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How Stress Affects Your Sex Life

Stress just doesn’t impact your mindset, it can impact you physically as well. Stress can Wreak Havoc on Person’s body. In today’s article we will discuss How Stress Affects Your Sex Life

Chronic stress can even increase cancer risk by weakening your immune system and makes you prone to many diseases.

Stress can have a impact on your sex life too.

If you’re stressed for extended period of time, chances are your sex life begin to suffer.

Do you know ” sex is a good stress reliever”

BUT stress can also keep us from “getting into the mood” and, worse, not being able to perform sexually.

Before we go further, let’s first to understand why stress affect sex ?

When we react to stress, our body goes through a series of changes in order to prepare you for any life threatening situation.

Well this is known as “fight or flight response”.

This response increases level of certain hormones, such as cortisol and epinephrine, which in high level causes decreased sex drive.

If we go a little deep into Human Physiology, we will found that, whenever our Brain found our body in any threatening situation, it makes some changes.

Generally, all the our body parts get a rich blood supply, BUT in “fight or flight” situation, blood supply increases to 5 main organs of our body and they are –

  • Heart
  • Brain
  • Kidney
  • Liver and
  • Lungs

and it drops blood supply for other organs, so that we can generate more energy we can.

And we can never have sex or sexual desire in this kinda situation.

How Stress Affects Your Sex Life —

How Stress Affects Your Sex Life

In our brain, there is a particular center for processing sexual desires/thoughts etc. and stress hormone suppresses this center, as a result we don’t have any sexual desire.

Well, this is a way, how our body deals with some life threatening situations, BUT chronic stress affects our libido and decreases sexual desire.

Chronic stress is more dangerous them Acute stress.

Myths About “Stress & Sex” –

The three most common myths are –

  • if stress affects your romantic feelings, you may as well get divorced
  • once your sex drive disappears, it doesn’t come back.
  • if your partner doesn’t desire you because they’re stressed, this means they don’t love you anymore.

Well these all are just myths, if you have these kind of thoughts, we strongly recommend you to visit a physician or counselor.

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How Stress Affects Your Sex ?

1. Stress contribute to Negative Body Image –

Always remember BAD BODY IMAGE = BAD SEX

The hormones produced in association with stress can impact our metabolism, and it does.

If we feel sluggish, or if we gain weight (unintentionally), make us feel bad about our physiques.

If we don’t like our body, it’s pretty difficult to find the desire to shed off our cloths and jump into bed with our partner.

Make sense ? Yes it does! So next time let you know yourself :who says you are not beautiful”, lol you can also listen to Selena Gomez’s song – “Who Says“.

Always remember, lower self image equals less sex and less sex creates relationship problems.

Because, ideally, our relationship should enhance who we are, not make us feel more stressed.

And one of the biggest stressors we can have is our relationship, if we don’t take the time to nurture it.

2. Stress Takes A Toll On Our Libido –

By now, we know that hormones affect our body in different ways.

And cortisol is one of them, well our body too need cortisol, but in small doses for short bursts of time.

If elevated level of cortisol are being produced for a prolonged period of time, they suppress our sex hormone.

And lower the sex hormone, lower the libido or sexual desire.

3. Stress Makes Us Question Our Relationships and Our Partner –

As i mentioned earlier, when we are stressed, we are not that pleasant to be around.

No one want’s a partner who flies off the handle and and snaps at you because he or she overwhelmed.

And you don’t want to be the one who incites those feelings of frustration i someone that you love.

Who wants to go to bed with an emotional monster ? Do you ?. I guess no one wants.

Relationship suffers when we are stressed, especially it sucks when we stops communicating.

Stress Can Lead To Excessive Drinking & Bad Sex –

It’s not surprise that lot’s pf peoples use alcohol to escape, though it’s not the way to reduce stress.

Because Men have difficulty getting an erection when they drink too much.

Alcohol can dull sex, making it less pleasurable, dehydrate and making it difficult to lubricate.

Without lubrication, sex is painful, and i guess nobody wants that to happen with themselves, Would you ?

Stress Impacts Our Fertility & Menstrual Cycle –

Stress can impact or pituitary gland, which controls the thyroid, adrenal gland and ovaries.

If our ovaries aren’t functioning properly, your menstrual cycle is adversely affected.

Your periods may become irregular/delay or the worse, may stop.

Well, it’s not always Stress which affects our Sex Life, there are many other reasons, such as –

  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Sleep disorder
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginismus

A Word From Us –

It’s remember to important that it’s natural to experience fluctuations in sexual desire. But if stress is negatively impacting your sex life, don’t hesitate to confide to your partner and seek help. Together you can test out strategies to lower your stress level and boost your sex drive. By doing so, you may even end up strengthening your relationship and can improve your over all health.

In our next article we will discuss about How To Get Back To Your Sexual Life While You Are Stressed, so stay tuned with us AND

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