Study: Skilled Gamers Likely Premature Ejaculators

By Chris Faylor, Oct 09, 2008 1:58pm PDT Men that excel in the virtual worlds of video games may be more prone to premature ejaculation, sexual psychotherapist Paula Hall tells the BBC.

A third of men are thought to suffer from the condition, which was recently linked to low serotonin levels after an Utrecht University study of 200 Dutch men. The lower serotonin levels were caused by a certain gene that regulates the body's supply of the hormone.

"Premature ejaculation is definitely not purely psychological," Hall explained. "These men [with non-psychological premature ejaculation] have very quick reflexes. They may be excellent at playing tennis or computer games."

The recent study has given researchers hope in their efforts to create specialized drugs that reduce the likelihood of premature ejaculation. Thanks to Kotaku for the tip.

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