Even though lots of guys are concerned about their penises, it is only a few guys that actually do things to maintain a healthy penis.
If you keep your penis healthy, then you would not have to worry anymore about things like your erection, stamina and your sex life.
In case you don’t already know this, as we men grow older, our testosterone (produced by the testicles) starts to reduce once we cross the 30 year mark. And it continues declining at a rate of 10% for every ten years that we age.
And I am sure you already know from secondary school biology that testosterone is the hormone that is in charge of: sperm/semen production, body hair, pubic hair and in maintaining your libido.
As your body gradually produces less of this male hormone (testosterone), you would see the effects of this decline as you grow older.
This decline in testosterone production usually shows itself as:
- Increased body fat
- Reduce muscle strength and mass
- Lack of energy (fatigue)
- Inability to maintain or even develop an erection (erectile dysfunction)
- Back pain
- Increased risk of fracture and reduction in bone mass/density
- Reduced fertility (low sperm count)
- Increase in the time it takes to get erect after ejaculation (increase in refractory period)
- High cholesterol level (high LDL/HDL ratio)
Because this article is about maintaining a healthy penis, I would not go into details on how you can do something to reduce the decline of testosterone as you grow older or how to increase it; I already have an article that talks on that click here to know How To Increase Your Testosterone Levels Naturally!
However, I can give you a few tips on how you can maintain a vigorous and healthy penis.
If you would like to improve your sex life and avoid any sexual health problems then follow these few tips:
1.) Make Sure You Eat A Well-Balanced And Healthy Diet
If you want your erections to be as strong as possible, then you would have to take good care of the arteries and veins that supply and remove blood from the penis.
You do this by reducing your intake of animal fats, fried foods, junk foods and sugar. And eating more fiber, vegetables, fruits and maintaining a diet that is low in saturated fats.
Following a well-balanced and healthy diet helps in reducing and even stopping the accumulation of fat that can block or tighten the arteries and veins.
2.) Don’t Smoke And If You Are A Smoker, Quit Smoking
Smoking tightens your blood vessels because it causes plaque to build up in the arteries that are responsible for bring fresh blood to the penis.
This shows itself in erectile dysfunction and shrinking of your penis as you the years go by. And yes, smoking can actually shrink your penis!
3.) Stay Away From Hard Drugs And Avoid Excessive Consumption Of Alcohol
Stay away from using hard drugs (marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin etc.), it not only affects your penis health, it also affects your overall health.
Even though taking 25ml of red wine (a small cup) helps your heart, excessive consumption of alcohol increases your chances of getting erectile dysfunction.
4.) Engage in Regular Cardio Exercise
Since your erection depends on blood flow and cardio exercise has been proven to improve blood flow, you would be improving your penile health by engaging in regular cardio exercise.
You could pick any cardio exercise that you are comfortable with like: cycling, swimming, walking, sprinting (HIIT) or jogging. Aim for three or four exercise sessions in a week.
5.) Enhance Your Diet With Multi-Vitamin Supplements
There are a few vitamins and nutrients that are good for your penis. I would recommend that you begin using a supplement that contains close to the recommend daily amounts for the following:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B complex
If you have any existing health problem, you should see your doctor to know which supplement would be okay for you.
6.) Do Penis Exercises Regularly
Penis exercises are originally meant for penis enlargement;
however these exercises also help improve blood circulation around the genitals and giving you stronger erections.
If you want to increase the length and thickness of your penis, these exercises are a safe and affordable way to do it.
It is clear that keeping your penis healthy is something that is quite easy to do if you are willing to put a little effort.