There is a common drink that has often been blamed for ED. And according to a new study, rightfully so.
But you can actually consume quite a lot of this drink before it begins to affect your bedroom performance.
And I think the majority of men are going to be happy to learn just how much.
In a 2016 study on men, Japanese researchers found out exactly how much alcohol men can drink safely without compromising their sexual function.
They published their study in the journal Alcohol.
The study made use of 340 men between 19 and 70 years of age, all of them having undergone blood tests to exclude other medical conditions.
They tested men’s level of sexual function through a questionnaire called the Sexual Health Inventory. The lower your score, the worse your ED is.
Unsurprisingly, both the heavy drinkers and those who drank the most regularly received the lowest scores on this inventory, meaning that they suffered the worst ED.
But what counted as heavy drinking?
Those men who consumed 60 or more grams of daily alcohol were the most likely to suffer from ED; the more alcohol, the worse the ED.
But those who drank less than 60 grams per day did not experience poor sexual function.
A 12 oz (350 ml) beer, 5 oz (150 ml) of wine, and 1.5 oz (45 ml) of distilled spirits all contain 14 grams of pure alcohol. The Japanese study measured its permissible grams as pure alcohol.
So less than four drinks of the examples above shouldn’t hurt your erection too much.
However, when calculating weekly alcohol consumption, researchers found that the best results came from staying away from alcohol altogether.