Erectile dysfunction is a serious problem for men. If your man is having problems, it affects both your sex life and your relationship. Men can treat some forms of erectile dysfunction through exercises that work the pubococcygeus muscles, or PC muscles. These pelvic area muscles control the flow of urine and ejaculation. Exercising them also improves blood flow to the penis, which helps cure one of the most-common causes of erectile dysfunction–leaking veins in the penis. The exercises that work the PC muscles are commonly called “Kegels.” Encourage your guy to do these exercises.
Tell him how to locate the PC muscles. The next time he’s urinating, he should stop the flow mid-way through. The muscles that he is squeezing to do this are the PC muscles.
Encourage him to squeeze his PC muscles to exercise them. If possible, he should squeeze for 30 seconds. If he’s just starting out, this may be too long, so let him know that it’s OK to start at 10 seconds and work his way up.
Give him a rest. After he’s squeezed his muscles for 30 seconds, he can relax them for 30 seconds.
Instruct him to repeat this for a set of 10. He should do this three times a day for best results.
- It may take six to eight weeks of daily exercise to notice significant improvement.
- Kegel exercises will not help erectile dysfunction if the causes are emotional.