During the sixth week I would do the following:
- Continue the actions from earlier weeks (except for abstaining from sex)
- Sleep more and better
- Try to have sex once, but not to the point of orgasm
- Take l-arginine + pine bark 45-60 minutes before having sex
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 actions from the earlier weeks. Maintaining these principles would be of paramount importance to overcoming my problems.
I have for most of my adult life not slept enough. Normally this has been because I have gotten up very early in the morning to go to work or to school, and because I went to sleep too late in the evening. As a result, I would often only get about 6 hours of sleep. Sleep is paramount for restoring, repairing, organizing and cleaning up both the brain and the body after a day of use. When a person doesn’t sleep enough, these tasks will normally not be 100% completed and as a result, one is likely to get imbalances in the body.
In addition, most testosterone is produced when a person sleeps, and if one gets inadequate sleep, one is likely to have inadequate testosterone production as well. To learn more about sleep on Truelibido, please go here, and to learn more about testosterone on Truelibido, please go here.
Therefore, during this sixth week, I would also try to ensure that I slept well. The key would be to try to sleep enough. For me that is about 8 hours. So I would try to go to bed early enough that I could get my 8 hours of sleep. I would also ensure that my sleeping environment would be appropriate for sleeping and for sleeping well. This would mean a completely dark room. And it would mean silence. I am a light sleeper, so I would sleep with ear plugs.
I would also not expose myself to intense light right before bedtime, such as from using a computer, tablet or similar or be in very bright rooms. In addition, I would not drink caffeinated drinks anytime close to bedtime, or drink alcohol – both of which may result in poor sleep. I would continue to adjust my sleeping and night-time habits as well as my sleeping environment until I got about 8 hours of sleep.
During week 5, I would have tried to have sex for the first time since I started this step-by-step plan. 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 continue to experiment with having sex.
This time however, I would try to improve the ability to perform sexually with the help of supplements. I would therefore take a combination of l-arginine and pine bark 45-60 minutes before sex. Both of these supplements work towards increasing nitric oxide production in the smooth muscles of the penis. This in turn will normally expand the blood vessels supplying blood to the penis so that more blood can be supplied faster. This will typically help a man getting and sustainingg an erection. To learn more about nitric oxide on Truelibido, please go here.
Pine bark is the bark from a tree called pinus pinaster. This bark has normally gone through a process where a specific chemical called procyanidin has been extracted. Procyanidin is the desired chemical in pine bark, the one that in research studies is reported to increase nitric oxide production. I would take a pine bark supplement that contains at least 50% procyanidin and I would take a dose of approximately 750 mg. The easiest would be to take this in capsule form. Pine bark supplements are normally inexpensive and can be purchased in many health and supplement stores, at many herbalists, at many pharmacies and online. To learn more about pine bark on Truelibido, please go here.
The amino acid l-arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide, or put differently, l-arginine contains a building block needed for the production of nitric oxide. Therefore, supplementing directly with this amino acid will normally increase nitric oxide production in the smooth muscles of the penis. One could also substitute l-arginine with l-citrulline as these chemicals both work in similar ways regarding nitric oxide production. I would take a table-spoon of l-arginine in powder form, or about 7 grams. L-arginine is also an inexpensive supplement and can be bought at most health and supplement stores, at many herbalists, at many pharmacies and online. To learn more about l-arginine on Truelibido, please go here. Also, to learn about the combination of these two supplements on Truelibido, please go here.
Similarly to the preceding week, it would also this time prefer to be with a very understanding and patient partner, and for us to work together towards the goals of overcoming my sexual health 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 to maximize the pleasurable sensations from sex.
I would again refrain from having an orgasm. By doing so, it would be possible for me to conserve the libido I had built up during the last five weeks, and I could therefore continue to be sexually top-charged. If on the other hand I were to have an orgasm, I would in all likelihood have lost most of my built-up libido. To learn more about my experience with orgasm and ejaculation on Truelibido, please go here.
I would by now be more than five weeks into the step-by-step plan. It is possible that by now, my body would have been re-balanced enough to be ready for sex. If I were now able to have sex successfully, I could stop further advances into the program, and rather stick with the principles I had learned during these six weeks. If I continued the actions from week 1-6 only, this may be enough for me to overcome my sexual problems.
If I had come to the point where I had 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 or bad sleep. It could also potentially be the result of an unknown imbalance in my body that was restored by the adaptogenic herb, or possibly inadequate nitric oxide production not necessarily related to any of the above.
I could then adjust how often I would be able to have sex during a week, and find a frequency that was right for me. Perhaps this would be once a week, perhaps twice, perhaps even more often. However, I would keep in mind that one of the principles I undertook in the step-by-step plan was to abstain from sexual activity, so I would therefore be careful to not engage in this too often.
It is practically impossible for most men to refrain from having orgasms for very long periods of time. We are after all programmed to release sperm periodically to pass on our genes. Therefore, I would allow myself to have an orgasm every now and then, but if possible, only every 4-6 weeks.
Even if I was able to have successful sex after these six weeks, there would be nothing stopping me from continuing to week seven 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 become more sexually charged 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 I was also only six weeks into the program, which may not have been enough for any effects to materialize.