How Do Lifestyle Changes Affect The Sexual Life Of Couples?

In today’s times, sexual problems among couples primarily crop up as lifestyle disorders. Although the covid-19 pandemic stirred a sense of the importance of healthy living habits (both physical and mental), especially immunity building, there are certain daily life habits that are so ingrained in people that it becomes beyond any possibility to get rid of them, and eventually, these habits usher in various diseases and complexities that ultimately become responsible for multiple sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation etc. among couples. Let us see how lifestyle changes affect a couple’s sexual life. 

#1 Sedentary Lifestyle: Least Physical Activities or Exercises 

Most people fail to understand the importance of some sort of physical activity or exercise. A sedentary lifestyle might lead to a number of health issues which again lead to sexual dysfunction in both men and women. The health issues arising from a lack of physical activities that might eventually lead to sexual dysfunction are as follows:

  • Weight gain 
  • Obesity 
  • Improper Body Mass Index (BMI) or metabolic rate 
  • Abnormal fat or cholesterol levels 
  • Type 2 Diabetes 
  • Urinary Tract Infection 
  • Cardiovascular diseases 
  • Lower testosterone levels 

#2 Bad Eating Habits 

Having bad eating habits alone can bring innumerable health issues that can crumple one’s sex life. For example, fast foods or junk and fatty foods are known to cause blockages in the coronary arteries. So your favorites like burgers and pizzas can narrow the size of the arteries that are responsible for supplying blood to the penis. 

Similarly, eating too much refined and processed carbs like packaged noodles, refined cereals, etc can eventually lead to excess weight gain, which might lead to an increase in a man’s estrogen levels and lower testosterone levels. 

#3 Substance Abuse (Alchohol/ Smoking or Vaping/ Drugs etc) 

Substance abuse can offer few moments of relaxation, but it throws people into utter darkness of ill effects; which not only hampers their sex life, but can also take away their lifeline. Some of the common substance abuse done in daily life are: 

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Unregulated and illegal consumption of Weed/ Marijuana/ opium
  • Vaping
  • Snorting of some unregulated or illegal chemicals

Most of the above-mentioned products work on our brain and increase the amount of the neurotransmitters that make us feel good. These toxic ingredients bring a certain negative impact on a man’s health, including his sexual wellness, by harming his cardiovascular health, immune function, brain functioning, and so on. The two most crucial symptoms, are an increase in heart rate and blood pressure; which are associated with erectile dysfunction. 

#4 Mental Health 

No one really thought about mental health, some never knew of it, until arrived the Covid19 pandemic. In this fast-paced life, the one thing that many people lack is mental peace. Most of us are stressed or anxious about something or other. 

Even in their leisure hours, people are hooked to some sort of social media, checking each others’ posts and getting stuck in a superficial world, instead of having quality time with near and dear ones and also taking care of themselves. No one really understands how dangerous this lack of ‘me time’ can be, or how beneficial it can be to have an introspection with oneself, instead of constantly comparing with others’ lives. All these eventually culminate into performance anxiety and people end up spoiling their most exciting bedroom moments.

#5 Sound Sleep 

Inadequate sleep has often been linked with reduced sexual desire and arousal in both men and women. A study has already found that women’s libido, or desire to have sex, increased by 14% for every additional hour of sleep they got. It is also suggested that a lack of sleep can decrease a man’s testosterone, which can also cause low libido.

Solution’s Corner

Well, of course, there are various treatments for sexual problems available these days. But, it is also important that people come out of their hesitations and get proper consultations from authorized healthcare experts. 

There are several ED medicines like Cenforce 100 mg tablets, available in the market. But in order to get such medications, patients should first have a thorough diagnosis, as they might interact with some of their existing medications or inflict a few side effects as well. 

There are several therapists out there, who offer one-on-one sessions for individual patients online. So, couples who are hesitant to visit a sexologist’s chamber can actually have online consultations for themselves. 

The best thing couples can do is trust each other and help each other by communicating as much as possible. It is most important to talk out and stand by each other. So if they try, partners can actually be each other’s best remedy. 

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