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Male Sexual ED Problems - Symptoms & Preventions

John Hanger

Male Sexual ED Problems

Performance in the bedroom can be a sensitive issue, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, while there are a number of causes of erectile dysfunction, there are also a number of reasons. Today, we wanted to walk through those symptoms and causes, dispel a couple of myths related to masturbation and erections, and offer some solutions that can help you or someone you know that is experiencing erectile dysfunction.

Symptoms & Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Symptoms & Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Before we get into the causes of erectile dysfunction, we need to properly define what it is. For the sake of this article, we can define erectile dysfunction as the following symptoms, which can occur with a partner or during masturbation:

  • Lack of sexual desire, sexual fantasies
  • Inability to maintain an erection
  • Inability to maintain an erection sufficient for penetration
  • Inability or trouble reaching an orgasm
  • Lack of ejaculation

Erectile dysfunction causes can be broadly broken down into two categories: physical and mental. Physical issues stem from a medical issue that prevents your body from getting or maintaining strong erections. Some common physical issues that lead to erectile dysfunction include heart disease, diabetes, tobacco use, alcoholism and other addiction issues, and sleep disorders. Mental causes of erectile dysfunction can include depression, anxiety disorders, stress and relationship issues.

Also Read: What Causes Erectile Dysfunction & How To Fix It

It’s important to remember that the mind-body divide isn’t clear cut, which means you could be experiencing erectile issues due to multiple issues that are both physical and mental. This is why it’s important to discuss any issues with your doctor or health practitioner, since a combination of treatments for physical and mental health could help restore your performance.

Does Masturbation Play a Role in Erectile Dysfunction?

Does Masturbation Play a Role in Erectile Dysfunction

In a word, no. There is no substantial evidence that masturbation can cause erectile dysfunction. After all, if you can get it up for masturbating, then you aren’t experiencing issues with getting or maintaining an erection. Masturbation is healthy and normal and part of people’s regular sexual experience. It can teach us what we like, and we can take that knowledge into our sexual encounters.

That said, as we discussed above, there are a number of mental health issues that can lead to erectile dysfunction. Chief among these are stress, performance anxiety and other issues that can affect your headspace when with a partner. When masturbating, these stresses may not present and you may be able to get and maintain an erection for longer.

The issue may also be related to masturbation affecting your ability to orgasm. For most men, masturbation happens the same way every time and that can train your body to orgasm in a specific way. When this happens, the stimulation of sex with a partner is unfamiliar and can make orgasming difficult. If this is the case, then changing things up when you’re going it alone can help. Change your stroke, speed, pressure, which you hand you use. All of these can help your body unlearn the one way to come and be more able to ejaculate in lots of different scenarios.

Also Read: How to Stop Masturbation - Tips & Techniques

Solutions for Erectile Dysfunction

There are a number of solutions for erectile dysfunction. Let’s break them down into three broad categories: medical, lifestyle and relationship.

Medical Solutions for Erectile Dysfunction

Medical Solutions for Erectile Dysfunction

Medical solutions start with your doctor or primary medical professional. Consulting your doctor is the best and safest way to address or even diagnose any underlying issues that may be causing performance issues. While we know that it can be an awkward conversation, it can also be your best bet for getting the help you need.

By Changing Your Lifestyle

Changing Your Lifestyle

Lifestyle solutions are changes you can make to help you with your ED. There are many proven issues that can cause or exacerbate problems with getting or maintaining an erection. Top on the list: tobacco, alcohol and a lack of exercise. All of these can result in performance issues. If you smoke, now may be the time to quit, and it may also be time to reduce or cut alcohol out of your lifestyle as well. There is also conclusive evidence that regular exercise can help with sexual desire and improve performance, so adding it into your routine can be hugely beneficial.

Speak to Your Partner

speak to your partner

The last stream of solutions for erectile dysfunction is what we call “relationship.” Here, there are awkward conversations like in medical, such as communicating your relationship problems or seeking counselling to help improve and reconnect with your partner or partners. These are proven ways to explore your relationship and improve your sexual relationship. It can also help you get the tools to communicate your desires and sexual experiments now and in the future. After all, our sexual experiences and wants change throughout our lives.

There’s a fun part of relationship solutions as well: toys, aids and supplements. That’s where Zen Hanger can help. We were founded to help people explore their sexual desires in ways that are fun, safe and effective. It’s why we have developed a wide line of erectile supplements, penis pumps, penis enlargement tools and more.

Zen Hanger has a number of products that can help people with performance issues, but we wanted to highlight two today: our penis pump and our aloe vera gel.

Zen Hanger Penis Pump and Aloe Vera Gel

Our automatic penis pump is one of the easiest-to-use pumps on the market while offering a hi-tech experience. For those who don’t know, a penis pump is essentially a vacuum that helps draw blood into a penis for a stronger, harder erection that, when used with other penis enlarging products, can actually grow your penis. They were originally developed to help with erectile dysfunction by increasing the blood to the penis, which enhances an erection. A penis pump on its own may be all you need to improve your performance but it’s the tip of the iceberg on what you can explore.

Zen aloe vera gel

Our aloe vera gel was developed in house here at Zen Hanger to help with penis enlargement and performance improvements. Knowing that aloe vera helps increase blood flow, we created a gel that taps into that power to help heal a penis, improve its performance and help with ED. It also helps penis skin health, a benefit you may not notice but your partner certainly will!

Take Control of Your Bedroom Performance

Take Control of Your Bedroom Performance

No matter the source of your erectile dysfunction, remember: you are not alone. Oftentimes, we are made to feel isolated when this happens, but many people experience this. Use it as an opportunity to connect with your partner, explore new possibilities and enhance your experiences together.

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 Medical Disclaimer: If you have any medical conditions, questions, or concerns, please speak with your healthcare provider directly. The articles on Zen Hanger are underpinned by peer-reviewed research and information drawn from medical societies and governmental agencies. However, they are not a substitute for professional medical advice diagnosis, or treatment.