Alcohol boosts men's sexuality
Australian scientists have given men the perfect reason to drink: alcohol improves performance in the bedroom. Infact, binge drinkers had lower rates of erectile dysfunction...entertainment Updated: Jan 26, 2009 19:42 IST
Australian scientists have given men the perfect reason to drink: alcohol improves performance in the bedroom.
According to News.com.au, the boffins believe that the latest finding will reassure blokes who worry about the affects of drinking on their sex lives.
Until now, it has been widely believed that boozing could cause erectile dysfunction, commonly called "brewer's droop".
However, the latest study of 1580 Australian men has shown the reverse may be true – since drinkers reporting as many as 30 per cent fewer problems than teetotalers.
Infact, binge drinkers had lower rates of erectile dysfunction than those who never drank, although this type of drinking can cause other health problems.
According to lead researcher Dr Kew-Kim Chew, of Western Australia's Keogh Institute for Medical Research, who told The Sunday Telegraph, men who drank within safe guidelines appeared to have the best erectile function.
"We found that, compared to those who have never touched alcohol, many people do benefit from some alcohol, including some people who drink outside the guidelines," Dr Chew said.