How to Increase Your Sex Drive: Change These 10 Bad Habits Now!

Men's bad habits

Men’s bad habits can be detrimental to their sex drive and overall health—including sexual function and penile health. 

At our Miami med spa and men’s clinic, we assist men like you turn their bad habits into good habits that help improve their health…and sex life!

Awareness is the first step to improving your daily life (and sex life) by reducing the chance of disease (including ED), improving the function of your circulatory system, enhancing well-being, self-esteem, and quality of life.

Here are ten habits that deserve your attention. Evaluate them and, if necessary, seek ways to correct them and you’ll be on the path towards better health and the sexual satisfaction that goes with it!

Which Bad Habits Interfere With Men’s Health and Sex Drive?

Did you know that the daily choices you make each day have more impact on men’s health than genetic inheritance

At the same time, the habit of prevention through routine check-ups also contributes to living and aging well.

Still, many of us can be lazy, both in terms of our lifestyle choices and making those regular medical visits to clinics and getting check-ups. This largely explains why men live, on average, seven years less than women, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

To reverse this scenario, it is pivotal for us to  learn what we are doing wrong and how to better take care of both body and mind. 

Check out these ten main bad habits men have that interfere with ourhealth below and see how to turn the tide back in your favor!

  1. Consuming too much red meat: Red meat is high in saturated fat which greatly increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. And we all know what poor circulation can do to our penile health (it’s a major cause of ED). This applies to both processed meat options and unprocessed cuts (beef, goat, or lamb).

    To prevent these health problems, avoid processed meats COMPLETELY and limit unprocessed meats to 500 grams (roughly one pound) per week.

    Reducing your red meat intake is the first step you can take to improve your sex drive. Your circulatory system and your penis will thank you!

  2. Not drinking enough water: Drinking water is crucial for the proper functioning of the kidneys and the body as a whole. However, the ideal amount varies depending on personal conditions and lifestyle. Athletes, for example, need more than the general population. The Mayo Clinic suggests that most men drink about 15 cups of water a day.

  3. Ingesting harmful substances: Vaping, smoking, excessive and/or frequent alcohol consumption, and/or using illicit drugs not only lead to addiction but also affect overall organ function. It is known, for instance, that addiction to these substances leads to learning difficulties, social maladjustment, various disabilities, or premature death. Moreover, it compromises mental health (not to mention penile function).

    Therefore, the rule is clear: do not smoke or use drugs, and if you drink, do so sparingly, socially, and on specific occasions. If you already consume any of these substances, seek specialized help to quit as soon as possible.

  4. Not maintaining a balanced diet: Fast food, packaged foods, boxed juices, and ready-to-eat meals are part of many men’s diets, especially men who are single. While convenient, these foods are high in calories, trans fats, sodium, and sugars, increasing the risk of various diseases.

    Get in the habit of eating a balanced diet using fresh and minimally processed foods to maintain adequate nutrient levels. Eating a more Mediterranean-style diet is one of the best ways to accomplish this. Eat more green leafy vegetables. You don’t have to be vegan (although the movie “Game Changers” may inspire you too because of the incredible way it can transform your health and sex life), but you do need to eat less junk and pump up the veggies.

    Want the best diet for the health of your penis? Check out the “erection diet” we put together in this recent blog post.


  5. Not exercising regularly: Sedentary lifestyles lead to problems such as obesity, increased cholesterol and triglycerides, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and sleep apnea, among others men’s health issues.

    Your heart is a pump, and not getting enough exercise can seriously damage it. And we all know what poor circulation can do to penile health! That’s right – erectile dysfunction!

    Conversely, getting regular exercise improves physical fitness, prevents obesity, promotes better sleep, and benefits men’s health overall. Try to get at least 20 minutes of cardio-vascular exercise each day. Just choose an activity you enjoy and start moving!

  6. Poor or insufficient sleep: Consistently sleeping poorly or insufficiently affects physical and mental well-being. Immediate consequences include irritability, gastrointestinal and respiratory problems, muscle pain, and various psychological disorders. In the long term, this can lead to:
    • Compromised cardiovascular system
    • Increased risk of chronic diseases (such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and even cancer)
    • Bone problems (like osteoporosis)
    • Higher vulnerability to anxiety and depression
    • Weakened immunity, among other complications.

      Prioritize the quality of your sleep. Memory foam pillows and mattresses often bring more restful sleep. Physical activity can also help you fall asleep more easily and sleep longer. The recommended duration of sleep varies from person to person, with experts suggesting seven to nine hours per day.


  7. Not maintaining a healthy body weight: The consequences of obesity include reduced quality of life, social interaction problems, and decreased productivity. To maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI), invest in a balanced diet, regular physical exercise, and restful sleep. If you struggle to adjust your habits in any of these areas, seek help from relevant specialists.

  8. Not using condoms: The only way to protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is to use condoms in all types of sexual relations (oral, vaginal, and anal). It is worth emphasizing that many STIs do not show signs or symptoms, and if not diagnosed promptly and treated, they can lead to serious complications.

  9. Skipping medical check-ups: Regular urological consultations, whether or not symptoms are present, are essential to prevent the onset or worsening of various diseases. This includes prostate cancer, hypertension, diabetes, liver diseases, STIs, among many others. See your urologist routinely. If you are in the Miami area, visit renowned Miami urologist Dr. Paul Perito.

  10. Undergoing procedures without proven safety: Men are increasingly turning to aesthetic procedures, including girth enlargement, aimed at improving genital appearance. These men’s enlargement treatments can often fail either because they don’t actually do what they promise or are not performed properly by licensed medical professionals.

    In the case of penile girth enhancement through diameter enlargement for example, there is only one technique that ensures effective and satisfactory results: the UroFill® penile girth enlargement method.

Which bad habits can impair male sexual function?

Imbalance in any of the mentioned areas can impair male sexual function. Problems include lack of libido, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and infertility, among others.

Conversely, positive changes also extend to sexual life. Men’s health must be treated as a precious asset. Remember: Your urologist is an important partner in your journey to having good health habits!!

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