Coffee Drinkers Don’t Suffer From Erectile Dysfunction — Caffeine Still Is The ‘Liquid Viagra,’ Suggests Study

Drinking coffee may be improving men’s performance in “all” the right areas. A new study suggests men who regularly drink coffee throughout the day suffer much less from erectile dysfunction as compared to men who don’t.

It turns out that coffee, specifically caffeine, ensures men have stronger and longer lasting erections. The study, conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, discovered that men who consumed between 85 and 170 milligrams of caffeine a day were 42 percent less likely to report erectile dysfunction than those who didn’t consume any. If that’s not proof enough caffeine helps in the bedroom, the research also discovered those men who consumed between 171 and 303 milligrams of caffeine a day were 39 percent less likely to report “performance issues.”

The study relied on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, where men were asked a single question about their “performance” and issues pertaining to it like erectile dysfunction. It is important to note that though coffee is a rich source of caffeine, various types of tea, popular sodas, and sports drinks contain copious amounts of caffeine.

How does coffee or caffeine allow assist men? Caffeine doesn’t seem to have a direct effect — after all, it isn’t Viagra. However, people in the 17th century strongly believed in the potency of coffee to offer a prolonged erection. It turns out caffeine relaxes the muscles in the penis. These relaxed muscles allow better blood flow to where it matters. Better nourished muscles “perform” as intended, and that means better and longer lasting erections.

Scientifically, the research explains, “The suggested biological mechanism is that 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.”

Coffee and caffeine have been attributed to multiple benefits including enhanced concentration and alertness. Coffee drinkers around the world swear by their chosen brew. Caffeine is also known to act as a detoxifier when taken as an enema. Coffee and caffeine have been known to relieve pain, and some athletes have been known to gulp down a few cups after a strenuous workout. Now science has merely extrapolated the same benefits to other areas.

Coffee drinkers would undeniably and unequivocally support this research, but caffeine, as in other substances, is best when had in moderation.

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