Tips for Mens Sexual Health
All me want to be healthy, and in many cases, they try
and take care of themselves by watching what they eat,
getting exercise on a regular basis, and managing the
stress in their lives. But many men are unaware that they
can also take care of their sexual health and prevent
problems before they occur.
Here are 10 tips for men to keep in mind for maximum
Eat a healthy diet Many men are surprised
to learn that what they eat can affect their sexual performance,
but it does. By eating healthy foods that are rich in
nutrients and low in fats, you will keep your sexual
system in good working order. Strive for plenty of fruits
and vegetables, lean cuts of meat, whole grains and low-fat
Get regular exercise Men who live a couch
potato lifestyle may soon find themselves with sexual
problems. By getting up and moving you will
be taking an active role in maintaining your sexual health.
Check with your physician, and then start a program of
regular exercise that includes walking, cycling, tennis
or whatever you find enjoyable.
Stop smoking Many doctors agree that smoking
can be a major cause of sexual dysfunction in men. Studies
have found that a major number of men who suffer from
ED are smokers, and that smoking can also reduce sperm
count and quality. Smoking damages the small arteries
that feed blood to the penis, making it difficult at times
to maintain an erection.
Reduce your alcohol intake While you may
enjoy the buzz you feel when you drink alcoholic beverages,
you are putting yourself at risk for ED. Alcohol may make
you feel sexier by lowering inhibitions, but it also reduces
libido, causes erection problems, and often times impairs
the ability to have an orgasm.
Learn to manage stress in your life Stress
can leave you feeling exhausted, worried, uptight and
very nervous, and can also lead to sexual problems as
well. If you allow stress to manage your life, instead
of the other way around, your life will soon feel as if
it is out of control. Learn stress management techniques,
find ways to handle anger and sadness, and you will be
doing your part to maintain your sexual health (and your
Do Kegel exercises Usually associated with
women, Kegel exercises can increase sexual enjoyment in
men as well. Kegels are a way to strengthen the muscles
that connect the base of the penis with the tailbone.
These muscles act to control the flow of fluids through
the urethra, so by learning how to control them, you can
delay ejaculation to heighten your orgasm. To learn how
these muscles feel, try stopping the flow of urine the
next time you urinate. These are the muscles you need
to tighten, so to do Kegels, just squeeze the muscles,
hold them for a few seconds, and then relax them. By contracting
these muscles, you gradually build up their strength,
and your pleasure.
Use lubricants As men grow older, they
often experience a gradual loss of sensitivity in their
penis. Lubricants can help men with this problem to gain
a free range of motion, and increase sexual enjoyment.
Have a yearly check-up with your doctor It
is no secret that men do not like going to the doctor,
but if you want to maintain your overall (and sexual)
health, you should make sure that you have a physical
at least once a year.
Avoid illegal substances Unfortunately,
some men will take illegal drugs to get high, thinking
that it will enhance their sexual experience. But it most
cases, it has the opposite effect. If you want to avoid
ED, then avoid illegal substances.
Maintain a positive attitude Medical studies
prove that men who have a positive attitude towards life
also enjoy a problem free sex life as well. So, adjust
your attitude to a positive one, and enjoy the benefits!