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How to Avoid Erectile Dysfunction – 8 Ways to Protect Your Erection

by Monica Ma |

Erectile dysfunction is something many men of age worry about and sometimes also have to deal with. When we grow older, it is normal that certain parts of the body function less smoothly and the men’s genitalia is no exception. Nevertheless, erectile dysfunction does not necessarily have to become a normal part of aging. In fact, there are many steps you can take that help you to avoid having to suffer from erectile dysfunction at a later age.

 

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Listed below, are 8 tips brought to you by Luvkis on how to avoid erectile dysfunction and how to maintain a healthy erection.

 

1. Keep track of what you eat

Just as with any other health related issue, diet plays a major role when it comes to erectile dysfunction. Studies have shown that foods which are bad for the health, also have a negative effect on a men’s ability to have an erection. Just as the heart, an erected penis works through a steady flow of blood. If this blood flow gets restricted, the organs can no longer function. This may lead to a heart attack (when speaking about the heart) or to erectile dysfunction when talking about the penis. As of such, it is recommended to stay away from fatty, fried, and processed foods. Instead, eat healthy and consume foods such as vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts, and whole grains. Just remember, everything that is bad for the heart, is also bad for your penis.

 

2. Maintain a healthy weight

As most of us likely already know, being overweight can bring along a number of health related issues. One health problem that a person can get from being overweight is type 2 diabetes. This particular sickness is known for causing nerve damage throughout your body including the ones that supply blood to your penis. When this happens, chances are high that you’ll start suffering from erectile dysfunction soon after.

 

3. Be careful with medication and supplements

Medicines and health supplements are great, however, many of them come with a list of possible side effects. There is certain medication around of which the side effects may lead to erection problems. So before taking any type of medication, make sure to read the included safety guidelines. Some examples of medicine and supplements that can cause erectile dysfunction are; blood pressure medication, antihistamines, steroids, and antidepressants.

 

4. Stay active

Having a good health is about so much more than only eating healthy food. Exercise plays a major role in staying healthy both physically and mentally. This is also the case for erectile dysfunction. According to a recent study by Harvard, as little as 30 minutes of walking every day drops your risk of suffering from erectile dysfunction with a staggering 41%. Moderate exercise two or three times per week further drop this risks. Exercise is not just a great weapon against erectile dysfunction, it also improves your general sexual health.

 

5. Quit smoking and drink less

Both cigarettes and alcohol are known to have negative effects on a person’s blood flow and neuro-signals. As of such, drinking and smoking does have a direct effect on a male’s ability to get a (strong) erection. If you worry about suffering from erectile dysfunction, it’s better to stay way from cigarettes altogether. Moderate drinking is okay, but keep it with less than two drinks per day.

 

6. Reduce stress and sleep enough

Stress and lack of sleep have a direct effect on both your mental and physical health. This is no different when talking about erectile dysfunction. For a healthy body, don’t strain yourself too much. Relax and exercise regularly to reduce your stress levels. At night, try to sleep at least for 7 hours.

 

7. Be careful during sex

Erectile dysfunction is not always directly linked to a sickness or health related problems. In fact, it may also be the effect of an injury to the penis. And believe it or not, the easiest way to get a penis injury is by having rough and unsafe sex. Therefore, it might be a smart idea to take it easy with your partner and to avoid certain sex positions that strain your penis. If you have injured your penis during sex before and are now experiencing slight difficulties with having an erection, it is advised to talk about it with a doctor or health care professional.

 

8. Don’t rely on Kegel exercise

The usage of Kegel exercise balls is popular among men and woman as it offers an effective way to train your pelvic floor muscles. Although Kegel exercise brings along a wide range of health benefits (especially for women) related to, for example, incontinence, there is no evidence that it also prevents erectile dysfunction. Although it might not help you with up keeping your erections, Kegel exercise does bring along a number of other benefits. Therefore, it is not bad to perform this exercise but do, however, not expect it to help you with your erectile problems.

 

Bonus Tip:

If you are already suffering from (early stages of) erectile dysfunction, it does not mean that you can not enjoy sex anymore. Luckily, there are plenty of measures you can take that help you maintain a strong and healthy erection. Naturally, there are pills, medicine, and other natural remedies. These do, however, not always work nor can it be guaranteed that they are healthy. Therefore, it is advised to try different, less harmful, ways to enlarge your penis and maintain an erection.

 

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The saves and easiest way to get and maintain a strong erection is by using manual penis pump along with a cock ring. Simply slide the penis pump over your cock and use the manual or electric pump to create a vacuum. This vacuum will draw blood into your penis and helps you to achieve a natural erection. In fact, the erection obtained from a penis pump will be much larger and stiffer compared to your normal erections. Once the penis pump has done its job, remove it and quickly slide on your cock ring. This tight ring prevents the blood to flow out of your erected penis and helps you to maintain your erection for a lover period of time. Not only does this sex toy for men help you maintain your erection, it furthermore increases your sensitivity so that you can enjoy the sex with your partner even more. If you’re looking for couple sex toys that help to maintain your erection while simultaneously pleasing you and your partner – a vibrating cock ring is the best way to go!

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