The Serious Consequences of Stress on Our Sex Lives
The Serious Consequences of Stress on Our Sex Lives
The Serious Consequences of Stress on Our Sex Lives
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The Serious Consequences of Stress on Our Sex Lives

Stress can be paralysing when it comes to our everyday lives, and this of course includes… our sex lives! What are the consequences of stress on our sex lives, and how can we change this for the better? Here are a few tips.

Just like the feelings of anger or fear, stress generates adrenaline, a hormone that is not as exciting as it sounds! Stress causes fatigue, makes us lose confidence in ourselves and ends up exhausting us, which obviously doesn't help one get into the mood!

Psychology

Stress acts on your psyche, and this can be due to an overly demanding lifestyle, or problems with friends, family, or a significant other. This mental state leads to a drop in one’s libido. As a result, the consequences are clear: you feel less desirable, you have a lack of self-confidence, and you decide it’s just easier to check out what’s on Netflix.

Physical consequences

Stress can also affect the body. It drastically reduces the secretion of sex hormones, and in men, this results in erectile difficulties or premature ejaculation.

What to do?

Talk about this with your partner, and relax little by little with kissing and gentle foreplay. Taking the time to meditate to regain self-confidence is essential. Exercise and meditation are the two best ways to reduce stress.

Of course, if this doesn't work despite your efforts, don't hesitate to talk to a specialist.

Don’t forget to take deep breaths!

By Kim Scott

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