My boyfriend is a smoker and has noticed his erections getting weaker lately. Do the two have something to do with each other?
Sarah: The undeniable fact about smoking is that it damages your vascular system, this we certainly know. Whether or not that directly affects your man’s boner is not up to me to decide, but one could certainly see how bad heart and circulatory problems could contribute. And regardless of whether it makes your banger more like mash, it’s never a bad idea to consider cutting back or quitting altogether. My advice in the short term is to get a stretchy cock ring and see how that works for you, and in the long-term, to get him to go to a doctor just to make sure there isn’t a larger issue going on. Like I’ve said in the past, erections are like a health barometer. If the flag’s not going all the way up the pole, it’s time to put aside your ego and to see your healthcare provider.
Debby: There’s certainly plenty of research tying cigarette smoking to erectile difficulties. More so, cigarette smoking is also linked to cardiovascular disease (heart and circulatory problems) and erectile problems can be an early warning sign of such health issues. The best thing he could do is to let his healthcare provider know he’s starting to have weaker erections and to ask for an overall health assessment. I don’t know your boyfriend’s age, and you can certainly expect some weakening of erections with older age (yes, even in one’s 40s or 50s), but that’s not true for all men. And again, his heart health is the most important part to focus on for now.