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Weird Things That Can Mess Up Your Sex Life

Updated February 21, 2020 185.7k views9 items

As you probably know, there are a lot of ways you can screw up your sex life. Some are pretty obvious once they're explained, but others can be pretty wild. Here are some of... well, you'll just have to see.

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  • Smoking

    It turns out that cigars are more like members than Freud ever imagined - in that when you burn one down, you burn the other down as well. You light one up, and the other gets cooled off. You can suck on one now, but there’ll be nothing to suck on later. Smoking makes your boner not work.

  • Being Too Smart (Or Too Dumb)

    According to a sociology professor from North Carolina, “Intelligence is negatively associated with sex frequency.” The smarter you are, the less likely you are to get laid. 

    Weirdly enough, there’s something of a parabola in the high school years, that quickly becomes more of a straight line as you get older: in high school, low intelligence and high intelligence are both associated with less sex.

  • Not Having Sex

    It turns out that not having sex is a pretty big determinator in keeping you from having sex. A recent study found that not having sex creates the kind of behavior that continually leads to less and less sex. For example, couples that only have sex once a week are more likely to take more work to use up that extra energy, which perpetuates the cycle.

  • Not Being Spiritual Enough

    Having a well-developed sense of spirituality not only leads to more frequent and satisfying sex, but it may also be the most fascinating difference between men and women.

    While spirituality (not religion these are very different) is the single most powerful determining factor in a woman’s sexual behavior, it is much weaker and has the opposite effect in men. Women who are more spiritual have more frequent sex, with more people, are more satisfied by it and less likely to use a condom. Spiritual men, on the other hand, have less sex. This is most likely because men aren’t as likely to equate satisfying sex with emotional openness the way women are.