In this part of the male enhancement safety article, we’re going to stress optimizing the mindset for preventing male enhancement injuries, as well as dealing with any injuries in the most effective manner. We’ll also cover what should be avoided in order to minimize injuries, and what to do to avoid making things worse if an injury is incurred.
Male Enhancement Safety Guide: Optimizing the Mind
One of the more popular cautions on PEGym points out how male enhancement training is not a substitute for mental hygiene. In essence, if you’re taking up this training from a position of deep anxiety, then it may very well work against you. The reason for this is the penis requires a certain level of positive emotional influx in order for it to get erect. If one is extremely emotionally concerned, then this could lead to a form of performance anxiety. In fact, a 2016 study in Translational Andrology and Urology recognized how issues of self-esteem, interpersonal conflict, and performance anxiety can actually affect penile health.
In cases like this, it’s recommended one seek out medical professional help before attempting this type of training.
The fear based mindset also comes into play when performance anxiety is absent, but the fear of injury isn’t. As mentioned in the last section of this article, ALL forms of physical training carry the potential for risk.
Being obsessive about injury to the point where one can induce negative symptoms just from worry has strong precedence. Even in the case where one may suffer minor injuries, the problem is often compounded by anxiety.
If one does suffer an injury it’s VITAL to do one’s best to not let fear spiral out of control!
2. Self Diagnosing
It’s not uncommon to read about cases where one suspects a particular issue without a proper diagnosis. It’s not unusual to note on some of the same discourse how these trainees may go months, or even years, in a sort of limbo without getting a proper diagnosis for a perceived injury.
While there are complaints on how the medical system in many countries isn’t well equipped to deal with certain male enhancement problems- mostly due to the proliferation of medical professionals not treating, but often recommending Viagra, or some other such erection aid- the effective alternative may require competent medical intervention. That being said, many such cases are often made worse when anxiety compounds the issue.
The following should be read by everyone who suspects they may have a legitimate medical issue: The Perils of Self Diagnosis
3. “Fear Porn”
This term is used for those who tend to indulge in reviewing medical based literature or injury themed forum threads while suffering from anxiety. In a frazzled mind state, the viewing of such materials very often makes things worse. To practice male enhancement safety, ANY important medical decisions should be made from a sound mental perspective.
It’s hope the above helps you to get the most out of your training efforts while minimizing or avoiding injury altogether. But if you do fall prey to an injury, please take heed using the above advice!
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