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J Sex Med. 2010 Oct;7(10):3460-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01930.x.

Yoga in male sexual functioning: a noncompararive pilot study.

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  • 1Postgraduate Institute of Education and Research, Guru Gobind Singh-Indraprastha University, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Department of Neurology, New Delhi, India. vikasdhikav@hotmail.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Yoga is practiced both in developing and developed countries. Many patients and yoga protagonists claim that it is useful in improving sexual functions and treating sexual disorders.

AIM:

We wanted to study the effect of yoga on male sexual functioning.

METHODS:

We studied 65 males (age range= 24-60 years, average age=40±8.26 years) who were enrolled in a yoga camp and administered a known questionnaire, i.e., Male Sexual Quotient (MSQ) before and after 12 weeks session of yoga.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

MSQ scores before and after yoga sessions.

RESULTS:

It was found that after the completion of yoga sessions, the sexual functions scores were significantly improved (P<0.0001). The improvement occurred in scores of all the domains of sexual functions as studied by MSQ (desire, intercourse satisfaction, performance, confidence, partner synchronization, erection, ejaculatory control, orgasm).

CONCLUSIONS:

Yoga appears to be an effective method of improving all domains of sexual functions in men as studied by MSQ.

© 2010 International Society for Sexual Medicine.

PMID:
20646186
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