Erectile dysfunction or ED is one of the most common sexual difficulties experienced by men. As with most sexual difficulties, there are numerous potential causes, including some that are biological, psychological, and social. However, a growing amount of research suggests that, in many cases, ED is a function of lifestyle. Moreover, simply by getting more exercise, men may be able to reduce their risk of developing ED and resolve existing erectile problems at the same time.Read More
For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving today, one of the many things you might consider giving thanks for is sex. Why? Here are six good reasons, all supported by science.
1. Sex is a multi-purpose activity that allows us to meet a wide range of needs. In fact, scientists have identified at least 237 distinct reasons for having sex! Not only is sex a fun and pleasurable way to pass the time, but it's also a potential way to reproduce, to demonstrate love and affection, and to find relief (indeed, research suggests that having sex can potentially relieve stress for couples). In other words, sex can do a lot for us.Read More
How do guys feel about their own bodies? And does a man's body image have any implications for his sex life? A new study published in the journal Psychology of Men & Masculinity sheds some light on these questions. The results suggest that many men are worried about how they look and that, for some of them, these concerns may be undermining their sex lives--however, these concerns appear to be more common among gay men compared to straight men. For a closer look at some of the key findings from this study, check out the infographic below.Read More
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the most common sexual difficulties reported by men. It is a complex problem that can be caused by numerous factors, including some that are biological, psychological, and social. In recent years, a significant amount or research attention has been devoted to understanding ways of preventing and treating ED, and a growing number of studies point to one thing men can do to potentially help themselves in this area that does not require popping any pills or spending any money: get more exercise.Read More
A reader submitted the following question:
"Everyone says sex is a great form of exercise. But, realistically, how many calories can you actually expect to burn when you have sex?"
Great question! I, too, have often heard the claim that sex is one of the best forms of exercise that you can get; however, it doesn't seem to be as much of a calorie-burner as it's made out to be. Just how many calories are you likely to burn during an average sexual encounter?Read More
Every Friday on the blog, I answer people’s questions about sex, love, and relationships. This week’s question comes from a reader who was curious about the phenomenon of exercise-induced orgasm among women.
Are "coregasms" real? Is there any research about this?Read More
Much has been said and written about how many calories human beings burn during sexual activity. Physicians estimate that the average caloric expenditure during sex is probably a lot lower than most of the claims that have been tossed around in the popular media. However, no one has actually scientifically studied exactly how many calories we burn when we have sex…until now. A new study published in the journal PLoS ONE finally gives us some hard numbers to consider and directly compares sex to another type of exercise.Read More
Every Friday on the blog, I answer people’s questions about sex, love, and relationships. This week’s question comes from a reader who wanted to know whether sex truly is one of the best forms of exercise you can get.
I’ve heard that you can burn a ton of calories having sex, but how much can I realistically expect to burn?Read More