Sexual health is strictly related with general health in both genders. In presence of a sexual dysfunction, the expert in sexual medicine aims to discover the specific weight of the physical and psychological factors can cause or con-cause the sexual problem. At the same time, a sexual dysfunction can represent a marker of the future development of a Non-communicable diseases (NCDss) as cardiovascular or metabolic diseases. In the evaluation phase, the sexual health specialist must focus on these aspects, focusing especially on the risk and protective factors that could impact on both male and female sexuality. This article presents a review of researches concerning healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their contribute in the development of sexual quality of life in a gender-dependent manner. Among the unhealthy lifestyle, obesity contributes mostly to the development of sexual dysfunctions, due to its negative impact on cardiovascular and metabolic function. Tobacco smoking, alcohol - substance abuse and chronic stress lead to the development of sexual dysfunction in a med-long term. In order to guarantee a satisfying sexual quality of life, sexual health specialists have the responsibility to guide the patient through the adoption of healthy lifestyles, such as avoiding drugs, smoke and excessive alcohol, practicing a regular physical activity, following a balanced diet and use stress-management strategies, even before proposing both pharmaco- and/or psychotherapies.

Lifestyles and Sexuality in Men and Women: The Gender Perspective in Sexual Medicine / Mollaioli, D.; Ciocca, G.; Limoncin, E.; Di Sante, S.; Gravina, G. L.; Carosa, E.; Lenzi, A.; Jannini, E. A. F.. - In: REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY. - ISSN 1477-7827. - 18:1(2020). [10.1186/s12958-019-0557-9]

Lifestyles and Sexuality in Men and Women: The Gender Perspective in Sexual Medicine

Ciocca G.;Limoncin E.;Lenzi A.;
2020

Abstract

Sexual health is strictly related with general health in both genders. In presence of a sexual dysfunction, the expert in sexual medicine aims to discover the specific weight of the physical and psychological factors can cause or con-cause the sexual problem. At the same time, a sexual dysfunction can represent a marker of the future development of a Non-communicable diseases (NCDss) as cardiovascular or metabolic diseases. In the evaluation phase, the sexual health specialist must focus on these aspects, focusing especially on the risk and protective factors that could impact on both male and female sexuality. This article presents a review of researches concerning healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their contribute in the development of sexual quality of life in a gender-dependent manner. Among the unhealthy lifestyle, obesity contributes mostly to the development of sexual dysfunctions, due to its negative impact on cardiovascular and metabolic function. Tobacco smoking, alcohol - substance abuse and chronic stress lead to the development of sexual dysfunction in a med-long term. In order to guarantee a satisfying sexual quality of life, sexual health specialists have the responsibility to guide the patient through the adoption of healthy lifestyles, such as avoiding drugs, smoke and excessive alcohol, practicing a regular physical activity, following a balanced diet and use stress-management strategies, even before proposing both pharmaco- and/or psychotherapies.
2020
Alcohol dependence; Chronic stress; Coital pain; Erectile dysfunction; Loss of libido; Mediterranean diet; Obesity; Physical activity; Sexual dysfunction; Substance use
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Lifestyles and Sexuality in Men and Women: The Gender Perspective in Sexual Medicine / Mollaioli, D.; Ciocca, G.; Limoncin, E.; Di Sante, S.; Gravina, G. L.; Carosa, E.; Lenzi, A.; Jannini, E. A. F.. - In: REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY. - ISSN 1477-7827. - 18:1(2020). [10.1186/s12958-019-0557-9]
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