Positions for Blood Flow

Positions for Blood Flow

Sexual Positions to Improve Blood Flow in Erectile Dysfunction

Having an erection is about getting good blood flow to the penis. Sex positions can affect the amount of blood flowing to the correct locations. While there are not many studies out there that show that any one sex position is more beneficial than another, typically positions that require use of bigger muscles or more acrobatics tend to draw blood away from the penis and to those areas. This can cause the loss of an erection.

Usually, doctors recommend that a solution to this problem is to have your partner take the top position. In theory, this will allow blood to stay concentrated in your lower region. However, there is no real evidence to support that this position is any better than another. Researchers are now pointing to a man’s emotional state of mind during sex. If he can concentrate on the intimacy and desire aspects of sex rather than treating it like a performance, he is more likely to maintain an erection for the duration of sex.

Choosing a Sexual Position and Working through ED

It may go without saying that the best way to choose a sex position is to find one that is comfortable for both you and your partner. Focusing on less complex positions will give you more time to concentrate on intimacy with your partner, putting less pressure on you to perform well. In addition, there are other things you can try to do to work through your ED without changing too much of your sex life.

For example, intensifying sexual enthusiasm can do a lot to improve the maintaining of an erection. This means that you may need to try new methods of achieving orgasm for both you and your partner as traditional sex may no longer please you. Using your mouth, fingers, or even trying mutual masturbation may prove to be better options of achieving orgasm than traditional penetration.

Being comfortable seems to be extremely helpful in improving sexual experience with ED. You will need to choose the right place and time to have sex so you do not feel rushed or hesitant in the moment. Feeling rushed or anxious can inhibit your ability to get and maintain an erection. You need to find a location that makes you feel comfortable as well. For instance, if your bedroom is too cold or too warm, you may need to relocate to a different room in order to maximize comfort. Changing locations can also increase excitement for both you and your partner, helping to maintain your erection.

Finally, you will need to be careful about what you drink and how much you drink if you want to work through your ED. Alcohol in small amounts can relax you and make for a better sexual experience, but in large quantities in can hinder your ability to have an erection. Do not use caffeine and/or nicotine before sex because these two substances contract blood vessels, causing problems for men with ED.


Erectile dysfunction is a normal problem that many men have as they age. It can be managed through many different techniques and may not require medication. However, consult your doctor to make sure that your ED is not a symptom of a larger problem.




NewLifeOutlook TeamNewLifeOutlook Team
Apr 23, 2014
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