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Some people have this belief that if you want to make a good decision, you should first have an orgasm, whether through masturbation or sexual intercourse. Why? Because people might be mentally and emotionally clouded with their decisions if they haven't had a sexual release to ease the tension. Thus, having a climax can cleanse their mind and help focus on the issue. But what about sports?
Well, many sportsmen believe that not having sex before the game helps because the testosterone, which causes aggression and intensity at times, remains intact instead of when a man gets a sexual release. Find out below to know what's the truth about pre-game sex.
Back then, as in like a couple of thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks believed that one's performance in sports would be negatively affected if sex was done just before the game. But what do the scientists today have to say about the issue?
The famous boxer Muhammad Ali was one of those great sportsmen who refused to have sex before a fight. Actually, he reportedly stops having sex SIX WEEKS before a game. That's a lot of patience!
Back in 1998 during the one-month World Cup, Glenn Hoddle was the manager of the England team and prevented his players from having sex during those weeks. One particular infamous event was Beckham clashing against Simeone, perhaps it was because he needed a release from all the sexual abstinence?
According to a scientific study done in the 90's, men who had sex 12 hours prior and men who didn't have sex showed no difference in performance on a treadmill exercise.
Similarly, another Swiss study noted that men who had sex prior and men who didn't have sex performed similarly on a stationary bike.
While there has been research work done to assess the impact of pre-game sex, many coaches and players still believe that sex reduces performance in sports simply because testosterone helps keep up the aggression and competitive mindset of men. The same sentiment was made by Joel Seedman who founded the Advanced Human Performance training studio.
Since sportsmen care about testosterone to keep the performance intense, what does science have to say about it? Well, there are studies that fully support the claim that having sex regularly helps keep men healthy and have decent levels of testosterone. However, another study identified by the World Journal of Urology found out that men who abstained from sex for three weeks had higher counts of testosterone. So, what's the final verdict? None so far, but please, if you feel that it's too much to handle, take a sexual release. You might hurt someone if you get sexually frustrated.