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Many men suffering from ED reach for Viagra or Cialis to treat their bedroom woes, and while the little blue pill is easy to use and helps millions around the world, they unfortunately don’t always work for everyone.
That’s why there are plenty of other options out there for dudes who aren’t having much luck with penis-enhancing drugs -- or, on occasion, for those who just want a little extra mojo in their pants.
With that said, here are five ways to get a boost down below that aren’t ED drugs.
1. Natural Supplements
According to a South Korean study conducted in 2013, Panax ginseng, also called Korean or red ginseng, is a useful herbal supplement for treating erectile dysfunction and can help men last significantly longer in bed.
“Ginseng is a promising herbal therapy for ED because it helps promote relaxation of smooth muscle in the penis, increase dopamine levels in the brain, and increase pressure in the cavernosal nerves of the penis which helps nitric oxide synthesis,” says Dr. Charles Walker, an assistant professor of urology at Yale University.
Another supplement to try is ginkgo biloba, as a 2011 study suggests that it can increase dopamine levels and can encourage stronger erections. The plant has also been used by traditional Chinese medicine to increase blood and oxygen flow, energy levels, and concentration for hundreds of years.
2. Flavonoid-Rich Foods
A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming flavonoid-rich foods like blueberries, cherries, radishes, celery, citrus fruits, parsley, thyme, hot peppers, tea, and red wine can decrease your risk of developing erectile dysfunction and give you stronger erections.
The study revealed that men who consume large amounts of flavonoids -- which are a type of phytonutrient -- had the strongest boners, and men who got most of their flavonoids from fruit had 14 percent lower risk of erectile dysfunction compared to everyone else.
3. Reduce Stress
Stress is one of the biggest evils in life, leading to unfortunate problems like heart disease, diabetes, almost all other health issues, and, of course, difficulties between the sheets.
A scientific review of urologic and psychiatric literature found that there's a clear connection between your psychological state of mind and the ability to perform sexually, so if you're stressed out, your manhood feels it too.
Luckily the solution is simple: Reduce the amount of stress in your life and practice stress management techniques like meditation and breathing exercises. Your sex life will thank you.
It works by breaking up the “micro plaque” that's gets trapped in the small blood vessels in and around the penis with high-frequency, low-intensity sound waves which then stimulates the growth of new blood vessels. New blood vessels means increased blood flow, which in turn leads to stronger, more satisfying erections. A quick 20-minute in-office session is all you need to see results.
Numerous studies suggest that low-intensity shockwave therapy is a truly effective treatment, and in a study published in the scientific journal Europen Eurology, 20 men with ED were treated twice a week for three weeks, and again after a three-week break. The results revealed that all 20 men saw significant improvements in erection duration and hardness, and continued to see these results six months after treatment.
Notable men's health experts who have received GAINSWave treatment for routine maintenance and biohacking include Dave Asprey, Dr. Mark Hyman, Drew Manning, Dr. Michael Ruscio and Ben Greenfield, so you know that it's legit.
While zapping your goods with sound waves may sound unusual, rest assured that there's no downtime, no known side effects, no pain, and lasting results, which is why GAINSWave is being heralded as a truly groundbreaking new technology to battle ED.
5. Penis Pumps
Penis pumps are cylindrical tubes that manually give you a boner by bringing blood into your nether regions via air suction. All you do is place it on your junk, pump out the air, and place a tight band around the base of your penis to keep the blood there and maintain the artificially-induced boner.
And pray that no one knows you're actually using a penis pump, of course.
Thanks to the laws of physics and biology, forcing blood into your dong and keeping it there forcefully is a surefire way to get an erection, but Mayo Clinic suggests removing the band after no more than 30 minutes because it's not the healthiest thing in the world to cinch the base of your manhood for too long.