Many men smoke heavily and have no idea that it affects their virility. Studies have shown that smoking decreases virility in men and decreases their chance of impregnating their girlfriends or wives. When men smoke they reduce the function of their sperm. In fact, they are more apt to become sterile if they smoke as little as 4 cigarettes a day. If a man is looking to have a baby, he should stop smoking cigarettes, in order to give him the best chance of success.
Not only does smoking affect a man’s virility but it also affects his ability to get an erection. Erectile dysfunction is more common in men who smoke then men who do not. Men who smoke have a greater then 60 percent chance of having erectile problems. This can even affect men in their youth.
The nicotine in cigarettes is a vasoconstrictor. This simply means that it constricts the blood vessels and the arteries, both which are necessary for a man to have an erection. Nicotine also decreases the amount of hormones, including testosterone, which may lower a man’s drive to have sex. Nicotine also increases clogging of the arteries which can decrease the amount of blood that is able to reach the genitals.
Smoking can affect a man’s virility no matter his age. If a man smokes, then impotency and erectile function can become an issue. If a man is interested in fathering a baby, to increase his chances, it is important that he stops smoking. Also if a male suffers from erectile dysfunction, he should visit his doctor and quit smoking immediately. This allows a physician to rule out smoking as the cause, as other medical conditions can lead to erectile dysfunction.
A study conducted of 4,000 men in China, where there is a high incidence of smoking, found that if a man smokes 10-20 cigarettes every day, his chances of erectile dysfunction increases by 36 percent. This means that if a man can not get an erection, he will have a harder time fathering a child. Even if a man is a light smoker and smokes less then 10 cigarettes a day, he increases his risk of not being able to become erect by 16 percent.
The penis has a lot of blood vessels going to it and if these vessels get clogged, it is more difficult for a man to get an erection, which can severely affect a man’s sex life and virility. Men who smoke also have less healthy sperm then men who do not. This is because the chemicals from cigarettes can also be found in the semen and the resulting sperm cells are not as strong as men who don’t smoke. This gives the sperm less chance of actually reaching the woman’s eggs.