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Does toothpaste help with erectile dysfunction?

Written by Mojo, reviewed by Medical Doctor Dr Matthew Chan

Green toothbrush with toothpaste on it by a sink.

The myth: rubbing toothpaste on your penis can help with erectile dysfunction 

Mojo’s verdict: fiction (it will only hurt your private parts) 

Toothpaste should be an essential part of your bedtime routine – but you definitely shouldn’t be using it in the bedroom. And if you’re looking to cure erectile dysfunction (ED), toothpaste is not the answer. 

We were shocked to find out that every month, hundreds of men are searching online to find out how to use toothpaste on their erections.

So, we asked medical doctor Matthew Chan (Dr Matt to you and I) to explain why using toothpaste for erectile dysfunction isn’t a great idea.

Is toothpaste good for erectile dysfunction?

In a word, no. Unsurprisingly, toothpaste is not designed to help boost your boners.

And it won’t help with premature ejaculation (PE) either, even though this is another rumor we’ve seen doing the rounds online.

“The ingredients in toothpaste absolutely cannot help you get an erection or delay orgasm.”

Dr Matthew Chan, Medical Doctor 

Why can’t toothpaste help erectile dysfunction?

The myth is based on the idea that toothpaste will help stimulate the nerves in the penis, making it easier to get hard. Other unreliable sources online claim that toothpaste will actually numb the nerves, which could help with PE.

Not only are these claims contradictory, the only source of this information is an array of wacky YouTube videos and Reddit posts.

Toothpaste won’t stimulate or numb your penile nerves - it really isn’t designed to do anything at all for your penis. Which makes a lot of sense, considering it’s called 'tooth' paste, not 'penis' paste.

How to use toothpaste for erectile dysfunction

This one is simple: please don’t.

Keeping your teeth clean and your breath fresh is definitely a good idea for keeping your romantic life alive, but toothpaste should stay far away from your privates at all times. 

“We get it. Fixing your erection issues can feel impossible, and men will try absolutely anything to get their boners back – but listening to these myths can be dangerous and can actually do more harm than good. So stick to the tried and tested treatments, and try to steer clear of the ED myths.”

Xander, Mojo Founder

Risks of rubbing toothpaste on your penis

“The skin on your genitals is particularly sensitive, and toothpaste could be irritating or harmful. You shouldn’t attempt this ED ‘cure’ at all.”

Dr Matthew Chan, Medical Doctor 

Toothpaste contains chemicals including peppermint oil and bleaching agents, which can be extremely irritating for your skin.

This means you could end up with:

Plus, it’s not just your penis that’s at risk here – your partners’ privates could also be seriously irritated if you put toothpaste on your penis before getting hot and heavy. And we don’t want to jump to conclusions, but we’re guessing toothpaste in the bedroom is more likely to be a mood-killer than a turn-on.

ED treatment that actually works

The good news is that there are tons of effective treatments for ED to keep your penis in mint condition. 

If you want to get the full rundown on all the most effective erectile dysfunction solutions out there, we’ve got an ED treatment deep dive for that. The best treatment for you will depend on whether your ED is physical or psychological.

“If you have ED, you should try treatments backed by science. Go to the doctor to see if there are any contributing physical factors. Psychosexual therapy or the expert-led techniques are a great help for psychological ED issues. Changing aspects of your lifestyle could also be the key. Just don’t reach for the toothpaste.”

Dr Matthew Chan, Medical Doctor 

If your ED is psychological, Mojo is here to help. You’ll be able to:

Toothpaste and erectile dysfunction: final thoughts

Don’t put toothpaste on your penis. Trust us on this one – if anything, it’ll add to your penis problems.

It might feel a little nerve-wracking to face your erection issues, but it’s a lot less scary than a toothpaste-induced dick disaster. 

Ignore the online rumors and go for tried and tested solutions you can trust. At Mojo, we’ve helped thousands of men reach their sexual potential with our expert-designed program. Our trial is here whenever you’re ready to give it a go.

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