The Effects of Smoking on Sexual Performance

bearded man smoking a cigaretteIn today’s world, everyone is aware that smoking can have negative effects on your health. It is a risky habit, and more people than ever before are attempting to quit. What you may not know, is that smoking can directly impact your sex life. Smoking does more than contribute to ED in Baltimore, MD – it affects many other systems in your body that come together during sex.

Lung Capacity

When you smoke, you damage your lungs – even if you have switched to vaping. If you have been smoking for a while, you will notice that you become out of breath very easily. It’s not hard to see why this could negatively affect your sexual performance.

Quitting smoking can help you gradually increase your lung capacity, which will in turn enable you to have sex more often and with much more vigor than before.

Erectile Dysfunction

The smooth muscle inside of your penis that is responsible for erections is damaged over time when you smoke. Eventually, a smoking habit can result in erectile dysfunction, which can be difficult to recover from if you can’t kick the habit.

Lowered Libido

If you can’t perform in bed as well as you used to, you may find your interest in sex waning. If you feel out of breath every time you have sex, or if you have difficulty getting and maintaining an erection, it follows that you’ll want to have sex less and less.

While there are many different factors at play when it comes to your sexual performance, quitting smoking is a huge step towards restoring a healthy sex life. Sometimes, however, lifestyle changes are not enough to improve your sexual performance. Contact Pinnacle Men’s Health today and make an appointment with our doctor.