“75 percent of women reported an improvement in their sex life”
| AND “researchers found improvements across all aspects of male sexual satisfaction,” too
| Medical News Today – The Internet abounds with various remedies for a better sex life, as well as personal accounts of each improving users’ sexual experiences — often to an enviable degree.
Does the research back up these claims, however?
We investigate one of the most intriguing purported sexual health remedies of them all – yoga. And the results might just surprise you.
Yoga improves sexual function in women
One study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that yoga can improve sexual in women over the age of 45.
The study examined the effects of 12 weeks of yoga on 40 women who self-reported on their sexual function before and after the yoga sessions.
After the 12-week period, the women’s sexual function had significantly improved in all areas: desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain.
As many as 75 percent of the women reported an improvement in their sex life.
As part of the study, all of the women were trained on 22 poses which are believed to improve core abdominal muscles, digestion, the pelvic floor, and mood.
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Yoga improves sexual function in men
Dr. Vikas Dhikav examined the effects of a 12-week yoga program on the sexual satisfaction of men.
At the end of the study period, the participants reported a significant improvement in their sexual function.
The researchers found improvements across all aspects of male sexual satisfaction: “desire, intercourse satisfaction, performance, confidence, partner synchronization, erection, ejaculatory control, [and] orgasm.”
Also, a comparative trial carried out by the same team of researchers found that yoga is a viable and nonpharmacological alternative to fluoxetine (brand name Prozac) for treating premature ejaculation.
Yogic mechanisms for better sex
How does yoga improve one’s sex life, exactly? A review of existing literature led by researchers at the University of British Columbia helps us elucidate some of its sex-enhancing mechanisms. Read the full story at Medical News Today.