Sensual exercises may help with
erection problems (erectile dysfunction). Doing these
with your partner may help you relax and focus more on the pleasurable touching
of lovemaking than on the erection itself. Focusing too much on having an
erection may make it difficult to have one.
Sensual exercises may be most helpful if done in a soothing,
relaxing, and playful atmosphere. Put on some pleasant music, turn off the
phone, and concentrate on your partner.
Non-genital pleasuring. Remove your clothes. Have
your partner lie face down. Beginning at your partner's neck, slowly caress
and/or kiss from head to toe. Then, have your partner turn over. Repeat the
caressing and kissing. Avoid touching the nipples or any part of the genitals.
Concentrate on how good touching your partner feels. Then, trade places. Lie on
your stomach while your partner caresses you. Do not have intercourse the first
day. Enjoy holding, relaxing, and laughing.
After you and your partner are comfortable with Non-genital pleasuring, include
genital touching as part of the exercise. Again, do not have intercourse. If
sexual tension from any erection that occurs is too much to stand, masturbate
to relieve the tension.
Non-demanding intercourse. When both
partners are ready, continue a session of genital pleasuring by having
intercourse. Do not force lovemaking too soon. Rather, fully enjoy the genital
pleasure leading up to it.
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ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerChristopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology