Erections... morning, spontaneous, unwanted. There are all kinds, and that's normal, even when we have difficulty getting hard down there. “Erection Time” can be a moment of tremendous pressure for men. We are weighed down by the mandate to always perform at our best, get hard, and be up to the situation, ALWAYS. But we are human! We have emotions, go through ups and downs, and face challenges and health problems, which can often be seen or expressed through our bodies. As a result, our erections can be impacted!
We must recognize that much of our self-esteem is at stake in our erections, and because we are used to it does not mean that it is natural or that we should stay comfortable with this idea. Social pressures on men are many, and sometimes, they exert their effect in bed. We also know that there’s usually a partner, another person, involved. They can put us to the test and demand a mechanical performance exempt from unforeseen events. It is thus best to take the matter lightly and talk about it. Sometimes we just need to verbalize what worries us to spark things up.
Erections are expected to fluctuate in intensity and regularity. If either drops off, it does not necessarily mean that there is anything wrong. Regardless, if you do notice some difficulty when it comes to getting an erection, you should avoid being alarmed. There are simple things we can do to improve our sexual health without the need for medications.
✅ A good diet: fresh, unprocessed food. Diets based on vegetables, fruits, nuts, and legumes provide a source of nitric oxide that plays a fundamental role in erectile physiology.
✅ Physical exercise: physical activity also releases nitric oxide and antioxidants that will make your adventure partner happy. The important thing is to generate good habits and, in time, to see better results.
Food and physical exercise provide us with care for the key arteries in erections.
✅ Good sleep habits: On average, less than five hours of sleep can decrease sexual desire and have a negative impact on your erections. Most humans need 7-8 hours of sleep. Aim for that. It will help with healthspan too.
✅ Combat stress: stress is another great enemy of desire and satisfactory sexual response. Therefore, incorporating behaviors to reduce stress will improve your physical, mental, and sexual health. The most advisable thing is daily physical activity. You can also try incorporating conscious breathing techniques.
✅ Good partner communication: set aside time to talk without interruption from other people or distractions like phones, computers, or television. Think about what you want to say. Be clear about what you want to communicate. Make your message clear, so your partner hears it accurately and understands what you mean. Talk about what is happening and how it affects you.
✅ Practice PE: One of the effects that appear fast when starting to practice PE is the rapid improvement of erections. Most of the exercises promote a circulatory increase, thus promoting the appearance of better erections.
✅ Cut down on Porn: The point here is that, sexually, porn overstimulates the brain. Our brains are great at adapting to overstimulation. Sometimes taking a break or simply setting certain limits, such as seeing once a week or every two, helps regain sensitivity to other erotic stimuli and narratives.
✅ Healthy masturbation: Masturbation is not wrong! What can causes emotional damage, though, are the habits associated with it, such as the excessive consumption of pornography. Masturbation can be a super enriching habit, rewarding if you take advantage of it. You can explore many ways of touching yourself, being aware of your arousal level, breathing, and imagining. Have you ever stopped to think about how much you depend on visual stimuli to touch yourself?
So now that you know, try one of these, and maybe it will help you. But, of course, you don't need to try them all. Perhaps, by only incorporating one, the rest of the pieces fit together. In any case, they are all healthy habits of great value beyond their benefits for the male erection. So go ahead!