Video Games Can Affect Your Ability To Last Longer In Bed

Unsurprisingly, scientists discovered that gaming may have both beneficial and bad effects on men’s sexual performance.

Researchers recruited 396 men aged 18 to 50 using social media. The men were mostly in their late 20s. All had intercourse in the preceding month; around 70% were steady. Around 72% said they were “gamers,” spending an hour or more a day on video games. The others were “non-gamers” who spent less time gaming.

The males completed two online sexual health surveys. The IIEF measures erectile, orgasmic, sexual, intercourse, and overall pleasure. It is frequently used to diagnose erectile dysfunction (inability to get and maintain a firm erection for sex).

The guys also finished the PREDIT (PEDT). This quiz measures premature ejaculation (PE). Men with PE frequently climax within two minutes after piercing their partner.

They also disclosed their marital status, gaming habits, and sexual activities.

The IIEF findings showed no difference between gamers and non-gamers in erectile, orgasmic, and total sexual pleasure. Non-gamers had somewhat higher sexual desire median scores. They had somewhat stronger sexual desire than the gamers.

No one in the PEDT had PE. According to the poll, 69 percent of non-gamers had PE or had “probable” PE.

Why was gaming linked to sexual health? The researchers believe that gaming “rewards” are linked to dopamine levels in the brain. Implicated in pleasure, dopamine is involved in ejaculation and orgasm. Dopamine levels rise when gamers win.

The researchers concluded that “videogame stress” may increase prolactin levels, impairing sexual function.

To completely comprehend the link between videogames and sexual health, further study is required. This knowledge may eventually aid physicians treating men with PE or poor desire.

The research was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in June.