Sometimes men width an already normal potency for erections wants to get even bigger and more effective erections. More often men with decreased erectile potency wants to overcome his problem and achieve erections of a satisfactory quality that last long enough. In both cases men have several possible methods to achieve the goal. In the following there is an overview of these methods and their indication for use.
Prescription drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra can be used when there are erectile problems caused by an impairment of the blood supply to the penis or of the neurological regulation of the penile blood flow. These pills make the signal system inside the penis that commands relaxation and filling of the penile vessels with blood more effective. The pills do not however cause the penis to stand automatically. The man must also be sexually excited for the erection to occur. Neither do they increase the basic sexual appetite, except that a better erectile power may have a positive psychological effect on the sexual drive.
These products can also give side effects. Some men have a risk of a dangerous blood pressure fall if they have specific medical problems or take the drugs together with certain other drug, like nitroglycerin tablets. Therefore one must let a doctor check if these drugs are safe for oneself before using them.
Herbal pills, popularly called penis enhancement pills, are made to give a positive effect on all aspects of the potency. They can be used both when a man has medical impairments of the erections and when a man only wants even stronger potency. They contain herbal extracts that will increase the sexual drive, make erections occur more easily, give bigger and harder erections, make the penis stand more stable and make erections last longer. Which of these effects are the greatest vary from product to product. Some experts claim that these type of products do not have any effects. Some producer of the products claim however that they have let the products go through tests at independent laboratories with an excellent outcome, and these product also have a generally good reputation in the market.
One can also find patches to be placed near to the penis that contain the same elements as the pills. The working elements diffuse from the patch across the skin and is distributed in the groin area. The pills and the patches will enhance the erection ability the whole day or night, but it takes around 14 days before the effects fully occur.
There are topical oils or emulsions to smear or spray at the penis head to stimulate an erection, often called transdermal erection oils. The ingredients in these can be herbal or pharmacological depending on the product. They contain ingredients that diffuse through the penile skin. Once inside the tissue, they stimulate the nerves so that the man feels more of the good feelings and also stimulate the neural reflexes that control erections. They also help the blood vessels to relax so that the penis more easily gets filled with blood. Some of these product also contain analgesic substances to take away irritation in the skin that can make an erection cease. Many of these products are formulated as watery emulsions that can be used together with a condom. Others are based on botanic or synthetic oils that must be used without a condom, because they dissolve the rubber in the condoms.
On the market you can also find condoms with the same ingredients as the erection oils at the inside, that will give the same effects. The oils, sprays and medicated condoms will give an instant erectile stimulation. The good effect will typically last a couple of hours.
Penis pumps can be used to make the penis engorged and stiff just before the sexual activity, and one can maintain the erection with a penis ring around the base of the penis. A penis pump consists of a cylinder to be placed over the penis, a hand pump to draw air out of the cylinder and a tube connecting the hand pump and the cylinder. The pump can also have a gauge to measure the underpressure made in the cylinder. It is used by pumping air out of the cylinder. This gives a greater difference between the blood pressure and the pressure outside the penis so that blood is pushed into the penis. Then the penis ring is threaded around the penile base to hold the erection.
For men that have no other possibility to achieve an erection, surgery can be an alternative. During surgery one installs an element in the penis and partly between the man's legs to stiffen the penis. There are basically two types of these elements. The simplest of them are partly stiff rods that make the penis halfway stiff all the time. It will then be stiff enough to perform intercourse, but still flexible enough to handle it comfortably during daily life. The other type of elements are inflatable so that they can be pumped up just before intercourse.
A simple measure like relaxing some while before sexual activity, while drinking some coffee or tea of good quality will often have a very beneficial effect upon the potency. Coffee and tea stimulate your sexual reactions. Relaxing with a drink can however give mixed result. A drink can help you to overcome worries and tension that otherwise will impair your potency, but the alcohol also has a depressing effect upon your bodily reactions.
Since a good erection potency is heavily dependent upon a well working blood circulatory system, a lifestyle that enhances the circulatory health will also make you more potent. Such a lifestyle involves a good diet, regular exercises, enough sleep and means to tress down regularly.
Knut Holt is an Internet marketer and author with a focus on health items and eroticism. Please see his web-site to find more health and sex information. There are also presentation of products to enhance sexual satisfaction and to improve health.