Our sexual relationships and experiences have the potential to be affected by many outside factors. At times, we can be misled into believing something simply isn’t working when, in fact, there could be an underlying reason that’s unrelated to sex itself. Pop into our quiz if you’re wondering if your sex life could be affected by a common outside medical issue.
When it’s Not About Sex
In some cases, sexual dysfunction is related to symptoms brought upon by other conditions. It’s one of those things—you’re frustrated by the happenings of your body acting or not acting in certain ways, and you can’t seem to put your finger on what’s wrong.
Types of Conditions That Can Affect Sex Life
If you’ve seen a physician and problems persist, you might need a second opinion or more investigation to uncover the underlying cause. A few conditions that are consistent with problems in the bedroom are:
- Prostate cancer
- Cardiovascular disease
While complications like these can be frustrating, they are treatable with combinations of medication, supplements, and lifestyle changes.
Mental Health & Your Sex Life
While symptoms of physical diseases can affect performance and satisfaction in the bedroom, psychological and emotional complications can have just as much as an impact. Examples of mental health conditions that can affect your sex life are:
- Poor body image
These conditions may be addressed by therapy or holistic methods, as well as medication. While a troubling sex life can have you down, it’s important to remember that our bodies come first in health. Part of cultivating an enjoyable sex life requires attention to health.
A Note From GR8NESS
If you feel that you are experiencing any conditions outside of what you have been diagnosed with, consult with a physician to ensure that you’re up to speed on what’s happening in your body.