It’s a new year, the new normal persists, and it’s time for a penis refresh. Maybe you’ve gotten a little lax in the penis health care department or just don’t know all the things you can (should) do to ensure your penis is strong both for your health and your sex life. Here is a list of ten tips you can incorporate into your life this year to improve your penis health and keep it up for years to come.
Tip-Top Penis Tip #1: Quit Smoking
Smoking is terrible for erections! Smoking dehydrates the blood vessels, weakening and shrinking them all over your body. Without robust, healthy, oxygenated blood vessels, your erection won’t get the blood it needs, resulting in a weak erection or none at all.
Tip-Top Penis Tip #2: Drink in Moderation (or not at all)
Alcohol can affect a man’s ability to achieve an erection. Not only does it depress your nervous system, but it also decreases blood flow to the penis. It also increases angiotensin, which is a hormone associated with erectile dysfunction.
Tip-Top Penis Tip #3: Eat Penis Power Foods
Eating a healthy diet of leafy greens, vegetables, fruit, lean meats, and legumes is key for every body. If you want some extra penis power, add foods like salmon, almonds, oatmeal, coffee, chili peppers, spinach, and avocados to your rotation to get extra benefits in the bedroom.
Tip-Top Penis Tip #4: Check Your Morning Wood
During the night, a man has three to five erections as a result of biological functions going on in his body which keep all of his systems moving smoothly. If your little friend doesn’t rise up to greet you most mornings, it’s time for a checkup.
Tip-Top Penis Tip #5: Do Self-exam Bi-weekly (But Weekly is Better)
Doing a quick self-exam in or after a warm shower gives a man an opportunity to do a quick check-in for any new bumps, lumps, or discolorations that may need attention. To find out more, check out our article on how to do a self-exam.
Tip-Top Penis Tip #6: Ejaculate frequently!
Here’s the tip that’s probably the most fun and easy to incorporate if you aren’t already: start ejaculating more frequently. Why? To know thy self and have more control over your rate of ejaculation, to last longer with a partner. What’s more, researchers at Harvard discovered that men who ejaculated at least 21 times per month had a 33% lower occurrence of prostate cancer.
Tip-Top Penis Tip #7: Practice Safe Sex
Hopefully, you are already doing this one. Here are the basics: talk about intimate contact, disclosing sexual health status and giving and gaining consent, using condoms and barrier methods while being intimate, and regularly getting tested for STIs.
Tip-Top Penis Tip #8: Trim the Hair Down There
Pubic hair is there for a reason, to protect the penis from foreign agents and bacteria. However, it also captures urine droplets, sweat, dead cells, and other emissions which can cause irritation, rash, and more serious issues, as well as a funky smell. Trimming the area keeps it clean, lets it do its job, and makes the area more hospitable for oral attention.
Tip-Top Penis Tip #9: Get a Good Daily Grooming Routine
Have a daily regimen that includes a thorough cleaning of the shaft, head, scrotum, and buttocks. Use a gentle cleanser and warm water, rinse thoroughly, and then either pat dry with a soft towel or air dry.
Tip-Top Penis Tip #10: Use Man1 Man Oil
Your penile skin is as delicate as the skin around your eyes. As a final tip from our penis guide, use a specialized penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) to keep it soft and strong. This crème is made especially for the penis and includes ingredients such as vitamins A, C, D, and E, all of which have skin-soothing and healing properties. In addition, it rejuvenates penile skin, making it more flexible and giving it a more youthful appearance.