M. D. Chris Iliades of Everyday Health writes that the best advice on sexual positions is to use common sense and find positions that are comfortable for you and your partner. The following tips may improve the experience for both of you:
- Increase sexual excitement."There are lots of other ways that a man can achieve an orgasm and give his partner an orgasm without using his penis," advises Schnarch. "Use your fingers, your mouth — use your imagination. For many men with erectile dysfunction, a mutual form of masturbation may be easier and more pleasurable than traditional sexual intercourse."
- Find the right place and time."Choose a place and time to have sex where you can feel relaxed and unhurried. Don't rush into sex or try to have sex when you are overtired or anxious," says Dr. Feloney.
- Be comfortable.If your room is too cold or you can't get comfortable in bed, you will have a harder time sustaining good blood flow and maintaining an erection. Try taking a hot shower together before sex to get relaxed and get your blood flowing better.
- Watch what — and how much — you drink.A little alcohol can relax you and may enhance your sexual experience, and that can be good for erectile dysfunction. On the other hand, too much alcohol can cause erectile dysfunction. You should also avoid caffeine and nicotine before sex, since both of these drugs constrict blood vessels, which can increase erection problems.
The bottom line on sex positions and erectile dysfunction is that there is no single best position guaranteed to work for everyone. Find sex positions that are right for you and focus on creating a comfortable, stress-free sexual environment. Working with your partner to enhance your intimacy and desire is the secret to more exciting sex.