The men experienced no changes in libido, but struggled with erectile dysfunction and felt dissatisfied compared to others who spent less time online.

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New Delhi: We live in a world where social media is an extremely important part of life – for some it’s a source of entertainment while for others it’s a way to be informed. And although several studies link social media addiction to an increased risk of stress, anxiety, cognitive decline and mental health problems, a new study from the Instituto Universitário in Portugal, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine , now links her to an unsatisfactory sex life. In men, it can be blamed for erectile dysfunction while women might struggle with low libido.
New research reveals that social media can wreak havoc on sex life – while men can struggle to get erections, women can suffer from low libido. Collectively, both partners may struggle to reach orgasm while hooked on social media.

Explained: How Social Media Takes a toll on Sex Life

Excessive use of social media can cause a person to feel more isolated from others – emotionally distant from a partner, which can impair sexual function. For this study, experts questioned 1166 people about their sex life and their habits of using smartphones and social networks.

Those who spent too much time on social media were found to have a very hard time in the bedroom – women found it harder to get in more, were less happy in their sex lives and suffered more after sex.

Men, on the other hand, did not experience changes in libido, but struggled with erectile dysfunction and felt dissatisfied compared to others who spent less time online.

The researchers noted that problematic social media use may increase the risk of sexual dysfunction or difficulties. Apart from this, social media addiction can disturb sleep and also affect mental health.

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