When the weekend rolls around, many men have one thing on their mind: taking advantage of their free time to enjoy some delightful sexual escapades, either with a partner or alone. Such weekend sex warriors are anxious to make the most of their time off, and the last thing they want to have to contend with is a penis function issue. While there are no guarantees that the penis will always cooperate in any given situation, the following tips may come in handy in helping to keep penis function operating in prime condition.

Rest up.

Sure, sure, when Friday comes around, most guys are raring to hit the hot spots and get busy. But one of the primary obstacles to lack of penis function is lack of sleep. When a man has been working 40 (or more) hours during the week, as well as dealing with all of the personal duties he has, it’s likely he may not be at his absolute most rested on Friday evening. And even if he starts out fresh and full of fire, by the time he’s heading to the bedroom, he may start to wilt. One solution: instead of rushing off to happy hour, head home after work and grab a few winks.

Consider a quick one.

Many guys consider themselves to be quick shooters, ejaculating earlier than they would like. There are some long term strategies a man can consider to try to counteract this, but there also are some short term ones - such as masturbating before leaving for a date (or a hoped-for casual encounter). Having ejaculated once already can sometimes allow a man to last longer than they would otherwise. (And if it doesn’t, well, at least a guy gets in an extra orgasm he wouldn’t otherwise have had.)

Kick the habit.

If a guy smokes, he needs to break himself of the habit - for a variety of reasons. But one is that smoking is associated with poor penis function. There are several reasons for this, such as smoking limiting a man’s endurance and stamina, as well as causing penile blood vessels to narrow when they need to be open and receptive to increased blood flow. A man’s weekend sexcapades are also more likely to occur if he doesn’t have smoker’s breath when meeting potential bed partners.

Eat better.

Far too many people don’t pay attention to their diets, and while the occasional greasy burger is okay, a diet rich in junk food is going to come back and bite a guy in the penis. Healthy diets that are rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats help keep the penis blood vessels and the heart in much better working order.

Exercise the pelvis.

Yes, having sex is great exercise for the pelvis - but penis function can be improved by exercising the kegel muscles every day. These are the muscles that we use to release or control urine - and squeezing, holding and them releasing them several times a day can help strengthen them - and improve penis function thereby.

Use a penis health crème.

Last but not least, weekend sex warriors can help maintain penis function by keeping an eye on overall penis health - and part of that process involves daily application of a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). For the best crème, check the ingredients list to make sure that it contains both L-arginine and L0-carnitine. The former is an amino acid which helps the body produce nitric oxide, and this in turn helps expand penile blood vessels for increased blood flow. The latter is a neuroprotective element which helps maintain proper penis sensation, which can otherwise become diminished due to aggressive handling of the penis.