Smoking and Sex Life

by Jenny Novac on October 16, 2013


Most people know about risks that tobacco use causes and in spite of this people continue to smoke cigarettes. Will they remain sexy if they do not quit the habit? Surveys conducted in Britain showed that almost half of smokers say they would quit to improve their sex appeal. 88% do not recognize that smoking is a main cause of male impotence.

For many years smoking has been associated with sexuality. The rugged cowboy in Marlboro cigarettes ads was the example of sex appeal. However, recent studies which examoned the effects of smoking on sex do debunk this belief.

Nicotine constricts blood vessels and restricts blood flow. The substance increases the probability of permanent artery injury, which makes the imprint of smoking effects last forever. Female satisfaction and male erection both depend on blood flow. The consumption of nicotine increases twofold the likelihood of appearing of erectile dysfunction (ED).

The results of the latest study will attract attention of young smokers. It revealed that smoking not only makes it more difficult to enjoy sexual intercourse, but also it affects desire as well.

Smoking controls testosterone rates. The hormone is present in both males and females and is responsible for libido. Smoking increases the amount of carbon monoxide in blood and this reduces testosterone production. Young smokers may not  experience these negative effects on their body, but they could experience them later in life. In young people smoking increases chances of infertility and pregnancy complications that they may experience in the future.

It does not matter how many cigarettes you smoke — a pack or only two cigarettes daily. Any amount is not good. Scientists have found that just two cigarettes a day can cause softer erections in male smokers. In males smoking reduces sperm count, increases amounts of deformed sperm, causes genetic damage to sperm, affects sperm motility (the ability of sperm to swim to fertilize eggs).

In females, smoking lowers fertility by damaging fallopian tubes which causes blockages that prevent the egg and sperm from meeting. Smoking is especially dangerous for females who use hormonal birth control methods. Females who use the pill are at higher risks for developing cardiovascular diseases.

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