The roots of sex problems:

Modern lifestyle creates most of the problem. Lack of Physical activity, increased stress both at home and office, unhealthy food habits due to lack of time to cook are the primary causes. Chronic ailments like diabetes, blood pressure, pelvic muscle weakness, obesity, depression, tummy fat, prostrate problem, shortness of breath also contribute towards development of sex problems. Often the root to these ailments is stress and lifestyle. Such ailments may also be genetic.

Yoga is perhaps the most effective system for relief from stress. A peaceful mind and healthy body is very important for sexual life. Breathing exercises and pranayama acts as a catalyst. It builds self confidence and concentration that helps in sexual arousal. exercises tones and strengthens pelvic floor muscles and strengthens your entire core to cure your sexual problems.

Sex Problem in Men

Sex problem in men consist of problem in body or mind while performing sexual activity. The common sex problem in men are as follows:
1) Erectile dysfunction, 2) Ejaculation disorders 3) Lack of sexual desire 4) Infertility 5) Hypogonadism 6) Peyronie's disease (curved penis) 7) Phimosis

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to maintain the erection firm enough for a pleasurable intercourse. It can occur due to various reasons. Improper lifestyle, nerve disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes are the possible causes of erectile dysfunction. Pelvic floor exercise helps in proper blood circulation and to improve muscle power by overcoming softness of the genital organs with improve hardness and penetrating power. Yoga can treat nervous debility, hormonal imbalance through breathing techniques and pranayam, aswini and other mudras as a natural art of healing.

Ejaculation Disorders

Premature Ejaculation:

Yoga is a very much effective for premature ejaculation because it deals with both mind and body. Psychological factors play a big role in causing premature ejaculation.

Inhibited Ejaculation:

This is a problem when ejaculation occurs too quickly before or after penetration, it is known as premature ejaculation in which ejaculation occurs too slowly.

Retrograde Ejaculation:

When at the time of ejaculation, the semen goes back into the bladder rather than through the urethra and out of the penis, it is called retrograde ejaculation. It can be one of the reasons for male infertility.

Lack of sexual desire

Sex is an energy as well as relaxation. Lack of sexual desire is termed as loss of libido. It results from psychological factors like anxiety or depression, work pressure, lack of time and physical factors such as diabetes, medical illnesses, high blood pressure, side-effect of medications, smoking, drinking habits and even relationship problems. Proper sex life helps you to retain youth, tissue longevity along with skin glow and glamor. Through yoga, exercise, proper diet you can change your sexual life.


Infertility of a man can be defined as the inability to impregnating a woman. Male infertility has many causes from hormonal imbalances, to physical problems, to psychological and/or behavioral problems. A variety of physical problems can cause male infertility which includes reproductive anatomy trauma, obstruction. The environmental toxins most often cited as potential contributors to infertility. Cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, nutrition and other lifestyle factors also play a role. Yoga acts as a physical medicine for these types of problems. These problems either interfere with the sperm production process or disrupt the pathway down which sperm travel from the testes to the tip of the penis. They are usually characterized by a low sperm count and/or abnormal sperm morphology.


This is a condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone or have low levels of testosterone. This hormone is required for fertility and also for other functions of the body. Men with low T may face some other symptoms which include erectile dysfunction, low libido, changes in mood etc. In hypogonadism, these hormones are not produced at their usual levels or not at all. If this occurs in aging men, it is called andropause or late onset symptomatic hypogonadism.

Peyronie's disease (curved penis)

Peyronie’s disease is a type of sex problem which is caused by the formation of hardened tissue under the skin of the penis. Penis gets bend when it becomes erect which creates disturbance during intercourse and men can't penetrate smoothly. This disease makes sexual intercourse painful and difficult. Penis curves slightly to the left or right when it’s erect. This condition is not very common among men. The bend may be very slight, not affect the man’s ability to have intercourse, and not cause any concern. This disease leads to infertility.


It is a condition in which the head of the penis is so tight that it cannot be pulled back to reveal the head of the penis. The head of the penis is covered by a sheath of skin known as the foreskin. This condition creates obstruction to penetrate normally during intercourse. Phimosis is common in babies and may be seen through puberty.

