Nothing kills boners faster than pesticides, according to a new study.
Well, the chemicals used to fend off insects that decimate crops are a ‘major cause’ of infertility and erectile dysfunction – that might be a more scientifically accurate way to put it.
The research, titled Potential pathways of pesticide action on erectile function – A contributory factor in male infertility, found that pesticides are a huge contributing factor to erectile dysfunction and decreasing male fertility.
Some of the studies, correlated by researchers at Hainan Medical College, China, estimate that up to 52 per cent of men over 40 suffer from erectile dysfunction, and between 60-80million couples worldwide are having difficulty conceiving.
The authors of the study say there are a number of reasons why pesticides are contributing to infertility. One of them is that they decrease testosterone concentration.
As well as that, they mess with the chemical that interacts with neurotransmitters in the brain to give a man an erection. On top of this, they attack cells, causing them to shrivel up and die.
Pesticides also disrupt the hormones that regulate a man’s sexual expression, inhibiting their desire.
The best way to avoid pesticides is to buy organic or locally grown fruit and veg, and if you are buying non-organic always make sure to wash them before consuming.
Organic produce – saving boners since day one.