If you have worries or fears about being unable to get an erection, you’re not alone - more than 30 million men in the United States have some form of erectile dysfunction - a condition where men can’t get an erection or can’t keep one long enough for satisfying intercourse. The good news is that if you’ve only been in a situation where you couldn’t get hard once or twice in your life, you probably don’t have erectile dysfunction, or ED, as it is absolutely normal to be unable to get an erection in some situations. On the other hand, if you feel unable to get an erection often, there are many things you can do and treatments you can try to get an erection and treat the condition, so don’t despair.
Why can’t I get hard?
There are dozens of different reasons why a guy might not be able to get his dick hard. First of all, there could be issues with your blood circulation caused by atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, heart disease or high cholesterol. You could also have problems with your nervous system that make it difficult to get an erection. These nerve issues could be caused by diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or even a stroke that you’ve suffered in the past. There are also many other physiological conditions and diseases that can cause erectile dysfunction. They include obesity, Peyronie’s disease, prostate cancer, low testosterone and others.
Taking certain prescription drugs or illegal substances, smoking tobacco or drinking excessively can also cause you to have problems with getting and maintaining an erection. Additionally, some psychological issues can be a cause of erectile dysfunction.
How to get your dick hard?
There are plenty of methods you can use to get your cock hard and help it stay hard longer but your choice should depend on the type of erectile dysfunction you have and its cause. Ultimately, it’s best to talk to a doctor and get their help figuring out the cause of your erectile dysfunction and proper treatment for it.
One of the most popular treatments for getting your dick hard fast is taking prescription medications like Viagra, Cialis, Stendra and others. These erectile dysfunction drugs are widely preferred to surgical intervention and similar invasive methods, as they are safe and work quickly. You should be aware of the fact that erectile dysfunction medication should not be taken together with some drugs like alpha-blockers and nitrates, so it’s absolutely crucial to give your doctor a list of all medications that you are on.
Alternatively, you can use a vacuum pump to get an erection quickly. All you need to do is put the pump on your penis, create suction either mechanically or manually and once your penis fills with blood and gets hard, put on a cock ring to keep the blood from flowing away. This method allows you to keep an erection for up to 30 minutes, as after 30 minutes you have to take the cock ring off.
If you have a high level of pain tolerance, you can try penile injections as a quick and effective method to get an erection. Some of the drugs that can be prescribed for penile injections include Trimix, papaverine and others. These drugs relax the muscles in the penis and widen blood vessels, which helps you get an erection within about 10 minutes and that erection typically lasts for 30 to 60 minutes.
Some men also decide to undergo surgery as a last resort treatment for erectile dysfunction. One surgery type involves manually rebuilding the arteries in your penis to improve blood circulation in the organ. Other surgeries involve implanting a device that either allows you to change the position of your penis manually once the device is inserted or to inflate it using a pump inserted in the scrotum.
Finally, if you want to get your penis hard naturally, you should consider a lifestyle change., For many men, giving up illegal substances, alcohol and tobacco, changing the diet and adding exercise to their lifestyle is enough to significantly improve erectile function.