“The penis — if you think about it — is the most enterprising engineering feat imaginable — a cantilevered structure, hydraulics, propulsion, pistons, compression, inflation, heat sensitive — practically every engineering characteristic — towers, draw-bridges, rocket-ships — no man-made engineering structure to match it.—Peter Greenaway

erection killers

***We are not medical doctors. This is not medical advice. If you have ANY questions or concerns please see your medical provider.

You may have had an idea of how things work when it came to the private parts between a man’s legs, but it may not be the whole truth. 

Guys, you know when you have an erection or when you don’t. Pretty straight forward.

Ladies, you may have said to yourself “how hard (pun intended) can it be to know what’s going on with my husband’s penis? He either has an erection or he doesn’t, what else is there?” 

Turns out there’s a whole lot more. What happens with an erection isn’t just about sexual health, it can be an indicator about a man’s overall health. There are erection killers.

Do you remember when the reproductive system was covered in school? 

You might have some vague memory of a couple of days in a health class. Likely you weren’t paying a whole lot of attention because it was a very awkward and uncomfortable conversation. 

The reality is that there are many circumstances that can be erection killers and if we as couples aren’t talking about them, it’s possible that it’s impacting both your sexual and emotional intimacy as well as impacting the other pillars of intimacy. 

For instance, medical issues like plaque in the arteries of a man’s penis, stress and taking medications can impact those as well. 

Mental health issues, a lack of exercise, and viewing porn can make it more difficult to get and maintain an erection. 

As a society, we leave WAY too much to chance. We have interpretation or assumptions and that for the most part doesn’t go well for us. This is especially true when it comes to erection killers. 

The Penis Book: A Doctor’s Complete Guide to the Penis

The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina

488: Kegel to Better Sex

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