50 Causes Of Weak Erections:
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Peyronie’s Disease
- Alcohol Abuse
- Pornography Addiction
- Sleep Apnea (source)
- Drug Addiction
- Prescription Medications
- Cushing’s Syndrome
- Smoking Tobacco
- Damaged Blood Vessels
- High Levels of Stress
- Depression (source)
- Compulsive Masturbation
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Prostate Cancer
- Back Pain or Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Relationship Negativity
- High Prolactin
- Low Testosterone
- Chemical Exposure
- Performance Anxiety
- Radiation Exposure
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Hypothyroidism (low thyroid)
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- Elevated Estrogen
- Fear of Intimacy
- Hardcore Cycling
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Nerve Damage
- Scleroderma (hardening of the skin)
- Liver Cirrhosis
- Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Kidney Failure
- High Cholesterol
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Pelvic Floor Injury
- Hemachromatosis (too much iron)
- Periodontitis (gum disease)
- Enlarged Prostate (source)
- Lack of Vitamin D
- Hair loss Drugs (finasteride)
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How To Fix a Weak Erection
Erection health isn’t a binary thing. Some unfortunate folks aren’t able to get erections at all because of illness, injury, psychological factors, relationship problems, diet, or any number of situations alone or in combination.
Other people never have trouble getting it up, and have long, strong erections when they do.
In the middle, a majority of men are able to get some kind of erection but are sometimes (or often) unhappy with the strength or duration of the action.
If you’re one of these men, don’t despair. I have three proven solutions that will get your little soldier to salute with the enthusiasm you’ve wanted, and for as long as your partner has been hoping for.
Use Herbs to Boost Weak Erections
If you’re getting plenty of exercise and sleep, not drinking too much, and leading a reasonably stress-free life, chances are your weak erections can be fixed by taking the right herbs.
They can tweak and fine-tune your hormone production and dietary intake to optimize your sexual performance. A few of the herbs most effective for the task include:
- Tongkat Ali
- Black Ant Extract
- Pine Pollen
- He Shou Wu
- Nettle Root
- Horny Goat Weed
Any of these supplements can help you get stronger erections and keep them once you have them, but you’ll get better results from cycling through several so you avoid a negative feedback loop where you get less from each successive dose of any given supplement.
I recommend stocking all seven and move through a dose of everyone over the course of a week.
Consume Plant Nitrates for Stronger Erections
We’ve talked before about how Nitric Oxide (NO) is a vital chemical in your body for maintaining erections and having orgasms. It’s the substance that opens blood vessels to your penis and fuels the physical process that builds an erection.
If your body is short on NO for any reason, a weaker erection than you’re used to is a predictable result.
You can fight NO deficiency by eating foods with plant nitrates. This will improve your blood’s NO content, giving your system the NO supply it needs to have healthier erections and better sex.
An incomplete list of foods with high plant nitrate content includes beets, kale, chard, celery, lettuce, grapes, arugula, spinach, blueberries, strawberries, and pomegranates.
You will get the highest nitrate intake and best possible results by eating the foods raw since nutrients of all sorts leach out of vegetables when you cook them.
If you choose to juice your nitrate foods for easier consumption, you should drink it quickly because the nitrate levels drop with every second after juicing.
Finally, let the food or juice sit in your mouth for 10 seconds before you swallow. The bacteria in your mouth has to go to work on them chemically before your body can begin converting the plant nitrates into NO.
Avoid Dopamine Burnout to Fix Weak Erections
This one has been all over the news for the past couple of years, especially the press that’s conservative, super-religious, or otherwise sex- and porn-unfriendly.
Because those groups jumped on it first and hardest, it can be tempting to dismiss the claims that porn can hurt your sex life as the hysteria of a bunch of prudes.
But we’d be wrong if we did that.
Having an orgasm from any source fires a bunch of dopamine (one of your feel-good hormones) into your brain.
Having an orgasm from online porn fires even more dopamine into your brain because it also hits the pleasure centers associated with screen addiction.
This double dosage can lead to a dopamine tolerance, like an alcoholic who can “hold his liquor” or the mechanics behind developing type 2 diabetes through insulin resistance.
That means weaker erections when your brain only gets the dopamine hit from person-to-person sexual arousal.
Worse news: recent research suggest other forms of screen addiction — even social media or video game addiction and Netflix binging — can cause similar erectile problems.
Bottom line: if you need a little extra lead in your pencil, spend less time interacting with people on screen and more time with face-to-face (and body-to-body) connections.
Weak Erection Causes – Conclusion
As with every other aspect of sexual health, look first at your lifestyle for causes.
If you’re sleeping two hours a night between vicious fights with your partner, working a stressful job, eating fast food and drinking half a bottle of whiskey every night…well, none of this fine-tuning is going to do you any good. It would be like souping up a car with a bad transmission.
But if you have your lifestyle, diet and general health under control, try a combination of these three methods to soup up your sex life with harder, longer erections to please you and your partner:
Cycle through seven erectile health herbs, with daily doses of one on Monday, another on Tuesday, a third on Wednesday, etc.
Add a serving of two to three plant-nitrate-rich foods to your diet every day. Cycle between different fruits and veggies for the same reasons as you wouldn’t take the same supplement every day. While you’re at it, learn to make a couple of delicious salads or side dishes featuring these foods.
Unplug from screens frequently, and spend that time instead building stronger relationships with your friends and with your partner.
You can get solid results from even one of these efforts, but combining all three is practically guaranteed to improve your sexual health.
Especially if you really make a go at the third one.
Replacing screen time with face time not only addresses one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction, it also allows you to address lifestyle issues by giving you more free time to pursue your physical, mental and emotional health.