Lots of guys coast on health autopilot until something they really care about takes a hit. And for many guys, that’s their penis.
Thankfully, you play a big role in how properly your penis functions. Follow these 10 simple tips to protect your penis and ward off erectile dysfunction for good.
1/CLEAN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET
Certain antidepressants, blood pressure medications, narcotic pain relievers, and antihistamines can cause problems with your erection.
2/KEEP YOUR GUT IN CHECK
Straining your belt could put your penis at risk, too. Men with a waist circumference of 39 inches or greater are more than twice as likely to have erectile dysfunction as those with waists below 35 inches.
3/Keep away from somking
Smoking can damage the lining of your blood vessels, which affects the smooth muscle in your penis and inhibits blood from flowing in.
4/LEAVE YOUR WORK AT THE OFFICE
Work-related stress is a huge issue for sexual function.
5/BRUSH UP YOUR PEARLY WHITES
A study from Turkey found that men with ED are three times more likely to have gum disease than guys without penis problems.
6/STOP CRADLING YOUR LAPTOP
Laptops generate a tremendous amount of heat, and anything that warms the testicles too much can decrease your sperm count and testosterone levels
7/AVOID ANY ON-THE-SIDE ACTION
You know that crushing guilt you feel when you’ve been unfaithful? Eventually, the guilt will turn to anxiety, and anxiety produces chemical changes in the brain that attack your ability to have an erection.
8/WORK UP A SWEAT
You know exercise is important to erections, but an easy jog might not be enough to reap the benefits: You might have to crank up the intensity.
9/KEEP THE BOOZE UNDER CONTROL
A University of Washington study found that drunk dudes put more effort into getting it up and still saw softer results than sober seducers.