Thursday, September 28, 2023

One More


If you can stand one more post about implants...

Faithful Reader Demian left a message on Tuesday's post which I think deserves its own post. There's important information worth sharing for anyone who is facing the early stages of ED.

"It's important to clarify that the term 'valves' in penis erection refers to blood flow mechanisms, not actual valves like in the heart or veins.

Erection involves a complex interplay of physiological and psychological factors. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is when a person struggles to achieve or maintain a sufficient erection for sexual activity.

Factors contributing to poor erection function:

1. **Blood flow issues**: Proper blood flow is crucial. Conditions like atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, or injury can impede blood flow to the penis.

2. **Neurological issues**: Conditions affecting nerve signals between the brain and penis, e.g., multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, or spinal cord injuries, can cause problems.

3. **Hormonal imbalances**: Low testosterone or other hormonal imbalances can affect erections.

4. **Psychological factors**: Stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, or performance anxiety can contribute to ED.

5. **Lifestyle factors**: Smoking, excessive alcohol, lack of exercise, poor diet, and obesity can all contribute.

To address ED:

- **Consult a healthcare professional**: Thorough evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment options.

- **Lifestyle changes**: Exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol, no smoking.

- **Medical treatments**: Medications like sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra) to increase blood flow; hormone replacement therapy if needed.

- **Psychotherapy**: Counseling to address psychological factors.

- **Vacuum erection devices**: Non-invasive devices aiding blood flow to the penis.

- **Penile implants**: A last resort surgical option.

Alternative approaches:

- **Acupuncture**: Thin needle insertion at specific points may improve sexual function.

- **Herbal supplements**: Limited evidence on herbs like ginseng, horny goat weed, and L-arginine.

- **Yoga and meditation**: Reduce stress and anxiety, potentially enhancing sexual function.

- **Diet and nutrition**: Healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins; certain supplements like DHEA or zinc.

- **Pelvic floor exercises (Kegels)**: Strengthen muscles for better blood flow and control.

- **Aromatherapy**: Essential oils like ylang-ylang or rose may reduce stress.

- **Weight management and exercise**: Regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight improve overall health.

- **Mental health counseling**: Address psychological factors like anxiety or depression.

- **Massage therapy**: Promotes relaxation, improves blood circulation.

- **Biofeedback**: Gain awareness and control over physiological functions involved in erections."

File that under 

"The More You Know"

Thank you, Demian.


Demian said...

Thanks to you Pat!!! I always being in gratitud with all your info in your blog and also the info of your readers!

Your French Patrick said...

@ Demian: Thank you, Demian.
@ Pat: Beautiful iconography.

Hugs and bisous, my very dear Jean and Pat.
I wish you a marvelous day.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

I've said it before: every boner is a blessing.


Anonymous said...

We still haven't heard if the bendy dick or the pump in the balls thing works.
Surely someone must have had the procedure done. Is it worth it? How much does it cost? How reliable is it? Is malfunction a major problem? Does it affect cumming? Do you like it? Would you do it again? All the reasons for the problem doesn't help much - I'd like some solutions.

JeanWM said...

Pat you've also stressed treat your genitals with care. You can be your own worst enemy if you think you are indestructible. Hugs and bisous.

Mistress Maddie said...

Another good post for many!!!

And in that one picture of the guy with his cock in a pump. I have often seen those. What exactly are they for and do they work??? Is it for circulation or making the dick thicker and swollen??? Or something altogether different?

whkattk said...

@ Maddie - For ED purposes, the pump pulls blood into the cock to get it hard, then the ring is slipped off the pump cylinder and onto the base of the shaft to keep it hard.
Otherwise, it's mostly used as a toy to temporarily increase cock size.

whkattk said...

@ Anon, September 28, 2023 at 12:10 PM - The semirigid does very well for penetrative sex if there is enough lube. They do not fail in the same way the inflatable ones do. The inflatable ones have come a long way in recent years and have only an 11% failure rate. Cost on either one will depend upon the surgeon and hospital costs. Neither will impede the ability to cum -- so long as there is sufficient sensation on the cock to reach orgasm. Log onto Frank Talk (link in the side bar --->>>) where, according to one comment the other day, there are guys who have and openly discuss their experience with implants.

Mistress Maddie said...

Thanks Pat I figured you would know. I've seen guys use them and wondered. Because when their cocks come out they often look very engorged.

Xersex said...

Some people think using pumps to lengthen and enlarge their cock. I don't think that's what pumps work for.