Plastic reduces a woman's sexual desire

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30 October 2014, 09:00

In modern conditions, we are increasingly surrounded by plastic, it is present in the floor covering, shower curtains, etc. As it turned out recently, the phthalates contained in plastic (chemical elements that make the plastic soft and flexible) greatly affect a woman's sexual desire. As studies have shown, a high level of phthalates in the body of a woman leads to the fact that she doubly refuses to have sex.

Phthalates penetrate the human body, and the relationship between the phthalate level and the development of diabetes mellitus and asthma, as well as the negative impact on the boys brain, has been previously proven, but recent research has shown that phthalates also change the hormonal background and affect the psyche of women.

At the Rochester University School of Medicine, Dr. Emily Barrett and her colleagues conducted a study evaluating the level of phthalates in the urine of pregnant women. More than 300 women took part in the experiment.

Scientists also took into account the frequency of reducing sexual desire before pregnancy.

The group of participants with the highest level of phthalates in urine was 2.5 times more likely to admit that they often felt reluctant to have sex, in contrast to the group where the phthalate level was minimal.

After all the tests, experts concluded that phthalates most likely affect the production of sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen), which are extremely important for a woman's sexual desire. Experts recommended limiting the use of processed and packaged foods, since they can get into the body a significant amount of harmful chemical compounds, in particular phthalates, and scientists are advised to get rid of PVC products in the house if possible.

In addition, a recent research project showed that sexual desire can be influenced by posture. People who stoop, often swear, more shy and proud, and these people often develop depression, anger, etc., and recently this list was added to the decrease in libido.

The habit of stooping speaks of constant stress and a sedentary lifestyle.

In this situation, the influx of blood, nutrients, oxygen to the main organs and body systems decreases. When digestion is disturbed, the body experiences a feeling of fatigue, drowsiness, there is a shortage of oxygen during breathing, resulting in a stressful reaction that reduces energy, affects sleep. Energy, as is known, is extremely important for sexual function.

In the study of specialists more than 70 people took part. All the volunteers specialists were divided into two groups: in one people were hunched, in the other with a straight posture. After a certain period of time, participants were given a test for reading, measured their blood pressure and pulse. Also, experts assessed the state of mind, the degree of self-esteem and excitement and conducted a stress test.

As a result, it was found that in the group with a straight back, the degree of self-esteem was an order of magnitude higher, in this group people less often felt fear and were more positive. In the group of hunched people there were more negative emotions, they were less talkative and focused mainly on themselves or sad events.

In earlier studies, it was found that people with direct posture in 92% of cases look at the world positively, in addition, posture directly affects the ability to learn.

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