7 Surprising Things That Can Affect Your Sex Life
The biggies—head, heart and hormones—are in the right place. But these discoveries demonstrate how even tiny choices can play a role in the bedroom.
The Three-Cent Thing He Never Uses
When a man doesn't floss, bad breath isn't the only problem that can affect his sex life, finds a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine
. Those with gum disease—an all-too-common result of dental neglect—are more than three times likelier to have erectile dysfunction than those with healthier mouths
. Unflossed gums harbor bacteria that can enter the bloodstream. This clogs blood vessels, which in turn reduces the blood supply to that crucial organ (oh, and the heart, too). Flossing: It stimulates more than gums.
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