Top Tips For Overcoming Impotence & Erectile Dysfunction

Impotence, or erectile dysfunction as it’s more commonly known, can occur in men of all ages for a variety of reasons, but can really knock confidence and willingness to want to try anything in the bedroom. Many men will try and ignore their problem though, which can further push their partners away, leading to problems within a relationship.

It may be that you’re unable to hold an erection for long enough to reach orgasm, or it may be that you’re unable to get an erection at all – neither are anything to be ashamed of, and chances are it’s brought on by stress, anxiety, relationship problems or depression. It can, however, be a symptom of something more serious, so it’s always worth gaining the courage to go and speak to your doctor, even if you don’t feel fully confident speaking to your partner initially.

If you’re not quite ready to speak to your doctor, or you have and it’s linked to your emotions, fear not as there are some tips and tricks you can try to overcome the issue…


Tonnes of men are turning to prescription medication to leave their impotence issues behind. There are a few different kinds to be aware of;

  • Viagra: to be taken 30 minutes before sex, typically lasts for up to four hours
  • Cialis: to be taken 30 minutes before sex, it can be active for up to 36 hours. Alternatively, you can get a daily weaker dosage if you’d prefer
  • Levitra: suited to older men, this one is designed for those whose impotence is caused by physical problems, for example high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes
  • Spedra: to be taken 30 minutes before sex, and only to be used when sexually stimulated

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Manage your weight

In some cases, impotence can be caused by your weight – men with a 42-inch waist are 50% more likely to suffer than those with a 32-inch waist. If you’re thinking that your weight may be a factor you can aim to walk for a few miles a day, instead of driving everywhere, joining a gym, or even doing workout DVDs in the comfort of your own home. A balanced diet will also help, ridding any excess fat that you’re struggling to shift.

Manage your weight


With some cases of impotence being caused by stress or anxiety, visiting an acupuncturist can help to relieve this with needles being gently inserted into key pressure points around your body.


Eat or drink watermelon

Watermelon contains citrulline, an amino acid that has been found to improve blood flow to the penis. By eating slices of watermelon, or drinking cold watermelon juice regularly, you may just start to notice an improvement in the bedroom. This is particularly ideal for those who find that Viagra and other medications leaves them feeling nauseous.

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Quit smoking

Smoking interferes with your circulatory system, adding to the likelihood of erectile dysfunction within the bedroom. Whether you smoke an entire packet a day and choose to cut down to just a few cigarettes a day, or you choose to cut them out completely, blood flow and circulation will increase.

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Avoid alcohol

If you’re worried that you may be impotent, don’t wait until you’re under the influence of alcohol to ‘give it another go’ – alcohol is a substance that will have an effect on how well your penis performs and, impotent or not, you’re going to struggle to get the engine started after a few pints.

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Found in Health Awareness, Sexual Health