Don’t let your sex life go up in smoke
For those who are addicted to the cancer stick, here’s more bad news. You will soon face the end of your sex lives. That is because cigarette smoking is the leading cause of erectile dysfunction in men between in their 30s and 40s.
This data was collected together by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and British Medical Association (BMA). The causes behind this are many. Cigarette smoking was actually found to be the direct cause of impotence in 50% of the male population in their 30s and 40s.
Sexual health is probably the single trickiest thing to maintain. If one single facet of your physical or mental health is out of sync, you will end up with erectile dysfunctions or premature ejaculations (if male), or vaginal dryness, yeast infections and other such problems if female. Cigarettes play havoc with your cardio-vascular and respiratory systems, completely screwing up your basic bodily health. If you get out of breath within two minutes of foreplay, can you really expect to have a very good sex life?
It’s not just physical. Even mental health is affected by cigarettes – nicotine is a stimulant that can cause anxiety and restlessness. With every cigarette you smoke, you bid an even more effective goodbye to romance, foreplay, pleasure or intensity. And once you enter the cycle of depression and being on a nicotine high, it’s going to be really hard for you to find someone who wants to be anywhere near you, let alone performing when you are finally in bed with someone.
To have a proper erection, the penis requires blood to be pumped into it and then it needs to hold on to it. The chemical nicotine that stimulates the brain causes the penile tissues to contract and this prevent blood from entering the penis. Long-term smoking also builds up fatty deposits in the arteries and this prevents blood from entering the penis (and it also causes heart attacks). Nicotine in the blood damages the valves that hold the blood inside the penis, causing erections to fail. It also reduces the sperm count, it makes the sperms into abnormal shapes and it also prevents sperms from moving properly.
Do you understand what this entire means? Cigarette smoking directly causes you to lose your sexual potency. You will suffer from failed and dysfunctional erections. You will also probably fail to conceive a child.
Be smart, stop smoking.