Habits That Can Harm Your Sex Life

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Habits That Harm Your Sex Life

 

Your sex life can suffer if your habits are not healthy. Sex is an integral part of life and can be affected by all aspects of your health.

 

Moreover, it lowers blood pressure, strengthens muscles, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

 

It's expedient to maintain your physical, mental, social, and emotional health to enhance your sex life. Click To Tweet

 

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Habits That Can Harm Your Sex Life

 

However, certain habits can affect this aspect of your life. Consequently leading to strained intimacy, low self-esteem, and health issues. Fortunately, you can get back on track once you improve your lifestyle choices

That said, here are some habits that can harm your sex life. 

 

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Excess weight gain 

 

Excess weight gain can affect your sex life, as sexual desire, performance, and enjoyment will reduce drastically. Research by Dr. Martin Binks revealed 65% of overweight people reported low libido and sexual avoidance. Therefore, you can restore your intimacy by losing excess weight. However, it’s advisable to undergo a lifestyle change rather than follow a crash diet.

For instance, you can identify and avoid your unhealthy eating triggers and devise a plan for your weight loss goals. By all means, avoid skipping breakfast because you may end up eating more than you intended throughout the rest of the day. Furthermore, stay hydrated, consume healthier food options, and exercise regularly. Experts also advise that you don’t ban foods that you enjoy to avoid unhealthy cravings. Instead, enjoy them occasionally, and avoid stocking on junk food. 

 

Stress

 

You’d want to examine your stress levels if you notice a drastic change in your sex life. Research by Elizabeth M. Matthews and Associates revealed that stress could directly trigger sexual problems in men and women. Moreover, another study showed that people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a higher risk of experiencing sexual dysfunction. While stress is inevitable, you can effectively manage it for improved health. 

For instance, you can leverage exercises like walking or jogging to release endorphins for a more relaxed feel. It’s best to limit your caffeine intake, especially if it makes you anxious or jittery. Research shows that spending more time with friends and family releases oxytocin, a natural stress reliever. Therefore, you can schedule a family and friend get-together regularly to enjoy its benefits. 

 

Alcohol abuse 

 

You’d want to stay away from alcohol if you wish to enjoy your bedroom fun. Alcohol is a depressant and will affect erections, sexual desire, and mood when consumed in large quantities. Moreover, it can trigger conflicts, economic insecurity, and infidelity, leading to ruined relationships. According to Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Abigail San, excess alcohol intake causes erection difficulties in men and reduced lubrication in women. This eventually leads to unpleasant sexual moments and avoidance. 

Fortunately, you can combat your excess alcohol intake by adopting healthier habits. You can start by clearing your house of alcoholic drinks to prevent temptations. It’s also prudent to involve your family members and friends as you stop your alcohol abuse. You may also avoid friends who cause you to drink excessively and be careful about visiting certain places. Suppose you require professional help to combat this habit. In that case, you can opt for evidence-based treatment for the best results. 

 

Healthy Habit Information:

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Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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16 thoughts on “Habits That Can Harm Your Sex Life”

  1. Having an active sex life is a great stress reducer and it also helps to keep you in shape which is great for your heart. I have gained some weight during the pandemic and that has affected my libido greatly.
    I need to get more exercise now it is possible and then hopefully my libido will return.
    Thanks for the great information.
    Have a great week.
    Lisa.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.