Butt Plugs and Erectile Dysfunction
Gentlemen, or even ladies who date gentlemen or gentlemen who date gentlemen, we need to cover a sensitive topic. It’s a topic not many couples talk about and definitely one that men rarely open up about.
Namely, it’s the topic of erectile dysfunction.
It happens, of course, and there is no shame in it. You can find yourself in a situation where your penis just won’t stay erect or even get erect at all.
If you happen to be the receiving partner, that might not be a problem, but if they need you to penetrate them, it’s a cause for concern.
When it comes to erectile dysfunction, you always have the option of using your digits (fingers or toes), your tongue, or even toys such as vibrators, dildos, and butt plugs.
But can a butt plug really help a man who has erectile dysfunction? Or is it maybe the other way round?
Maybe the butt plug can actually cause this condition.
That’s what we’re here to find out. So let’s begin by defining the terms and talking about numbers.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction also goes by the name impotence.
The definition is quite simple: your penis can’t either get up or stay hard during intercourse. However, you need to distinguish two different types of ED.
Temporary ED is first, and it’s far more common than the other, permanent ED.
When it comes to temporary ED, everyone gets it. Sometimes you feel too tired to perform. Other times you might have had a bit to drink, so you’re unable to have sex.
You could also be scared, anxious, sick, malnourished or even angry. In any case, this type of ED doesn’t last long. In fact, you can literally get rid of it by simply being in a better mood.
Permanent erectile dysfunction is a bit more serious, however. When you can’t get your penis hard for over a week, it’s usually time to talk to a doctor, as this is the most obvious sign of permanent ED.
Normally, anyone can get it, but it’s far more common in men over the age of 40.
What Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
There are many things that can cause ED. When it comes to temporary impotence, we have more or less already laid out the common reasons.
To sum up, they are fatigue, anxiety, fear, anger, poor health or drunkenness.
Yet, permanent ED has a bit more to it than that, so let’s focus on both the psychological and physical issues that lead to impotence.
Psychological Issues That Can Cause ED
Sexual Boredom: That’s right — sexual boredom falls under psychological issues. Normally, when you have a long-term partner, your sexual activities will get boring. Because of that, you feel no excitement, and your penis just doesn’t react.
The best solution here is to proverbially ‘spice up your sex life.’ Talk to your partner and try different things out. Of course, if you just want to masturbate while having ED, try out some new stuff by yourself.
Unresolved Sexuality: Sometimes a man struggles with his sexuality. He could be straight, gay or bi, and if he only has sex with women, it might get boring or even put tremendous pressure on him. As such, the best course of action here is to accept your sexuality and try having intercourse with another man.
Another issue might be that you’re attracted to transsexual women or that you have a fetish you won’t address (large women, little women, extremely tall women, maybe even something as extreme as amputees or wheelchair-bound partners).
As long as it’s within the bounds of legality, feel free to pursue it, and your ED will be gone! If your sexuality involves minors or other living beings, we highly, strongly suggest that you see a medical professional.
Relationship Issues: We’ve addressed gay men, but straight men have this problem just as much, if not more so.
Normally, it stems from having relationship problems. Thus, if you can, try to resolve everything between you and your partner. If not, maybe it’s time to go your separate ways. A new partner might just reignite your erection.
Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: We covered stress and anxiety a little earlier, so let’s focus on depression. We cannot stress enough how crippling this condition can be, on either of the two genders. Therefore, we urge you to always talk to your doctor about this, as well as your family, friends, and partner.
If your partner is the one with depression, don’t leave them ‘hanging’ — talk to them. Let them know that their ED isn’t going to ruin your relationship with them.
Over 90% of adult men who have depression exhibit some form of ED. That’s higher than any other condition we’ve mentioned so far. Therefore, we can’t emphasize enough that you have to make sure ED doesn’t get in the way of your life together.
Physical Issues That Cause ED
Your body isn’t perfect. It will get sick from time to time, and sometimes, its condition can lead to impotence.
The most common issue is the lack of blood flow to the penis.
Smokers and heavy eaters normally have clogged or constricted arteries. As a result, the blood flow decreases, and the blood doesn’t reach the penis properly.
One lifestyle change can help your sex life greatly. And speaking of lifestyle changes, if you’re a heavy drinker, it’s time to stop. Nothing kills an erection faster than large quantities of alcohol in one’s bloodstream!
Other, more serious illnesses that cause ED are diabetes and spinal cord injuries. Any pelvis-related surgery can prevent you from getting an erection too.
There’s also a high possibility that the drugs you’re using to treat something else can cause your penis not to harden. If that happens, make sure to talk to your doctor, and if you can, use different prescription drugs.
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Can Butt Plugs Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Now that we have everything covered, we still have to answer the question above. The short answer is — of course, not!
However, we do have to cover the reason why that’s the case.
The anus is an erogenous zone in both men and women, even in men and women who do not like anal sex. This might surprise you, but even straight men like to toy with their anus from time to time.
We have to stress this because butt plugs, as well as other toys, cannot make a man’s penis flaccid. In fact, men can get erections in nearly any situation, regardless of whether or not they are aroused!
This is why men will often find themselves waking up with erections or “morning wood”, or even frequently have to hide them while at work or school. While being aroused can certainly help, it’s definitely not a requirement!
So clearly, butt plugs cannot cause erectile dysfunction. But can they help get rid of it? Let’s find out.
Can Butt Plugs Help With Erectile Dysfunction?
If you’re a man who suffers from erectile dysfunction and doesn’t enjoy anything up his anus, then maybe you personally can skip the butt plug. However, maybe your partner would like it.
Talk to him or her, and if they agree, use the butt plug on them instead. Their arousal can easily get you going as well.
On the other hand, you might be gay or just like the idea of toying with your anus. We would then recommend that you try a regular, small plug and see if it works for you.
If it does, use it for a while when masturbating or having sex. Then you can either discard it if your problem goes away or keep using it for added pleasure. Either way, it’s a win-win for you!
Of course, if butt plugs are something you’re new to, make sure to do proper research. Butt plugs might not cause ED, but they can harm you or your partner physically if you’re not careful.
Keep it safe, and you’re guaranteed to also keep it sensual.