That’s enough tool references for now. Hopefully, you get what I’m talking about. If not, let me clarify. I’m talking about your penis. I know your penis is a dear, and probably most loved, part of your body. I totally get it, we’re on the same page here. Since you love your penis, as you should, you want the best for it and knowing how to get harder erections is one of those things. You want it to have amazing pussy. But at the same time, you want it to be able to work at its best.
How to get harder erections
You have an erection, but, maybe you want an even harder one. If you have erectile issues, these tips may work. However, consider consulting a doctor as well. But if you experience regular erections, just looking to make it a little stiffer, try out some of these tips below. You may have to test out a couple of them, but for a harder erection, it’s worth it. Make sure your tool is in tiptop shape.
#1 Stay away from penis shrinkers. You probably wonder what I talk about when I say penis shrinkers. If you smoke or drink heavily, then you use penis shrinkers. It’s well-documented in the scientific community that smoking is a cause of impotence and affects erection size. This is because it damages penile tissue. Making it less elastic, thus, reducing its ability to stretch. [Read: Alcohol’s effect on sex and libido]
#2 Lose the tummy fat. I know that dad bods are sexy, but if you pack too much fat around your stomach you have a higher chance of diabetes which is a leading cause of impotence. Now, you don’t need a six-pack, but you do need to control your weight. If you’re overweight now, losing body fat results in harder erections. [Read: 17 foods to avoid before having sex]
#3 Get some proper sleep. You probably didn’t think your erections connect to the quality of sleep you get each night, but it’s true. While you sleep you have between three to five hour-long erections. I know, it’s crazy. Morning wood is a prime example. These erections send oxygenated blood to your penis. So, get your nightly dose of sleep.
#4 Eat berries. Dark fruits such as blueberries, elderberries, and blackberries contain high levels of anthocyanins which is a powerful antioxidant that aids in erections. If you’re wondering how to get harder erections, remember that antioxidants aid in keeping the free radicals at low levels in your body. Free radicals dilate your blood vessels, restricting blood flow.
#5 Reduce stress levels. Stress is an erectile killer. If you live or work in a high-stress environment, you put yourself at high risk for erectile dysfunction. The long-term effects of stress are hardening of the arteries which leads to weak erections. For harder erections, do stress-relieving activities such as walking, yoga, swimming, reading, or meditation. [Read: How to calm your mind and make peace a state of mind]
#6 Eat more dark chocolate. No, not milk or white chocolate—dark chocolate only. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids and epicatechins which aid to increase blood flow. Eating 1.6 ounces of dark chocolate a day brings harder erections to bay.
#7 Workout your pelvic floor. If you want a harder erection, it’s time for you to work out your pelvic floor. These exercises are essentially Kegels. If you practice these exercises every day for six months, you notice a huge difference in your erections.
To do Kegels, you contract the same muscles you use to stop peeing midstream. Hold them for 10 seconds and release. Do 18-20 of these a day. [Read: Why both men and women should do Kegel exercises]
#8 Go easy on the porn. If you’re an avid porn fan it could destroy your ability for harder erections. Excessive usage of porn actually prevents you from being aroused with your partner. Cut out porn all together for a couple of weeks and monitor your erections as they should be getting harder. [Read: Why ditching your porn habit could make your life better]
#9 Are you on medication? This is an extremely common reason why men suffer from weakened erections. If on a prescription medication, many of them are associated with sexual dysfunction. Make a list of the ones you’re taking and research the side effects.
#10 Withholding ejaculating. I know you want to ejaculate but don’t. Of course, if you have a quickie then it doesn’t matter, but if you’re not, there’s no need to rush. Withholding ejaculations actually helps to strengthen your penis.
In other words, if you make it five minutes without ejaculating, you already do wonders to make your penis stronger. [Read: How to edge yourself and create better pleasure]
#11 Masturbate without porn. If you watch a lot of porn, you disconnect yourself from sex. Yes, you watch it, but you’re not able to properly connect with your partner. So, when you masturbate don’t do it with porn. Instead, start to use your imagination. You did it before you used porn, you can do it after.
[Read: 20 ways to make an erection last longer]
Learning how to get a harder erection is simply knowing the tools *no pun intended* it takes to get there. Try these easy ways, and you’ll see the difference in no time.
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