According to a Finnish Research Report, frequent sexual intercourse may cut down on a man’s chances of developing erectile dysfunction.
The study was led by Dr. Juha Koskimaki from Tampere University Hospital’s department of Urology. Data was collected from 989 Finnish men aged 55 to 75 years old. The researchers found that men who said they had sexual intercourse less than once a week had twice the risk of developing erectile dysfunction, compared with men that reported having intercourse once a week.
“Regular intercourse has an important role in preserving erectile function among elderly men, whereas morning erection does not exert a similar effect” Koskimaki said in a statement. “Continued sexual activity decreases the incidence of erectile dysfunction in direct proportion to coital frequency”