It's the eternal quest: How do you increase the size, strength and stamina of your erections? There are endless treatments, ointments and devices claiming to pump up your volume, but precious few solutions hold any water. The reality is that we're blessed (or possibly cursed) with whatever God gave us. But if you follow the realistic tips that follow, you can maximize your erection on all fronts.

These tips could come in handy when you know in advance that you're going to have sex, as you'll be well-informed and prepared. You can make your penis go the distance instead of being a "one and done" guy.

1. Eat Well

One of the keys to a healthy erection is a healthy diet. You don't want to be loading up on heavy foods or difficult-to-digest meals if you know an intimate moment is in your near future. In general, you're looking for the same thing that are good for your heart; plenty of healthy fats, low cholesterol, and foods that are part of the Mediterranean diet. As the video above shows, you should also be watching what supplements you take.

2. Get Positioned Properly

Setting yourself up on the right sex position can enhance and maximize the size of your erection. Take advantage of gravity here; a man being on top or standing can help give you increased blood flow, leading to a better erection. You can try positioning your lady friend at the end of the bed with her legs hanging over, which allows you to stand when you enter her.

3. Calm Your Nerves

Stress is a big no-no when you want to get lucky. Studies have shown that high levels of anxiety and work-related stress can be a huge damper on your hard-on. Because stress can lead to higher blood pressure and cholesterol — which in turn can lead to heart disease — living a life full of anxiety can stop a boner in its tracks.

4. Limit Your Sensitivity To Go Longer

The classic way to limit over-sensitivity is to wear a condom, which you should be doing anyway in a lot of cases. If you don't need to wear a condom with your woman, you can try focusing on other things. Periodically take yourself out of the scene mentally if you think you're going to lose control. The trick is to transport your mind away just long enough to avoid ejaculating too early — but not lose your erection.

5. Consider Using Some Products

If you're struggling with erection problems, don't despair. While often the problem is linked to mental or physiological issues that aren't easily resolved, there are products out there that might be able to help. These products might not resolve the underlying issues you're experiencing — the issues that are really causing you to experience erectile difficulties, like anxiety, or high blood pressure, but if you're looking to have sex in the very near future and you really, really want to be sporting a strong erection when you do so, knowing that the problem is solvable over time at some indeterminate point in the future may not exactly feel comforting.

That's where products like these come in. While we can't guarantee that any one of them will necessarily be the solution you're looking for, if you're looking to improve matters in the short term, these products are worth a shot:

Try A Cock Ring

A cock ring is placed around the base of the penis and behind the testicles during an erection to trap blood flow, increasing and maintaining the erection and sensitivity.

“They work well for the myriad reasons he might be having difficulty maintaining an erection. However, a cock ring should not be worn for more than 15-20 minutes. There are cock rings that have a vibrator or finger-like apparatus to stimulate her clitoris, as well,” says Antonia Hall, MA. is a psychologist, relationship expert and sexpert and the award-winning author of The Ultimate Guide to a Multi-Orgasmic Life.

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Try Adjusting Your Position

The Liberator sex pillow will put her in the perfect bent over or laying back position so that you can stand, kneel, or squat in front of her, says sex expert Laurel House, allowing for you to be on top in even more and more pleasurable positions.

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Try A Supplement

“Take L-Arginine — according to scientists from the Departments of Urology and Nephrology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, the amino acid L-Arginine optimizes your production of nitric oxide, which increases blood flow in the muscle's tissues,” says House. If you're looking at the ingredients list, also look for zinc and spirulina, which support virility.

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6. Manage Any Medication You Are On

Medication for some ailments such as depression, social phobia, OCD, and anxiety are more and more common these days. But unfortunately, these medicines are murder on your erection and can lead to erectile dysfunction. If you're on these types of drugs, work with your doctor to make sure you're not over-medicated — or it's goodbye, sex life.

7. Brush Your Teeth

Brush your teeth. (Yes, really.) Scientists have found a direct correlation between gum disease and erectile dysfunction. Because gum disease is linked to heart problems and can mess with proper blood flow, proper dental hygiene can save your future boner. Enough said.

8. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

Do abdominal exercises. This will help your abdominal muscles support and hold your erection, as opposed to holding your belly. Furthermore, if you have a large gut, it tends to make your unit small by comparison. Being in shape and having a good physique will make you feel good about yourself and up your confidence. This will, in turn, make you comfortable with your body, enticing you to have sex and increasing your sex drive. You can also give your penis a workout with some Kegel exercises. While there's no hard evidence that they will produce a larger size, they will help you stay hard longer.

9. Don't Smoke And Drink To Excess

Smoking cigarettes gives you bad circulation. And when you want to get down, the blood's gotta be flowing. So there's one more reason to quit. Drinking too much alcohol numbs your wiener and can inflate your prostate. So don't overdo the alcohol if you don't want to under-do the lovemaking.

10. Don't Masturbate Too Often

You want to save your money-shot for your partner, not your hand. If you ever needed an excuse not to masturbate, that's it. This calls for a little self-control — and most of us have that, right? Most men can masturbate once per day with no issues regarding sexual performance, but it's important to think about how you masturbate. Vigorous masturbation can lead to decreased sensitivity, which could cause issues during sexual intercourse — so if you have to rub one out, try one of these approved masturbation techniques.

11. Minimize Laptop Usage

This boner-killer might surprise you. Chances are you're checking this video out on a laptop, and that piece of equipment might be messing with your piece of equipment. Turns out that the heat from your computer (if you keep it on your lap) could be causing harm not only to your sperm but to your erections as well. So put that laptop on a desk and keep on reading.



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