Sure, video games might get a bad rap from people who think they only numb the mind and distract gamers from doing other things away from their TV screen, but that’s just not the case. There have actually been studies that have shown how gaming actually help people in a lot of ways, and one of the latest is how video games help sex life.

As silly as that might sound, it’s actually true! Video games might have just started out as a hobby you did because it was a way to pass time with friends while younger, but they’re now able to help you stay happy in the bedroom.

Since we found this info super helpful, we just had to share it with you — ’cause we have a feeling you’ll be as excited as we were upon hearing it. While there are plenty of solid sex tips out there, playing video games might actually be one of the better ones; or, so we think.

It can make you sexier to girls

Many guys think all girls want some meathead guy who spends hours at the gym and in front of the mirror prepping himself before going out. Wrong! As it turns out, playing video games might be the way to a girl’s heart — and bedroom.

That’s because a study found that playing video games like Tetris reduced cravings of junk food and booze, which can be turn-offs to many girls. Also, according to 20 girls polled by Muscle & Fitness, the majority of girls were all about their men playing video games.

Can reduce stress and/or depression

There are plenty of ways to help reduce stress — like running, doing yoga and all that other stuff. But playing video games is one that most guys turn to because it gives them a fill of competition and a healthy hobby.

Well, it turns out that all that gaming can actually be a solid way to rid yourself of stress and depression, too, which can help you focus more while in the bedroom and keep your libido strong. According to a 2011 study, playing non-violent video games reduced depression symptoms by up to 57 percent!

Boosts confidence

The perception of many gamers is that they’re isolated who don’t know how to interact with people away from their video game controller. That may be the case for some, but times are a changin’, and research says playing video games can help any of those introverts build confidence!

A 2014 study showed that people who played sports video games saw an improvement in confidence and self-esteem, which are some of the biggest factors in successfully having good sex.

Helps you meet girls

Sure, you might think that you’re playing most online games against some teenager in his parents basement, but, as we all know, gaming is becoming a serious hobby for girls more than ever. It’s 2018, fellas, and not all gamers are who many of us think.

In fact, 43 percent of gamers are women. Even better, a survey conducted by the gaming company Zynga showed that one out of 10 people admitted to hooking up in real life with someone they met via Words With Friends. How awesome is that?

Yep, it helps with premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is one of the things guys worry about the most when it comes to sex. Well, if you struggle with it, you might be in luck if you play video games.

That’s because researchers discovered that playing video games may help eliminate premature ejaculation, with the study saying that “those who played video games for at least an hour per day were less likely to have premature ejaculation than those who didn’t game.”