Get the Bone Ranger back in the saddle with these easy tips for avoiding ED

The Bone Ranger. King Dong. Russell the One-Eyed Muscle. The list of hilarious nicknames for penises is as long as a blue whale’s weiner, which maxes out at more than 10 feet. Moby Dick, indeed!

As you might expect, many of these nicknames celebrate the organ’s erect state. If that state isn’t being achieved, here’s some good news: these easy drug-free tips can help any guy send erectile dysfunction (ED) to the cleaners.

Work it out

Regular exercise strengthens your heart and circulatory system like nobody’s business, which in turn sustains the blood pressure and blood flow needed to get it up for as long as you (and whoever else is involved) would like. Getting active also busts stress — itself a boner killer — and has been shown to boost the male sex drive, too.

And yes, a workout between the sheets counts! Plus, a firmer physique will probably boost your chances of getting between the sheets in the first place.

Eat the right stuff

No, we are not talking about foreplay here. Many healthy foods help increase blood flow to your package: onions, garlic, spicy chillies, salmon, tuna, avocados, oysters and olive oil, to name a few. Potassium-rich bananas benefit the family jewels by moderating blood pressure. Pork, peanuts and kidney beans help boost the signals from your brain to your bald-headed sailor. Eggs are full of vitamins that balance hormone levels and bust stress. On that note…

Avoid the wrong stuff

Speaking of stress, many guys handle it by consuming alcohol, tobacco and recreational drugs. Trouble is, too much of the former can leave your purple-headed monster too relaxed to spring into action. Smoking and drug use, meanwhile, can constrict blood vessels.

Get the sleep you need

Erectile dysfunction is one of several health risks that are reduced by sleeping between 7 and 9 hours a night. ED is a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is characterized by snoring and breathless spells during sleep. Thankfully, treating OSA has been shown to resolve erectile problems in 75 percent of cases.

ED 101

What is erectile dysfunction? Caused by physical, mental and lifestyle factors ranging from stress and smoking to diabetes and a lack of sleep and physical activity, ED is considered to be present anytime an erection is consistently unsatisfactory for everyone involved.

With around 40 percent of guys over the age of 40 experiencing ED to some degree — it can be mild, moderate or severe — family doctors hear about it all the time. Your doc can prescribe medications, which can improve erections by relaxing the blood vessels in the penis, allowing more blood to flow in.

Last but not least, it’s important to let your doctor know the deal because ED can be a yellow warning light for serious health problems such as heart attack or stroke.

Getting it on is REALLY good for you!

Showing ED the door is more than just a feel-good move. Having sex regularly can help your body fight off illness, and may reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke and prostate cancer.

It also releases hormones that produce feelings of wellbeing, with research showing that happiness may have more to do with sex than with money. Yep, walking on air after getting laid is totally legit! 

What nickname do you use for your penis? Share the joy in the comments below!

About the Author

Adam Bisby

Adam Bisby

Adam Bisby is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and father of two. His award-winning stories have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and National Post newspapers, in magazines like Explore, Reader's Digest, International Traveller and Canadian Family, and on websites including MSN.com and DontChangeMuch.ca.

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John hallum
February 11, 2020

Adam
Thanks for a really informative article. You made fun read too. ED is an important issue that many men are reluctant to admit to or discuss.
Perhaps your article will give them hope and open the door to penis health and happiness.
John

Gogs Gagnon
February 11, 2020

After my prostate cancer surgery, it took a good 17-months for erections to return to good quality. However, they are not as spontaneous as before treatment, and they don't always occur. I find that I have to spend more time and effort on romance and intimacy, rather than focus on the erection. Therefore, I find myself communicating more with my spouse and looking for opportunities to whisper sweet things into her ear, hold her hand and listen to her needs. The more I can excite my wife mentally (not physically), the more chance of an erection.