05/20/2014 06:47 pm ET Updated May 21, 2014

Why You Need To Take Your Penis Seriously

Erectile dysfunction is no fun for any man, and some are turning to penile implants to get their gear back to its full function. But can the ailment be avoided? HuffPost Live's Caitlyn Becker spoke with experts about what men can do to keep their penises in working order throughout life.

Urologist Bruce Garber said the widespread cases of erectile dysfunction -- more than 30 million men suffer from it in the U.S. -- can be partially attributed to things like diabetes, prostate cancer and years of smoking cigarettes. Relationship expert Steve Santagati added that there are many health issues facing men that "they could avoid if they took their penis more seriously."

Click here to watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about preventing erectile dysfunction.