The seventh heaven is not within everyone’s reach. Stress, medication, poor sleep, depression … discover the obstacles to sexual pleasure
Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to relax during the act, nothing helps. Despite the excitement and the fun, impossible to have an orgasm. The reason can come from a physical disorder, but also psychological. Here are a few examples.
Stress also has an impact on sexuality
High stress levels impact our physical and mental health, and our sexuality. It’s hard to focus on your body, build desire, and relax when something is bothering us. The body produces fewer hormones like estrogen and more cortisol, which influences blood flow and keeps it away from the sexual organs. What if the cause of stress is a bad body image, the chances of reaching the seventh heaven are even less important.
Depression promotes libido problems
People who suffer from depression have libido problems and therefore have more difficulty initiating and enjoying sex. Depression disrupts chemicals in the brain and affects blood flow. Appropriate treatment can help solve this problem.
Chronic pain, a barrier to pleasure
Persistent, recurring and difficult to treat, chronic pain, whatever the cause, influences the sex life of those who suffer from it. Patients find it difficult to find pleasure when they experience pain most of the time. Orgasm can help relieve these symptoms a bit, but it is very difficult to achieve.
Certain drugs cause sexual dysfunction
Among the most common causes of sexual dysfunction are drugs, especiallystatins, used to lower the level of bad cholesterol in the blood. Men and women who are on treatment may have problems with arousal, erection, and pleasure-taking, as well as difficulty reaching orgasm.
A bad night’s sleep, the enemy of a fulfilling sex life
Sleep is one of the essential pillars for a healthy lifestyle, but also for a fulfilling sex life as revealed in a study by the North American Menopause Society. Published in April 2021 in the journal Menopause, she says the importance of getting a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated as insufficient quality sleep can lead to problems in the form of a female sexual dysfunction. The North American Menopause Society recalls that sleep problems and sexual function are common in women during quarantine. Thus, more than 26% of them present symptoms of poor sleep that meet the criteria for the famous insomnia, and sleep problems are reported by nearly half of women during their transition to menopause.
In this study of more than 3,400 women (mean age 53), researchers assessed potential associations between quality and sleep duration and sexual function. Their results showed that poor sleep quality, but not sleep duration, was associated with a greater likelihoodof sexual dysfunction female, and that good quality sleep, on the other hand, was linked to sexual activity. Understanding this association is valuable: it would help healthcare professionals identify potential treatment options for women affected by sleep problems and sexual.