Smokers, another crushing news coming along the way! In addition to the risk of cancer, heart diseases, stroke and various other heath-destroying ailments, a new study on smoking isn’t here to do your nicotine habits any good. According to specialists, smoking can have a number of negative effects on men, including erectile dysfunction and shrivelling of the penis. A top Harley Street Urologist spoke at length about what the ill-effects of nicotine addiction could do to the manhood.
Speaking to the Mirror Online, Mr Marc Laniado explained: “Smoking stops the blood flowing through the penis, which stops the spontaneous and nightly erections that are needed to stretch the penis and keep it at a good length.
He said: "I see erectile dysfunction a great deal.
"To have a firm erection, you need sufficient blood flow. Smokers have a higher incidence of artherosclerosis in all blood vessels, including those in the penis, which can reduce blood flow.
"The chemicals in smoke may also have an effect on firmness; nicotine causes blood vessels to become narrow. This can be temporary or - eventually - permanent."
e went on: "Often they will say, 'My erection is not so good, I don't wake up with an erection in the morning as much as I used to or my penis isn't quite so hard when I'm having sexual relations.'
"But also sometimes people say that their penis is getting shorter as they get older, as smoking stops the blood flowing through the penis, which stops the spontaneous and nightly erections that are needed to stretch the penis and keep it at a good length.
"So in summary smoking can make your penis appear shorter or in fact become shorter'' Dr Laniado warned.
That does not mean women are off the hook either from the ill-effects of smoking. Dr Laniado confirmed that women who have the habit of puffing see a decrease in their arousal at the bedroom “Women’s arousal is – if you think about it – also affected by blood flow to the area’’ he adds.
Planning to up your sex life? Say no to smoking!