The American Urological Association’s guidelines for ED state that men may choose several options for their Erectile Dysfunction (ED) struggles: assistive devices, medication, lifestyle changes or even surgery. According to Healthline.com, there are many ways to approach ED and each treatment plan should be unique as the person using it. In many cases, ED can become more manageable, treatable or even curable.
The first thing to remember is that ED is a common issue which many men face (nearly 30 million men in the US alone). Most of those cases respond well to lifestyle changes, medication, surgery, and even sexual wellness aids. Anxiety is a common trigger for ED, so it is important to remain calm, communicative with your partner, and never be afraid to seek help to improve your sex life and overall wellness.
- Relax: try not to focus on your ED when becoming intimate with a partner. Deep breathing exercises, massage techniques or even mental health or counseling sessions may be beneficial to getting – and maintaining an erection.
- Experiment: for some partners – especially those who have been together for a substantial amount of time – additional stimulation or excitement is needed. Don’t be afraid to add toys, additional foreplay, or other fantasies. Vibrators and lube can be helpful for women and penis, or cock rings can be helpful for male partners.
- Avoid unhealthy habits: smoking, heavy drinking, illegal drugs, and some prescription drugs (if taken incorrectly) can worsen ED. Certain medications can also trigger ED. If you are finding that your antidepressants, blood pressure medication, or painkillers are causing impotence, contact your physician.
- Lose weight and exercise: obesity is often a contributing factor for ED. Losing excess weight and a better diet can increase your libido and healthy blood flow to the entire body, including the penis.
As you are working toward a healthier you, remember that many prescription drugs can be helpful (Viagra, Cialis, etc.) as can bedroom aids like cock rings and penis pumps. Cock rings and prescription erection pills can help get – and maintain – a firmer erection.
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