For the 30 million men in America who experience ED, this question is common. The good news that it is possible to have great sex with erectile dysfunction, no matter your health challenges and without the need for medication. This means you can regain the life you love, naturally.
Here’s how to take control of your performance, build confidence, and start having the best sex ever.
Getting back the blood flow.
Experts explain that ED often happens because there is not enough blood flow to the penis, or the blood cannot be retained in the penis during an erection. (Learn everything you need to know about erectile dysfunction.)
That said, anything that promotes good circulation and blood flow is good not only for your overall health, but also for your sexual health. Essentially, what you do for your heart can also help your penis. This includes limiting drinking, stopping smoking if you do smoke, reducing stress, maintaining a healthy body weight, and exercising regularly.
In addition, to help improve blood flow to your penis there are many natural strategies that don’t involve a trip to the doctor or a medication that could cause health issues or interfere with medications you’re already taking.
Eat for your heart.
A low-fat, low-sodium diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables is of course good for cardiovascular health. There are also specific things you can add to your meals that can have even greater benefit. For example, experts say beets are known to be “nature’s ED drug” because they are high in nitrates. Nitrates get converted into nitric oxide in your stomach, which helps dilate blood vessels and improve blood flow.
Other foods that improve circulation include green leafy vegetables, such as arugula, spinach, and kale, as well as beans and high-omega fish, including salmon, tuna, and herring. Watermelon can also boost erections because it is high in L’citrulline, which helps increase testosterone, and lycopene, which relaxes blood vessels and thus improves blood flow.
Get in position.
Another aspect of having great sex with erectile dysfunction is to improve circulation to the penis by reducing the need for blood elsewhere. Acrobatic positions or positions that require large muscle groups to support yourself or your partner can rob needed blood from reaching where you want it most. Thus, positions that relax the body and require movement only from your partner can be effective. Learn more here about the best positions for how to have sex with ED.
Use an accessory.
Another way to promote blood flow for great sex with erectile dysfunction is to turn it over to physics. By using a vacuum therapy device, or penis pump, you can use science to create a vacuum suction over your penis, thereby sparking circulation and drawing blood into the penis. Once the blood is where it needs to be, a support ring is placed around the base of the penis, holding the erection in place.
Penis pumps are ideal because they are all natural. No prescription is necessary, and they don’t require a doctor's appointment. As such, they can be used with other ED drugs and they do not conflict with medications you may already be on.
Another option for improving sex with erectile dysfunction is to use the penis ring on its own. Penis rings come in a variety of materials, sizes, and features and can not only strengthen erections, but also add a new dimension to your lovemaking.
Having a diagnosis of ED does not mean your sex life is over. You can rest assured there are many natural, everyday tactics you can implement to boost your erections and your confidence.
If you're looking for a comprehensive resource on erectile dysfunction, check out our online guide, Everything You Need to Know About Erectile Dysfunction.