Oftentimes, when there is a physical cause for erectile issues, it stems from an overall health issue rather than being some specific injury or penile-specific problem. In many cases, regular exercise, healthy lifestyle changes, and developing a standard fitness regime can help with symptoms of ED.
However, in addition to generalized health and fitness, there are also several exercises designed specifically to improve penile health.
Pelvic floor muscle exercises, including Kegel exercises, help to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles – this is the group of muscles which help increase blood flow to the groin and are active during sex. Studies have found that strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can improve sexual function and overall sexual health.
Essentially, having better strength in this area can help you enhance and maintain rigidity, and have more control over both staying hard or ejaculating too soon.
There are several different penile exercises for men that can help improve their pelvic floor muscles.
Kegel exercises are the most popular, and are a powerful way to train muscles around the genitals, and many report a noticeable improvement for their sexual capacity after getting started.
One way to start doing kegels is to stop in the middle of urination – this exercises the pelvic floor muscles. Once you know how it’s done, try out penile kegel exercises by flexing the muscles for about 5 seconds at a time, repeating this about 10 times in a session.
While it may take quite a while to build up to the point where you’re able to perform a full session, penile kegels can make a major difference for both sexual capacity and stamina.
A common pelvic exercise is the pelvic curl, otherwise known as “the bridge.” Begin by lying on the floor; hands by your sides, knees bent. and feet on the ground. Engage your pelvic floor muscles and lift your buttocks into the air. The weight of your body should be on your shoulders. Tighten your buttocks and hold for a few seconds. Exhale and release while slowly lying back down on the ground. Repeat this at least four to five times, and work up to 10 repetitions for the best results.
Leg and foot raises are another common penile exercise. To do these, lie on your back with bent knees, feet on the floor. Keeping everything else still, engage the pelvic floor muscles and raise one foot into the air, creating a 45-degree angle. Hold this position for several seconds while breathing in. Return to the ground and switch legs. Repeat two or three times per day.
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