Introduction: Yoga is practiced both in developing and developed countries. Many patients and yoga protagonists claim that it is useful in improving sexual functions and treating sexual disorders.
Aim: We wanted to study the effect of yoga on male sexual functioning.
Methods: We studied 65 males (age range= 24-60 years, average age=40±8.26 years) who were enrolled in a yoga camp and administered a known questionnaire, i.e., Male Sexual Quotient (MSQ) before and after 12 weeks session of yoga.
Main outcome measures: MSQ scores before and after yoga sessions.
Results: It was found that after the completion of yoga sessions, the sexual functions scores were significantly improved (P<0.0001). The improvement occurred in scores of all the domains of sexual functions as studied by MSQ (desire, intercourse satisfaction, performance, confidence, partner synchronization, erection, ejaculatory control, orgasm).
Conclusions: Yoga appears to be an effective method of improving all domains of sexual functions in men as studied by MSQ.
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