Physical Activity Found to Alleviate Premature Ejaculation
Premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates sooner than he or his partner likes. Timing is extremely important in bedroom. Finishing too early can be a frustrating experience for both the man and his partner. Sex may not be satisfying if you or your partner ejaculates too early. Most people find premature ejaculation as an embarrassing situation.
What is Considered as Premature Ejaculation?
There is no defined time as such about when a person should ejaculate during sex. But it’s usually considered too early if the man ejaculates before the intercourse starts or within a minute of the sex. Premature ejaculation is a problem because you can’t continue sex after you ejaculate because the penis loses erection. If a man ejaculates too early, he or his partner may find sex not worth as there is not sufficient time to enjoy it.
It often leads to sequelae such as anxiety, depression, lack of self-confidence, feeling of guilt, and unsatisfactory intercourse for a couple.
It’s not known exactly what causes it. But several studies link it to emotional and physical factors, brain chemistry, and relationships. The effects of physical activity level on human health in particular have attracted interest worldwide. In some men exercise is found to act like a natural Viagra.
Physical Activity Found to be Linked to Premature Ejaculation
Several studies have found an association between sexual satisfaction (or premature ejaculation) and physical activity. A study published in urology Journal in 2018 by authors at Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Turkey demonstrated that physical activity was less frequent in men that perform regular physical activity as compared to men who live a sedentary lifestyle. It was found that regular activity may be effective in getting a sex life of higher quality in men. This study was conducted on two groups of men with mean age of 25.34 years (range, 18-41 years) and 28.49 years (range, 19-45 years), respectively.
Another study suggested that exercise might alleviate premature ejaculation and boost libido. Data were collected from two samples of Finnish men. The first group (with average age of 33 years) included 863 men who participated in a previous population-based survey. The second group, referred to as the clinical sample, consisted 69 men with lifelong premature ejaculation (PE) of average age 44 years. Information was collected using online questionnaires.
Researchers found that when men exercised less, they were more likely to get symptoms of premature ejaculation or lack of arousal. However, no association was noted between PE and BMI (Body Mass Index).
Lack of observational studies directed to PE makes understanding of sexual dysfunction difficult. In a clinical study that started in 2016, investigators compared the ejaculation control and prevalence of PE between sportsmen that have regular physical activity, and the individuals with a sedentary lifestyle. Sexually active boys and men of age 18-45 years were included in the research. A comparison was made by metabolic equivalents, premature ejaculation diagnostic tool and intravaginal ejaculatory latency time. Results of the study are yet to be made public.
Further clinical research is needed to verify association between PE and physical activity. If physical activity helps reduce PE symptoms, doctors might recommend exercise to men with PE. Scientists added that increased exercise may have a “snowball effect” and lead to improvements in overall body image, self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall health of men eventually.
Possible Reasons of Exercise Improving Sex Life in Men
Some studies investigated physical activity causing an increase in serotonin hormone levels. Serotonin receptor dysfunction is one of the frequently accused factors of PE.
Increased flow of the blood helps explain why exercise and other physical activity forms lead to improved sexual function or increased time in ejaculation in men. Exercise helps open the arteries and your heart will also increase blood flow to the genitals (penis).
An improved self-image from exercise may also play a role. People who exercise regularly may be more likely to feel sexually desirable and attractive, which can lead to better sex and improved time in the bedroom.
Physical activity can increase levels of testosterone, which may boost sex drive in both men and women. However, overtraining can have the opposite effect and lower testosterone levels as found in some other studies.