Yoga in male sexual functioning: a noncompararive pilot study

J Sex Med. 2010 Oct;7(10):3460-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01930.x.


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.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pilot Projects
  • Sexual Behavior / psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Yoga / psychology*
  • Young Adult