Let's talk about sex? The daily routine, the worries, moments of stress and the physical fatigue usually make us neglect moments of pleasure. And when we talk about men's sexual health the issue gets even worse, since men do not have the habit of seeking preventive medical help. Many of them only consult an urologist when they perceive a problem that interferes in their sexual life, and it can be either erectile dysfunction, penile curvature or issues with the prostate.
It is true that there are still many taboos regarding the men’s sexual health, so I offer here a neutral space where you can learn and ask your questions about it in a friendly, sincere and discreet way.
Maintaining an active and healthy sex life can directly impact your daily life, improve self-esteem, sleep quality, feel happier, relieve depression, help you lose weight, and many other benefits. Recent studies from the European Urology scientific magazine also claim that it reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
We know there are many myths and truths about sex, and to help you take the first step to a satisfying sex life, I have selected some tips to improve your performance, spice the relationship up, and get you well prepared. So let's start?
1) Take care of the hygiene of your penis
I know your buddy down there is always with you and no one likes a dirty or smelly company, right? The correct hygiene of the intimate parts prevents infections and helps to arouse the sexual desire, after all, a clean and smelling penis will always be more attractive. Using condom is also important to avoid diseases that can disrupts or even prevent intimacy.
The main point is to evaluate your inseparable companion constantly. If you notice something unusual, such as sores, blisters, discharge, or burning when you urinate, seek for an urologist.
2) Take blood tests periodically
Take blood tests yearly is important to check and maintain your hormones controlled and updated rates.
In addition to indicating potential problems that may influence your sexual practice, a periodic examination also helps in the prevention of prostate cancer.
3) Work out
Besides giving more breath to sexual intercourse and avoiding muscle pain, exercises such as squats, abdominal and stretching contribute to the strengthening of the muscles.
The practice of constant physical activity keeps your metabolism always functioning, so the required amount of sex hormones will be produced, contributing positively to your performance.
Avoid maintaining unhealthy habits such as sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and overconsumption of alcohol. They can damage your heart system and cause organic problems that will directly reflect on sexual functions.
4) Pay attention on your eating habits
What you eat says a lot about you and your health. The lack of important nutrients can lead to poor production of some neurotransmitters related to pleasure and well-being, impairing their sexual performance and even fertility. Therefore, it is worth investing in foods that help with erection. Vitamin B3, present in peanut, helps blood vasodilation and improves circulation in the region of the sexual organ. The egg is rich in vitamin E and participates in the production of sex hormones, which contributes to the increase of the libido and the sexual appetite. There are also some spices known to be aphrodisiacs, such as pepper, ginseng and cinnamon. They benefit the circulation and can positively affect the erection.
On the other hand, avoiding too much fatty or sugar-filled foods helps prevent the onset of cholesterol, increased triglycerides and glycemia, which in the long run can lead to erectile dysfunction.
5) Check the curvature of your penis
Taking care of male sexual health also means taking care of the anatomy of the penis. Penile curvature problems, such as Congenital Curvature or Peyronie's Disease, can impair a man's sexual performance and often disrupt his partner as well. Whether for erection problem, impossibility or difficulty in penetration, the bent penis should be treated to ensure a healthy sex life.
As important as the physical and hormonal aspects its psychological matters. Knowing your body well, ensuring good sleep, understanding your desires and taking care of health are essential points for your mental well-being. Self-confidence is an aphrodisiac that contributes to the quality of erection and performance in the bed.
Now, you already know how to take care of your sexual health, what do you think of learning more about how to take care of your best friend, who is not your dog?
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Dr. Paulo Egydio
MD, PhD, Referência Mundial no Tratamento da Doença de Peyronie, Pênis Curvo e Implante de Próteses Penianas. Doutor em Urologia pela USP, CRM 67482.