Adult Health

4 Sex Problems Caused by Lifestyle

Written by andy

Could your lifestyle be causing sex problems?

Sex is a very important part of life! Not only does it help to promote procreation and continue the human race, but it’s also one of the best things to bring two total strangers together. It helps you to bond with another person, and it will make you fall in love.

So what do you do if you start having sex problems? Sex problems can be the hardest for people to deal with, but maybe the issues aren’t as serious as you might think. A few simple changes to your lifestyle could be enough to make a real difference.

Here are a few sex problems like to poor lifestyle choices:

Erectile Dysfunction — Also known as ED or impotence, erectile dysfunction is being unable to get or maintain erection long enough to have sex. Remember that the penis isn’t a muscle, but it’s really more like a sponge that gets hard when saturated with enough blood. You can see why good circulation is the key to good sexual health! But if you have poor circulation–caused by lack of exercise, diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure–you may suffer from impotence.

Smoking can also contribute to erectile dysfunction, as it raises blood pressure but reduces circulation. Stress is another factor in erectile dysfunction. People who are under a lot of stress have poor circulation, leading to a reduced flow of blood to the sexual organs.

Inability to become aroused — While arousal is not a purely physical thing, there are a lot of physical factors involved in sexual arousal. Men and women who are unable to become aroused easily will find that there are many mental and emotional factors, but physical factors like stress and/or reduced blood flow can also play prominent roles in arousal. If you are unable to get aroused, it may be due to physical factors!

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Lack of orgasm — It’s surprising how many women have never had an orgasm! According to U.S. News, something like 10% of women have never experienced a sexual climax. Talk about suffering!

Interestingly enough, the lack of orgasm may be in part caused by anxiety and sexual inhibitions. People form ideas about sex from a young age, and those inhibitions can be difficult to get past. But anxiety is a completely manageable problem. Anxiety–both during sex and in general–can be controlled using meditative techniques, and you’ll find that dealing with your anxiety may very well help you to loosen up and relax to the point that you can enjoy an orgasm for real!

Low sex drive — This is a fairly common problem among people past the ages of 35 and 40. Life, stress, work, family, and responsibilities all conspire to weigh on a person’s mind, and all the worries and cares can interfere with their ability to get aroused and have sex.

There are physical factors that contribute to a low sex drive as well. Improper eating habits, obesity, and lack of exercise all reduce your sex drive. People who smoke and drink a lot will often suffer from lower sex drive when they are sober or not smoking.

The truth is that many people never manage to deal with this problem. There’s often no way to recover from all the stress life puts you under. It’s important that you find ways to handle your stress, anxieties, and worries, for the sake of your marriage or relationship. There are natural remedies to boost your sex drive, and they can help to deal with the physical side of things. It’s up to you to deal with the emotional and mental problems causing a low sex drive!

About the author


Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise--he does so six days a week--and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.

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