How Can Asthma Affect Your Sex Life?


In the realm of intimate relationships, prioritizing safety through responsible sexual practices is not only a necessity but also an opportunity for creativity and exploration. Safer sex should never be viewed as a compromise on pleasure. From innovative condom tips to tantalizing lubricants, there exists a spectrum of options that can transform the notion of protection into an exciting and fulfilling aspect of intimacy. In this article, we will delve into ways to make safer sex not only a vital part of a relationship but a sensational one, providing ideas for intimate holiday gifts that contribute to a healthier and more pleasurable connection between partners.

Asthma And Sex Hormones

The effect of asthma on sex hormones starts in puberty. Girls are more likely to experience increased symptoms because their menstrual hormones start reacting to allergens. However, boys’ symptoms often decline around this time.

Menstruation and teenage stress can have a substantially negative effect on asthma, and it doesn’t stop there. Certain morning-after pills can affect asthma, as does menopause and potentially HRT too. Our biological make-up doesn’t sit well with asthma.

Sex Is Exercise

Sex is cardiovascular exercise if you put some effort in. For some people that can trigger a tight chest, wheezing, and coughing – all the asthma symptoms suffered by many. It’s called exercise-induced bronchospasm. If you suffer asthma during exercise you may suffer during sex too.

Experts say that if asthma really is due to sexual intercourse then symptoms will appear about 5-8 minutes afterward. It’s most likely to be because you have poorly controlled asthma. When did you last look at your asthma plan? Have you even got one (naughty)?

Here are some tips:

  • Use your inhaler 15-20 minutes before sex. It may seem presumptuous, but that’s better than having an asthma attack.
  • Sort out an asthma plan for all-round better asthma health. Remember, it can still kill you.
  • Keep windows closed during summer to fend off pollen.
  • See your GP for advice. Because it may not be asthma.

What Else Could It Be?

If you are breathless during sex then it could be one of these illnesses instead.

  • Heart Disease – early symptoms mimic asthma.
  • Latex allergy – may trigger an asthma attack.
  • Anxiety – a stressful day, previous sexual trauma or just the fear of an asthma attack may all trigger symptoms.
  • Environment – if you are somewhere other than home there maybe local allergens that trigger asthma, such as cat hair or smoke.

What To Do

If you are suffering any form of asthma symptoms, and you haven’t sorted out an asthma plan, you are putting yourself at risk. Asthma kills 3 people a day in the UK. That’s a lot of people that didn’t necessarily have to die. You must sort out your medication because you don’t know when ‘the big one’ will happen. It could be during a stonking night of sex, and you must be prepared.

If you are getting asthma symptoms when you raise your heartbeat during exercise, then it’s inevitable that sex will do the same. Death by Sex is not just a cocktail in Yates wine bar; it’s a very real threat if your asthma is not controlled.


In conclusion, navigating the landscape of safer sex need not be a daunting task. By incorporating inventive approaches, couples can maintain a balance between protection and pleasure. From the subtle allure of flavored condoms to the practicality of alternative materials for those with allergies, the possibilities are vast. Embracing lubrication not only enhances the physical experience but also dispels misconceptions, fostering a more informed and confident approach to intimacy. Ultimately, making safer sex sensational becomes an integral part of a responsible and enjoyable relationship, allowing couples to navigate the complexities of modern sexual health with creativity and care.

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