How Possible Can Regular Sex Prevent Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is highly common among older men but the erection issues are not considered as normal part of aging. Just of recent, The American Journal of Medicine recommends that those men between age 55 and 75 can cut down their risk of erectile dysfunction if they have sexual intercourse at least once in a week.

Another study was carried out in Finland by following 989 men for 5 years and questioned them concerning any symptoms of erectile dysfunction. The mean age of the men was 59.2 years and none of the men had erectile issues when they entered the research. After 5 years, men who reported having sexual intercourse less than once per week twice as likely to experience erection issues as men who had sexual intercourse at least once in a week.

The researchers finally concluded that for men aged between 55 and 75, it is very important to have regular intercourse in order to protect against erectile dysfunction. If you are in this category, then you have to either lose it or use it. However, with most problems, the remedy to erectile issues is not as simple as you think. Sexual problems that contribute to erectile dysfunction include many social, physical and emotional factors. Men who are in good relationships, good physical and mental shape always has sex more often. But this does not mean that the real act of sexual intercourse or masturbation truly protects them against erectile dysfunction.

Opinions of Some Exerts About the Research

The idea of using penis will protect you from developing erection issues will make some sense. According to some experts: Nelson E. Bennett, MD and professional at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass said that “the penis is a muscle and like any other muscle it needs exercise, so more exercise is good for erectile dysfunction. But that may not mean you mean you need to have frequent intercourse or masturbation to protect yourself from erectile dysfunction. It is the erection that does the exercise, not the ejaculation, and most men have three to six erections naturally every night.” Truly, figuring out what the results of this study mean in terms of cause and effect is complex.

Also, Firouz Daneshgari who is an MD, professor and chairman of the department of urology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland says that, “it is difficult to draw any conclusions from these types of studies. People who have sex more often tend to be healthier. The penis is a vascular and muscular organ, so this is a good hypothesis, but sexual function depends on a whole host of issues, including libido, desire, and brain hormones. Norcturnal erections might be enough vascular activity to protect against the physical sexual issues.”