Posted on : 16-04-2012 | By : admin | In : Sexual Health
A U.S. study has shown that smokers—whether male or female—do not make better lovers. In fact, smokers are more likely to be less amorous in bed than their non-smoking counterparts. In the study, men who had successfully stopped smoking improved their sexual healthy more than males who relapsed and began smoking again. Many healthcare professionals say that relapse is common, however, among smokers, and should keep trying to stop smoking for health benefits.
Even younger men who smoke can have negative sexual effects, such as trouble performing and/or maintaining an erection, than men (even older men who have never smoked) who do not light up a cigarette. According to the study, the 20 men who quit smoking during the 8-week long trial saw a greater increase in penis growth compared to those who did not quit smoking. Healthcare professionals have agreed that because of vein and artery restriction that smoking cause, sexual dysfunction is common with smokers.
The most effective way to stop smoking (other than not picking it up to begin with) is probably nicotine patches, which is what the men in the study were given to help them quit. Another most effective way to stop smoking is the use of prescription stop-smoking medicines, like Chantix® and Zyban®, which along with a strong support system aide in stopping a person from smoking.
Most healthcare professionals will agree that stopping smoking early on will make a tremendous difference both immediately and long-term, including: reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, coronary heart disease, certain cancers (including lung, mouth, throat and esophagus), and even diseases like emphysema and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
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