When it comes to sexual health, most men are either too shy or too embarrassed to talk about it. For most of them, the fear of being ridiculed is the reason they don’t open up about their sexual problems.

But we believe that men’s overall health is as important as a women’s sexual health. Their libido, sex drives, awkward boners and premature ejaculation are problems that can be dealt with. So, if you’ve ever wondered why you get a morning boner or if size really matters, here are all the FAQs that run through your mind, answered:

1. How many times can I masturbate?

There is no ideal number here. It’s all about living a healthy lifestyle. If you’re masturbating well enough to carry on with other tasks in your life, it’s fine. But when masturbation is the only thing on your mind, it could be a problem. 

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Too much masturbation while watching porn is believed to be one of the causes of erectile dysfunction. There are also chances that the more you masturbate, the less you’re going to be satisfied with your partner. Because you are happy achieving climax by stroking yourself. So stay healthy, indulge in intercourse from time to time and masturbate whenever the need arises. 

2. Why do we get erections in the morning?

No matter what your age is, if your penis is in a good working condition, it’s very likely that you will experience it almost every morning. There’s nothing to be worried about and it’s perfectly normal. There are multiple reasons behind this. One of them being that it’s your bladders way to keep you from wetting the bed. That’s why after you pee in the morning, the erection goes away. Know more about your morning wood by checking this story here

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3. How to last longer in bed? 

Call it bed insecurity, but lasting longer in bed is imperative for men. Because sex is not about how soon you can satisfy each other, it’s about being in sync with each others bodies and enjoying it. So, don’t be stressed before sex. Because getting off under 2 minutes is your body’s way to cope with that stress. 

If you want to last longer, you need to start masturbating differently. From rapid movements, move on to slower strokes. Try and make it last for at least 10 mins and keep extending your time.

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You can also try doing kegel exercises, they really help. Ask women, they know. Trying all possible comfortable positions is another way to last longer. 

4. Does size really matter to a woman?

An average penis size falls somewhere in between 5-6 inches when erect. An average vagina is between 4-4.75 inches when aroused. So we think it’s safe to say that in terms of size, it’s a perfect fit. Moreover, it all depends on your partner. If they’re okay with whatever you have, it shouldn’t really matter.

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But to answer your question, no, size is of little consequence if you know what you’re doing. Also because most women, if not all, do not achieve climax through intercourse. So, the size of your penis is really a moot point if you know how to use it along with other things. 

5. Is it necessary to trim or shave my pubes?

Manscaping, which is trimming or shaving of body hair, is not only necessary but a good hygiene practice. While there are many naysayers to the practice of shaving down there, if done carefully, it is totally safe. 

But if you’re not a fan of bald nuts, you can just trim it. Trust us, a little bit of hygiene down there goes a long way. Moreover, you don’t want your partner to choke on a strand of hair now, do you? 

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6. Does washing after sex help prevent STDs? 

One word – No. 

You cannot know if your partner has had any sexually transmitted disease before. Therefore, the only way to prevent STDs is by using a condom. Douching, that is cleaning of genitals with water, is not going to help because after the deed is done, it’s done. There’s no turning back.

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7. Why do balls shrivel up in cold?

Your testicles can only produce sperms under a very regulated temperature. When it’s cold outside, your body gets cold as well. But to keep the temperature in check, your testicles shrivel up just to make sure that they perform perfectly fine under the harsh cold. The opposite holds true as well. When it’s too hot, your testicles loosen up and regulate its own temperature to continue a healthy production of sperms. 

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8. What is premature ejaculation? Is it a real disorder? What’s the remedy?

Premature ejaculation is ejaculation that happens too soon for a man and his partner to enjoy sex. There are two types of premature ejaculation: lifelong (or primary) and acquired (or secondary). If you think you have this disorder, we suggest you consult a doctor.

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While it might be a disorder, it is totally treatable. There are various techniques and lifestyle changes that you can try to make you last in bed. Techniques like, ‘start-stop‘, ‘squeeze‘ help as much as thicker condoms to reduce sensitivity. 

9. Why can’t I get it up after a few drinks?

While alcohol gives you some liquid courage to finally seal the deal, too much of it can lead to something called a ‘whiskey dick’. Yup, it’s a legit thing. What can you do? Well, for starters, drink less or drink wine. The alcohol content in wine is lesser than whiskey and rum. 

But there’s no need to worry as it is but a temporary situation. Loads of water, a few hours of sleep and you should be good to go. However, if the problem exists without the presence of alcohol in your body, please consult a doctor. 

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10. Why do I get erections at the most awkward places? 

Awkward boners can lead to awkward situations and we understand that. But this is only a phase. It usually happens when you’re in your teenage years, as you’re still going through puberty and all of this is new to your brain and body. 

But if this keeps happening well into your adult years, you might want to try some techniques to keep you from getting awkward erections. If nothing helps, consult a doctor. 

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11. Is anal sex safe? Will the girl not get pregnant? 

If you’re having anal sex with a condom, it’s perfectly safe. Otherwise, not so much. If done right, both you and your partner are likely to enjoy it. But the chances of STDs are manifold in anal sex.

The chances of a girl getting pregnant by anal sex is highly unlikely, very rare. But it’s not impossible. A condition called cloacal malformation can lead to the girl getting pregnant through anal intercourse. So to be on the safe side, always use a condom. 

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12. Is it necessary to get circumcised?

Not at all. However, certain religious beliefs make circumcision mandatory. The real reason behind it being that the foreskin is believed to be ‘dirty’. However, this claim is baseless. If anything, the foreskin serves the important function of protecting the head from possible injury. 

But in cases of a Phimosis, the inability to retract the foreskin, Balanitis, inflammation of glans, Balanoposthitis, inflammation of the glans and foreskin, circumcision is a recommended procedure. 

Some men choose circumcision quite late in their lives as there are certain benefits to it. Some of them being decreased risk of urinary tract infections and some sexually transmitted diseases as well.

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We might not have answered all your questions, but let this be a start to a more open discussion about men’s sexual health problems.