Overworked and undersexed: Job stress can affect your libido — and that’s bad news for your health

So how does job strain affect one’s sex life? First, let’s recognize that loss of libido and erectile dysfunction are very common, and become more prevalent as we get older. In varying degrees of severity, sexual dysfunction will afflict close to 20% of middle-aged men by their fifth decade.

The increasing intensity of our careers, with technology that keeps us just one click away from checking in on work, also plays a role. One psychological study examining the link between job stress and sex demonstrated that longer working hours and “the pressure to do more in less time” had a significant deleterious impact on sexual health.
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