As a man, getting an erection and lasting for a reasonable period of time is an important element of maintaining a healthy, fulfilling sex life. Unfortunately, for reasons ranging from age to diet, lifestyle and more, a significant number of men are finding it difficult to achieve and/or sustain erection.
But, you can get and sustain stronger erections by practicing the following:
- Exercise regularly
No brainer right? Keeping fit is very important to improving overall sexual function. Aside general body exercises, pelvic floor muscle exercises aka Kegel exercise are absolutely important to help you enjoy stronger erections. Kegel exercises strengthen your Pelvic floor muscles (PC muscles) which in turn, lead to stronger and more sustainable erections.
How to perform a kegel exercise.
Cut off the flow of urine the next time you want to urinate. After you cut it off, let it flow, then cut it off again, then let it flow again. Once these muscles have been identified, you don’t need to stop your pee midstream anymore.
To isolate those pelvic muscles, try standing in front of a mirror and using the pelvic muscles to lift your testicles by squeezing – without the help of your hands. Once you have a feel for how to contract and release your pelvic muscles, tighten and hold for a count of 10, then release.
Practice in sets of 10 and before long, you’ll notice stronger erections and better ejaculatory control. To get the best results, you have to be consistent with the exercises.
- Try a cock ring.
Did you know that a cockring can help you get a long-lasting erection? This O-shaped toy fits around your penis and helps retain blood in the shaft, where you want it.
- Foreplay is important.
Honestly, great sex for a lot of women goes beyond just penetration. Women enjoy penetration but starting out with amazing foreplay before intercourse will get her closer to orgasm and also take the pressure off you to ‘perform’ for a long time. Performance anxiety is a prevalent cause of erectile issues, so taking time with amazing foreplay helps you avoid issues around performance anxiety.
- Stay on Top of Your Blood Pressure
High blood pressure isn’t only detrimental to your health; it can also be a huge threat to your erections. Men with high blood pressure are more likely to experience blood flow issues that could result in lower sexual performance and weaker, less reliable erections.
While high blood pressure is linked to obesity, it’s possible to have higher-than-normal blood pressure even if you’re not overweight, so get your blood checked from time to time.
- Get a good sleep
Sleep disorders are closely linked to erection problems, ranging from a reduced interest in sex to erectile dysfunction.
Sleep deprivation can affect your erection quality in several ways. First, it’s closely associated with higher levels of stress, which can affect your libido and sexual performance. Second, it’s also associated with lower testosterone production, which could potentially contribute to ED (erectile dysfunction).
To maintain optimal sexual performance, make sure to get a good night’s sleep of at least 6-7 hours.