• 30 days ago

    How Stress Can Affect Your Sex Life

    Stress makes your sex life suffer. In fact, stress is one of those issues that not only can affect your sex life but also be alleviated by having sex. So if you want to get rid of stress and improve sexual performance, why don’t you just go have sex?

    The effects of stress are gradual. It damages on your physical, emotional and relationship health, probably more than you realize.
    Here are five reasons stress impacts your sex life:
    1. Stress contributes to lowering our Self-Image.

    If we don’t like our bodies, it is pretty difficult to find the desire to shed your clothes and be into bed with your partner. Not suggesting that you should just get it over with and improve sexual performance, but it’s a vicious cycle. Lower self-image equals less sex and less sex always creates relationship problems. Our relationship should enhance who we are and not make us feel more stressed.

    2. Stress takes a toll on our Sexual Desire.
    Hormones affect our bodies in numerous ways from childhood to adolescence, pregnancy, and menopause and beyond. Cortisol is one of the hormones produced by stress. Our bodies need this hormone, but in small doses for short bursts of time. If levels of Cortisol are elevated for a prolonged period of time, they suppress our sex hormones. Lower quantity of sex hormones equals lower sexual desire. There are ways to improve sexual performance for me.
    3. Stress impacts our menstrual cycle and our fertility.
    Stress can impact our pituitary gland, which controls the thyroid, adrenal glands, and ovaries. If ovaries aren’t functioning properly, your menstrual cycle is affected adversely. Periods may become irregular or we may even stop menstruating. If you are trying to get pregnant, you need to decrease your stress; which can be difficult, because there are few things more stressful than trying to become pregnant and not being able to do so.
    4. Stress makes us question our relationships and partners.
    We all have stressful experiences from time to time because stress can come from so many things; Finances, Family pressures, Work, and Relationships. It can make us argumentative and prone to lashing out - ready to lose our temper at everything and anything. Or it may cause us to do both of these things - swing between different moods at different times. Relationships suffer when we are stressed, especially if we stop communicating; or if our communication only consists of rolling our eyes and grunting or shouting at a loved one.
    5. Stress can lead to excessive drinking.
    It’s not a surprise that lots of people use alcohol to break-out of any situation. This isn’t about a single glass of wine, a bottle of beer or a drink with one of that cocktail with hot pink umbrellas in them. This is about excessive, prolonged and regular drinking.
    Men may face difficulty getting an erection when they drink too much. But, what about women? As it turns out, alcohol can dull your sex life, making it less pleasurable. Alcohol dehydrates us, making lubrication challenging. Without lubrication, sex is painful.
    So it’s time, to transform your life.
    Start an exercise, relax, take a bath, drink one glass of wine (not four), masturbate, make out with your partner and delegate some responsibilities to others. It will improve sexual performance and lower your stress and hopefully, make it a lot more enjoyable.