The world is filled with randy men in search of better sex, and many come up with creative ways to achieve this goal. But for a large number of them, a simple change in the diet may be the key to seeing an improvement in between-the-sheets action. Men already know that penis health can be impacted by overall body health; now a study indicates that that spare tire or those love handles may be getting in the way of that better sex so many desire.

What is this study?

Entitled "Effect of Calorie Restriction on Mood, Quality of Life, Sleep, and Sexual Function in Healthy Nonobese Adults: The CALERIE 2 Randomized Clinical Trial," the new study was recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine (published by the American Medical Association). This study looked at 218 people (both men and women) with an average age of 37.9 years. All of the subjects had a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 22 and 28. (A "normal" BMI is usually considered to be 18.5 to 24.9; 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight but not yet obese.)

The scientists divided the subjects into two groups. One group was instructed to eat or drink whatever they wanted. The second group was put on a diet that reduced their calorie intake by 25% for two years.

Not surprisingly, the group on the diet ended up losing a considerable amount of weight over two years - about 12% on average. Also not surprisingly, the "diet" group reported that they had an improvement in their health. They were sleeping better, had a better mood, felt livelier and rated their overall general health as having taken a positive step.

They also reported that they were having better sex. Their sexual drive and their sexual relationships improved in a statistically significant manner.

Why better sex?

It’s not surprising that the group that lost weight experienced a positive impact on their sex lives. In the first place, they were feeling better rested and proper sleep has long been associated with renewed vigor in the bedroom.

The participants also reported that their mood has improved. This also has a direct impact on one’s sex life. In general, most people who are feeling sad, anxious, tense, depressed or other "negative" moods may be less inclined to engage in sex or may find it less fulfilling than those who are cheerful, calm or relaxed. In addition, people often find themselves "sexier" when they are in shape, which can have the psychological effect of encouraging them to seek out sex more frequently or feel more confident in their sexual escapades.

And for men, shedding those pounds around the penis can often uncover" a portion of the organ that had been hidden under the flab - giving the illusion that the penis has gotten bigger. And it’s no secret how a bigger penis tends to make a man feel about his sexual prowess.

The lesson? Guys who want better sex may want to take a look at their diet and see if alterations can make them healthier and livelier.

Of course, guys who diet in order to enjoy better sex also want to make sure that their basic equipment is in proper order to enjoy the task. Regular application of a top flight penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) can be a big help here. That penis can be shown off to even better effect if it benefits from a crème with Shea butter and vitamin E, two natural hydrators that can soothe and rejuvenate the skin. This combination of moisturizers is especially good for the penis that tends to be dry or chafed. It’s even better if the crème also includes vitamin D, the "miracle" vitamin that enables cell functionality and helps fight disease. Daily use of such a crème helps a guy present a package that looks healthy and appealing.