Just because vaginas get gynecologists and annual exams and all that jazz doesn't mean you can just forget about your penis health. In fact, there are a lot of problems that can arise if you don't look after your penis properly. So to find out more about how to keep your penis as healthy as possible, BuzzFeed Health spoke with two board-certified urologists: Dr. Here are some common mistakes, bad habits, poor hygiene practices, and behaviors they'd suggest ditching ASAP.
Remember Me. Your daily behaviours play a big role in whether your erection can rise to the occasion. Still, many of the factors that affect your penis health and your performance in the bedroom are under your control. Your beverage of choice in the morning can play a role in how well you perform in the bedroom later that night.
Many men suffer from this condition- approximately 30 million men to be exact. When a man is aroused from sexual thoughts or direct stimulation, nerves and hormones work to cause the muscles in the penis to relax and the corpus cavernosum and spongiosum will fill with blood causing the shaft to get hard -- an erection. Another set of muscles cuts off the blood supply when the penis is erect to maintain its hardness. Once he orgasms, the blood will drain and the penis softens. Taking prescribed medications to control blood pressure, allergies, anxiety, depression, peptic ulcer disease and or your appetite can lead to ED, as can aging, and being depressed.
It is a complex process that happens as a result of changes within the muscles, nerves and blood vessels of the penis. The regulation of blood flow into and out of the penis is what makes an erection possible. Corpora cavernosa : two cylindrical tissues run the length of either side of the penis. Like sponges, they are capable of filling with blood.