Have you ever heard the rumor that bananas can help with premature ejaculation? Yeah, it’s one of those things that people have been saying for ages, but is it actually true? Well, the science on this isn’t totally clear. There have been a few studies that suggest that certain nutrients in bananas, like potassium and vitamin B6, might be able to help improve blood flow and regulate hormones, which could potentially have an impact on sexual performance.

But we need more research to really know for sure. That’s why the team at Shag Longer decided to dig deeper and see what they could find out.

How Nutritious Are Bananas?

Look, bananas are nutritious and convenient snacks that are packed with a variety of essential nutrients. They are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that is essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure and heart function. Bananas also contain dietary fiber, which can help to support digestive health and regulate bowel movements.

In addition to potassium and fiber, bananas are also rich in other important nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, and magnesium. These nutrients play a variety of roles in the body, including supporting immune function, promoting healthy skin, and helping to maintain strong bones.

Bananas contain:

  • Up to 8% of the daily amount of potassium that you need
  • Around 8% of the daily amount of magnesium that you need
  • 10% of the daily amount of vitamin C that you need
  • Up to 31% of the daily amount of vitamin B6 that you need

But what does that mean in terms of bananas being food for lasting longer in bed?

The Potential Sexual Health Benefits When You Eat Bananas

Eating bananas as part of a healthy diet that includes fruits and vegetables can provide numerous benefits. The fruit is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, tryptophan, potassium, and B vitamins. These nutrients can help to reduce oxidative stress in the body, including in the penis, and this in turn protects the blood vessels in the penis from damage caused by atherosclerosis.

Incorporating bananas into your diet may help to support the health and function of the penis.

Let’s take a look at everything that eating bananas could possibly do for you:

Increase libido

There are a lot of claims that bananas are one of the foods that improve libido. There’s some evidence out there that suggests bananas contain male libido-enhancing minerals. Potassium helps to boost the production of testosterone.

The primary male sex hormone is testosterone, which is produced primarily by the testicles. The testosterone hormone is responsible for the development of male secondary sexual characteristics, such as facial and hair, a deep voice, and muscle mass. It also plays a role in regulating libido, or sexual drive.

But here’s the thing: it’s not a sure thing. Everyone reacts differently to food and supplements, so it’s possible that banana might not have the same effect on everyone. And let’s not forget that your libido is influenced by a bunch of other factors too, like your overall physical, emotional, and psychological health, which is also individualized. 

Sperm count

Bananas contain a unique enzyme called bromelain, which supports your libido and boosts sperm production. 

According to the studies performed by The National Library Of Medicine, Bananas contain various nutrients that can help the body produce healthy sperm, such as vitamins A, B6, and C.

In one other study, they tested the recommended foods for male infertility in Iranian traditional medicine. This study looked at the principles and roles of certain foods in preventing and treating male infertility according to traditional Iranian medicine.

It also listed all the foods that have been recommended for treating male infertility in traditional Iranian medicine using resources written between 815 and 1901. It concluded that different types of foods can improve the quality and quantity of semen.

Improved blood flow

Improving blood flow throughout the body is important for many reasons, including sexual health. Good blood cirulation is essential for maintaining healthy erections in men, as it allows for proper blood to pump to the reproductive organs.

 As previously mentioned bananas contain several nutrients that may help to improve blood flow throughout the body, including potassium and vitamin B6. 

Male sex hormone

Bananas contain nutrients that may help to regulate sex hormone levels, which can help to improve libido.

Male sex hormones play a key role in the development and maintenance of male sexual characteristics.

There are several nutrients found in bananas that may help to regulate testosterone levels and improve sexual function in men. They also contain vitamin B6, which has been shown to help regulate hormone levels in the body.

Stress reduction

Bananas contain tryptophan, an amino acid that can help to reduce stress and improve mood. This can help to create a more relaxed and enjoyable sexual experience.

Prostate health

Bananas contain a variety of nutrients that may help to support prostate health. Here are a few ways that bananas may help:


Some research suggests that high levels of potassium may help to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Vitamin B6

Helps to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by regulating the production of hormones.


 Magnesium, which is essential for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, may help to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.


Antioxidants included in bananas aid in minimizing oxidative stress in the body. According to some research, antioxidants may help lessen the risk of developing prostate cancer.

The Consensus On Bananas

I think bananas are a great food with a lot of nutritional value. You should eat bananas because they are a good source of a variety of essential nutrients, and they definitely have a positive impact on overall health and well-being. However, in terms of sexual health, I believe more research is required to determine additional real benefits.

In short, the potential sex benefits of bananas are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Furthermore, it is important to remember that various elements, including overall physical, emotional, and psychological health influence a healthy sex life.

We can’t say confidently that banana can 100% defend against premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction, but we can say it may help.

Dr. Frehiwot Tekie

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