It’s true that men achieve an erection easier early in the morning, but did you know that men are even more likely to do so after their morning coffee? After two cups a day to be precise, actually.
A new study at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston found that men who consume two cups of coffee per day were at a lower risk of getting erectile dysfunction than men who didn’t consume coffee at all. The study looked at more than 3700 men tracked by the U.S National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and their findings were shocking.
In men with diabetes, coffee consumption did not help men with erectile dysfunction at all, unfortunately, but men who consumed 85 to 170 mg of caffein per day were 42% less likely to report erectile dysfunction. However, those who consumed 171 mg to 303 mg of coffee a day were only 39% less likely to report erectile dysfunction, which seems to indicate that there is a range of coffee intake that helps with erectile dysfunction before the likelihood of ED rises again. Too much coffee doesn’t seem to help.
The researchers of the study believe that coffee and caffeine may help muscle tissue in the penis to relax, allowing better circulation of blood in that area. Whatever the reason is, men should keep drinking those two cups a day–in case!