Hello gents and ladies that love them! I have been trying to stay woke these past few days, serving both genders(been partial to my male readers in the past).

In case you missed my post on steps to maintain good health, you better read it! They are practical easy steps.

Wait, I need to ask you; have you ever seen the Blue pill? do you know what it is and what it does?

Today, we are talking about one of the frequently asked questions – how can I last longer during sexual intercourse?  Both old, middle-aged and young men seem to be facing performance pressure and some may have considered using Viagra or the so-called Blue-pill.

Some have even tried prescribed remedies like food, physical exercise, pelvic floor exercises, therapies and the likes. Although the use of local medicines from natural boiled leaves, herbs and shrubs have reportedly been potent in guaranteeing prolonged and satisfying sexual performance by men.

I often wonder if women by any chance are faced with sexual performance pressures as much as men do?  that is definitely for a girl talk… lol( this is not funny and I know it)

In my professional experience, I believe men are most predisposed to performance pressure as opposed to women. This could be due to varieties of factors that could include the differences in the anatomy and physiology of male and female sexual organs, the differences in job descriptions – for instance, long-distance driving and other physically challenging tasks are left for the male folks. Alcohol and smoking are relatively higher in men than in women. These factors can invariably affect sexual performance in men by altering the normal body physiology.

Causes of  Weak erection / early ejaculation

Erection is a complex process that involves the brain and pelvic nerves, emotion, hormones, muscles and blood vessels.  The thick rush of blood that fills up the veins of the penis is the primary thing that keeps an erection. The male must be emotionally attuned to the sexual form to elicit a wave of information sent to the higher centres of the brain.

 The resultant effect is a dynamic response that involves hormones, nerves and blood vessels to bring about the physical changes that will be seen by the individual. A combination of physical and psychological issues can result in poor sexual performance:

  • Poor sleep- if you do not get enough sleep, you may have poor sexual performance. Most clients will observe a sudden improvement in their sexual performances during the weekends because they are having better rest and sleep (sleep and rest is not a luxury and it is not for the lazy ones).
  • Weight gain– the sudden increase in body fat, especially in the trunk / sacral areas, ultimately impair the functionality of the nerves and blood vessels in these areas.
  • Hypertension and heart disease
  • Clogged blood vessels– this is called atherosclerosis when fat deposits on blood vessels and limit the flow of blood.
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Certain medications: Some diuretics, antihypertensives, antidepressant, anti-anxiety, antiepileptic, antihistamines etc can induce a temporary ED.
  • Diabetes and metabolic syndrome– increased blood glucose as seen in diabetics affect nerves and blood vessels. This greatly affects performance.
  • Pelvic surgeries and injuries
  • Anxiety and emotional stress- it is absolutely normal to have a weak erection sometimes but sexual performance pressure can further exacerbate the symptoms. So if you are anxious about it, you probably have to relax.
  • Depression and compatibility issues– sex is a physical exercise and attraction is key to performance. The psychological arousal needs to match the biological changes for a perfect physical body response.

So, Before you conclude about taking that pill… Do these;

  • Limit intake of alcohol and other stimulants- I know you are used to taking this, you are not necessarily addicted but you do it for fun and social reason, right? it is not worth your sexual life!
  • Lose weight( I can help you do this at an affordable price). Contact me via the contact link on the top and bottom of this page.
  • Get enough rest– there is just a whole lot sleep and rest can do for you! sleep on (lol)
  • Do not over think it- talk to your partner about your concerns and do not be anxious
  • Take healthy foods rich in essential vitamins and limit intake of saturated oils and trans-fats. for example, replace butter with olive oil, take cheese, yoghurt, fruits and vegetable salad etc
  • Limit intake of processed sugars and control your blood glucose
  • Go for a regular body check up!

Do not be too quick to take that blue pill (Viagra), it  can further complicate your symptoms over time. I will be happy to discuss your concerns with you.

Dr Maurice O.


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