You may be trying for a baby, but research indicates that you may have a harder time if you focus solely on procreation when it comes to your sex life. According to a new study published in the Journal of Andrology, pressuring your husband to perform precisely the right moment may put a damper on his libido and, worse, cause him to stray.
More than 400 men were put under pressure to time their sexual intercourse precisely. Fertility experts constantly reminded the couples of the women’s most fertile moments, even giving them sensitive devices that provided the individual women’s fertility schedule down to the exact minute.
While such concentration may work for other tasks, it apparently has the opposite effect in bed. The results revealed that the more timed sessions the couples engaged in, the poorer the men’s performance. Erectile dysfunctions were not uncommon, and in some cases (one in 10), the men even found themselves seeking their pleasures outside the relationship.
Sex, says researchers, becomes more of a job to be done than a natural act. As a result, the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your man's blood increases and consequently lowers his testosterone levels. If you’re really serious about conceiving a baby, try not to put too much pressure on your husband. Remember to have a little fun in bed and engage in pleasure for pleasure's sake instead of treating sex as a means to an end.
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