Suzanne Dyson has received funding in the past from the Victorian Government, the Australian Research Council and the Western Australian Department of Health. Victoria State Government provides funding as a strategic partner of The Conversation AU.
The wise Cher Horowitz once lamented to Bronson Alcott High School gym teacher Ms. Stoeger that “physical education in this school is a disgrace.” In the real world, this statement is also true of sex education in many schools in the United States.
Now that you’re heading into your 50s, great sex means sex without a compass. The good news is that the maps we’re usually given to navigate our sexual relationships (from family, religion, school, the media) are terrible. They are two dimensional …
He’s your best friend, you take him everywhere with you and are always thinking about what will make him happy. Although he’s not centered of your world, you are very attached. However, you may be hurting your penis with everyday habits and not even know it. Read on to find out what to avoid for a happy, and healthy, penis now and into the future.
By now everyone knows the health risks of smoking, but you may not be aware of the specific harm to your penis. Nicotine restricts blood vessels, including the ones in your penis, which decrease the quality of your erections. The good news? According to one study, quitting smoking corrected 75% of men’s erectile dysfunction within one month.
You may have fun hitting the bars, but your penis doesn’t appreciate it. In the short-term, alcohol will lead to an unpleasant taste to your semen, but even worse, in the long term, it will decrease blood flow (think limp penis) and decrease sex drive.
Besides having a ripped physique, there are numerous benefits to exercise, and penis health is one of them. Exercise improves your heart and lung functioning, leading to increased stamina and greater blood flow and harder erections.
Obesity leads to a huge number of health concerns, and many of them can impact your penis. Excess weight hinders testosterone production, leading to erectile dysfunction and lack of sex drive. In addition, fat is eventually stored in your veins and arteries, slowing blood flow which, you guessed it, decreases erection quality. Lastly, excess weight can eventually lead to diabetes, which attacks your nerves and arteries which means even if you can get an erection, sensation can be greatly diminished.
While you’re sleeping, your body is hard at work healing itself, and this includes your penis. Your penis is actually exercising when you sleep, becoming erect for 25 to 35 minutes a few times each night. This helps to maintain proper blood flow and brings oxygen to penile tissues, which means a healthier penis in the long run.
Are you getting enough Vitamin D? If not, then your penis may be suffering. Vitamin D plays a role in testosterone production so too little can lead to erectile dysfunction and low libido. So whether it is spending time in the sun, taking a supplement or eating foods rich in Vitamin D, make sure you get your daily amount.
Changing your daily habits can be hard but if your health alone isn’t enough, just think about the new and improved sex life you are missing out on.
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Sex has no barrier. No matter the differences between the partners involved, race, colour, age, or class, sex dissolves them instantly. It needs no interpreter as sex speaks a universal language and aims to achieve same goal anywhere in the world.