Researchers have found that men who successfully kick cigarettes can have thicker, more rigid erections and reached maximal arousal five times faster than smokers.
According to one study, men who smoke have more damage to their sperms as compared to nonsmokers. A man needs to have sufficient blood flow to his penis. Smoking can damage the linings of blood vessels or can lead to hardening of the arteries.
Some studies say that smoking can also shorten your penis. So next time you want to smoke think of it.
- Not exercising enough:
According to research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, men who exercise more have better erectile and sexual function.
According to one study, men who reported more frequent exercise had higher sexual function scores as compared to the men who exercised less. Regular exercising can affect your penis size and cause you to have a long and healthy penis. Exercising improves blood flow to the organ and even cleans the blood vessels.
- Not getting enough sleep:
Lack of sleep is a top contributor to erectile dysfunction. Not only does it diminish the health of your penis, but it also decreases a man’s sex drive, talking the excitement out of even the idea of erection.
According to one study conducted by University of Michigan, men who don’t get enough sleep will experience a lower level of desire the next day and will have a lesser ability to reproduce among other symptoms like fatigue, lack of concentration, and weaken muscle mass.
Sleep requirements vary from person to person but an average person needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to functions at their best.
- Not getting laid:
According to a report published in the American journal of medicine in 2008, the more sex you have, the less likely you are to suffer erectile dysfunctions.
When a person hasn’t had sex for a while, he may start to want sex less. On the other hand the chances of prostate cancer are less when you ejaculate more.
According to Dr. Jess, “your penis health is partially maintained through erections via a fresh supply of blood and oxygen. However, you don’t have to have sex to get an erection, as the body takes care of this while sleep”.
Scientists proved the greatest line from “The 40-year old virgin”: If you don’t use it, you lose it.
- Eating junk food:
Junk food has low nutritional value and is bad for your health. According to the Harvard study conducted in 2011, men who indulge in more junk food such as cakes, chocolate, chips, etc. had poorer-quality sperm than those who had a healthy diet such as vegetables, fish and grains, etc.
Eating too much junk food has effect on the blood flow on genitals. Saturated fat temporarily hardens your arteries, decreasing blood flow to the penis. The better you eat, the better your erections.
- Watching too much TV:
According to the University of Rochester, a study conducted in 2011 showed that the men watching TV more than 20 hours per week have a 44 percent lower sperm count than those who watched almost no TV.
According to some researchers, the healthy men who were sedentary, as measured by their television viewing habits, had poorer sperm quality because of their lack of physical activity.
- Not drinking coffee:
Study coauthor Run Wang, M.D., caffeine has properties similar to ED drugs like Viagra.
Caffeine helps arteries in your penis to relax and your blood flow to increase.
Some researchers of University of Texas Health Science Center found that 42 percent of men who drink between 2 to 3 cups of coffee daily were less likely to report instances of erectile dysfunctions.
- Poor dental hygiene:
According to the researchers from the journal of periodontology, gum disease is seven times more common in men with erectile dysfunction. Bacteria in gum tissue can travel through your body and can damage the blood vessels in your penis.
- Not eating watermelon:
As amino acid is present in high concentrations of watermelon, it helps to improve blood flow to the penis without the side effects of Viagra.