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5 Tips to Avoid 'Performance Failure'

Whether it happened once, twice, or not yet, erectile dysfunction is an eventuality most young, virile men live in utter fear of. Here are some tips for avoiding the awkward possibility.

1. Stay in a relatively warm environment.

Extremely cold temperature causes the body to withdraw blood from the skin and outer circulation to conserve heat, so getting an erection may be difficult.

2. Check your medications.

Some drugs can cause erectile dysfunction. These include heroin, barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital), antihypertensives (e.g., propanolol), and steroids. Consult your doctor before you stop or start taking any medications and ask about any side effects.

3. Stay calm and confident.

Dysfunction during sexual activity can be caused by anxiety. Relax and take your time.

4. Save up on orgasms.

As men get older, getting frequent ejaculations will become much more difficult. Too many orgasms in the last few days or hours can compromise libido and cause erectile dysfunction.

5. Consult your doctor.

Injuries and different chronic diseases like diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction. Doctors can determine the problem and provide appropriate management.

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