Decreased Physical Activity Is An Independent Risk Factor For Sexual Dysfunction

The news story this blog entry is based on reports that a scientific study found links between decreased physical activity and sexual performance.

This story belongs in the “Happeh Theory For The Scholar” section of the website because it supports the claim by Happeh Theory that masturbation can change other areas of the body.

If the lack of exercise of other areas of the body can affect sexual performance, then it would be reasonable to believe sexual activity could affect the physical performance of other areas of the body

The original news story is reprinted next.

The original news story is reprinted next.

The same group tested 209 male test subjects with erectile dysfunction or with high risk of E.D. Half the men were assigned to lose weight, eat healthier, and exercise. The other half, the control group, were given general information on those topics. After two years, erectile function improved dramatically overall in the test group, and much less dramatically in the control group. The more successful the men were in getting fit, the better woodies they got.

If that isn’t enough motivation for you to get out of that that La-Z-Boy what is?

A University of California San Francisco team led by Dr. Leslee Subak is hoping to confirm these sorts of findings in a new study now being planned. Current data is somewhat limited because getting funding for sexual function studies is difficult despite the fact that sexual dysfunction is now recognized as something of a canary in a coal mine for other conditions like cardiovascular disease, depression and diabetes.

“There are not many data,” Subak explained, “and the data that exist are not necessarily conclusive, however it does appear that decreased physical activity is an independent risk factor for sexual dysfunction.”

The benefits of exercise might even be immediate. No delayed gratification! Studies done at the University of Texas by Cindy Meston’s female sexuality group have shown “a significant increase in physiological sexual arousal with exercise” after just 20 minutes on a treadmill.

So, does good sex mean better health, or do people have better sex because they are already healthy? That intertwinement is tough to unravel, but, Rosen said, “the evidence is stronger that being healthy is a facilitator. It paves the way for good sex rather than the other way around, though there is some evidence for the second proposition as well.”

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