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Stress is Affecting Your Sex Drive And This Is Why…

Three Reasons Why Stress Affects Your Sex Drive

By: Eboni Walker

If you’re stressed a lot then there is a 99% percent chance that you’re not having as much sex as you should be.

This means you’re only going to be a lot more stressed in the near future.

Keeping your stress to yourself will only make things worst because you’ll never know the best thing to do in order to get rid of your stress.

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According to the Huff Post, there is a myth of what happens after someone loses their sex drive.

  1. If stress affects your romantic feelings for your partner, you may as well get divorced.
  2. Once your sex drive disappears, it doesn’t come back
  3. If your partner doesn’t desire you because they’re stressed, this means they don’t love you anymore.

Therefore, the best thing to do is correct your sex drive from being lost at an early stage. The best way to do this is to understand why stress is affecting your sex drive in the first place.

According to the Huff Post, there are three reasons why stress can affect your body.

  1. The Nervous Systems
    • We have two different nervous systems in our body. The sympathetic nervous system is reportedly used as the ‘accelerator’ and the parasympathetic nervous system is known as the ‘brake.’ Therefore, anytime you are overly worked, scared, or anxious, your accelerator kicks in. This makes you sweat, inch, twitch, stress and act erratically. It is not until the parasympathetic nerves come into play and act as a brake to slow your body down and stop it from freaking out. This allows a person to relax. There is no way a person can have sex or even think about sex if the body’s accelerator is on full attack.
  2. Your Hormones Change
    • When you go a long period of time being stressed the accelerator goes into overtime for the body. This makes your body produce more cortisol, which is a hormone that your body releases when you’re under stress. Some people consider it an “alarm system” for the body saying it needs to be reprogrammed without the high-stress levels. The Huff Post reported that the building blocks that are used during this process are the same that produce the male sex hormone testosterone. By having these long-lasting syndromes can cause a man’s testosterone produced to be reduced significantly. According to Dr. Haakon Aars, “testosterone is the sex hormone with the greatest significance to sex drive in both men and women.” Therefore, if a lack of testosterone is being produced in a man, his sex drive will decrease drastically and he will be at high risk of not getting it back.
  3. Your Presence Is Replaced By Absence
    • Your partner can not only tell when you are stressed out, but they can feel it as well. It’s because you’re no longer present. You’re not giving them the same kisses and hugs they are used to. On top of that, you are not listening during everyday conversations. When the two of you are talking, they can see it in your eyes that you are not engaged. You being stressed out is causing you not to be interested in what your partner has to say and causing you to lack affection towards them. This shifts your patience level for them drastically. You’re snapping at them for every little thing now. Their presence alone irritates you. So, now you have no patience for things some of the things that they do, which you’re typically okay with. Your stress is causing everything they do to be wrong, and now you prefer for them to be out of your space. This drives you and your partner away from each other because now their intimacy level for you has dropped significantly as well. As your stress lingers on for days, weeks and maybe even months, you have lost your sexual intimacy with that person, and there is no turning back unless some serious self-evaluation is done.

Moral of the story = stay away from stress.

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Source: Huff Post