Why Being Dehydrated Can Cost You A Stable Erection
Now here’s a great reason why you should keep yourself sufficiently hydrated every day. Not having enough water in your body could lead to a very big problem the next time you and your lover get frisky in the bedroom.
And this problem is not being able to get a stable erection.
However, before we discuss this subject thoroughly, let me give you a quick rundown on how erections work so you will understand why keeping hydrated should be a priority on your daily checklist.
When a man gets sexually aroused, the brain begins to pick up the pace on releasing hormones that induce significant changes in the body. Besides stimulating the male reproductive organs to function properly, these hormones also help the nerves in and around the penis and scrotum to become more sensitive.
Moreover, these hormones boost the blood pressure in the system to direct an increased amount of blood to the erectile tissues in the penis. When enough blood is sent to these erectile tissues, the penis firms up and becomes ready for lovemaking.
Now while this is what happens ideally, things can be a bit different if you don’t have enough water in your body.
According to a study conducted by Simon Thornton, a French physiologist specializing in male sexuality, a sudden decrease in the amount of plasma and red blood cells circulating in the body is one of the key factors that can lead to erectile dysfunction.
Interestingly, these natural fluids depend on the amount of water in the body to keep them moving. The more hydrated the system is, the more efficient the circulation of red blood cells and plasma becomes.
However, dehydration also causes another problem that can affect your ability to get a strong erection when you need one.
When the body is not getting enough water in a regular basis, the level of angiotensin in the system spikes up. At its simplest, angiotensin is a type of hormone that is commonly found in men experiencing difficulty in achieving stable erections.
This simply means there is a big chance that you won’t get rock hard when things get hot in the bedroom if you’re not drinking enough water.
Unlike what a lot of guys mistakenly believe, keeping hydrated isn’t something complicated. It can be simply done by drinking six to eight glasses of water every day. You also need to drink more water when the weather is hotter than usual or after a vigorous exercise.
(And here’s how to know if she is really achieving an orgasm during lovemaking.)