Does Sex or Masturbation Improve Sports Performance In Females?

We dispell the rumours and see whether sex really can improve your gym sessions

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There’s a belief that sex or masturbation directly affects sporting performance. With many others think it hinders it.

But then again, we’ve actually seen studies suggest otherwise; they’ve shown that masturbation and sex can benefit your gym session.

For this reason, we’re putting an end to this confusion – and giving you a concrete answer in this article.

Check it out:

Masturbation/Sex & Sports Performance

Increased Self-Confidence

very self confident girl after sex

There’s a direct link between self-confidence and sporting performance. It should be pretty obvious that being confident in your abilities will help you lift bigger weights or train harder for longer.

I mean, imagine walking up to the squat rack thinking you can’t beat your personal record – the chances are, you won’t.

And guess what? Studies have proven that masturbation and sex raises your self confidence [1].

Olympic Athletes Have Sex – Lots Of It

olympic athletes have sex during the games

If you keep up-to-date with the news, you’ve probably seen that Olympic athletes have LOADS of sex during the Olympic games.

Well, remember that they’re literally the highest performing athletes on earth. And they break records every year while still doing the dirty deed.

Let’s put this into perspective here; it’s believed that each athlete at the 2016 Rio Olympics used 42 condoms. EACH.

So if they can have sex while still performing their best – then you can definitely afford to have sex before an average gym session…

Females Can Go Harder For Longer

females suffer less from the refractory period after sex

This is a fact. And we’ll explain why below…

Females don’t suffer from what’s known as the ‘refractory period’ as much as men [2]; this is why we can experience multiple orgasms after the next (while guys usually fall asleep afterwards, right?!).

If you’re a guy, spare us the hate comments. We have science backing us up here – plus when was the last time a guy went 3 times consecutively?!

Why? Because females release much less prolactin after doing the dirty deed; if you’re wondering what prolactin is, it’s responsible for your levels of fatigue.

Anyway, let’s get back on-point here; as females don’t suffer from fatigue as badly after sex, we can enjoy a gym session afterwards and perform well.

Conclusion: Sex Improves Female Sporting Performance

Here’s our last bit of scientifically-backed evidence on this very important topic.

A study conducted by the ‘Frontiers in Physiology’ suggests that sex is able to improve our sporting performance – as long as it’s ‘undertaken’ at least 10 hours before [3].

The same study even suggests that you can even have sex up to 2 hours before going to the gym, and experience the same ‘boost’ in sporting performance.

For this reason, we can confidently state that sex and masturbation is very beneficial for women.

Bottom Line: Studies show that sex/masturbation is beneficial for females, so get jiggy with yourself or a partner before hitting the gym!


References: 

  1. Feltz. D. L. Self-Confidence and Sports Performance. Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews: January 1988 – Volume 16 – Issue 1 – ppg 423-458.
  2. Yilmaz. U. The postejaculatory refractory period: a neurophysiological
    study in the human male. BJU International (2000), 85, 1093-1096.
  3. Stefani. L. Sexual Activity before Sports Competition: A Systematic Review. Front. Physiol., 21 June 2016.

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