Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction

How Can I Achieve Firmer Erections?
Executive Summary
There are many things you can try to help you achieve and maintain a harder erection. Read on to find out how to stay harder longer.

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How Can I Achieve Firmer Erections?
There are many things you can try to help you achieve and maintain a harder erection. Though men's arousal is generally thought of as straightforward, there are physical and psychological factors that can affect men's ability to stay hard. You can try isolating the problem by making a note of when it occurs. Does it occur all the time? After a hard night of drinking? Do you find you have harder erections when you masturbate or when you're with your partner? Discerning the problem can help you find the best solution for you.

Bad habits, such as smoking and drinking, can exacerbate erectile dysfunction.

Smoking – Smoking causes early erectile dysfunction. This is because smoking causes damage to small blood vessels and capillaries. To maintain firm erections, you want unhindered blood flowing from your heart to your penis. Stop smoking and you can reverse some of this damage.

Drinking Alcohol and Caffeine – Reducing your alcohol and caffeine intake also promotes better blood flow.

Skimping on Kegels – Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles will strengthen your penis and libido. Take a few minutes while completing work at your desk or while driving to contract the muscle that causes your flow of urine to stop. Contract this muscle for five seconds and release. Do this throughout the day. This small change will get more blood flowing to your penis, and you will notice stronger orgasms as an added benefit.

Lack of Communication with Your Doctor – We know it's embarrassing (that's why we address it here on, but with pills like Viagra out on the market, it's worth it to talk to your doctor about ED. He can suggest medications or determine whether the erectile difficulties you are experiencing are related to another medical condition.

While you're making health changes, try experimenting with penis pumps or cock rings. Cock rings are easy to use and slow blood from leaving the penis, so you stay harder longer. Penis pumps help engorge the penis temporarily. Many men find battery-operated penis pumps easier to use than manually-operated pumps.

Herbal Viagras also work for some men. These products contain Yohimbe, which is purported to help with male arousal and orgasms.