Sex Problem in Married Couples

1. Low production of hormone estrogen in women and testosterone in both men and women cause sexual desire disorder.
2. Pregnancy, ageing, fatigue and side-effects of medications can also cause sexual arousal disorder.
3. Depression or anxiety also has a dampening effect on sexual desire.
4. Decreased blood flow to the vagina or penis due to chronic illness can be the cause of arousal disorder.
5. Sexual pain disorders is one of the sex problem which mostly affect women. Dyspareunia and vaginismus, painful intercourse and vaginal spasms during intercourse respectively are caused due to lack of vaginal lubrication in women.
Various researches states sex problem are more common in men and women who are alcoholics and drug abusers. It is also much more probable in people with medical conditions such as diabetes or other degenerative neurological problems. Psychological problems, trouble in relationships and conflict with the sexual partner can also get in the way of sexual function.

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation happens when a man ejaculates much before his partner can have an orgasm or if he faces trouble in controlling his ejaculations. The reasons for premature ejaculation can be physical, psychological and medical.

Psychological disorders such as stress, depression and anxiety can be reasons behind premature ejaculation. Weak or hypersensitive pelvic muscles can also be probable reasons behind it. Weak pelvic muscles affect sexual performance and also weaken the man’s ability to start or stop ejaculation. Premature ejaculation due to weak pelvic muscle is mostly involuntary when a man cannot control ejaculation. Some ailments can also cause premature ejaculation in men like habit of masturbation, hormonal imbalance and nerve weakness with lack of confidence and concentration level. Yoga exercise, mudras, pranayams and meditation helps to cure as a natural healing yogapathy treatment.

Low Libido in Men

Libido refers to a person's overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity. Sex drive has usually biological, psychological, and social components. Biologically, levels of hormones such as testosterone are believed to affect sex drive. Also social factors, such as work and family have an impact so as internal psychological factors like personality and stress. Sex drive may be affected by medical conditions, medications, life style and relationship issues too.

There can be many reasons for low libido in men but you need to differentiate between lack of sex drive and the inability to have sex. The former is called low or lack of libido while the latter is a disorder we know as erectile dysfunction. Some causes for low libido include boredom, relationship issues, body image, ageing, sexual abuse and side effects of medications.

Common Sex Problem in Women

In women, common sex problem include loss of libido, having problems getting aroused. Pain & discomfort during intercourse is also an issue. Women often complain of lack of sufficient lubrication while having sex. Anxiety and stress often disturbs the hormonal level in the body of the woman. Irregular menstrual cycles can also cause sex problems in women. Medical conditions such as heart diseases, hormonal imbalances and other chronic diseases such as kidney dysfunction, neurosis, and menopause and drug abuse can result disturbances in sex life and cause permanent damage to desire for sex. Aging is one of the contributing factors in women for their increasing sex problem.

Sex Problem in Older Men

Sexual disorders become evident with the drop in testosterone level. Blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease can bring change in sexual performance. Diabetes hampers the sex life completely. Joint pain also affects the sexual performance. These health conditions can also dampen your mood, sleep habits and attitudes, making it more uncomfortable for you to perform.

Sexual Desire Declines with Age

Age plays an effective role on sex life. Physical changes related to age or simply the routine of daily sex leading to boredom can cause this. But it is possible to have enjoyable sex at every age but the passion does tend to invariably fade with age.

With age, health condition affects both men and women. There are some types of medications that for depression, blood pressure and treatment of other medical conditions that can ruin your ability to have sex with their impact on hormones. Other problems are menopause in women, erectile dysfunction or impotency in older men and emotional troubles are also responsible and causes decline in sexual desire.

Stress Can Lower Your Sex Drive

Nowadays, every person or the other is having stress in their lives. Stress can have a tremendous negative effect on sex. Issues such as financial problem, losing a job, ailing family members, marital problems and other difficulties can decrease your sex drive. It is important that couples know that stress can diminish sexual desire because they might try medications or other remedies to boost desire, which will not work under the circumstances.

