Lamm says. While healthy blood flow is essential to rock-hard erections, other physical and mental health factors play a role in good penis functionality. Do your private parts a favor. Lose the Belly. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to achieve ideal body weight and eliminate the fat around your gut. Abdominal fat blocks the testosterone that should be available to you, which in turn affects sexual functioning.
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The term erection is most often used to refer to an erection of the penis. It is widely believed that a man's penis needs to be erect in order for him to take part in sexual intercourse and penetrate his partner's vagina and to ejaculate semen , but all are possible without an erection. In a healthy male, an erection will usually occur if the man is sexually aroused made sexually excited or stimulated. This can happen if he is touched sexually, or even if he is not touched — for example, if he sees a naked person or thinks about having sex with someone else.
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As many 30 million men in the United States experience erectile dysfunction ED the inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for intercourse. Age may be the most common denominator of men with ED. About four percent of men in their 50s experience erectile dysfunction, while nearly half of men older than 75 do, according to the National Institutes of Health. Medications, such as finasteride known by its brand names Propecia and Proscar and dutasteride Avodart , used to treat male pattern hair loss and enlarged prostate may produce side effects such as erectile dysfunction and loss of libido in some men, according to a January study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Dihydrotestosterone is the male sex hormone that helps maintain sex drive.
As a curious female and an art model, whenever the opportunity arises, I ask male models if they've ever had an erection while posing. Most have at least one story to tell -- though usually not about themselves. One of the most knowledgeable people I ever talked to about the subject was Robert Speller.