sex & relationships

Can E-Cigarettes really improve the sex life of smokers?

postcoital cigarette, kettlemag,
Written by Nigel Simpkins

Despite having been a staple of romance and post-sex recovery, the fact of the matter is that smoking is actually hindering rather than enhancing the sex life of smokers. By damaging the lungs and their capacity to help move oxygen around the body via the red blood cells, your body is suffering in so many ways.


For men in particular, this reduced level of oxygen within the bloodstream can reduce your ability to get and maintain an erection. Sexual performance does of course rely on such rushes of blood to the genitals so why persist with a habit that obstructs this purpose? Alternatively purely for women this same lack of blood flow can greatly reduce your enjoyment of the act. The clitoris should also receive an internal flow of blood when aroused and once more provides more than a good reason to seek out an alternative to smoking.

The muscles used during intercourse also will be negatively affected by a loss of oxygen within the blood as it makes their attempts to repair themselves that much more difficult. Oxygen is an integral component for this process and without it, the muscles will weaken. This can also lead to premature ejaculation due to the degradation of muscles within your genitals, which is an experience I’m sure nobody wants to be involved with.


There’s also the matter of stamina in bed, once more tied to the issue of a lack of oxygen and cardio capacity. With your lungs in such a bad way, that’s bound to be reflected in how ‘able’ you are and smokers are at a massive disadvantage when compared to non-smokers in this respect. Your partner may not be so sympathetic however so bear in mind that it’s not just yourself that’s impacted by your habit!

In order to overcome these potentially serious sexual issues and maintain your no-doubt high bedroom standards, it’s well worth seeking out an alternative to traditional smoking. There are numerous inventions to help you leave cigarettes behind at your own pace, such as nicotine gum, patches and even e-cigarettes-a fairly new device which mixes nicotine in with an e-liquid flavoured as the user desires


Each of these methods delivers smokers the nicotine they want, but removes tobacco and other such chemicals from the process, resulting in a far healthier solution to the issue of addiction. Whichever method you might opt for though, the important thing is that you give up on regular cigarettes as the above sexual impacts are just the tip off the iceberg compared to the other health defects smoking causes. It’s not just in the bedroom that you’ll feel better, moving away from smoking will be one of the best things you’ll ever do. If not for yourself, do it for your partner and you’ll be sure to reap the rewards!