to have anywhere else.

Two years later, I am happy to say that my sex life has returned using Trimix injections,
and now it is me who offers suggestions, encouragement and well wishes to those who
seek the comfort of sincere, helpfull conversations with men who can understand what
E.D. is really like.

Bill

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The information shared by the members of the Erectile Dysfunction Foundation has been extremely useful when addressing my own ED issues. FrankTalk provides the ability to share experiences with others who are fighting their own battles with Erectile Dysfunction.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been a member of Franktalk for 3 months and the information supplied by fellow members has been very useful. I've received information on this site that I could only acquire from fellow sufferers. This sharing if info is very beneficial.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been a member of Franktalk for 3 months and the information supplied by fellow members has been very useful. I've received information on this site that I could only acquire from fellow sufferers. This sharing if info is very beneficial.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this website since the beginning. The Franktalk.com has been help to many men that have issues that are not freely discussed in public. The men on the board are open and direct with ideas that have help them. Many of the guys here have learned how to regain their self worth throught this board. Thank you Franktalk and the member on the board.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After having cancer and all the problems that go with the treatment, Frank Talk is a unique forum where you can talk about the problems and many questions answered by folks in the same boat. totally priceless! Paul has spend countless hours making all this happen!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have read this forum daily since my RALP surgery three years ago. it has been a life saver for me.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This website enables personal and confidential discussion of ED issues and serves as a source of very useful information.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have never written to endorse anything before, but I feel that had it not.been for all the great guys at FrankTalk.org I would have suffered with ED alone. The site made me aware that there was help out there and that I could find a medical professional who not only cared about my situation, but could help me solve it. Thank-you for everything you guys at FrankTalk have done for me.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has been a life saver for me and my wife. They help men who suffer from Erectile Dysfunction, by providing support, advocacy and education. Thanks to Paul and all the men who offer advice.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The world of men with Erectile Dysfunction is a silent one. As hesitant as men may be about discussing medical problems in general, dicussing one's man-parts can be extraordinarily difficlut. Finding the ED Foundation sponsored website and "meeting" men from all over the country who are dealing with the same challenges has been an amazingly uplifting (no pun intended) experience. Knowing you are not alone--that there are plenty of guys out there dealing with the same physical problems and the same emotional ramifications of of those problems is reassuring on so many levels. Beyond that, the wealth of information available from such a peer group has proven to be invaluable. Even my doctor has been impressed with what an informed patient I have become. I have also availed myself of the opportunity to meet some of the guys in person and have developed seme incredible new friends in the process. What a great work this foundation is doing!

1 Jay J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the Erectile Dysfunction Foundation for 2 years. This foundation hosts a terrific website called Franktalk.org. This website is a place where men with a common problem can talk with each other to learn improve their lives and find consulation that they are not alone. We laugh and cry with each other and find a frienship that cannot be equaled at doctor's offices. This site strives to give the most update scientific answers and the human experience. this foundation has changes lives, saved marriages, and healed the soul.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't even begain to tell you how much frank talk helped me ,I had robtic surgery in nov of 2011 , was already having ed for maybe 20yrs ,sometimes would work most of the time it wouldn't .But after the surgery no erections at all .so started to look at implnat ,found frank talk started to talk to the guys on there ,they helped me so much gave me the advise I needed and I did it got my implant it changed my life ,gave my sex life back to me ,thank you frank talk I live on a small retire ment ,if it was able I would donate lots of money to it ,again thx frank talk ,very needed web page and much appreaciated Jerrywayne

1 Richard35

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FRANK TALK removes the barrier many men feel about certain personal medical matters. The barrier is invisible and yet intense and is known as denial. However, once someone is willing to listen in a non-judgmental manner barriers fall down and men often for the first time in their lives begin to share about themselves including ED, various treatments and medication, successes and disappointments. Men learn to express how they feel and sometimes unlearn information acquired in childhood. In short men through Frank Talk receive support and give support...very much a win/win situation.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Before I encountered the ED Foundation, I had suffered with ED for over 15 years. Thanks to the advice I received from the foundation, I am now able to enjoy normal intimate relations with my wife of over 40 years. The Foundation supports a forum allowing its members to exchange free ideas and support not available anywhere else.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Franktalk through it posts give lots of advice to men with EDits now begining to exspand with more forums, and some still to come, hard work for the guys at the top.