Potency is a man's ability to have sex. In sexology, the term refers to male sexuality. It is difficult to maintain good potency until old age, as it is weakened by the influence of negative factors. These include a man's psychological / physical state, lifestyle, eating habits, various diseases, 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?
The factors that have a direct or indirect impact on male strength can be divided into several large groups. The first includes organic causes: they are associated with the development of a disease; to the second - psychological factors; to the third - external (bad environmental conditions, work in dangerous production, taking medicines).
The psychological state of a man.
The psychological state of the stronger sex affects sexual activity in bed. Prolonged stress, depression, neurosis, nervous tension are factors that affect potency: it decreases. The situation is aggravated if the problem becomes general, while qualified medical assistance is not available.
Psychological impotence develops as a consequence of experiences associated with sexual intercourse. The most common reasons include the following:
- Bad relationship as a couple, frequent fights, conflicts, distrust;
- Low self-esteem, self-doubt, fear of failure in bed;
- Fear of contracting sexually transmitted diseases;
- Fear of your partner's pregnancy;
- Inconsistency of sexual fantasies with reality;
- Psychological trauma;
- Incorrect behavior of the partner;
- Child violence;
- Improper parenting, etc.
In fact, there are many reasons. When a man cannot carry out a full-fledged sexual relationship, he withdraws even more into himself. In turn, this leads to new problems: depressive syndrome, mental disorders. The treatment of psychogenic dysfunction has its own difficulties, as it is often difficult to find the true cause of a decrease in potency. The therapy is prescribed by a sex therapist or psychotherapist. It consists of consultations and the use of medications: sedative pills, antidepressants, erection stimulants, etc.
All the foods that a man eats can be roughly classified into three categories. The first group - foods that have a positive effect on erection, increase potency, increase sexual desire. The second group is represented by neutral foods that do not affect male strength. The third includes foods that act negatively.
Bad eating habits - the consumption of fast food, pizza, semi-finished products, provoke metabolic and metabolic processes, lead to excess weight, which negatively affects the potency and quality of sex.
Along with products that have a negative effect on sexual performance, they emit foods that help increase potency:
- Lean meats and seafood. It is the main source of protein substances that actively participate in the production of testosterone. Also, shellfish appear to be a natural pathogen and have a tonic effect.
- Chicken / quail eggs are 100% assimilated in the body. They contain many proteins, vitamins and minerals necessary for the normal functioning of the body.
- Walnuts contain organic protein and tocopherol, components that support the erectile function of the stronger sex.
- Vegetables, greens, and fruits are a source of vitamins that help boost the immune status and barrier functions of the body. Its consumption is a good prevention of decreased immunity, colds and respiratory diseases.
- Natural honey contains more than 50 biologically active substances that participate in many chemical and biochemical processes in the body.
The described products have a positive effect not only on potency and erection, but also on the functioning of the body in general. Coffee seems to be a controversial product, so it can be classified as neutral. The fact is that moderate consumption has a beneficial effect on erectile function. Caffeine abuse has the opposite effect.
What affects male potency? Smoking is a factor that leads to erectile dysfunction. Pathology develops gradually, as poisonous substances systematically enter the body, which affects erection and potency.
Nicotine is a substance that contributes to the constriction of blood vessels, which leads to impaired circulation. In addition, cigarettes contain: ammonia, tar, carbon monoxide, hydrocyanic acid and other components that negatively affect the organs and systems.
Important: against the background of a long "experience" of smoking in men, blood circulation in the pelvis is disturbed, arterial blood flow to the penis decreases against the background of an erection, vascular atherosclerosis and the production of testosterone are observed it is significantly reduced. Such changes in the body occur gradually, creating the illusion of harmlessness.
Nicotine has a detrimental effect on the characteristics of semen:
- The qualitative composition of sperm changes;
- Sperm activity and viability decrease;
- There are many defective sperm.
Scientists around the world point to a direct relationship between potency and smoking. Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day has been shown to increase the risk of organic impotence by 60-70%; the ability of sperm to fertilize eggs is reduced by 50%.
Regular consumption of alcohol negatively affects sexual performance. According to statistics, a man who consumes alcohol 2-3 times a week at the age of 50-55 years runs the risk of becoming completely powerless. The destructive effect of alcoholic beverages is as follows:
- Violation of the conduction of the reproductive organ, as a result of which alcohol dysfunction is diagnosed.
- The production of your own testosterone decreases, as a result, the sexual desire for the opposite sex decreases.
- Fatty degeneration of the seminiferous tubules, hypertrophy of the testicular parenchyma.
- The structural structure of the sperm changes and the fertilization capacity decreases.
Long-term alcohol abuse leads to disruption of the functionality of the liver and kidneys, pancreas, endocrine and nervous systems. Under the influence of ethanol, the activity of the central nervous system decreases. These negative consequences lead to impotence, which is difficult to treat with medication.
The physical condition of a man.
Fitness has been shown to directly affect power. Men who are physically underdeveloped often face problems in the intimate sphere. The immediate cause is insufficient blood circulation in the pelvic organs, as a result of which the nutrition of the tissues is disturbed, they are oxygen deficient.
FYI, physical inactivity is a sedentary lifestyle that causes excess weight. An increase in the amount of adipose tissue affects the hormonal balance in the body: the concentration of testosterone decreases, the level of estrogen and prolactin increases. A hormonal imbalance negatively affects erectile function.
Severe trauma to the spinal cord and brain, damage to the pelvis, perineal organs, abdominal cavity, and spinal column can lead to early impotence.
Bacterial, viral and protozoal infections adversely affect potency. Syphilis is characterized by a multidirectional inhibitory effect on erectile function. First of all, there is a psychological effect - the presence of a hard chancre on the penis or in the genital area. During the course of the pathology, the activity of the central nervous system is disrupted, as a result of which libido decreases. Against the background of syphilis of the genitourinary system, impotence and male infertility develop.
A long course of chlamydia leads to the formation of cystic neoplasms in the thickness of the penis, a decrease in the tone of the smooth muscles of the sphincter, depression of the prostate gland - there are atrophic changes present. All this causes the development of erectile dysfunction. Gonorrhea affects not only the strength of an erection, but also libido and fertility. If there is no timely treatment, the pathology turns into 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 firm erection, it is recommended to exclude factors that have a negative effect on male strength. If heredity and genetic disorders are difficult to deal with, then the corrected factors can be successfully corrected. These include smoking, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, infections.