Can electronic cigarettes improve a smoker’s sex life?

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When you compare smoking traditional cigarettes with electronic cigarettes, the difference is akin to eating cat or a candy.

The traditional smoker, in his inherent addiction to smoke, does grievous harm to his lungs. He also scathes his sexual potency largely. However, it must be admitted that smoking is never the sole cause to sexual dysfunction.

How smoking harms sex 

Sex is primarily built of two functions; erection and ejaculation. Smoking poses hindrance during erection. It does intensive harm to the spongy penile muscles and you may encounter eventual pain.

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This is a major turn-off. In addition, traditional cigarettes contain carcinogens like acetone and benzene that lower your sexual urge and add free radicals to make you persistently weak. Nicotine, as is popular, is a vasoconstrictor, meaning it narrows the arteries and veins and thus blocks general level of blood flow.

Since erection is caused when blood flows into the male sexual organ, you can do your math.

E-cigarettes make the difference

E-cigarettes contain nicotine, but only 1/10th the quantity used in normal cigarettes. Thus, it doesn’t have a far-reaching impact, unless your lungs and sexual health are already on the mat. It doesn’t contain any carcinogens and that is primarily the reasons why celebrities like Johnny Depp and Katherine Heigl endorse it. Its electronic mechanism, in fact, has an enigmatic charm that adds to the sexual friction.

It is patently harmless and its use keeps you away from the harms that regular cigarettes bring in. You can continue smoking e-cigarettes and still maintain an energetic and balanced body. While smoking hampers your tendency to exercise, e-cigarettes don’t do any such thing. You may keep fit and the resultant increased blood circulation enhances your sexual prowess.

The problem lines

Even electronic cigarettes inculcate the habit of continuous puffing in you. This affects your rate of breath much like traditional cigarettes. Breathing control is an important factor in sex as you will get exhausted quickly if you cannot control your breath.


Other problem is that both forms of cigarette lead to inhaling nicotine; thus customizing your sense of smell. Since smell is a strong stimulating and arousing factor, any problem there may lead to an unsatisfied sex life. However, the inadequacies of e-cigarettes pale in comparison to a clear fact that it is largely innocuous.

Change of behavior

Most traditional smokers have reported the change of behavior of their partners once they switched to e-cigarettes. Their potency, urge and stamina were all positively affected. Smoking also leads to bad breath and partners find that a dampener while coming close.

E-cigarettes have minimal nicotine content and thus it has no such side-effects. Of course, the above points have side-tracked the deep-set dangers that traditional cigarettes cause. E-cigarettes evoke steam and thus there is no harm for neighbors. The low amount of toxic elements read infinitesimal danger even to the smoker.

The inference  

You can infer that while e-cigarettes won’t add to your sexual prowess, it is a far better option than traditional cigarettes if your sex life is dipping down.

How does a chain smoker connect with e-cigarettes?


Cigarette smoking is a vastly addictive habit and in most cases, people get so drawn to it that they become chain smokers.

Chain smoking literally means when you ignite one cigarette from other and thus cause a smoking chain.

Now, a chain smoker shows distinct traits and begins to give distress signals when the cigarette is taken from him. He misses quite a few things; the throat hit; parched sensation on the lips, the feeling of holding fire between the fingers and the exhalation of raw smoke.

There is a seriously addictive ribbon woven to these traits that only a chain smoker understands and cannot live without.

How do e-cigarettes help?

Now, chain smokers are also humans, and in some cases, educated too. They understand the harmful effects that are well documented in regards to traditional cigarettes.

They also realize that e-cigarettes present infinitesimal dangers when compared to regular cigarettes. The best thing is that e-cigarettes don’t involve combustion.

It has been found that when tobacco leaves are burned, nitrosamines are released, which are very carcinogenic. Those chain smokers who can make do with relatively vapid throat hit and considerably less nicotine content will easily connect with e-cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes resemble regular cigarettes in the manner that both emit out gas, you inhale nicotine in both and there is a blaze at the front-end (LED light flashes in e-cigs).

You also hold it between your fingers and puff through your lips. So, the similarities may lead them to switch to e-cigarettes.

Other facets of chain smoker     

A chain smoker feels relieved and pleased when he has a good stock of cigarettes. Now, e-cigarettes are way cheaper than regular versions when bought in bulk. Of course, for many chain smokers, cost is a factor and thus they keep on changing brands.

The other factor is desperation. A chain smoker feels quite desperate when he gets into times where he cannot smoke, say in public place. You can smoke e-cigarettes in public places, as it is not banned and that is a great point in e-cigarette’s favor.

Of course, the throat hit cannot be compared. Regular cigarettes contain tar, toluene and nicotine in good quantity plus other carcinogens. E-cigarettes, at least the standard versions, don’t mess with the calibrated content.

The flavor conduction (mint, cherry or coffee) is carried by Propylene Glycol and that is however a toxic agent.

What needs to be done?

It is extremely hard to make a chain smoker quit the smoking habit. Thus, it will help if he can switch to electronic cigarettes.

His longevity will be positively affected and moreover, he will not feel deprived of essential energy. The respiratory mechanism is not significantly influenced, although there is risk of airway constriction.

By far, e-cigarettes are healthier than regular cigarettes – point of note for chain smokers.