If you’re anything like most men, chances are getting a strong erection when things get steamy between the sheets is a top priority in your sexual checklist.
However, the problem is you just find yourself not getting hard as usual when you and your lover are at it in the bedroom these days. And here are a few possible reasons why you’re going through it:
You have a bad tooth.
When it comes to keeping clear from weak erections, making sure you take good care of your oral health should be on your daily list of activities. Now while this may sound crazy, but having tooth decay and gum problems can affect your ability to get hard during sexual arousal.
Having oral health issues allows bad bacteria in the mouth to breach the blood vessels in the oral region and can disrupt the normal flow of blood in them, even preventing it from reaching the erectile tissues in the penis.
And when this happens, you can expect to only have a weak erection no matter how hard you try. Or worse, not have an erection at all. Brushing and flossing daily as well as visiting the dentist regularly helps you stave off oral problems without a fuss.
You are overstressed.
Although it is quite normal to feel stress in your life, going through excessive amounts of it at once can easily affect your ability to get rock hard on demand when you and your lover get frisky in the bedroom.
This is because the positive hormones that trigger key changes in your body, particularly oxytocin and serotonin, are nullified by their negative counterparts, namely cortisol and adrenaline.
Just to give you an idea what these negative hormones can do, adrenaline and cortisol basically make you feel anxious and restless instead of getting ready for lovemaking when things get hot in bed. How horrible is that?
You are eating too much junk food.
Sure enjoying your favorite brand of chips and similar edibles from time to time is perfectly fine, making them a part of your regular diet can lead to an increase in sodium, bad cholesterol as well as a number of harmful toxins from artificial ingredients and preservatives that can wreak havoc on your erections in the long run.
Make it a habit to have as much fruits and vegetables in your diet. Avoid too much oily and sugar foods and beverages while you are at it, too.