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How does smoking affect your sex life?

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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Erectile Dysfunction

Smoking is a key cause of erectile dysfunction.
It causes impotence because it promotes atherosclerosis. This arterial narrowing makes the transport of blood throughout the body (including the blood required to maintain an erection) more difficult.

In brief: Erectile Dysfunction

Smoking is a key cause of erectile dysfunction.
It causes impotence because it promotes atherosclerosis. This arterial narrowing makes the transport of blood throughout the body (including the blood required to maintain an erection) more difficult.
Brian Fishman
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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Erectile dysfunction

If you are a male smoker, then one of the biggest risks to your sex life is erectile dysfunction.
An erection is a result of blood being able to properly flow in the penis. If you have blockages due to smoking (the same way it can effect the blood flow in your heart) then you will not be able to obtain or keep an erection. If you can't perform, your partner may look elsewhere----so quit now!

In brief: Erectile dysfunction

If you are a male smoker, then one of the biggest risks to your sex life is erectile dysfunction.
An erection is a result of blood being able to properly flow in the penis. If you have blockages due to smoking (the same way it can effect the blood flow in your heart) then you will not be able to obtain or keep an erection. If you can't perform, your partner may look elsewhere----so quit now!
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