A new British survey has found that one in three men would rather play video games than have sex.
The study of 1,130 British men was conducted by PS3PriceCompare.co.uk. The results of the poll may surprise you, but they didn't surprise Genie James, executive director of the Natural Hormone Institute. She said hormonal imbalance and stress are as much to blame as anything for choosing Wii boxing over going to bed early with your wife.
“It is very likely," James said, "that these men are suffering from a hormone imbalance at a cellular level that causes them to lose interest in sex."
James has ideas on how to fix it in a book due out in January. It's called, appropriately, "In the Mood Again," and explains how natural hormone balancing, diet and lifestyle changes can help adults of both sexes regain lost libido.
She also explores the causes of low libido. She believes that when testosterone levels begin to decline in a man’s 30s and 40s, libido – or sex drive – is compromised. Other symptoms of declining testosterone levels are fatigue, lethargy and weight gain.
“That is why many men come home, plop down on the sofa and pick up the remote or engage in video games," James said. "They just don’t feel up to doing much else.”
James is seeing this lack of interest in sex even in men in their 20s.
So, what’s a Madden-loving guy to do?
“Exercise naturally boosts lagging testosterone levels,” says James. “Also, clean up your diet. Go organic when possible. Give up the nachos and beer while sitting on the sofa. Remember that all those pounds packed around your middle are literally decreasing your ‘manliness.'"
“To get ‘in the mood again,’ all you need is a pair of sneakers and a trip to the health food aisle of your grocery store,” says James. “The results will be less time in front of the TV and more time enjoying another form of entertainment.”