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Does smoking affect my sexual performance?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Smoking can have the same effect on your sexual performance as having your mom walk in on you. Smoking in men has been linked to erectile dysfunction and lower-than-normal levels of the male sex hormone testosterone. Some studies have even found a connection between smoking and low sex drive.

    If you are a woman, you aren't off the hook. Smoking can change the hormone levels in your body, leading to problems with your menstrual cycle, difficulty getting pregnant and an increased risk of miscarriage.

    Your best bet for a better, healthier sex life: Stop smoking.
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  • AMichael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
    Smoking can have a big, bad effect on your sexual performance. If you're a guy who smokes, your risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) is about twice that of guys who don't smoke. And the more you smoke, the greater the risk. Not only does smoking cause ED, it can also cause infertility. Men who smoke have low sperm counts. 
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  • Smoking definitely has a negative impact on your sexual performance. For years, studies have shown that smoking cigarettes causes erectile dysfunction due to poor blood flow to the penis. Not only does smoking cause impotence, but the severity of the problem is directly correlated with the number of cigarettes smoked. Also, impaired performance eventually leads to diminished desire and when these two are combined your overall satisfaction is likely to suffer. Men aren’t the only ones affected as women have adverse sexual effects from smoking as well. Besides performance, smoking also increases your chances of infertility in both men and women. If you’ve been waiting for a better reason than your health to quit smoking, then maybe a better sex life will do the trick.
  • ABonnie Lynn Wright, PhD, Geriatrics Nursing, answered on behalf of Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)

    Esthetically, how would you like to make love to an ashtray? Smokers have a distinct smell that non-smokers can pick up at a distance. It is not pleasant and certainly not erotic in general. So, along with all the other really good reasons already published on why smoking is not conducive to sexual health, do your partner a favor and quit.

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