Ah, male potency, the ability to carry out sexual intercourse - boy, isn’t that a hefty expectation to carry on broad shoulders? Sexual inadequacies affect more than just sex lives, it decreases self-esteem and confidence, but it’s not the end of the world, nor are they uncommon - they should be talked about, how else will you find solutions?

Let’s discuss what male potency is and how you can increase it naturally - that is if your doctor has ruled out the need for medications. Being male impotent - colloquially called erectile dysfunction (ED) - reduces the male sex drive and leads to the development of performance anxiety which then results in the inability to get or maintain an erection.

ED definitely correlates with age because of health conditions and lower levels of testosterone production. As age increases, the levels of testosterone decreases, leading to more than just ED but a reduced sex drive as well - this though, is a natural part of ageing. Health conditions such as heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes also have links to ED as well.

But, if you’re a reasonably young man completely cleared of medical ailments by a professional, here’s what you can do to help:

1. Change your diet: Your fast-paced life can get in the way of you opting for healthy meal options, but we’re here to tell you that changing your diet will help your lil’ man. When you are binging on chips and diet coke, remember this: sugar increases the level of glucose in your body causing a sugar rush, sugar crash, excessive tiredness and not to mention insulin resistance and diabetes. Unhealthy fats increase your cholesterol level, affecting your heart. Now, both of these nasty ingredients increase your waist size and can lead to obesity. According to the professionals, ED has a connection to a bad diet. ED is a problem with inadequate blood flow to your penis, so if you keep your blood vessels healthy by reducing your risk of vascular problems such as high blood sugar and cholesterol, you’re helping your ED by keeping your blood vessels clear.

2. Kill the vices: Shocking, but cigarettes affect your health and penis.Besides the fact that cigarette smoking leads to the deaths of millions every year, it affects your heart and the respiratory system. Smoking causes your blood vessels to decrease in size, not making it easy for blood to reach the penis, which in turn affects the ability to gain as well as maintain an erection.

3. Work your pelvic muscles: Did you know that men can do Kegels too? Kegels can help control ejaculation, can improve the intensity of ejaculation and positively alleviate ED. Does this make you want to try it? Because, really, what do you have to lose?

Male impotence can be a hard pill to swallow - pun intended - but by being anxious about a problem that you can help, either through medical or lifestyle changes, is only making your life worse. Talk to your doctor, and improve your ED, leave the idiotic stigma behind - you’re statistically and literally not alone.