Among other benefits, physical activity delays male ejaculation. A good point for those whose orgasm would occur early during sexual intercourse. Details.
From 30 to 40 minutes, the practice of a sport stimulates the hormones of desire such as testosterone, and thus boosts the libido. While reducing stress hormones such as cortisol, physical activity will also generate a feeling of relaxation, conducive to desire… and its expression. In addition, good cardiovascular resistance will allow better endurance, often welcome during naughty exchanges. Happy links of cause and effect observed in both men and women.
But what about the time between the start of sexual intercourse and male ejaculation? Does physical activity impact this sometimes sensitive point between two partners? British researchers have asked the question. “Premature ejaculation concerns 30 to 83% of men in the world”, underline these same scientists. How to justify such a large difference? “There is no consensus on the definition of premature ejaculation. We therefore have no standard average duration”, answers Professor Lee Smith, main author of this meta-analysis.
But the time elapsed before reaching orgasm remains a universal subject. Thus, Professor Smith sifted through 54 published studies on the subject. A total of 3,485 participants were recruited worldwide, and followed for an average of 49 years.
Sport as effective as medicine
To date, what remedies exist? To delay the time in which ejaculation occurs a little more, some men turn to medication**. And take molecules orally, when others apply them locally for their anesthetic power. However, these therapeutic approaches are, as often, associated with adverse effects.
“We believe that the non-drug route such as the practice of physical activity may be sufficient to restore this point, attests Professor Smith. According to our results, sport is just as effective as medication”.
In detail, “a study has shown that 30-minute jogging, at the rate of five races per week, delays ejaculation as much as the reference molecule prescribed for men”. According to another work, “pelvic floor mobilization exercises increase lag time by one to three minutes.” At the same time, “we have also observed that psychotherapies can prove beneficial on the subject”. Wearing a condom is also a possibility, making it possible to reduce penile sensitivity.
Other techniques such as stop and go (stopping stimulation before resuming after 30 seconds) or the squeeze technique (compressing the glans for 10 to 20 seconds at the frenulum) have also been proven. These two techniques, practiced separately and regularly, allow 95% of men to see their ejaculation delayed by five to ten minutes minimum.
“To improve the development of complementary and effective approaches, there should be agreement on a single definition of premature ejaculation,” say the scientists.
In France, according to the specialists of the MSD site, the latter is observed when it “occurs too early, generally before or shortly after penetration”. Or, a fortiori, shortly after the start of the preliminaries.
The main causes are “anxiety, other psychological factors or a particular sensitivity of the penis”. Another possible explanation: “having sex less frequently than desired can make the problem worse by further increasing sensitivity.” Pathologically, “an inflammation of the prostate, an overactive thyroid or a disorder of the nervous system” can promote premature ejaculation.