Gamers, keep holding that joystick! A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that men who regularly play video games are best when it comes to sex because they actually last longer in bed.
The study looked into the sex lives of 600 men, ages 18 to 50, and asked them about their gaming habits and erectile function. Researchers found that respondents who spend at least one hour a day playing games were less likely to suffer from premature ejaculation.
In short, they can keep it up that longer.
But it’s not just fun and, err games, for the gamers. The downside, though, is that those men who play video games for at least an hour a day have lower sexual desire as compared to their non-gamer counterparts. Looks like video games are more important than sex for these guys.
Don’t panic just yet! Nothing’s final yet, researchers say, as this is the first study conducted investigating the link between gaming and male sexuality, specifically ejaculatory response and sexual desire. “There’s still room for improvement. Further interventional studies are needed to confirm the findings,” the researchers concluded.
If you happen to be suffering from premature ejaculation, Karen Gless, Ph.D., a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist suggests that you do this: "One way to [help delay the onset of the point of inevitability] is to practice masturbating without trying to have an orgasm right away."
"Most men try to come as quickly as possible when they masturbate. In this exercise, a man gets turned on and then stops before he has an orgasm. Doing this several times in a row and concentrating on the feelings of pleasure helps a man learn the difference between staying in the Plateau Phase versus suddenly slipping into the Orgasmic Phase," the doctor says.
Just like in games, practice makes perfect, dudes.