Effects of Smoking on Sex

Here are some insights into the effects of Smoking on Sex. They seem to go hand in hand. Surprised? Well you shouldn’t be – smoking affects similar part of the brain as food and sex (no wonder!).
You know what I mean, what is nicer than to lay back and light up after…

Your relationship could have started with a chance meeting.
You could have hooked up with a member of the opposite sex because of your smoking habit you say. With the anti smoking law and ban of smoking in many places, smoking in designated smoking area can lead to great opportunities to start up conversation with like minded people of the opposite sex and one thing to could lead to another.


However, there’s the side effects of smoking on sex that you should be aware of.

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There have been lots of research done on effects of smoking on sex related problems in men but little research done on women’s sexual health. Even though this is the case, the strong link between smoking and male impotence can be presumed to affect women in some ways too. 

Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor, meaning it tightens blood vessels and restricts blood flow. Since a man’s erection depends on blood flow, thus the link between erectile dysfunction and smoking.


Young smokers may not notice negative effects right away but it differs from person to person.
If nicotine can restrict blood flow and in men, the same effect should apply to women as well and thus may result in a negative effect on sensation resulting in reduced arousal in women.

Smoking may seem sexy and cool in your earlier days but here are some pointers in the smoking and sex relation that may set you thinking otherwise.

• Smokers stink (smokers won’t notice this until they quit), and which non-smoking person would love to kiss an ashtray? And there also goes the opportunity to hook up with those that are put off by smokers.

• Male smokers have an increased risk of impotence. More likely to become impotent or have difficulty in maintaining an erection when they reach middle age.

• Women who smoke are more likely to get pre menstrual syndrome, PMS

• Smoking men and women have reduced fertility.

• Smoking accelerates the development of lines on your face, making you look older than you are. Stained teeth, bad breath, the cigarette stench that hangs onto your clothes and hair can be a big turn off.

• Smokers run out of breath easily, that goes without saying, your sexual stamina too.

• Many smokers have complained that sex has become too boring when their libidos have diminished. Do you really want to reach this point? Would you rather give up smoking or give up sex!?

So here you have it, as you can see the effects of Smoking on Sex do go hand in hand. So what is your choice?