Smoking has been considered harmful to physical health. The government also makes people aware of the harm caused by smoking. Yet many people still smoke cigarettes, even though this addiction can affect a person's libido, sexual performance, and fertility. E-cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products fall under the category of smoking. Both men and women have to face sexual problems due to smoking.

Today, through this article, you will know that smoking affects sex life in some way -

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  1. How does smoking affect sex life?
  2. Male sexual problems caused by smoking
  3. Female sexual problems caused by smoking
  4. Quit smoking tips
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for How does smoking affect you sexually?

According to the American Lung Association (ALA), cigarettes contain about 600 types of ingredients, most of which are toxic. When a person smokes a cigarette, he swallows chemicals like ammonia, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen cyanide in his body through the smoke. All these chemicals are enough to make any healthy person seriously ill.

According to experts, smoking can cause cancerheart diseasestroke, and lung disease. Apart from this, smoking also harms a person's sexual life and fertility. The American Cancer Society (ACS) believes that women who smoke may have difficulty getting pregnant, while men may have a low sperm count and suffer erectile dysfunction (ED).

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If someone is addicted to smoking, then he may have to face the following types of sexual problems -

Erectile dysfunction

When it is difficult for a man to get or maintain an erection during sex, it is called erectile dysfunction. In a 2022 study, 6,754 men were included, who were divided into 3 groups. There were smokers in one group, quit smokers in the second, and never smokers in the third group. The researchers found that smokers (31.6%) had ED as compared to non-smokers (26.0%).

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Loss of libido

A person's desire for sex is called libido. It is also called sex drive. Smoking also harms male libido. Based on the feedback taken from 6,754 men involved in the 2022 study, it was found that more people in the group of men who smoked were victims of loss of libido.

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Low sperm count

According to a 2019 medical study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, smoking has been found to significantly reduce sperm count in men. Low sperm count can severely affect fertility and make it difficult for the male to get the female partner pregnant.

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Lack of physical strength

The American Lung Association says that people who smoke are more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). People with COPD face less physical strength. It also affects their sexual ability.

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Some women also like to smoke, but because of that, they have to face serious problems like miscarriage. Come, let us know in detail about other such problems -

Lack of sexual arousal

Due to smoking, blood vessels can be damaged, due to which there is a blockage in the blood flow. Due to this, gradually the walls of the blood vessels begin to thicken. If the flow of blood to the genital area is also obstructed due to smoking, then a woman's level of sexual arousal may decrease, making it difficult for her to reach orgasm.

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Premature menopause

Women who smoke reach menopause 2 years earlier than women who do not smoke. Along with this, they may also have to experience severe symptoms of menopause. This happens because smoking can cause a decrease in estrogen levels in a woman. Low estrogen levels can cause mood swingsvaginal dryness, and fatigue.

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Pregnancy problems

Smoking can also affect a woman's fertility. Smoking can make it difficult for a woman to get pregnant. On the other hand, a woman who smokes during pregnancy also increases the health risk of the fetus developing in the womb and the following problems can occur -

Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of a baby being born with a cleft palate or lip.

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If someone smokes cigarettes, then it is not so difficult for him to leave this addiction. Just need to pay attention to the following things for this -

  • Take medicine to relieve smoking addiction on doctor's advice.
  • Try to avoid cravings that trigger the urge to drink alcohol or smoke.
  • Whenever there is an urge to smoke a cigarette, try to engage your mind in some other work.
  • Dancing, listening to music, or spending time with family is also beneficial.
  • Yogameditation, and exercise can also get rid of smoking addiction.
  • Chewing gum can also be beneficial when there is a desire to smoke.

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Smoking can be harmful to the sex life of any person. This can affect their fertility, libido, and sexual pleasure. Both men and women may have to face these problems by smoking cigarettes. Quitting smoking makes it easier for a woman to avoid abortion and men can also cure problems like impotence.

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