In this day and age, there really is nothing left to the illusion around smoking. It stinks, it’s bad for your health, it causes cancer and it costs a bomb.
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But if you’re a bloke and you’re still struggling to kick the habit, this little tidbit might just be the final nudge you need to quit for good – apparently smoking can cause a man’s penis to shrink. Surely that’s the final nail in the coffin.
Speaking to news outlets, experts have said that as well as causing erectile dysfunction, this horrible habit – still done by around 15% of the UK population – can also cause shrinkage.
Mr. Marc Laniado, Harley Street Urologist, explained:
I see erectile dysfunction a great deal. To have a firm erection, you need sufficient blood flow.
Smokers have a higher incidence of artherosclerosis in all blood vessels, including those in the penis, which can reduce blood flow.
The chemicals in smoke may also have an effect on firmness; nicotine causes blood vessels to become narrow. This can be temporary or – eventually – permanent.
Often they will say ‘my erection is not so good, I don’t wake up with an erection in the morning as much as I used to or my penis isn’t quite so hard when I’m having sexual relations’.
But also sometimes people say that their penis is getting shorter as they get older, as smoking stops the blood flowing through the penis, which stops the spontaneous and nightly erections that are needed to stretch the penis and keep it at a good length.
So in summary smoking can make your penis appear shorter or in fact become shorter.
Yikes, he certainly doesn’t beat around the bush. And why should he? If it’s going to scare a few people into quitting the cigs, then go right ahead.
For five more reasons on why you need to put down the smokes right now, click HERE.