Smokers who don't care much about the risk of getting cancer or other diseases later on in life may be a little concerned if they knew it interfered with their sex lives. A shocking fact that might take you by surprise is that smoking can shrink your manhood and even lead to erectile dysfunction…
All tobacco consumption (cigarettes, narguileh, etc…) produces immediate and long-term effects on erections. These effects are sometimes dramatic with dose- and duration-response effect.
Guys, if some of you wonder what goes wrong in the bedroom, here's a clue. Much research adds to the evidence that smoking is a major cause of erectile dysfunction… a man's ability to get an erection. Deterioration in sexual performance, which is a persuasive reason for giving up smoking, should be cited more often.
Just as cigarettes damage your heart, every cigarette you smoke reduces the volume of blood flow to the penis. Some of this damage is irreversible and the result is gradual impotence. Young men think they are invincible, but as long as they carry on smoking, the damage in their penis is slowly getting worse.
One study on 4764 Chinese men (average age of 47), showed that men who smoked more than 20 cigarettes daily had a 60% higher risk of erectile dysfunction, compared to men who never smoked.
Smoking may be the most preventable cause of impotence. Giving up smoking completely leads to improvement in progressive Erectile Dysfunction; however, this happens slowly compared to the rapid damage.
Smoking is also associated with a significant risk of complete impotence in men with high blood pressure, heart disease, and arthritis. The oppressive smoke does not, therefore, merely add to other risk factors, but compounds them. Smokers have an increased risk of fathering a child with genetic abnormalities due to sperm mutations in smokers. Damaged sperms are not capable of fertilizing an egg. If toxins alter the sperm's genetic information, the results may range from learning disabilities and irritability to birth defects or miscarriage.
The male has just as much chance of causing harm to the embryo/fetus as does the female. Sperm develops over three months, so a man might consider three months free of tobacco, illicit drugs, or alcohol before trying to father a child.
Making a serious commitment to yourself and your loved ones to quit smoking today will greatly increase your chances of narrowing or eliminating the risks of all the horrible effects from smoking or being around cigarette smoke
Are you a smoker who exercises?
You should know that during strength training, the widening of arteries to increase blood flow to the heart is required. According to researchers at theUniversityofCalifornia, in smokers, the coronary arteries' ability to widen under stressful conditions deteriorates tremendously which leads to athletic deterioration.