Erectile dysfunction is all about your ability to achieve and keep an erection. And getting an erection calls for strong blood flow to the penis and keeping it there for the duration of intercourse. Based on this, yes, there are ideal sex positions for ED. Here, we look at ways to maximize that blood flow, creating and sustaining firmer erections for longer.
Conserving blood flow.
When we think of sex, the position that often comes to mind is the classic missionary position. While this is a favorite technique and a go-to move, what you don’t think of right away is the blood needed to fuel the major muscle groups of your arms and shoulders. The challenge of literally keeping yourself takes a lot of energy—energy that can be better spent on your erection.
Based on this one of the best sex positions for ED is “woman on top.” This position allows the rest of your body, including your arms, legs, buttocks, and shoulders, to relax. Blood is not being demanded elsewhere, so there is more of it free to send to your erection.
The position also gives your partner more control in speed and movement, which can add to her pleasure and thus your excitement.
Another of the beneficial sex positions for ED is oral sex. For some men, oral sex functions similarly to a vacuum therapy device or penis pump, in that the mouth creates a vacuum suction over the penis, drawing in blood and thus creating an erection. By giving up the “driver’s seat,” many men find oral sex helpful in achieving that initial erection. From there, it can be easier to switch to intercourse if you’re positioned for a quick turn.
Men experiencing ED also find success using manual stimulation. For this, you or your partner use your hand to get your penis erect. Then, you keep the fingers at the base of the penis, holding pressure during intercourse. Much like the penis ring used in vacuum therapy, this constricts the outflow veins and keeps blood in the penis, maintaining the erection.
Another tactic is to aim for having sex in the morning, when blood flow and testosterone are at their peak. One source explains that your libido is directly affected by your hormone levels, so the higher they are, the more in the mood you’ll be. It’s also been found that higher testosterone levels can improve erectile strength. It’s been said that morning sex is also a stress reliever and it counts as a workout, which are both helpful in treating ED and improving sexual health.
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Other tactics include practicing a heart-healthy lifestyle, which can improve sexual health. Working out regularly, eating right, and limiting alcohol can all go a long way in strengthening erections.
Another natural tactic is to give your body a helping hand in forming erections through the use of vacuum therapy or a penis pump. This device uses a manual or battery-operated pump to draw blood in the penis, creating an erection. Once the erection is achieved, a support ring is placed around the base of the penis, holding the erection in place. It can be used in any position, and it’s something that partners can be involved in as well, whether it’s applying the lubricant or placing the tube.