To our surprise, drinking alcohol might not be so bad for men looking to get a little frisky!

Moderate alcohol consumption can help with erectile dysfunction

It turns out that a study published in the journal Urologia Internationalis found that drinking moderate amounts of beer could actually help fight erectile dysfunction. The global study looked at a sample of 210,000 men and their drinking behavior to see the impact it might have on their sex lives.

Scientists have discovered that alcohol increases nitric oxide levels which causes blood vessels to expand and helps regulate circulation, both of which are necessary to achieve an erection. Shen li from Anhui Medical University in China said that the popular belief that alcohol kills erections is not entirely correct:

We have shown that regular alcohol consumption is significantly associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction.

However, his claim is true as long as the person consuming alcohol does not exceed the recommended amount. Those who consumed moderate amounts of alcohol – no more than 14 units per week (about six pints of beer or six standard 175ml wine glasses) posted a 18% less risk to have problems picking it up.

ED in UK

Erectile dysfunction can affect just about anyone with a penis, and more recently studies have shown that more and more younger men are struggling with the disorder. In UK only, 50-55% of men between 40 and 70 years old years old suffer from ED. That’s about 4.3 million men across the country. One in ten men will go through waves of erectile dysfunction at some point in their life, and the contributing factors are large and varied.

Genetic disorders, underlying mental and physical conditions, reasons related to stress and addiction are usually the cause of erectile dysfunction.