Erection may be affected by many factors. Even dehydration can affect sex. Already we know that sexual act involves several elements. Good and sustained erection of penis is must for enjoyable sex. With good sexual stimulant penis soft tissues are filled with more blood. To have a good sexual pleasure, penis must get sufficient blood flow. When a person does not drink required amount of water the blood volume can be reduced. Blood becomes thick and flow is reduced. In turn this causes less blood supply to penis leading to minimal erection and poor sex.
Dehydration also affects mood especially sex mood. That is insufficient water content of body can affect a person physiologically and mentally.
Water helps in weight loss. Daily intake of 2.0 L water helps to minimize the intake of fat, salt & sugar. That is about 200 calories consumption per day is reduced, in turn help in weight loss. Gradual weight loss in turn can help in sex.
Tender coconut has electrolytes and less sugar. Lowered blood potassium level can cause sexual dysfunction. Potassium is important for erection. Tender coconut is rich in potassium. Poor penile erection and decreased sexual performance caused by low potassium can be corrected by drinking tender coconut water. It contains antioxidants that protect the cells from damage. It also contains magnesium which increases insulin sensitivity and controls blood sugar. Tender coconut has powerful cholesterol-lowering property. By all these qualities tender coconut improves penile blood flow and helps in erection.
Previously coffee was considered as not a good drink for health. Recent researches proved coffee reduces the chances of heart attack and provides protection against type 2 diabetes, liver disease. In turn helps in better sexual activities. Three to four cups a day is healthy. Black coffee is best. Otherwise keep the milk and sugar at the lower level.
Tea either green, black, and other kinds are full of antioxidants. These molecules give protection against some types of cancer, stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Unsweetened tea is low in calories. It can be either hot or iced. Antioxidants in tea prevent thickening of blood vessels and improve blood flow. Undisturbed penile blood flow helps in good erection.
Wine is also a better alternative, especially red wine in right quantity. Sipping red wine sparingly will improve brain, heart health, and sex life. This is again due to antioxidants molecules like resveratrol. They protect the cells from damage.
Dr. Vijayakumar did his MBBS in Kilpauk Medical College and later went on to Madras Medical College for his Master courses in Clinical Pathology. He underwent masters in Psychology and Yoga. Underwent Fellowship training in Andrology and Clinical Embryology by Prof Ariff Bongso. Did his PhD in Hormones, Yoga and Sexual problems. He has been trained by the Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (India). He was the first medical professional to start an exclusive clinic for the management of sexual problems in Salem,Tamil Nadu in the year 1988. He has put up more than thirty years experience. He has offered professional help to thousands of persons especially newly married. Besides treating sexual dysfunctions, he is also an expert in treating pre-marital counselling.
Trekking and offroad jeeping are his other passions.