A phallus is an erect penis, which signified the potency of a man. A hard ”cucumber” is the sexual pride of all men, while soft ”willy” or erectile dysfunction is the worst nightmare for men. Erectile dysfunction (impotence) by definition is the inability to maintain an erection needed for sexual intercourse. There is a social stigma for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction. There are many nasty and derogatory nicknames impotence men across the globe such as the “Limp-dick” and “wimp” etc.
How did erectile dysfunction happen? The mechanism of erection is the increase in blood flow to the penis, and contraction of the dorsal vein of the penis to trap the blood in the penis. Therefore, anything, or diseases, that will alter this mechanism will result in impotence.
EVERY MAN’S NIGHTMARE! LIMP DICK SYNDROME.
Limp Dick Syndrome (LDS) a.k.a. erectile dysfunction affects men of all ages, but its common among the senior citizens, major causes of LDS are certain medications, neurogenic disorders, stress/ psychological disorders, iatrogenic medical procedure’s complications, ageing, smoking, Diabetes Mellitus, heart diseases and kidney failure, and many more etc.
For generations, men always seek the cure to LDS because of the unbearable shame caused by the inability to satisfy women in bed. Several men resulted in the use of drugs like Viagra, herbals, surgery and even the use of over the counter addictive drugs. In the recent time, studies have shown that the incidence rate of men addiction to drugs like codeine and tramadol have increased.
The recreational street usage of these drugs is of an increase because men are desperate, and will do anything to satisfy their partner sexually. The need for men to please the ladies in bed is real! It’s not a storm in a teacup. According to a friend, he’d say “every guy these days takes codeine for him to hammer his babe for hours”! That left me pondering about the psychosocial effect of such a belief system on the younger generation.
THE GOOD NEWS!
For every problem, there is a solution. In the case of erectile dysfunction, there are several solutions. Firstly, men who suffer from any organic medical condition should seek a doctor for treatment. These include Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and kidney diseases etc. Also, another non-medical treatment is physical exercises. Exercise helps to improve the overall well-being of a man and improve blood flow in the body.
Furthermore, everyday food and dieting can prevent and treat erectile dysfunction. Excess sugar intake decreases blood flow inside the body and reduces libido level. No wonder one of the symptoms of diabetes in men is a sudden onset of the inability to maintain an erection in those who were previously a ”horse” in bed. Always remember, ” More sugar less horny”!
Other home remedies are all green vegetables and those aphrodisiacs that I mentioned earlier. Other veggies like tomatoes and mustard greens together with fruits were all beneficial for men with LDS. Fruits and veggies contain multivitamins/nutrients like zinc, manganese, magnesium and potassium etc. These nutrients help to improve neurotransmission, build healthy blood vessels and increases blood flow to the genitals with an overall effect of an enhanced phallus.
Additionally, food and animal that contains a high level of omega-3-fatty acid and zinc have shown to improve libido and enhance erection by causing vasodilation, increased blood flow to your penis, and reduced the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Fish and all seafood products belong to this class. The evidence is clear that people who practice pescetarianism (the act of eating fish and seafood, but not other animal flesh) have a healthier sex life than people who eat meats. No wonder a romantic date night at fish/seafood restaurants in Africa’s Gold Coast, Mombasa, Maputo or Cape Town is so lit!