The old saying “use it or lose it” can be applied to nearly anything, and when it comes to penis function and overall health, it is especially true. A lazy penis that rarely gets up and goes is much more likely to put on a limp performance when the opportunity arises than one that is in top form. Like the rest of the body, keeping the penis in shape requires some effort at physical conditioning. Activities that benefit the whole body are a good place to start. But for men who just don’t have the time for a full workout, or those who aren’t feeling motivated to get up and go, some simple, yet effective, penis exercises can help to pick up the slack and can be done just about anywhere.
Making these exercises part of the daily penis care routine requires only a few minutes each day, and almost any man can do them.
- Kegels – Exercising the pelvic floor muscles can provide significant benefits when it comes to sexual health and penile function. These muscles provide support for the penis during erections, and especially for the thrusting aspect of partner play. The best part is that exercising them can be done without anyone catching on, so any time is a good time for Kegels – at the office, in a business meeting, or lounging on the couch after work.
To perform Kegel exercises, just tense the muscles in the pelvis that control the urine stream and squeeze them for 5 seconds, and then release. Repeat this 10 times. This can be done several times each day.
- Penis push-ups – This exercise requires a little alone time, or a companion that is fairly understanding. It’s also a lot of fun. Pants off and sitting on the edge of a chair, a practitioner will need to work up a good erection. Once ready, he should drape a small towel over the very end of the penis, then raise and lower the erection for ten repetitions. The slight weight of the towel provides some resistance and helps to develop the muscles surrounding the base of the manhood.
- Squeeze play – This routine is for men who have issues with premature ejaculation or who would just like to carry on a pleasurable activity for a bit longer. It requires some concentration, and it can be done solo or with a partner. Either through masturbation or intercourse, a man should bring himself nearly, but not quite, to the point of orgasm, and then squeeze the end of the penis and relax. Repeat until the time just feels right, and then let it go. This can help men to gain some control over their climaxes, not to mention making them feel more intense.
- Thrusting power – The final exercise does not directly involve the penis itself; instead, it is designed to give a man some extra thrusting power, as well as stamina. This means strengthening the core muscles – those that support the back and abdomen. This is performed by lying face-down on the floor, and then raising the entire body up on the elbows and toes, with the back held straight – a bit like a push-up, except the elbows and forearms are supporting the upper body. This position should be held for at least 30 seconds. Repeat three times.
Ongoing care for a healthy penis
In addition to exercising, keeping the penis clean is important, so after a sweaty workout (of any type), it’s a good idea to hit the showers. Once the manhood is clean and dry, applying a penis health cream (most health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) is an excellent way to top things off. Ingredients like Shea butter – a natural emollient – help to keep the skin smooth and supple, while vitamins and amino acids that specifically target penis health can provide an extra nutritional boost. Rubbing a cream like this into the penis every day, while the skin is warm and slightly damp, can provide tangible benefits that may improve the look, feel, and even sensitivity of the package.
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