Even though traditionally men didn’t used to be expressive about their own sexual health issues, over the last generations that paradigm has changed to a point where young men are mostly open and vocal about these very important issues. This change has allowed a positive revolution in the way men act regarding their own sexual health, and at the same time it has created a boom of sexual health products for men. While this is great, and a lot of good has come from it, there’s still a lot of information that needs to be spread regarding this issue.
A few different categories of male sexual health products become apparent after doing an extensive analysis of the most important ones that are available both online and in stores. The kind of items that fall into the first category would be best described as Sexual Vitality products. There is a vast and varied market of products intended for enhancing, optimizing and maintaining a healthy libido in men of all ages. These are usually supplements that come in a range of different presentations such as pills, capsules, powders, soft gels and many others. Normally they are made out of special combinations of natural herbs, vitamins, anti-oxidants and such beneficial substances. Often they will include ingredients such as maca, saw palmetto berries and the aptly named horny goat weed. A healthy libido isn’t everything these supplements promise though, but also stamina, prolonged erections and even a better functioning of the prostate.
Other category that’s very popular is the Sexual Support one, which covers products that are meant to help correct problems such as low testosterone, erectile dysfunction and enlarged prostate problems, among others. Erectile dysfunction is the condition that most of these products aim to fight, and with good reason since it affects 30 million men in the United States alone. There are many specialized supplements similar to the ones previously mentioned, but with different ingredients such as red ginseng, rhodiola rosea and the DHEA hormone. However, in this category there are other less natural and more powerful options, such as Viagra and Cialis, that are sold only with a prescription since they can bring about various negative side-effects or even death if not taken properly. Besides, most men want something that will resolve their problem in the long run and not just a temporary fix, which is why there is such a great demand for products that aim to restore sexual health naturally.
There are also many products out there that deal with what would be best described as Reproductive Sexual Health. These can be either contraceptive -such as condoms- or aimed to increase fertility. The latter are usually designed to increase sperm count and improve overall reproductive wellness. However, lately products have been coming out that not only aim at increasing sperm count, but density, motility and speed. There are also products such as specially designed boxers and briefs that do not compress the testes into the body, which could decrease sperm count and hinder the possibility of impregnation.
Lastly there are products that are not intended for resolving problems, but rather for assisting a healthy sex life, whether alone or with someone else. Sexual Enhancement products for men (also known as sex toys for men) provide a variety of functions for male pleasure. This is an industry that has quietly grown a lot during the last couple of decades to the point where there are now thousands of different items available for purchase. Some examples of products that are usually directed towards couples are rings, nipple teasers, flavored strips or capsules for oral sex, and many others. However, there is also a wide range of products that focus more on the personal, individual experience most people enjoy every so often. These are items such as prostate and scrotum massagers, penis vibrators, realistic sex-dolls and the highly demanded artificial vaginas or “fleshtoys” such as Fifi. As their name suggests, these are portable toys that simulate the feel and shape of a vagina to help men reach better, more satisfactory orgasms through masturbation. There are several companies who produce these kind of items, and great improvements have been made on the original models which were a bit rustic.
Clearly, there are plenty of options that every man can choose from according to his particular needs. However it should be said that it’s wise to do extensive research before deciding to buy anything. In the case of supplements and medicines components, side-effects and toxicology should be carefully revised before actually taking anything. There is no problem with products such as toys, but still, it’s highly recommended to check what’s out there and get something perfect for you.Back