As a man, getting and maintaining a good erection is a vital element of healthy and satisfying sex life.
However, life can turn into a nightmare if you don’t get hard-ons or when it becomes difficult for you to get a hard-on when required.
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Erection is surprisingly complicated: your head, thoughts, blood flow, hormones have to work together perfectly to get this crazy thing we call erection.
So don’t get agitated when things don’t go as planned. It is a common issue among men and happens to millions worldwide. The situation when you don’t get a proper or no hard-on is called in medical terminology as Erectile dysfunction(ED).
There are various reasons behind it like, too much smoking, unsatisfying sex life, insomnia, too much of masturbation whilst watching porn, and unhealthy lifestyle and food.
Many people have a mindset that taking pills will greatly help them achieve an erection fast, they are not wrong. But as we know using medication for erection has its downside and maybe not give satisfying results.
Yes, you heard it right, get out of your comfy bed, and start exercising. We all know that exercising is great for health but only the idea of it won’t help you stay healthy.
You need to start taking initiatives, we are not asking you to hit the gyms or do immense training. You can start by morning walk and gradually add more healthy and cardio exercises to your list.
Most of you might not be aware of the fact that Erectile Dysfunction can be a sign of more serious problems. Like heart disease, high levels of cholesterol, high blood pressure(hypertension).
The blood vessels in the penis are smaller than the larger arteries present in the other parts of the body.
This means that hypertension, cholesterol, heart disease, or blocked arteries may not be the reason for a stroke or a heart attack. But it could result in erectile dysfunction.
Regular exercises reduce the risk of any cardiovascular disease as well as the chances of erectile dysfunction. Maintaining a daily habit of exercise will greatly improve your erection problems.
Start to improve your food habits. Our health depends greatly on what we eat, unhealthy food habits become a problem to one’s well being.
Eating junk food and fast food which are mostly fried, fatty, and processed can prove ruinous for your sexual and overall health.
Your body does not get the necessary nutrition to produce the required hormones or enzymes vital for your body’s maintenance. A healthy sex life requires healthy food habits.
Start with throwing out all the processed food and the fatty contain food out of your meal. You need to add some green leafy veggies and fruits to your dining table.
Have a proper diet plan and eat your meal on time.
Here’s a bonus to motivate you, eating nutritious food will not only help you significantly to get a hard-on but also makes you last longer in bed.
If you have already indulged in physical fitness and healthy food, it’s time for you to go to the next level which is meditation.
Start practicing meditation, meditating even for twenty minutes a day will show great results within a month of commencing it. You will feel relaxed, fitter than before, and most importantly energetic from within.
Meditation helps you bind your mind with your body, a positive flame burns inside of you, you emit positive vibes in your environment.
This emotional connectivity further strengthens your body and your sexual desire. You will notice an improvement in your erectile dysfunction.
Improve your sleeping habits
Having problems whilst sleeping or insomnia can also be a reason for erectile dysfunction.
A bad sleeping habit affects your mind and plagues your arteries, it ruins concentration and makes a person irritated and depressed.
Unstable mental health will harm your physical well being as well, this may make it very difficult for you to get a hard-on.
However, if you are following a good food habit, exercising, and meditating daily then there can be an improvement to your sleeping habits as well.
Maybe, indulging in a healthy lifestyle and mediation is all your body wanted for a good night’s sleep.
Anyways, it is very certain that if you are experiencing problems regarding your erection it can be bad sleeping habits or insomnia.
Smoking causes immense damage to the blood circulation in your body, it leads to serious health issues like heart attack and stroke.
Erectile dysfunction can also be added to the list. It is usually seen that most chain smokers suffer from erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is very common for those who smoke.
An erection is only possible when there is enough blood flow in the blood vessels present on the penis.
Smoking disrupts the blood flow and obstructs the proper functioning of the small blood vessels on the penis.
The intake of nicotine also affects the fertility of a man, smoking cigarettes causes damage to the DNA eggs and sperms which results in infertility.
There is also some belief that smoking causes decreased libido essential for sex drive.
Limit watching porn
Too much of watching porn or being a porn addict has also been a common reason for erection problems. Well, you don’t just only watch the problem, right?
Excessive masturbation causes degradation in your sex drive. Your body gets used to jerking off, so it doesn’t get a hard-on easily.
You strictly need to limit your frequency to masturbate so that your body can get a break from forced sexual satisfaction.
Talk to your partner
If you are still finding it difficult to get a hard-on while having sex, talk to your partner about this.
Communication is key to success, and if you are facing problems with your partner about not being satisfied, tell her about it.
Discuss what you want, how you want, try spicing things up between you two, and exchange each other’s fantasies.
Remember that not finding complete satisfaction with your partner does not mean the end of everything, it will all get better. However, if erectile dysfunction is severe, medical help is advised.
Lilah Ty is an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology. Her various works have influenced social and cultural values in the United States. She is also qualified to treat people for general health problems and can also help with mental health advice. Lilah Ty has specializations in the underlying mechanisms that govern the functioning of biological systems within fields such as health, technology and the environment. She started her career path with a four years’ Bachelor’s degree and two years of master’s degree. Also, she has a deep knowledge in microbiology, anthropology, biochemistry and molecular biology.