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Don’t say ‘not tonight darling’

india Updated: Jul 17, 2011 02:40 IST
Shara Ashraf
Shara Ashraf
Hindustan Times
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Do you overeat, keep glued to your desk for endless hours, and also smoke and drink regularly? Your unhealthy lifestyle could lead to a no-sex situation in your bedroom, eventually wrecking your relationship.



A Danish research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, says that men and woman who live an unhealthy lifestyle give up sex. Danish researchers surveyed more than 5,500 adult men and women, and found that unhealthy habits increase the chance of not having sex by up to 78% in men and 91% in women.



The survey shows that those with a bigger waistline had a 71% increase in the risk of sexual dysfunction, hard drug users had an 800% increase in the risk and hashish smoking women faced three times the risk of losing the ability to climax during sex.



A similar trend can be seen in metros where an increasing number of couples are having sex as less as once in three months while some are not having sex at all.



“I come across a large number of couples who have stopped having sex. It’s a very disturbing trend and can weaken the bond between couples,” says psychiatrist Dr Avdesh Sharma. He warns that absence of sex can sow the seed of suspicion in a relationship.



“The partner who is not burnt out could also start looking for sex outside the relationship,” he says. Experts suggest shedding weight, reducing stress, practicing yoga and meditation to keep the spark alive in your sex life.



With inputs from Relaxnews