Potency is the ability of a man to have sex. In sexology, the term refers to male sexuality. It is difficult to maintain good potential until old age as it weakens due to negative factors. These include the man's psychological / physical condition, lifestyle, eating habits, various illnesses, age-related changes in the body, etc. So let’s take a closer look at what affects a man’s potency?
What affects male potency?
Factors that directly or indirectly affect men’s power can be divided into several large groups. The first includes organic causes - these are linked to the development of a disease; to the second - psychological factors; the third - external (poor environmental conditions, work in hazardous production, taking medicines).
The psychological state of a man
A stronger non-psychological condition affects sexual activity in bed. Prolonged stress, depression, neurosis, nervous tension are factors that affect potency - decreases. The situation is exacerbated if the problem becomes more widespread while there is no qualified medical assistance.
Psychological impotence develops as a result of experiences of sexual contact. The most common reasons are:
- Bad relationships, frequent quarrels, conflicts, mistrust;
- Low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, fear of failure in bed;
- fear of sexually transmitted diseases;
- afraid of your partner's pregnancy;
- harmony between sexual fantasies and reality;
- Psychological trauma;
- partner misconduct;
- Childhood violence;
- Improper education, etc.
There are actually many reasons. When a man is unable to have full sexual intercourse, he retreats even more into himself. This in turn leads to new problems - depressive syndrome, mental disorders. There are difficulties in treating psychogenic dysfunction, as it is often difficult to find the real cause of a decrease in potency. Therapy is prescribed by a sex therapist or psychotherapist. It consists of consultation and medication - sedatives, antidepressants, erectile stimulants, etc.
Every food a man eats can fall into roughly three categories. The first group - foods that positively affect erections, increase potency and increase sexual desire. The second group is represented by neutral foods that do not affect the strength of men. The third includes foods that have a negative effect.
Bad eating habits - eating fast food, pizza, semi-finished products provokes metabolic and metabolic processes, leading to overweight, which adversely affects the effectiveness and quality of sex.
In addition to products that have a negative effect on sexual performance, foods are released that help increase potency:
- Lean meat and seafood. It is a major source of protein substances that are actively involved in testosterone production. In addition, seafood appears to be a natural pathogen and has a tonic effect.
- Chicken / quail eggs are 100% assimilated in the body. They contain many proteins, vitamins and minerals that are needed for the body to function normally.
- Nuts contain organic protein and tocopherol - ingredients that support stronger non-erectile function.
- Greens, vegetables and fruits are sources of vitamins, helping to improve the body's immune status and protective functions. Their consumption is a good prevention against decreased immunity, colds and respiratory diseases.
- Natural honey contains more than 50 biologically active substances that are involved in many chemical and biochemical processes in the body.
The products described have a positive effect not only on potency and erection, but also on the functioning of the body as a whole. Coffee seems to be a controversial product and therefore falls into the neutral category. In fact, moderate consumption has a beneficial effect on erectile function. Abuse of caffeine has the opposite effect.
What affects male potency? Smoking is a factor that leads to erectile dysfunction. The pathology develops gradually as toxic substances enter the body systematically, affecting erection and potency.
Nicotine is a substance that contributes to the contraction of blood vessels, which damages circulation. In addition, cigarettes contain: ammonia, tar, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and other ingredients that adversely affect organs and systems.
Important: In the background of men's long "experience" of smoking, pelvic circulation is disrupted, arterial blood flow to the penis is reduced, vascular atherosclerosis is observed, and testosterone production is significantly increased. decreased. Such changes in the body occur gradually and create the illusion of harmlessness.
Nicotine has a detrimental effect on sperm characteristics:
- The qualitative composition of sperm changes;
- Sperm activity and viability are reduced;
- There is a lot of faulty sperm.
Scientists around the world point to the direct link between potency and smoking. Smoking one pack of cigarettes a day has been shown to increase the risk of organic impotence by 60-70%; the fertility of sperm is reduced by 50%.
Regular alcohol consumption has a negative effect on sexual performance. According to statistics, a man who drinks alcohol 2-3 times a week by the age of 50-55 is at risk of becoming completely impotent. The devastating effects of alcoholic beverages are as follows:
- A violation of the conduct of the reproductive organ that results in the diagnosis of alcoholic dysfunction.
- Your own testosterone production decreases, resulting in a decrease in sexual desire for the opposite sex.
- Fatty degeneration of the semiferous tubules, hypertrophy of the testicular parenchyma.
- The structural structure of the sperm changes, the ability to fertilize decreases.
Long-term alcohol consumption leads to disruption of the liver and kidneys, pancreas, endocrine and nervous system. Ethanol reduces the activity of the central nervous system. These negative consequences lead to impotence, which is difficult to treat with medication.
The physical condition of a man
Physical condition has been shown to directly affect potency. Physically underdeveloped men often face problems in the intimate sphere. The direct cause is insufficient blood circulation in the pelvic organs, as a result of which the nutrition of the tissues is damaged and they are deficient in oxygen.
For information, physical inactivity is a sedentary lifestyle that provokes obesity. An increase in the amount of adipose tissue affects the body's hormonal balance - a decrease in testosterone levels, an increase in estrogen and prolactin levels. Hormonal imbalance negatively affects erectile function.
Severe trauma to the spinal cord and brain, damage to the pelvis, perineal organs, abdominal cavity, and spine can lead to early impotence.
Bacterial, viral, protozoal infections adversely affect potency. Syphilis is characterized by a multidirectional inhibitory effect on erectile function. First, there is a psychological effect - the presence of a hard chancre in the penis or genital area. During pathology, the central nervous system is disrupted, resulting in a decrease in libido. The background of syphilis in the urogenital system is impotence and male infertility.
The long course of chlamydia leads to the development of cystic neoplasms in the thickness of the penis, a decrease in the tone of the smooth muscle of the sphincter, and depression of the prostate - atrophic changes appear. All this provokes the development of erectile dysfunction. Gonorrhea affects not only erectile strength but also libido and fertility. Without timely treatment, the pathology becomes a chronic form - it is impossible to restore potency.
Fact: HPV or human papillomavirus is an infectious disease that does not affect potency in any way. However, genital warts are a cosmetic defect that significantly reduces the quality of sex due to a man’s psychological discomfort.
To maintain normal potency and a solid erection, it is recommended to exclude factors that have a negative effect on male strength. If heredity and genetic disorders are difficult to manage, the corrected factors can be successfully corrected. These include smoking, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, infections.