7 Ways to Prevent Stress from Damaging your Sex Life.

Categories: LIFESTYLEPublished On: December 1st, 2023

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Sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and lack of sexual desire affect many men – including athletes – throughout their lives. Many prefer to keep such problems hidden despite the severe anxiety and dissatisfaction they can cause. Yet the solution may be easier than you think.

After Christmas, the infamous January blues can be a very stressful time as it marks the return to normality and daily pressures, such as losing weight and paying bills. Physical and emotional situations can have sexual repercussion, especially for men. Many men tend to ignore whatever problems they experience and the negative impact they can have on their performance in bed until their libido levels fall drastically.

When the body gets stressed, it begins to generate more cortisol – the stress hormone – in the blood to help the body produce energy and deal with whatever problems concern it. If stress persists and cortisol production continues to increase, it can directly affect sexual function, as manifested in disorders such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or lack of sexual desire.

If this situation sounds familiar, here are seven things you can start putting into practice, starting today. The results are worth it!

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    Do sport: Physical exercise not only helps prevent diseases, but improves sexual potency. A good session in the gym helps to maintain or regain sexual appetite because it releases endorphins and testosterone.

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    Eat healthily: Food greatly influences sexual health. Foods that contain Omega 3 – walnuts, olive oil, salmon, etc generate dopamine in the brain and can increase sexual desire. In addition high-protein products, such as meat or nuts, can help increase testosterone levels.

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    Learn relaxation techniques: Even if you are not used to it, you should become familiar with techniques that help you eliminate tension, such as deep breathing, meditation and stretching.
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    Do not abuse drugs: They may help in the short term but 50% of patients taking antidepressants have suffered sexual dysfunction, such as lack of sexual appetite, erectile dysfunction or delayed orgasm. Always choose more natural remedies.

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    Talk to your partner: It is easier to talk about what’s making you sexually tense with someone you trust. Even if you’re in a short-term relationship, it’s good to share your concerns.
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    Do not feel under pressure to have sex: Having sex when you feel anxious can end in failure. Focus on foreplay, enjoy the moment and do not feel you have to have full penetrative sex.
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    Find an expert: When it becomes clear you have a problem, it is important to see a specialist. There are high success rates today for the treatment of sexual problems. Organisations such as Boston Medical Group have more than 20 years of experience in the treatment of male sexual dysfunctions and have treated more than one million men in one of their 162 clinics across the planet.