Italian scientists recently found a correlation between sexual prowess in the bedroom, and pwning no0bs in Battlefield.The study, published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, details a link between gaming and lower levels of premature ejaculation.
According to lead author Andrea Sansone of Sapienza University of Rome:
I am interested in this topic as I’ve always been a gamer. Since I graduated from medical school and during my residency I’ve tried to merge my passion for video games and my interest in male sexual health – so when I figured out a pilot study on the effects of gaming on premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction I was the happiest man on Earth!
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It’s not all fun and games, though. Sansone and his colleagues might have buried the lede ever so slightly by also reporting lower levels of sexual desire, on average, than non-gamers. The link makes sense, explained the researchers, as video games could reduce premature ejaculation by rewiring the brain’s reward system.
There’s also a correlation between decreased desire, and going all Jim Levenstein from American Pie. It’s desire, after all, that typically leads to premature ejaculation.
The findings are based on a study of 396 Italian men between ages 18 and 50. Each completed a survey assessing themselves in a number of categories, including sexual function. Most of the men (287) reported to be gamers.