During the eighth week I would do the following:
- Continue the actions from earlier weeks (except for abstaining from sex)
- Try to have sex once, but not to the point of orgasm
- 45-60 minutes before having sex, take l-arginine + pine bark + ZMA + one of the following:
As for the other sections, if I were to encounter erectile dysfunction and libido problems for the first time, I would also in this week continue the principles I would have taken on from the earlier weeks, except for abstaining from sex.
Last week, I would have tried to have sex aided by the supplements l-arginine + pine bark + ZMA. If this were successful, I might have already partially or fully overcome my sexual problems. However, if sex was not fully satisfactory or if I wanted to continue the step-by-step plan, I would again in this week try to have sex, but only once.
I would continue using the supplements I took last week, and in addition, add one more. The additional supplement would be one of the following: tongkat ali, tribulus terrestris, fenugreek or horny goat weed. I would take the supplements approximately 45-60 minutes before sex.
I would be very careful that I was using a very high quality and high potency version of either tongkat ali, tribulus terrestris, fenugreek or horny goat weed. In my experience, these supplements are not available in high quality and high potency forms from normal supplement or nutrition stores. Often, these supplements are very weak as they contain only small amounts of the active ingredients. I would therefore try to get these directly from the manufacturers, or from a reputable wholesaler. I have found good supplements on Ebay or similar websites.
l-arginine + pine bark help increase nitric oxide production, and ZMA will typically increase production of testosterone, dopamine as well as nitric oxide. These effects will normally both increase sex drive as well as making it easier to get and keep an erection. I would take approximately 750 mg of a pine bark supplement that contains at least 50% procyanidin, in capsule form. I would take a table-spoon of l-arginine in powder form, or about 7 grams, and I would take approximately 500 mg of ZMA, in capsule form.
The supplement tongkat ali comes from the root of the tongkat ali tree, and this tree is native to a few regions in south-east Asia. In order to get from the root to the final supplement, the root has normally gone through an extraction process where components such as eurypeptides and glycosaponins have been extracted. Tongkat ali has been reported to increase testosterone levels and to decrease levels of free calcium. Less free calcium means less contraction of the smooth muscles in the penis, and therefore blood is allowed to enter the penis.
The effects of tongkat ali should typically be an improved sex drive as well as making it easier to get and keep an erection. I would take one half-topped table-spoon (approximately 7 grams) of tongkat ali extracted to at least 100:1. To learn more about tongkat ali on Truelibido, please go here.
Tribulus terrestris is plant that is native to the tropical regions of Europe, southern Asia, Africa and Australia. Certain desirable components called saponins are normally extracted from the leaves of the plant in order to make the supplement. This supplement is reported to increase testosterone levels as well as making the body’s manufacturing process of nitric oxide more efficient. This should normally strengthen a man’s sex drive and make it easier for him to get and keep erections. I would take one half-topped table-spoon (approximately 7 grams) of tribulus terrestris extracted to at least 50% saponins. To learn more about tribulus terrestris on Truelibido, please go here.
The supplement fenugreek is made from the seeds of the plant fenugreek, which grows in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Similarly to tribulus terrestris, fenugreek has also normally gone through a process where saponins are extracted. Fenugreek is reported to both work similarly and have similar effects to tribulus terrestris (increase testosterone levels as well as making the body’s manufacturing process of nitric oxide more efficient). This should normally strengthen a man’s sex drive and make it easier for him to obtain and maintain erections. I would take one half-topped table-spoon (approximately 7 grams) of fenugreek extracted to at least 50% saponins. To learn more about fenugreek on Truelibido, please go here.
Horny goat weed is a plant that grows in China, Korea and elsewhere in Asia. The active component in horny goat weed is called icariin, and is normally found in the leaf of the plant. Horny goat weed is normally extracted to a certain percentage (e.g. 60%) of this icariin. Horny goat weed, similar to pharmaceutical drugs like Viagra (although less potent), is a PDE5 inhibitor. PDE5 is an enzyme that enables free calcium levels in the smooth muscles of the penis to increase.
When these free calcium levels are high, the smooth muscles in the penis will contract and the penis will be flaccid. This is the normal state. When PDE5 is inhibited, free calcium levels are reduced, which will normally allow for blood to flow into the penis and for an erection to form.
Horny goat weed is also reported to make the production of nitric oxide more efficient and to increase testosterone levels. These effects will normally increase a man’s sex drive as well as make it easier for him to get and maintain an erection. I would take one half-topped table-spoon (approximately 7 grams) of horny goat weed extracted to at least 50% icariin. To learn more about horny goat weed on Truelibido, please go here.
Similarly to the preceding three weeks, I would also this time have preferred to be with a very understanding and patient partner, and for us to work together towards overcoming the erectile dysfunction and libido problems.
I would also this time be very straight-to-the-point about the sex. I would not engage in much foreplay – just enough to get an erection, and then proceed to intercourse in my favorite position. And also, if it were safe, I would not wear a condom because the sensations I get from going natural are so much more intense than the sensations I get when using a condom.
If possible, I would also this time try to not get to the point of having an orgasm. By doing so, I could continue to build my libido instead of reducing it. To learn more about my experience with orgasm and ejaculation on Truelibido, please go here.
I would by now be more than seven weeks into the program. My body might by now have been re-balanced enough to be ready for sex. If I was by now able to have sex successfully, I could stop further advances into the program, and rather just maintain the actions I had learned during these eight weeks. If I continued the principles from week 1-8 only, this might be enough for me to overcome my sexual problems.
If I had now solved my erectile dysfunction and libido problems, it is very likely that these problems were directly caused by one or more of the following: excessive sexual stimulation, nutritional deficiency, smoking / drinking / drug abuse, inadequate exercise, weak pelvic floor muscles, stress, bad sleep or inadequate sun exposure. The sexual dysfunction I experienced could also potentially be the result of an unknown imbalance in my body that was restored by the adaptogenic herb, or possibly inadequate production of nitric oxide, testosterone or dopamine.
I could then adjust how often I could have sex based on how sexually charged I would feel. I would also allow myself to have orgasms periodically, but ideally only every 4-6 weeks.
Even if I was able to have successful sex after these eight weeks, there would be nothing preventing me from continuing to week nine and beyond of the program, if I wanted to. If I thought I could achieve further progress by following the step-by-step plan, for instance to get rock-hard erections during sex and have a stronger libido, I could of course do that.
At the same time, if sex was successful and I wanted to try to find the one cause, or one main cause (if there was only one) of my problems, I could reverse the program. I could then try to remove the actions I took on from (for instance) week 3, and see if after this I was still able to function sexually. If I were, then the exercise part was probably not responsible for my problems.
If I were not able to have fully satisfying sex this time, but I felt some improvements, I would believe and hope that I was on the right track, but that I also needed more time to fully re-balance my body.
If there was no progress at all, I would stay with the program and be patient. I would know that there were more adjustments to be made that could help me, and I would know that I was also only 7 weeks into the program, which may not have been enough for any effects to materialize.