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When things aren’t going well in bed it can really take a toll on your self-esteem and relationship. If you are have recently experienced soft erections, trouble getting hard, or a loss of morning wood then I can understand how frustrated you must be. Consistent problems getting and maintaining an erection are referred to as “Sexual dysfunction”. As the name states, this is when things downstairs aren’t quite “functioning” as they should. Erectile problems are actually more common than you think and can be a result of a combination of factors including age, state of mind and health.
But do not worry. There are a few simple steps you can take to fix these problems in a relatively short period of time. All it takes is a bit of stepping back to see what is going wrong, and making a few lifestyle changes.
The Secret to Harder, Longer Lasting Erections
Cut Out the Tobacco and Alcohol
If you are having problems in bed, usually the most common issue is due to tobacco and alcohol use. Alcohol is a natural depressant and your body processes it much in the same way that it would a poison. People refer to soft penises from drinking as “whiskey dick” for a reason. What you may not realize is that the effects of alcohol on your vascular system last even after you have sobered up. Your body actually takes about a day or two to recover after moderate to heavy drinking, so if you drink a fair amount and on a regular basis then you are going to see the negative effects of drinking more frequently.
The same goes for tobacco use. Tobacco actually causes your blood vessels to constrict, which is partly why you feel a rush from nicotine. The downside to this of course its effect on your sexual health over time. Restricted blood vessels mean decreased blood flow all over your body, especially where you need it most. Nicotine can stay in your system for weeks at a time, so much like alcohol, problems from smoking can carry over well past the day you smoked that last cigarette.
Two of the most common physical reasons for soft erection are from inadequate blood flow to the penis and an imbalance in hormones. Exercise is a great way to combat both of these, as staying active will literally keep your blood flowing. This will increase your vascular health and in turn, increase blood flow to your penis.
Additionally cardio and weightlifting increase testosterone production which will boost your libido and overall erection strength. Increasing your body’s natural testosterone means harder, longer lasting erections. Exercise is the one silver bullet to fix your problems, but it also takes the most dedication and effort. If you can stick to a regular exercise routine then you will see results in no time.
For some people, exercising and cutting out alcohol help, but aren’t sufficient to fully solve soft erections. This is when taking a supplement to regulate your body’s hormone levels can really help. Ever since I moved to Korea, my friends here have all sworn by red ginseng. I didn’t believe them at first, but people here have been using it for hundreds of years to help boost energy and sexual performance. It wasn’t until my close friend gave me some as a gift that I was convinced. I have been using it ever since.
Korean red ginseng has really done wonders to help get my sex life back on track. Everyone’s body works a little differently, so experimenting and striking a balance with different herbal regimens can take time, but the pay-off, in the end, is well worth it. I have much more energy nowadays and am much, much happier with my sexual performance as a result.
You can see a full list of herbal supplements support libido and erection strength that I have personally tried out here.
Cock rings work by adding pressure to your pubococcygeus muscles (no I didn’t make that work up), which are located at the base of the penis and help control blood flow and ejaculation. Putting pressure here, with the help of a cock ring, can help made you last longer and your penis harder. They come in a variety of colors, materials, and sizes. You can also choose from fixed or adjustable sizes. Cock rings are also relatively inexpensive starting out at around 5 dollars. They are worth giving a shot if you are looking for a quick fix.
Do Some Kegels
You read that right. Most people hear the word Kegels and automatically think of vaginal exercises when in fact men also have the ability to train and strengthen important muscles for sex.
If you have ever gone pee and try to stopped mid-stream then you already know how to tighten these muscles. Training them and making this area is stronger is relatively easy but takes some daily diligence. Try to tighten and hold these muscles for 10 seconds at a time for about 10-15 times a days. It can actually be pretty tough at first but after a few days practice, it will get much easier. Gradually increase the number over a few weeks and you will notice a big improvement.
Sexual dysfunction can be frustrating but there are steps you can take to make a difference. Being consistent and creating a routine is simple, but sticking to it can be the tricky part. If you follow the above steps I can promise you will notice an improvement within a few days, and eventually you will be at your sexual prime.