From puberty onward, your penis suffers all kinds of self - and outward abuses ... from overexcitement in tight Levi's to weekend-long binges with women from whom you've caught many things except their last names. The result, long term is a loss of erection strength.
Thankfully ... numerous erection enhancers are available.
In fact ... we've got eight erection enhancement tips for you to implement:
In a study conducted at the University of Kentucky, researchers found that when asked to rate their sex lives on a scale of one to 10, men who smoked averaged about a five - a far cry from nonsmokers who rated theirs a nine. In addition to damaging blood vessels, smoking may cause damage to penile tissue itself, making it less elastic and preventing it from streching.
Get a Vasectomy
If you're finished having kids, consider investing in permanent renovations at the sperm factory. The risk of pregnancy can be a big source of anxiety. That anxiety can lead to erection problems and cause the same vicious circle that makes sexual performance anxiety such a mood killer. The cost is roughly $1500 and it's a bargain when compared to college tuition.
Fire the Mistress
It's common for men who are having affairs to stop having erections - so common in fact that doctors will ask if you're cheating on your spouse. Guilt can turn to anxiety and that kills an erection.
Loose your Gut
Besides the monastary, having diabetes is the quickest route to a lifetime of celibacy. More than 50% of men with diabetes suffer from male impotence. The disease hits the penis with a double whammy. It accelerates the process of arterial disease, and it slows the transmission of nerve signals. Staying trim is the best way to avoid diabetes and research proves weight loss helps your erection. If it's too late for that, be vigilant in checking your blood sugar levels.
Stop ramming your penis
One misplaced thrust is all it takes to rupture the corpora cavernosa, the erectile chambers that run the length of your penis. Don't believe us? Try aiming your erection at the trunk of a tree - it's roughly the same density as your partners pubic bone, it just has more critters living in it. A penis fracture requires surgery and most likely it will cause problems down the road. More than 1/3 of impotent men have a history of penis trauma. To protect yourself, be careful when she's on top ... that's the position most likely to cause you damage.
Men who walk 2 miles per day have 1/2 the rate of erection problems than more sedentary men. Deposits that clog or stiffen penis arteries can wilt an erection faster than Greta Van Susteren's smile. The linings of the blood vessels are active areas where chemicals are made and released. The more you exercise, the healthier, cleaner and more flexible the vessel linigs become.
As far as your body's concerned, yawning and getting an erection are practically the same thing. They are both controlled by a chemical called nitric oxide. Released in the brain, it can either travel to the neurons that control mouth opening and breathing, or go down the spinal cord to the penis blood vessels.
Go to bed after the last thrust
4-Men knows you just hate to give up one minute of post-sex pillow talk, but ultimately you're going comatose for her. Your penis needs as much shut-eye as it can get. Every night while you sleep, you have between three and five hour-long erections. Those erections aren't there to make life interesting for your mate, they work to recharge your penis, keeping it well nourished with oxygenated blood.