As Martin gets home, he throws out his bag on the table and goes flat on the couch. After being insisted a number of times by Laura, he gets up to refresh, have dinner and again he lies down to sleep. He hardly shows an interest to spend some cozy moments with his woman or even to have intercourse. It has become like an unannounced rule and Laura feels that Martin has become comparatively less interested in her, in a few months and tries to avoid her when she wants to have or talk about sex. Laura says, “Martin wasn’t always like that. He used to be a very fun-loving and romantic husband who never wanted to miss an opportunity to spend quality time with his wife. But the sudden changes in his behavior have left her shocked more than anything.” Moreover, she worries whether he is suffering from a frightening phase of his life and is afraid to share with her.
Laura isn’t the single person worried for the lower sex drive in her or his partners, as there are numerous men as well as women struggling with the same issue. This seems to be a sensitive issue and the proper attention is needed to be given. There are a number of reasons that may affect the sex drive in men as well as women, and stress is one of those. Yes, you heard it right! Stress can crucially affect your sex drive leading to a dull, cheerless and pessimistic relationship. Here, I am going to tell you how your stress of work may hamper your sex life.
- Stress Contributes To A Negative Body Image. Bad Body Image = Bad Sex.
The hormones produced in association with stress can impact your metabolism. If you feel sluggish or if you gain weight (unintentionally), it can make you feel bad about your physiques. If you don’t like your bodies, it is pretty difficult to find the desire to shed your clothes and jump into bed with your partner. Now, I am not suggesting that you should just get it over with, but it’s a vicious cycle. Lower self-image equals less sex and less sex creates relationship problems. Ideally, your relationship should enhance who you are, not make you feel more stressed. And one of the biggest stressors you can have is our relationship if you don’t take out the time to nurture it.
- Stress Takes A Toll On Your Libido.
By now, you know that hormones affect your bodies in numerous ways from childhood to adolescence and adulthood as well as getting old. These hormones play a vital role in the development of your body and are important for the same. But when you are stressed or take a lot of burden on your mind, it makes a barrier for those hormones, barring them from working properly in order to insure a healthy lifestyle. Barring those hormones to work, creates a toll on libido. As per a survey in the UK, conducted on 400 men and women, it was revealed that men as well as women, who take the lesser stress, have a better sex life with a stronger libido. And the men as well as women, who were stressed, had a lower libido resulting in a lower quality sex life.
- Stress Makes You Question Your Relationships And Your Partners.
The consistency of stress weakens the bond between the couples and their trust also decreases. A stressed person likes to remain silent for a long time rather than talking his or her partner. He doesn’t prefer to answer their queries as he is already disturbed with one of his problems. This ignorance or the unwanted silence brings many misunderstandings and bears several misconceptions. A man or woman, who is desperate to get an answer to his or her queries, becomes suspicious and starts doubting his or her importance in the life of her or his life.
- Stress Can Lead To Excessive Drinking. Excessive Drinking Makes For Bad Sex.
Today, it’s not a surprise that lots of people are using alcohol to escape their various problems. Many men have been known to long for happy hour — any happy hour. But this isn’t about a bottle of beer, a glass of wine or a drink with one of the hot and sexy divas in the club. I am talking about excessive, prolonged drinking or more than one or two drinks a day. This is the type of drinking that you will probably hide from your friends. And it may be the type of drinking that begins quietly before happy hour does and goes on far later. It has been proved that this type of addiction to alcohol may cause difficulty in getting an erection and men may just stop going for or thinking about sex, in order to hide the embarrassing moments with their partner.
- Stress Impacts Your Fertility. When You Are Stressed, Your Hormones Levels Take A Dive.
As I have mentioned above that an addiction to alcohol causes difficulty in getting an erection, you might be thinking that with a comparability softer erection, men would tend to get intimate lesser and lesser will be the chances of being a parent, but you are wrong. That’s not the point here. I am talking about the possibility as well as the capability of being a parent every time a man has sex.
Stress impacts the organs and glands responsible for reproduction in men and leads to improper functioning of those organs. It impacts the sex drive or willingness to have sex as well as the stamina to last for a pleasant and more intense orgasm. Excess of stress also affects the release of hormones that are responsible for a great sex, making sex an embarrassing experience for men. Also, it impacts on the production of the quality sperms that improves the chances of conceiving inside the uterus, leading to cause a lesser fertility in men and increased the possibility of a divorce due to the inability to become a parent.