How Stress Affects Sexuality

How Stress Affects Sexuality

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 0 comment(s)

Sex is a way to fight stress

The main benefit of having sex is the release of endorphins, the "happiness hormones". This neurochemical is secreted by our brain in response to a situation that causes feelings of excitement and satisfaction. In this way, the person will experience a favorable change in mood and behavior, which is very favorable and positive.

Although sex can be the solution to stress, it is also true that the opposite can happen. If our level of stress is high, our chances of practicing good sex diminish, and in this sense, we will enter a kind of loop; we would be too stressed to relax.

A serious problem that can lead to stress in men is, unfortunately, erectile dysfunction. It is totally a psychological factor, induced by the stressful situation itself, and that does not allow us to end the day with a “happy ending”, and it also seems that the more importance is given to it, the more damage it creates... Motivated in turn by the anxiety of the moment, everything plays against it.

From a physiological point of view, erectile dysfunction is still a response to stress, which triggers a mind-body phenomenon. Sexual activity is governed under the control of the autonomic nervous system: every time a man is aroused, the nerve impulses cause the blood vessels of the penis to dilate, allowing a constant flow of blood into the spongy tissue.

At the same time, a circular muscle called a sphincter, contracts to prevent blood from flowing backward. During stress, the blood vessels do not fully dilate and the sphincter does not contract, both contributing to an incomplete erection.

In these cases, it is best to "stop worrying", and although the approach may not require medical consultation, the best remedy is to try to maintain a situation of calm and relaxation, and in that case, help with some natural product.

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