Good comments in a recent article published earlier this year about sex and stress and what to do about it ……………
Stress can also impact your sex life. The hormones produced when an individual is stressed can impact metabolism, which can in turn lead to weight fluctuations, When you experience changes in your body, or don’t feel good about your body, you might be less likely to want to engage in sexual activity.
Chronic stress may lead to depression and anxiety, and both conditions can get in the way of a healthy sex life. Some people who feel stressed complain that they aren’t in the mood to have sex at all.
Luckily, you can do something about this issue. Having a healthy outlet for your stress, like exercise, getting a massage, and even taking a bath can help, Make time for self-care. And, while some stress is normal, if you can pinpoint big stressors in your life, it’s a good idea to do what you can to minimize them or eliminate them altogether, if possible.
What can you do about stress? The above observations seem very basic. But too many individuals just ignore them. The simple answer is ‘Reduce stress and you will have many benefits.’ My suggestion ‘Just start’ to reduce and manage stress as much as possible. That’s the hardest part.
………….”Sex and Stress.” (2017).