People all over the world wake up to the smell of fresh coffee enticing them to get up and get on their way. This is due largely to the fact that caffeine is one of the main active ingredients in coffee that can increase your energy. What most people may not realize is that coffee, tea, soda, and other caffeinated products my damage sexual health. Lets examine some of the ways that caffeinated drinks might be affecting your sexuality.

First of all, lets take a look at the way that caffeine affects the body. Upon consumption, caffeinated beverages constrict blood vessels and cause a momentary rise in blood pressure. If you are healthy, this rise in blood pressure will soon wear off and you will be back to normal. Regular coffee and tea drinkers may not experience this as they have built up a tolerance. Caffeinated drinks can also stimulate the central nervous system causing a sudden spike in energy and alertness.

None of this sounds that bad at all, but with heavy use, caffeine users can experience gastrointestinal upset, loss or disruption of sleep, and anxiety. All of these factors will cause an increase in the risks for sexual disorder. If you can’t sleep, then your body will be tired and sluggish making it extremely difficult for you to get an erection and keep it long enough to have a positive sexual interaction.

The anxiety caused by heavy caffeinated consumption can also lead to a psychological form of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. When you do not have full control of your faculties like your emotions, it makes it very difficult to attain a level of satisfactory sexual performance.

The constriction of blood vessels mentioned above also makes it difficult for the heart to get blood to the penis; a necessary action for erectile function and control. Drinking caffeinated beverages might be making it hard to get an erection.

There have been some scientific studies with diabetic rats who were given caffeine and monitored for erectile dysfunction. The rats that were caffeinated showed a positive correlation to erectile dysfunction. There are no studies to date that prove that caffeinated products cause sexual problems, but the fact that the blood vessels are restricted upon consumption tells us that caffeine can impair your sexual performance.

Ask your doctor about your caffeine intake. Maybe your sex health is depending on our coffee consumption, and if it is, you should try limiting your intake and watch for results.