Week 9

During the ninth 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 the same supplements as in week 8
  • Increase the dosage of these supplement by approximately 1/3

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 to maintain the principles I would have taken on from the earlier weeks, except for abstaining from sex.

I would have tried to have sex again last week with the help of four different supplements. I would have taken l-arginine + pine bark + ZMA + one of either tongkat alitribulus terrestrisfenugreek or horny goat weed. If this was 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 again only once. 

This time, I would take exactly the same supplements as in week 8, but I would increase the dosage of all of them by approximately 1/3. The reason is that it is possible that the dosage I would have taken in week 8 wasn’t strong enough to to produce the desired effects. I would take the supplements approximately 45-60 minutes before sex. 

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I would again be very careful that I was using a very high quality and high potency version of either tongkat alitribulus terrestrisfenugreek or horny goat weed

In my experience, these supplements are normally not available in high quality and high potency forms from regular supplement or nutrition stores. Often, the supplements I have found in these stores are very weak as they contain only small amounts of the active ingredients. I would therefore instead try to get these supplements directly from the manufacturers, or from a reputable wholesaler. 

l-arginine + pine bark help increase nitric oxide production, and ZMA will typically increase production of testosteronedopamine 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 1000 mg of a pine bark supplement that contains at least 50% procyanidin, in capsule form. I would take a topped table-spoon of l-arginine in powder form, or about 10 grams, and I would take approximately 650 mg of ZMA, in capsule form.

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 this means 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 large table-spoon (approximately 10 grams) of tongkat ali extracted to at least 100:1. To learn more about tongkat ali on Truelibido, please go here.

Tribulus terrestris 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 large table-spoon (approximately 10 grams) of tribulus terrestris extracted to at least 50% saponins. To learn more about tribulus terrestris on Truelibido, please go here.

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 large table-spoon (approximately 10 grams) of fenugreek extracted to at least 50% saponins. To learn more about fenugreek on Truelibido, please go here.

Horny goat weed, similar to pharmaceutical drugs like Viagra (although less potent), is a PDE5 inhibitorPDE5 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 large table-spoon (approximately 10 grams) of horny goat weed extracted to at least 50% icariin. To learn more about horny goat weed on Truelibido, please go here.

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Similarly to the preceding weeks, I would also this week 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 week 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 was safe, I would not wear a condom in order to maximize the pleasurable sensations from sex.

If possible, I would also this week try to not have an orgasm. By refraining from having an orgasm, 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 eight 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 1-9 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 dysfunctions 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 oxidetestosterone or dopamine

I could then adjust how often I could have sex based on how strong my libido would be. I would also allow myself to have orgasms periodically, but ideally only every 4-6 weeks. 

Even if I were able to have successful sex after these eight weeks, there would be nothing stopping me from continuing to week ten 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 sleep changes I took on from week 6 for instance, and see if after this I was still able to function sexually. If I were, then the sleep 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 9 weeks into the program, which may not have been enough for any effects to materialize.

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