Turn on the TV and you are bound to see at least one commercial for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). What was once a taboo topic is now a common diagnosis for many men. When there is inadequate blood flow to the penis, it is unable to get or maintain erections. There are many reasons as to why this happens. The grey area on this issue is when you can only get and maintain a soft erection.
Unlike ED, a soft erection is not subject to medical treatment, they are just something you are told to live with, or that because you can ejaculate or get an erection, you don’t have a problem. Yet anyone who has tried to have sex with a soft erection knows this is a real condition. The good news is most of these cases are caused by environmental or physiological factors and can be improved.
Walk Each Day
A recent study found out that men who walked between 2 to 4 miles a day had lesser erection problems than men who took cars everywhere. This is because fat deposits stiffen the arteries in the penis. As such, the more you exercise, the healthier the arterial linings of your penis, and the better your erections.
Why it works: Walking is a cardiovascular exercise, which targets your heart. As your heart is a muscle, you can strength train it to perform better. When this happens, your body will be able to pump blood faster and for longer, including to the penis. As your erection relies on a strong consistent blood flow, you will see noticeable results within a few weeks.
Researchers found that smokers generally have smaller penises than nonsmokers including the length of erections. Irwin Goldstein, M.D., a Urologist at the Boston University Medical Center says, “In addition to damaging blood vessels, smoking may cause damage to penile tissue itself, making it less elastic and preventing it from stretching.”
Why it works: Smoking restricts blood flow and penile growth. However, quitting smoking reverses these effects or stops further damage from occurring. When you stop smoking, you stop the restriction of blood flow and oxygenation, which are starving your erections. If you need any other incentive, smokers see results within weeks of quitting smoking.
Get a Vasectomy
According to Karen Donahey, Ph.D., Director of the Sex and Marital Therapy program at Northwestern University, “The risk of a contraceptive failure can be a big source of anxiety for some men, especially those who’ve had a birth-control scare, which leads to erection problems.” The absence of sperm makes the risk of pregnancy minute, which in turn reduces anxiety and has an overall psychological effect on your performance.
Why it works: For many men, their lack of erection is all in the mind. While no one wants to hear that ED or soft erections are physiological, as this sounds like it’s a made up problem, the truth is we are what we think. Removing one of the most common concerns (will she get pregnant) from the conversation can be extremely satisfying, especially for older couples.
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