Most of us want to be healthy, and so we try to watch what we eat, exercise and manage stress. But not many of us know that we can take care of our sexual health, and prevent problems before they occur.
Here are 10 tips for men to keep in mind for maximum sexual health:
1. Eat a healthy diet
Eating healthy foods that are rich in nutrients and low in fats keeps your ‘sexual’ system in good working order. Fruit and vegetables, lean cuts of meat, whole grains and low-fat milk should be in your diet.
2. Exercise regularly
Lack of exercise can create sexual problems. You should undertake regular exercise, including walking, cycling, tennis or whatever you find enjoyable.
3. Stop smoking
Studies have found that a majority of men who suffer from erectile dysfunction are smokers. They also discovered that smoking can reduce sperm count and quality. Stop smoking to benefit your sexual health as well as your general health.
4. 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.
5. Manage stress in your life
Everyone knows that stress can have you feeling exhausted, worried and nervous, but did you know it can also lead to sexual problems? If you allow stress to manage your life, you will soon feel as if it is out of control. Practice stress management techniques, find ways to handle anger and sadness, and you will be doing your part to maintain your sexual health.
6. Do Kegel exercises
Usually associated with women, Kegel exercises can increase sexual enjoyment in mes 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.
7. Use lubricants
Men often experience a gradual loss of sensitivity as they grow older. Lubricants can help men with this problem to gain a freer range of motion, and increase sexual enjoyment.
8. Have a yearly visit 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 check-up at least once a year.
9. Avoid illegal substances
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.
10. Have 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!
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