For guys who game, researchers have good news and bad news. The good news is that guys who play video games “chronically,” which at least for the purpose of one new study is defined as more than an hour a day, are less likely to ejaculate prematurely than their non-chronic gaming counterparts. –Fox News
I mean shit, I coulda told you this back when I was like 17. Fox News, give me a job – your investigative research is seriously lacking. If you’re scratching your head here, you’re not alone. I first saw the headline “All That Gaming Is Impacting Your Sex Drive” from Fox News (which I don’t typically frequent) and had to dive deeper. What Fox goes on to say, in a report backed up from research pulled from Vice’s Broadly channel, is that although “chronic gamers” (defined as someone who games at least an hour a day most days a week) are reportedly “less interested” in sex. Yeah, okay pal. The study itself surveyed 400 men between the ages of 18 and 50 in Italy about their gaming habits and lifestyle in general.
The article goes on to say that increased stress levels from playing video games might sidetrack the parts of the brain that revolve around wanting sex, and includes a quote from the author of the study — stating that video games might be similar to physical exercise in the vein that occasional use might have beneficial effects, but overworking yourself (like straining your eyes or stressing over a certain raid or boss battle) might fuck with your head. I’ve been friends with Rob for a long time, and I can indeed confirm that years of stress caused by League of Legends has absolutely fucked with his head. I mean, have you heard the podcast?
Probably the best point from this article was “as sex drive goes down, premature ejaculation becomes less likely”, apparently because gaming releases some of the pleasure hormone dopamine, which helps stimulate orgasm, so people who game excessively build up a tolerance to it, which makes them less interested in having an orgasm (not fucking true), but also less likely to do so prematurely.
I think Fox News tried to post this article as a cautionary tale, but after that last paragram I immediately re-upped my World of Warcraft subscription and updated to the new patch. Papa’s got some self-improvement to do.