Have you ever heard that men supposedly think about sex every seven seconds? Like many myths, this purported fact falls apart upon simple examination. A man thinking about sex every seven seconds would have sex on the mind 500 times per hour and 8,000 times during a typical 16-hour day.
Even if you count the duration of every sexual thought as a distinct seven-second period, men would be hard-pressed to get anything done, especially if they needed to concentrate for a period of time.
The truth, of course, is that men think about sex a lot less, but still more than women. Research shows that 54% of men think about sex several times a day, while only 19% of women report the same.
And while most of these thoughts may focus on pleasure rather than health, the fact is, sex plays a big role in a man’s health. In this blog, Scott B. Callahan, PA-C, of Dolce Vida Med Spa explains common threats to men’s sexual health and a breakthrough treatment — platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy — which has helped many men regain their vitality.
What is sexual health?
Sexual health is a state of well-being in which a man can completely participate and enjoy sexual activity. Beyond sex’s role in reproduction, sex is a source of pleasure and is often used as a way to strengthen and build upon a romantic relationship.
A healthy sex life also involves psychological, social, and interpersonal factors. A fulfilling sexual relationship with a partner can have the ability to make you happy in the same way that a big raise at work can.
Common sexual health threats
Erectile dysfunction is the most common threat to men’s sexual health, with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction affecting approximately 10% of men per decade of life. This means that 50% of men over 50, 60% of men over 60, and so on, are affected by erectile dysfunction. Other common threats that may impact your sexual health include:
- Premature ejaculation
- Delayed ejaculation
- Peyronie’s disease, which causes painful, curved erections
- Low testosterone
- Low desire
Because sexual health involves many factors, these threats may come from multiple sources. For example, premature ejaculation can be associated with anxiety or relationship issues.
How platelet-rich plasma therapy can help
At Dolce Vida Med Spa, we’ve found that PRP therapy can help alleviate many of the physical aspects that can diminish sexual health. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a leading-edge treatment that harnesses the healing abilities of your own blood’s platelets.
Platelets contain growth factors, and these growth factors can help stimulate cellular development and speed healing of diseased, damaged, or ailing tissue. For treatment, some of your blood is drawn. Then the blood is placed in a centrifuge, where the platelets are separated from the other components in your blood. Then the platelets are injected into the targeted region.
Some potential benefits of PRP therapy include:
- Enhanced sensitivity
- Increased penis size
- Improved circulation
- Firmer erections
- Ability to add penis volume where needed to correct Peyronie’s disease
Platelet-rich plasma therapy may also enhance the effects of erectile dysfunction drugs.
If you’re having problems in the bedroom, PRP therapy may be able to help. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Dolce Vida Med Spa today.