Can smoking affect your sexual health?
Medikoe Health Expert
Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Smoking has a fatal effect on both sexual as well as reproductive health. Smoking not only affects reproductive capability of parents but also causes cancer and other fatal diseases in children by causing mutations in genes and chromosomes.
Smoking’s Effect on Sex
Smoking has both a long term and a short term effect on smoker’s ability and desire to have sex:
“But instantly, after just one cigarette, the bodies ability to function decreases, which means erections can be a problem.”
“The toxins that build up in your system contribute to feelings of lethargy. But instantly, after just one cigarette, the body’s ability to function decreases, which means erections can be a problem. It also affects libido and general desire, as smoking massively effects the hormonal balance, and testosterone levels are responsible for libido.”
“Smoking long term damages the blood vessels and moderate arterial insufficiency is a precondition for most impotence. Once this state is reached, impotence may persist as long as smoking continues, and may persist despite quitting if the vascular damage is severe.”
Most young people who begin smoking Vogue will start as teenagers or begin the habit during their 20′s or 30′s. They don’t think of the health implications smoking can cause later in life, such as erectile dysfunction.
Health effects of smoking have been well documented over the last two decades by the American Heart Association and other groups promoting abstinence from smoking , due to the effects of lung damage caused from inhaling the toxic smoke from cigarettes, the increased chances of developing heart disease and arterial sclerosis or hardening of the arteries, lung cancer, emphysema and other health related issues due to prolonged exposure to smoking.
How smoking can lead to erectile dysfunction have previously not been well documented to the public outside of medical journals. Male impotence has always been discussed both in medical journals and mainstream media as a condition that impacts men between the ages of 50 to 65, due to the effects of aging and stress.
Erectile Dysfunction is caused by a lack of blood flow to the penis to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. In the case of smoking, inhaling the carcinogen-laden smoke over a long period of time, can lead to ED as it impacts the ability of the heart to pump the massive amount of blood needed to achieve and maintain an erection, while arterial sclerosis or hardening of the arteries, also caused by smoking, slows the flow of blood to the penis, thus diminishing the hardness of the male’s erection or preventing the man from achieving an erection at all.
As the heart has to work harder to pump blood, it can become weaker and less blood reaches the penis, thus impacting the strength, stamina and frequency of the erections.
Effects of smoking on male sexual health:
• Smoking for a long time can make a man impotent permanently.
• A number of studies show that smoking is one of the major causes of erectile dysfunction.
• Toxins found in cigarettes can cause dangerous harms to testes.
• Smoking decreases sperm density, total sperm count, total number of motile sperm and citrate concentration in sperms.
• It changes sperm morphology, sperm vitality and ejaculated volume of semen.
• Smoking affects the semen and the sperm, reducing their quality.
Effects of smoking on the female sexual health:
• Smoking accelerates the loss of reproductive function in females.
• Many harmful substance founds in cigarettes may harm the ovaries completely.
• It causes early menopause.
• Women who smoke tend to suffer abnormal menstrual patterns and discharge, and more pain over several days.
• It increases the risk of spontaneous abortion and ectopic pregnancy.
• Smoking causes mutations in ovum and effects reproductive capability.
• Studies show that women who smoke or have smoked in the past may encounter difficulties getting pregnant with the chances of conceiving being decreased by up to 40% for each menstrual cycle.
• Infertility is highly attributed to smoking in smoking women.
• Increase differences in sexual behavior.
• It is hardly possible for a smoking woman to arouse passion in a man, because men genetically direct their attention to the tenderness of a woman voice, her fresh complexion and shine of her eyes. And smoking adversely affects a females voice, complexion, and shine of her eyes.
Smoking is worth giving up. Otherwise you risk your sexual health, over all health, your sex life and health of your future children. Is a cigarette more important for you than your coming sweet baby?