According to new research men who play video games are more likely to last longer in bed.

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Researchers at the Sapienza University of Rome found those who play games for an hour each day are less likely to ejaculate prematurely and they found that this is more likely because of their reduced desire for a passionate night.

Lead author Andrea Sansone told PsyPost: "While video games are fun, an excessive use of them might actually have consequences on the most intimate aspects of their life."

Asking 396 men aged between 18 and 50, the study found two thirds were gamers and when quizzed about their sexual habits, researchers found a difference between premature ejaculation in gamers and non-gamers.

The researchers said: "We could suppose a relation between less interest toward sexual activities in men who mostly use video games and positive psychological effects on ejaculatory control.

"It can be assume that 'video game stress' might lead to hyperprolactinemia, possibly resulting in loss of sex drive.

"This might cause tolerance in the ejaculatory reflex and a decreased interest in intercourse."

After the study, the authors hinted that certain games could have more effects on a man's sex life than others.

Andrea said: "Are all games equal? Is an hour of 'MiniMetro' as stressful as a 60-minute match of 'League of Legends'?"

The Medical Daily reports that the figures suggest that more than one billion play video games each year across the world.

The new findings also reveal that video games have been found to cause disruption to people's sleeping patterns and could make players more violent.