Some Information Regarding Male Sexual Health

by Nick Swanson

Listed below are some of the misconceptions, myths and questions related to a male’s sexual health.

Misconception -The Penis Is a Muscle

The penis is actually an organ whose inside is a set of spongy tissues that only become engorged and erect when blood flows in those tissues.

Myths – Certain Foods Increase Libido

Some Information Regarding Male Sexual Health

There is no food that can be truly called an aphrodisiac. Western medical science has found no evidence that some foods actually increase sexual desire or libido. Some argue that oysters help a man increase his libido since oysters are rich in zinc which is an ingredient that helps increase levels of testosterone in men. Zinc in reality only becomes useful when the body is lacking in minerals and when there’s ample amount of zinc the addition of more zinc does not mean an increase in testosterone levels.

Misconception – Male Masturbation is bad

Because of the culture of Christianity, we are to believe that masturbating is a sin or bad. This mentality affects a great number of males who are filled with huge guilt complex after they have masturbated. As a result the male becomes neurotic or depressed, has weak erections, experiences premature ejaculation and experiences involuntary night emissions. Surveys have revealed that almost all males (around 95%) do masturbate on a regular basis.

Doctors state that masturbation is a normal sexual practice and is good to release stress and tension that enables a male to relax. Masturbation only becomes bad if you overdo it. If you frequently masturbate you may do harm to the skin of your penis and lose nutrition when you constantly ejaculate because you need lots of vitamins, proteins and minerals to produce more sperm in the body.

Question – Why do I Prematurely Ejaculate?

Around three quarters of men often ejaculate after about 5 minutes during sexual intercourse. The intense pleasure of sex causes males to reach orgasm at this time. However, sex, as a whole, may not only involve the genitals – it does involve the whole body. To prolong your sexual experience you can perform foreplay or use techniques that help delay orgasm. The important thing to remember is that sex is very pleasurable when both you and your partner feel totally satisfied and the time needed for you or your partner to reach orgasm is irrelevant.

Question- How come I sometimes do not get an erection?

There are several factors that can prevent the erection of your penis even if you’re sexually aroused. These can include:

  • Illness
  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

One of the best ways to address this problem is to stay healthy by doing regular exercise, eating a healthy diet and reduce stress level in your body.