Every man wishes to have a powerful erection and make his partner happy in bed. Below are 13 strategies for powerful and steamy erection you dream of.
1. Eat Well
One of the keys to a healthy erection is a healthy diet. You don’t want to be loading up on heavy foods or difficult-to-digest meals if you know an intimate moment is in your near future. In general, you’re looking for the same thing that is good for your heart; plenty of healthy fats, low cholesterol, and foods that are part of the Mediterranean diet. As the video above shows, you should also be watching what supplements you take.
2. Avoid Penis Shrinkers
In a study conducted at the University of Kentucky, researchers found that when asked to rate their sex lives on a scale of 1 to 10, men who smoked averaged about a five—a far cry from nonsmokers, who rated theirs at nine. One reason, of course, is that smoking is a known cause of impotence. And there’s some evidence that smoking affects erection size.
3. Get a Vasectomy
If you’re finished producing offspring (or you’re sure you don’t want kids), consider investing in permanent renovations at the sperm factory. If there’s no sperm, the risk of pregnancy is beyond minuscule: A properly performed vasectomy has an effectiveness rate of 99.9 percent. And at $1,500, it’s a bargain compared with college tuition.
4. Get Positioned Properly
Setting yourself up on the right sex position can enhance and make your erection quite powerful. Take advantage of gravity here; a man being on top or standing can help give you increased blood flow, leading to a better erection. You can try positioning your lady friend at the end of the bed with her legs hanging over, which allows you to stand when you enter her.
5. Fire Your Mistress
It’s common for men who start having affairs to stop having erections. Unless your wife knows about, approves of, and participates in your new sex life—in which case, we’d like to meet her—you’re bound to feel at least a little guilty about it when you’re with her. Guilt can turn to anxiety, and that can resist a person from powerful erection.
6. Calm Your Nerves
Stress is a big no-no when you want to get lucky. Studies have shown that high levels of anxiety and work-related stress can be a huge damper on your hard-on. Because stress can lead to higher blood pressure and cholesterol — which in turn can lead to heart disease — living a life full of anxiety can stop a boner in its tracks
7. Lose Your Fat Gut
Besides the monastery, having diabetes is the quickest route to a lifetime of celibacy. In fact, more than 50 percent of all men with diabetes are impotent. The disease hits the penis with a double whammy. It accelerates the process of arterial disease, and it slows the transmission of stimuli along nerves throughout your body. And, trust us, a numb penis is not a happy penis. Staying trim is the best way to avoid diabetes. If it’s too late for that, be vigilant in checking your blood sugar (talk to your doctor about the best methods). Men who are sloppy about controlling their levels have 70 percent more erection problems than those who stay on top of it, according to a recent Italian study.
8. Stop Running Into Hard Objects
One vigorously misplaced thrust is all it takes to rupture the corposa cavernosa, the elongated “erectile chambers” that run the length of your penis. Don’t believe us? Try aiming your erect penis at the trunk of a tree—it’s roughly the same density as your partner’s pubic bone. A complete rupture will require surgery within 24 hours to stanch the internal bleeding and reduce the risk of permanent damage. A partial tear isn’t as serious, but it may cause problems later on. As the linings of the corposa heal over with scar tissue, they lose their elasticity—leading to curvature, pain, and eventually impotence. By some estimates, more than a third of impotent men have a history of “penile trauma.” To protect yourself, be careful when she’s on top. That’s the position most likely to cause damage.
9. Limit Your Sensitivity To Go Longer
The classic way to limit over-sensitivity is to wear a condom, which you should be doing anyway in a lot of cases. If you don’t need to wear a condom with your woman, you can try focusing on other things. Periodically take yourself out of the scene mentally if you think you’re going to lose control. The trick is to transport your mind away just long enough to avoid ejaculating too early — but not lose your erection.
10. Skip the Taxi
Start walking. In one recent study, researchers found that men who walked just 2 miles a day had half the rate of erection problems of more sedentary men, says Dr. Goldstein. (Twenty minutes of jogging or 30 minutes of weight training will work, too.) The more you exercise, the healthier, cleaner, and more flexible those linings become.
11. Yawn a Lot
As far as your body’s concerned, yawning and getting a powerful erection is practically the same thing. They’re 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 blood vessels that feed the penis. Sometimes it does both (that’s why a big yawn can cause a tremor down under). We don’t recommend foreplay with your mouth hanging open. But allowing yourself to yawn now and then throughout the day may help prime the neurochemical pathways that lead to good, sturdy erections.
12. Consider Using Some Products
If you’re struggling with erection problems, don’t despair. While often the problem is linked to mental or physiological issues that aren’t easily resolved, there are products out there that might be able to help. These products might not resolve the underlying issues you’re experiencing — the issues that are really causing you to experience erectile difficulties, like anxiety, or high blood pressure, but if you’re looking to have sex in the very near future and you really, really want to be sporting a strong erection when you do so, knowing that the problem is solvable over time at some indeterminate point in the future may not exactly feel comforting.
13. Fall Asleep After the Last Thrust
We know: You hate to give up on one minute of post-coital 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 and powerful erections. You probably noticed this phenomenon the last time you had to pee at 4 a.m.