We often see men and women enjoy their post-coital smoke in film and TV. Whether it’s a ubiquitous practice or not is somewhat doubtful, but those who light up a stick or two after a hot romp in bed say it’s the best feeling in the world.
There are many theories why they do this, but the most popular is that the nicotine rush stimulates the release of more endorphins in the body as well as dopamine in the brain, and this extends the orgasmic high we all feel. If a stick of cigarette with around 1 mg of nicotine in it was enough to keep you in the afterglow of sex, imagine how much you’d enjoy after-sex vaping.
We all know that smoking brings a host of health problems, including erectile dysfunction among men of a certain age.
Clinical and basic science studies provide strong indirect evidence that smoking may affect penile erection by the impairment of endothelium-dependent smooth muscle relaxation or more specifically by affecting NO production via increased ROS generation. Whether nicotine or other products of cigarette smoke mediate all effects related to vascular damage is still unknown.
Electronic cigarettes may not cure ED, but they bring additional benefits to the table that may be good for your sexual health. For one, vaping stops you from constantly inhaling tar and other harmful chemicals that wreak havoc on your body’s ability to circulate blood in your nether regions. In effect, it increases your stamina, improves your breathing, and raises your energy level.
Another effect of quitting cigarettes is that your nose and tongue become more sensitive to different scents and tastes. In bed, this translates to a more engaging foreplay with your partner.
An article from Cigbuyer mentioned a couple of massive surveys on e-cig users and the health benefits that vaping brought into their lives:
A 2014 survey of 19,000 electronic cigarette users found that nearly 74% reported higher endurance levels. 86% reported improved smell, 82% better taste, and 27% of respondents said their sexual performance had improved since switching to electronic cigarettes. In a 2009 UKMedix survey, almost 60% of those questioned said their sex lives had “significantly improved” since switching to e-cigs.
Just remember, however, that all of these surveys were based on consumer feedback. There’s no definitive proof yet of vaping’s long-term benefits to smokers. So far, scientists have found that nicotine creates short-lived feelings of euphoria and pleasure, and this makes vaping an awesome after-sex activity.