Boozing hits men`s sexual health hard

Almost half of South African men are likely to experience problems in the bedroom because of boozing.A survey conducted by Pharma Dynamics, a generics pharmaceutical firm specialising in men’s sexual health, among others, found that 44 percent of SA men could be at risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) as a result of excessive drinking.

Clinical studies suggest that three or more standard alcoholic drinks per week significantly impairs erectile function and sexual satisfaction. A sobering thought, since more than 31 percent of SA males already consume over and above five standard glasses of alcohol per week and 13 percent toss back at least three glasses a week on a regular basis.

According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) latest report on alcohol and health, South Africa has the highest alcohol consumption rate in Africa, and one of the highest in the world, which doesn’t bode well for a healthy sex life.