Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a devastating condition that many of us men experience at some point of our lives.
Yet, most of us know very little about the topic. And what’s even more surprising is the fact that most doctors know relatively little about it, too.
Knowledge is power, especially with this topic, and that’s why I decided to create this guide for you.
In this relatively compact guide, I’m going to cover the main things that every man should know about erectile dysfunction.
But before we dive deeper, let’s look into why you should continue reading this guide.
Why is this knowledge important?
I believe reading this guide is an excellent investment of your time for a lot of reasons but there is one particularly strong reason I want you to know about…
Reading this guide could literally save your life!
Why? Because ED is not an isolated condition and if you are experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction, it could be an early warning sign of something more serious or even something deadly.
So even though ED itself is not a life-threatening condition, it is associated with a considerably increased risk for coronary heart disease or stroke.
Erectile dysfunction is also correlated with some other serious conditions as we’ll discuss below.
So when I say that reading this guide could save your life, I’m not exaggerating.
Of course, if you just read this and don’t do anything else, that’s not going to help you much.
But if you learn the most important facts, you’ll have the power to change your path and even reverse the symptoms you might be experiencing.
Reversing erectile dysfunction naturally is possible
How do I know it’s possible?
I know because I have done it.
From no erections at all, not even in the morning, to strong and long-lasting erections.
From not being able to have sex at all, even with prescription drugs, all the way to 40+ minutes of wonderful and enjoyable sex without any pills.
I know this might sound like hyperbole but it’s 100% true.
If you are currently having trouble with ED, I genuinely believe, based on my extensive research, that this is possible for you as well. (And if you currently don’t have any symptoms of ED, I’m even more certain there’s a lot you can do to prevent any symptoms before they arrive.)
My path definitely was not easy but I hope I can make your path a lot smoother. In fact, this is one of the main reasons I created MasculinityLab.com in the first place.
Reading this guide is the perfect first step, so let’s dive deeper…
What is erectile dysfunction?
The short answer is that erectile dysfunction refers to the inability to achieve or maintain an erection during sexual activity.
This compact answer defines the problem nicely but leaves us with some open questions. So let’s discuss the most obvious ones more closely…
How long should erections last to be normal?
First, we should separate the two distinct conditions of premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.
In premature ejaculation, the duration of an erection is short because the ejaculation comes too soon. On the other hand, in the case of erectile dysfunction, the erection typically wanes before ejaculation. In this article, we focus solely on erectile dysfunction.
There is no standard for the duration of erections but as a rule of thumb, they should last long enough for meaningful sex. But how long is that?
For you, I believe the best answer comes from you and your partner. If you can maintain your erections long enough, so that sex is enjoyable to you, and hopefully also to your partner, and you can ejaculate if you want, the duration is clearly long enough and you most likely don’t have ED.
However, if your erections don’t last long enough for enjoyable sex, you might have a problem.
Time for a reality check…
To avoid imagining a problem, it’s also good to know that the average time of sexual intercourse is shorter than you might think. In a study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the median of the intercourse duration for 500 couples was only 5.4 minutes. This was from the penetration to the ejaculation.
So, if you can maintain a solid erection for about 5 minutes, you probably don’t have erectile dysfunction.
But what if you can maintain an erection for 5 minutes but that doesn’t feel long enough for you or your partner?
Luckily, there are things you can do to make your erections longer-lasting. I’m going to tell more about this, among many other topics, in my upcoming online training, so if you haven’t reserved your seat yet, you should do so now (click here for more information).
As a quick fix, you could try to focus more on the foreplay and your partner. This is especially useful if your partner would like the sex to last longer. Just remember to try to limit your own excitement during the foreplay.
How strong should erections be? How about soft erections?
From the viewpoint of the above definition of erectile dysfunction, in ED the erection is not strong enough for sexual activity. For example, in the case of intercourse, the penis doesn’t become erect at all or it is too soft for penetration.
But what if the erections are soft but still sufficient for sexual activity?
In this case, you don’t have erectile dysfunction according to the definition.
But I must warn you, this is a slippery slope.
If your erections are soft, or softer than they used to be, it’s very likely that it will get worse if you don’t do anything.
The good news is you can reverse this development and make your erections stronger again.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
There’s no single root cause behind erectile dysfunction. The underlying reasons behind erection problems are much more varied than commonly believed.
*** To be continued… (The rest of this article will be published in a few days.) ***