Couples Are Having Less Sex.
An article published in USA Today suggested the pace of modern life is to blame for couples having less sex. Sure. I get it. The pace of modern life could certainly be a factor. But could there also be other factors to consider?
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.
When you hear endocrine, think hormones. So, in other words, hormone disrupting chemicals. These chemicals can bioaccumulate in the bodies of men and women (and children, as well) because of repeated environmental exposure. Being endocrine disruptors, these chemicals can affect hormonal balances in the body by reducing testosterone levels and altering estrogen levels. And too little or too much estrogen can also affect desire.
Chemicals Lack Testing.
World Health Organizations’ International Programme on Chemical Safety listed 800 chemicals capable of interfering with hormone receptors, acknowledging the vast majority of chemicals have not been tested. In 2012, the United Nations Environment Programme updated its EDC document, expressing concern about the health of humans and wildlife. (This document is 289 pages long!)
More than Sex Hormones.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals can affect the health of the thyroid, increase the risk of diabetes and obesity, reduce semen quality, and affect reproductive organs and their development.
But Wait – You Are Having Sex.
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