Hard Flaccid… it’s an oxymoron, right? Like “jumbo shrimp” or “deafening silence”. However, hard flaccid is a condition so many men are worried about. So…
What is hard flaccid?
and, perhaps more importantly,
How do I cure hard flaccid?
What is Hard Flaccid?
Normally, when a man is in the flaccid state, his penile tissue is relaxed. It feels soft and spongy. With a hard flaccid penis, as the name implies, the penis is hard, but, unlike an erection is typically smaller than the normal flaccid state. Big Al, lead trainer of MaleEnhancementCoach.com describes it as:
(Hard flaccid is) as if the smooth muscle contracts (relaxes) so hard that it collapses in upon itself. Picture what happens to a soft sponge when you dry out all of the moisture out of it and compress it as tightly as possible. That’ll give you a picture of how that works.
In addition to this harder flaccid state, symptoms can include:
- Mild turtling of the penis
- Loss of morning erection
- Difficulty achieving or maintaining erections
- Reduced erection angle
- Difficulty urinating which may or may not be painful and may include a weaker urine flow
- Pain or ache, at the base of the penis, after ejaculation
- Occasionally sharp pain in the perineum
- Slight numbness of the penis
What Causes Hard Flaccid?
Your hard flaccid condition could be caused by a variety of things. The most important thing to remember is that if the symptoms persist, it’s always smart to talk to a medical professional. Most commonly, a hard flaccid state is a negative physiologic indicator due to:
- Traumatic injury
- Nerve damage
- Pelvic floor tightness, and/or
Additionally, hard flaccid can be caused by a hormonal imbalance, specifically estrogen dominance.
How Do I Cure Hard Flaccid?
Long-time member, aBone2pick, has some advice I just absolutely LOVE…
The very first thing I want to say is this: regardless of whether your potential hard flaccid disappears overnight or after a long period of time, it’s really not that terrible. I want you to change the way you think about hard flaccid from, “I just got cancer,” to “I have an annoying, perpetual runny nose.” Hard flaccid is extremely annoying, sometimes mildly painful, and a bit damaging to one’s self esteem, however it’s not going to ruin your sex life.
This is so true! In fact, becoming anxious about your hard flaccid (or perceived hard flaccid) state can actually make the condition worse. So, Step 1 – Relax!
Many times, with rest and recovery, hard flaccid conditions resolve themselves. The body heals and the hard flaccid condition stops. This not only includes stopping any penis exercises, but also masturbation and sexual intercourse.
Meditation and yoga have been known to help, as it relaxes the muscles. Swimming laps is an excellent exercise to not only promote blood flow around the entire body, including the penis, but also can be very relaxing and meditative.
If your hard flaccid is due to a hormonal imbalance, look first to your diet. If your diet is high in soy-based products – this includes soy-based protein drinks and bars – cut out all soy from your diet. Soybeans have phytoestrogens. These mimic the body’s estrogen hormones. For guys, this can throw your testosterone out of balance, and lead to an estrogen dominance in males.