Taking steps to manage your stress can help you regain some of your lost sexual energy. Deal with your stress first. Each person must choose the stress control techniques that work best for them. However, stress control methods most often include a combination of exercise and yoga, relaxation techniques with deep breathing or pranayams and meditation. Exercise releases endorphins, which are the body's natural stress-fighting hormones, so any type of physical exercise is a good stress control measure.

Effect of Depression on your Sex Life

Depression is a psychological disorder. Depression can be characterized by feelings of unhappiness most of the time. The consequences of depression can be multitude, starting from mental disturbance to profound sadness, irritability, fatigue and affected sexual performance. Depression adversely affects our love life and is one of the prominent causes of sexuality concerns such as inability to have an orgasm and erectile dysfunction.

Sexual response begins from brain, through central nervous system chemicals, known as neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters establish a connection between brain cells and sexual organs by triggering blood flow to the sex organs. The brain chemicals get imbalanced during depression or mood disorders. Mood disorder and depression kills sexual desire or depletes it to a great extent.

It is important not to make unnecessary delay in treating depression. There are some ways to successfully treat depression without ruining your sex life. Out of many, yoga and exercises for depression is the most effective one.

Hormonal changes

Hormones are the body's chemical messenger system. They tell the various cells of the body what to do and when by attaching to specific receptor sites on individual cells. Hormones play a vital role in both men and women’s health and well-being. When hormone levels fluctuate,this can affect your mood and sexual desire. As men and women enter their 30's, profound hormonal changes begin to take place in their bodies. These changes can lead to decreased energy and libido, loss of muscle tone, increased fat and zest for life.

Lifestyle Affects Sex Life

The health and well being of every living creature significantly depends on their diet and the quality of all they consume. You have to keep yourself physically and emotionally fit if you want your relationship to be satisfying. A better lifestyle can give you a better sex life. Studies have shown that there is a direct co-relation between lifestyle issues such as obesity and sexual dysfunction. Also diabetes and high blood pressure can affect your sex life. Actually having any chronic disease may in itself cause anxiety, which can result in sexual dysfunction. Studies have proved that moderate but regular exercise has a positive effect on major sex problem such as erectile dysfunction in men, and low libido in both genders.


Masturbation means touching and rubbing or deliberate stimulation of the genitals for sexual pleasure. It is a normal and healthy way for people to explore their own bodies. It is also a form of safer sex that lets people find out what feels good, where and how they like to be touched and how to have an orgasm. But too much of masturbation seriously affects the full development of genitals.

Is Pain during Intercourse Normal?

Pain and / or discomfort are never part of normal sexual intercourse. A number of conditions may cause pain and / or discomfort during sexual intercourse. One of the few causes is vaginal infection. Certain vaginal infections, such as vaginal yeast infections are often present without noticeable symptoms. However, during sexual intercourse, the rubbing motion of the penis against the vagina and genitalia sometimes causes the symptoms of these vaginal infections (stinging, burning) to intensify. The other causes are vaginal irritation and dryness, vaginal tightness, pain in clitoris and also pelvic pain.

Lack of Self-Confidence

Most people wonder if their sex lives are normal - especially around fantasies and masturbation. This can consequently affect your social and sex life, and cause feelings of inadequacy and sadness in your relationship. Your comfort with sex will depend on how successful your sexual intercourse is, as well as things like premature ejaculation, delayed orgasm, and whether or not you can come during sex if you are a woman - these things all produce a reduction of sexual self-confidence, as well as stress and tension. Yoga increases mental strength, fear psychosis, negative thoughts and capacity through breathing, pranayama, meditation.

Treatment with yoga therapy

Marriage can be a sacred, spiritual partnership between two souls who decide, with the strength of their love, to grow as human beings and reach their highest potential. A regular practice of yoga will greatly help both the husband and the wife be fit, flexible, calm and happy. Take 30 minutes out of your busy schedule to practice yoga. Do the exercise together and strengthen your bond with healthy minds and bodies. Yoga can manage your anger, stress, depression, fear. The proper yoga pose will help to focus and concentrate. Yoga can cure sex problem with proper blood flow to the reproductive organs and it also strengthens the pelvic muscles. Breathing exercises supplies lot of oxygen to the body with increase in energy level. Hence tiredness, feeling low energy level can be cured by yoga.





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