Scholarship Winners Announced for ESSM School of Sexual Medicine
Study Explores Videogame Use and Men's Sexual Health
The ESSM School of Sexual Medicine will begin October 27, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. We're pleased to announce the names of the ten individuals who have been awarded ISSM scholarships for their attendance:
S. M. Yasir Arafat (Bangladesh)
Susmita Roy (Bangladesh)
Elisa Ventura-Aquino (Mexico)
Mehak Nagpal (India)
Iurii Arian (Moldova)
Yugesh Rai (Nepal)
Arun Karthik Ponnusamy (India)
Ahmed Ragheb (Egypt)
Balapuwaduge M. M. Dilmini Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Amr Abdelhamed Ali Yousef (Egypt)
Congratulations to all the awardees!
Don't Miss the 21st World Meeting on Sexual Medicine
There appears to be a connection between videogame use and male sexual function, new research suggests.
In a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study, researchers investigated the relationships between videogame use and two aspects of sexual health: premature ejaculation and sexual desire.
They analyzed data from 396 men between the ages of 18 and 50 who had had intercourse during the previous four weeks. Seventy-two percent played videogames for at least an hour a day ("gamers"). The rest played less than that ("non-gamers").
The researchers found that gamers were less likely to have premature ejaculation (PE) and more likely to have decreased sexual desire compared to their non-gaming counterparts.
For more information on the study, including the assessment tools used, rates of PE, and the authors' thoughts on why such a connection was found, please click here.
We're excited about the ISSM's 21st World Meeting on Sexual Medicine and hope you'll join us in Lisbon, Portugal next year!
The meeting, held in conjunction with the 20th Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine, will be held February 28 – March 3, 2018.
We'll be bringing you the latest updates as they happen. You can also check the meeting website for the news and details. A preliminary list of scientific program topics is available here.