The Five Most Effective Cures for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)


About 40% of men experience erection difficulties by age 40. 

If you’ve ever been hit with a skip-load of work related stress, had some form of anxiety or necked a few too many pints, then you’ve probably experienced these difficulties well before the middle ages. For all the taboo surrounding man’s failure to get it up, it’s actually pretty commonplace. 

However, if it keeps happening, it could be erectile dysfunction (ED), meaning there may be a more serious problem behind it. As grave as it seems, ED does not sound the death knell for your sex life. After all, Viagra and its generic – Sildenafil – exists, alongside a string of other cures that will reestablish you as the pinnacle of virility that you are. Or just give you an erection when you want one, either way.

Here are five of the most effective cures for ED.

1. A healthy lifestyle

Believe it or not, a consistent diet of doner meat, tobacco and continental lager is actually bad for your erection. Say what?! That’s right, regularly soaking your liver in alcohol and filling your lungs with literal poison is not a surefire way to guarantee you’ll get it up when you take your next lover to bed.

So drink less, eat better food and exercise more. Anxiety is another erection killer, and waking up steaming on a Monday morning will only cause angst levels to skyrocket.

2. Sildenafil

Sildenafil is the generic name of Viagra, the most widely used ED medication in the illustrious history of ED treatment. Since it first hit the market in 1998, Viagra has reinvigorated the erections of over 60 million men. 

Thanks to US patent laws, Pfizer—who first patented Sildenafil under the brand name Viagra—no longer have exclusive rights to sell the medicine, meaning services like Manual can now offer Sildenafil treatments that start at £15 per month. 
Sildenafil is just as effective as Viagra, because it’s the active ingredient in Viagra, sans the branding.

3. Tadalafil

Tadalafil is the active ingredient in Cialis, a treatment that’s become known as the “weekend pill” thanks to its long lasting effects. Unlike Sildenafil which works for around four hours, Tadalafil is effective for a whopping 36 hours.

Fortunately, this does not mean you’ll have an erection for a whole weekend. Instead, you’ll be able to achieve one when the mood strikes during the 36 hour period. Tadalafil is just as effective as Cialis and, thanks to the aforementioned patent law, we can also offer Tadalafil treatment for as low as £15 per month.
In the UK, Sildenafil and Tadalafil can be prescribed through an online consultation, saving you the visit to the GP.

4. Counselling

Sex therapists help people, you guessed it, with sex problems! And that includes erectile dysfunction. 

As the NHS points out, “Lots of people have a problem with sex at some point in their life. Some people can help themselves. For others, sexual problems can cause a lot of distress and unhappiness.” 

That’s where a sex therapist comes in. A sex counsellor can help people and couples with various sexual problems, including difficulty in getting or keeping an erection.

5. Watch less porn!

That’s where a sex therapist comes in. A sex counsellor can help people and couples with various sexual problems, including difficulty in getting or keeping an erection.

Although research has yielded mixed results, some studies have found a link between porn and ED, caused by the desensityzing nature of ‘hardcore’ material and the anxiety triggered by unrealistic depictions of sex.

Of course, any study involving porn can be accused of bias thanks to highly subjective notions of morality. If your overall experience is ‘porn = erection’ then you’ll no doubt dispute any connection, too.

In the end, porn might not be the sole cause of ED, but it could be adding to an unhealthy emotional response to sex; one that’s wrecking your arousal levels. 

We’ll let you decide if that’s reason enough to cut back on the viewing time.