Nearly 300 study participants self-reported their activity levels, which researchers then categorized as sedentary, mildly active, moderately active or highly active. The subjects also self-reported their sexual function, including the ability to have erections, orgasms, the quality and frequency of erections and overall sexual function.
Results found that men who reported more frequent exercise, a total of 18 metabolic equivalents, or METS, per week, had higher sexual function scores, regardless of race. MET hours reflect both the total time of exercise and the intensity of exercise. A total of 18 METS can be achieved by combining exercises with different intensities, but is the equivalent of two hours of strenuous exercise, such as running or swimming, 3.5 hours of moderate exercise, or six hours of light exercise.
In contrast, men of any ethnicity who exercised less reported lower levels of sexual function.
So many middle age guys spend huge amounts of money on pills, rings, penis-pumps and gadgets to try and maintain the erections of their 20’s.
None of them work.
Oh, certain pharmaceuticals may temporarily help — at the expense of massive headaches, nosebleeds, flushed faces, trouble breathing and serious difficulty sleeping — but none of them really solve anything.
But, it turns out that the one thing most middle aged guys tend to let slide the most is actually the only thing that does work:
Sweating in the gym = serious sweating elsewhere…