While there have been ongoing debates over the pros and cons on coffee, here’s one claim that supports the aromatic drink. A study has found that having two to three cups of coffee a day could help jazz up your sex life.
According to researchers from the University of Texas, men who drink two to three cups of coffee a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED). According to David S Lopez, lead author and assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at Houston (UTHealth), “We saw a reduction in the prevalence of ED with men who were obese, overweight and hypertensive. That was not true of men with diabetes. Diabetes is one of the strongest risk factors for ED so this was not surprising.”
The results found that men who drank 85 to 170 milligrams of caffeine a day were 42 percent less likely to report ED. Those who drank 171 to 303 milligrams of caffeine a day were 39 percent less likely to report ED, compared to those who drank zero to seven milligrams a day. Interestingly, this held true for overweight and obese men as well.
So what possibly could be the reason behind this? Caffeine triggers a series of pharmacological effects that lead to the relaxation of the penile helicine arteries and the cavernous smooth muscle that lines cavernosal spaces, thus increasing penile blood flow. So ladies, make sure your men get their daily dose of caffeine, in the form of coffee or tea.
The study appeared in the journal PLOS ONE.