Scientists at Australia’s James Cook University have just published a study in the journal Physiotherapy that shows how ED can be treated naturally, cheaply, and (perhaps more importantly) privately in the comfort of your own home using nothing more than a simple technique.
Men often suffer from ED and premature ejaculation (PE) because their pelvic floor muscles are weak. But just like with any other muscles it is possible to strengthen them using exercises. It’s got to be worth a try when the doctor’s usual answer is a pill.
To find out if exercises were effective, they combed medical study databases and found 10 decent-quality studies on the effectiveness of pelvic floor exercises as a treatment for ED and PE.
The studies had more than 650 subjects between them and there was a lot of difference in how much training they did, how much contact they had with therapists, on the length of the treatments, and on other treatments the men were receiving at the same time.
This makes it hard to be sure about how well pelvic floor exercises work, but they certainly seemed to be effective for both ED and PE.
As many as 47 percent of ED cases and 83 percent of PE cases were resolved by the pelvic floor exercises.
The main reason why these exercises were not more effective for ED was that most ED cases aren’t just caused by weak pelvic floor muscles. There are also cardiovascular problems. The pelvic floor exercises do work, but they would be more effective if they were combined with regular physical exercise to promote the healthy blood vessels needed for strong erections.
You can find your pelvic floor muscles quite easily. When you next visit the bathroom just stop your flow of urine midstream, hold it, then let it run again. The muscles you use to do that are the ones that you want.
Drawing your testicles upwards also uses your pelvic floor muscles.
You only use them infrequently, so if you clench these muscles a lot during the day, they will get stronger.
These are the same muscles that therapists help you to strengthen after urinary surgery or if you become incontinent. Incontinence is usually caused by weak pelvic floor muscles too, or from instances where they contract and release at inappropriate times or with the wrong intensity.
ED and PE usually happen because you’ve lost control of these muscles and they have grown weak. As with other muscles, they will benefit from regular exercise, regaining their strength and reliability.
Throughout the years, I’ve helped hundreds of men suffering erectile dysfunction. One of the things I’ve used are PC muscle exercises. But they have to be done right. As the study reveals, the generally used PC exercises only help a few. I’ve developed a much more powerful PC muscle exercises. And when combined with other types of movements (explained here) they help almost everyone…