One reason that guys like to practice good penis health is that it can have an impact on their penis function. There are many components to good penis health, such as proper penis hygiene, use of protection during sexual encounters, and maintenance via application of a penis health crème. But for many men, one way to help maintain or sometimes boost penis function is through penis-specific exercises.

Keep it in play

Although the penis isn’t a muscle, it needs to be treated like one in some ways - and that means giving it the exercises it needs to stay fit. "Use it or lose it" often applies to the penis as much as to other things. One difference is that sometimes exercises for the penis can actually be a lot of fun.

For example, simply engaging in sex - whether with a partner or with one’s own hand or applicable sex toy - is one of the best penis exercises there is. It also helps penis function because, as the saying goes, "practice makes perfect."

Edging

But sometimes even for men who are very sexually active, there can be a need for a little extra help in the penis function department. That’s where edging exercises can come in handy.

What is edging? It’s a term used to indicate a "stop and start" method of sex, most often used in masturbation. The idea is for a man to masturbate as usual, stroking himself to a state of excitement where he is almost ready to ejaculate - when he gets to the "edge" of ejaculating. He should then stop masturbating and let the desire to ejaculate subside, then resume masturbating again. When he returns to the edge of ejaculation, he stops again.

The idea is to do this repeatedly for as long a time as possible. If a man typically masturbates, for say, ten minutes, he might start out by edging for 20 minutes, then the next time try for 30, then 45, etc. (Some men enjoy edging for hours, but an individual should decide what works best for himself.)

Edging benefits penis function by helping a man learn how to prolong his ejaculation.

Kegels

Another penis-specific exercise is called Kegel exercises. Basically, this helps strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor, which can strengthen the penis in turn.

But how does a guy find these muscles? The best way is for a man to wait until he needs to urinate. After he starts urinating, he should stop in mid-stream and notice which muscles he uses to prevent the urine flow. These are the muscles that he wants to exercise.

Kegel exercises are simple. They just involve contracting and releasing the aforementioned muscles, holding them tight for 3 to 5 seconds, then releasing, and repeating the process. Most men start small, doing a set of 3-5 Kegel exercises two or three times a day. They should gradually increase these repetitions and/or the length of time that the muscles are contracted.

Kegel exercises can help strengthen muscles which play a role in penis function, especially where erectile maintenance is concerned.

Exercises to improve penis function should be a part of most men’s penis health regimen, as should daily application of a first rate penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The ideal crème is going to contain many ingredients, including two important ones: L-arginine and L-carnitine. The former is a valuable amino acid which is intended to boost production of nitric oxide; this helps create situations where penis blood vessels can more easily expand when blood flow is increased during erections. The latter has neuroprotective properties which can help prevent loss of sensation in the penis, especially due to rough handling or overuse.