Computer gamers are notorious for many reasons: they are tech savvy, but also usually pale, overweight and less sociable than other human beings. There is one instance in which the odds are in their favor, however — they are less likely to suffer from premature
This new finding is the result of a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, which aimed at uncovering a relationship between men’s sexual performance and their gaming habits.
The study had 600 participants, who ranged between 18 and 50 years of age. They were asked about their gaming habits, as well as to answer the Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool and the International Index of Erectile Function.
The data acquired showed that men who played video games more frequently — at least one hour every day — had a lower rate of premature ejaculation. On the other hand, however, these men were also the ones whose results pointed to lower levels of sex drive.
This research can be concidered ground-breaking because it is the first of its kind. The data obtained is, however, insufficient, as the researchers themselves admit. No explanation was brought forward for why gaming would lower men’s chances of ejaculating prematurely or have a negative impact on their sexual desire.
Interventional studies could provide more information about the link between gaming, premature ejaculation and male sexual drive. They could also confirm and enrich the data collected from this research.
Meanwhile, there are plenty ways for gamers to improve their sexual performance. First of all, many video games include explicit sexual scenes, which could definitely be a turn on for players. Gamers could also adopt a more active lifestyle, which in turn will help increase the production of testosterone and improve their sexual desire as well as performance. More than that, becoming active will actually improve their overall health and mood, as well as help them become more fit and sociable, which might boost their confidence. Sex and mental health experts agree that self-confidence is key for having a satisfactory sex drive.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle, exercising and working on social skills are thus failsafe ways for gamers to boost their sex drive without leaving their hobby, which may be frowned upon but has also been proven to provide various useful skills and benefits.
At the end of the day, however, one needs to remember that having a lower sex drive isn’t necessarily a problem. In fact, the relatively low libido may be what prevents premature ejaculation. If a man sees his sexual needs and the ones of his partner, there won’t be any problems as long as they match, no matter how modest these needs are.