Sup everybody, I’ve been pretty horny lately, but my boners haven’t been as good as they used to be. Sometimes they are only half-hard, others time they seem to tucker themselves out and just go away and one time I was with a chick and it just wasn’t happening at all. In another thread I said I stopped taking aspirin (a la Ray Peat) because I thought that was the only major change in the past month or two. Hoping it’s just a phase but just seeing what others are experienceing.
Been raising my metabolism for about 11 months now, so things are going pretty good. Way warmer than I can remember, healthy appetite, able to exercise as long as it isn’t too hard, enough energy to do some all-nighters when I’m out having fun (something I never used to be able to do), etc.
What are you eating? A high-fat diet can have a negative effect on blood flow and cardiovascular health, which may reduce erectile strength. To be sure the erectile issue isn’t a “canary in the coal mine,” you should check for signs of incipient heart trouble–like increases in cholesterol, blood pressure, or waist circumference.
You can find some good sources if you do a google or pub med search on erections and dietary fat.
Not very high fat in the diet, but I’ll eat a bunch of dairy fat throughout the day. I’m thinking it is a phase, but it was brought on by aspirin. Haven’t taken any of that in weeks and sexual function is much better. Another thing I didn’t think about was I got a pretty bad case of strep throat about three weeks ago, and I was on penicillin for 10 days.
As long as I’m getting enough sleep now, my erections are great. Guess I can’t be ready to go all of the time (which I know) but it hasn’t happened to me before, so i thought I’d post about it.
Glad you’re back in the saddle. I was surprised by your observation that your problem coincided with aspirin use, since aspirin’s supposed to improve circulation, but I did some research and there’s a documented connection between NSAIDs and erectile issue. So that’s sound like a pretty good explanation, and I’m glad to know about it now.