Increased mobile phone usage has been linked in a new study to erectile dysfunction (ED).
However, researchers suggest that larger-scale research is needed to prove the findings.
Medical teams in Austria and Egypt identified a positive correlation between carrying a switched-on mobile phone and ED, the Independent reported.
All men completed the German version of the Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) for evaluation of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), as well as another questionnaire designed to assess their mobile phone usage.
According to the researchers, the men suffering from ED carried their switched-on mobiles for an average of 4.4 hours a day, compared with just 1.8 hours for those without any problems.
The report is published in the Central European Journal of Urology.