• The Lover Team

How Can I Cure Erectile Dysfunction Naturally? 

Erectile dysfunction is a sexual dysfunction that affects many men. In fact, 50% of men in their 50s, 60% of men in their 60s...and so on...will experience some form of moderate or mild erectile dysfunction in their lifetime.


And the causes are varied, some men will have it due to hormonal imbalances, while others can develop it from negative sexual experiences.


So, if you're one of the many men looking for erectile dysfunction cures, there's plenty to choose from. The good news is, unlike short term solutions like the viagra pill, these natural options can provide long-term solutions.


Masturbation practices


Masturbation is where most of us first learned about sex, so it makes sense to revisit it when we have problems. 


In fact, masturbation practices have been shown to be really effective in tackling erectile dysfunction. Especially for men who have been experiencing weak erections for more than 6 months.


The practices help get you comfortable with the natural loss of your erection. Because, if we're comfortable and even confident that when our erection does wane, it will come back - we help tackle that anxiety.


That's why in the Lover app, we've designed a course which walks you through exactly how to do it... and up to 80% of men see improvements in just 6 weeks!


Exercise

Studies have shown that 23%* of men who are inactive have erectile dysfunction. On top of that, health conditions like obesity, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure all dramatically increase the likelihood of developing erectile dysfunction.


So, exercise is a key step in keeping these health conditions at bay and ensuring your erection stays healthy.


Even if it’s just for 30 minutes a day, making sure you aren’t sedentary all day can do wonders. That way, you'll keep a healthy heart and clear arteries.


Eating


Are you aware that what you eat has an impact on your sexual wellness and the quality of your erections?


Because, when it comes to our erections, blood flow is vital. And the foods we choose to eat have a direct impact on our vascular health.


Foods such as fruits, nuts and legumes are high in nitric oxide, and nitric oxide helps keeps your arteries flexible to maximize blood flow. So, we want to be eating as much nitric oxide as possible! Interestingly, viagra also works in a similar way, so this is a great natural alternative for erectile dysfunction.


Berries are also packed with NO, so eat as much as these as you can!

Also, try and reduce your sugar intake.


Why? A diet high in sugar can cause an increase in toxins in the blood, which over time can damage the blood vessels.


Also, you’ve probably been told this before, but if you do have erectile dysfunction, you want to be avoiding alcohol and smoking. Alcohol in particular serves as a relaxant, and if your muscles are relaxed, gaining and maintaining an erection is a lot harder. Regardless of whether you have ED or not. 


Pelvic floor exercises


The pelvic floor is the key muscle that helps to keep blood within the penis. So, keeping this muscle toned and fit will ensure you can retain as much blood as possible - where it needs to be.


So, we like to recommend to our users that they do their pelvic floor exercises daily. The great thing about the pelvic floor is that once it's nicely toned, you can also engage it during sex to help keep your erections hard. 


Mindfulness exercises


The majority of erectile dysfunction cases start because of one bad experience with losing an erection. The anxiety this then creates about future sexual experiences then exacerbates this problem - and erections plus anxiety do not go well.


So, mindfulness exercises are a great way to stop any anxious thoughts surrounding the loss of an erection. Which by the way is a totally normal and expected part of sex. In fact, a healthy man will lose his erection, on average, 3 - 4 times in a 30-minute sexual encounter.


Mindfulness techniques can help get you out of your head and back into your body - and this will help break that negative cycle of anxiety.

Download the Lover app today and start your journey to sexual wellness. We have various courses designed to solve sexual dysfunctions, from erectile dysfunction to low desire.


References


Gerbild H, Larsen CM, Graugaard C, Areskoug Josefsson K. Physical Activity to Improve Erectile Function: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies.Sex Med. 2018;6(2):75-89. doi:10.1016/j.esxm.2018.02.001


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