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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How can exercise help erectile dysfunction?

    I have erectile dysfunction and my doctor told me that regular exercise can help. I don't undersatnd how?
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    Gia Ravazzotti

    Sex Therapist

    Erections are directly related to your blood flow. The congestion of the penis occurs through vasocongention, which is the swelling of bodily tissues through vascular blood flow.

    If your GP has found no medical reason for your erectile dysfunction, then exercise is a good way to get your blood flowing better through your veins. Increasing your blood flow will allow the blood to move more easily through your body, and therefore more easily to your penis.

    Blood circulation is important for healthy sexual functioning for both men and women, with many who increase or start exercise noticing an improvement in their sexual functioning. Exercising more will improve your circulation and get the blood flowing to your genitals, which may greatly improve your erections.

    Alternatively, seeing a sex therapist may assist you in understanding even more ways that you can overcome erectile dysfunction.

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