Should You Have Sex Or Masturbate Before A Workout?

There is a lot said about if you should have sex or masturbate before a workout. Every other person has their own opinions, but hardly any of these broscientists ever get it right. You certainly don’t want to be missing out on all the fun for nothing.

You might find yourself asking this question if you love your partner or yourself way too much. The idea of not making the most of your workouts can push you to stop pleasuring yourself before a workout and we certainly don’t want that.

The Broscientist Explanation

Masturbating or having sex is a physical task and some people believe it is exhausting enough to weaken you before your workouts. These people want you to save all your energy and do nothing before you hit the gym.

We have a question when it comes to this approach, what about the people who have physically taxing jobs? Are they supposed to quit their jobs just so they can get a good pump? We bet you’re smart enough to answer this for yourself.

This Is Why You Should Have Sex Or Masturbate Before A Workout

Releases Endorphins

Engaging in sexual activities is known to increase endorphin levels in your body. Endorphins are secreted from the brain and the nervous system. They have a number of psychological benefits, the biggest of which is to make you feel better and suppress pain.

Isn’t this what you want before a workout? Feeling happy and relaxed can help you get in a better workout. Don’t save sex just for the nights. What good is feeling joyful when all you have to do is go to sleep?

Increases Testosterone Levels In Men

Contrary to the popular belief, fapping or having sex can shoot up your testosterone levels. Most people think when they ejaculate, they’re wasting their precious testosterone. This is not the case. Your T-levels have nothing to do with ejaculating.

Testosterone is the male hormone which is responsible for the development of sex organs in men. Test is also the reason men develop muscles while women, who have estrogen (the lady hormone), can’t build the same muscle mass as men.

The rise in your test levels can help you in your workouts by supplying you with energy and muscle pumps. A lot also depends on how you feel after fapping. Your psychological state plays a major role in how good your workouts are.

If you feel getting laid will make you weaker, this is how you’re going to feel during your workouts. On the other hand, if you set up your mind that you’ll feel stronger after jerking off, you’re going to kill it in the gym.

In the end, having sex or masturbating before a workout does a little to affect your workouts. All that matters is, you should be having fun in the gym. If you think you’ll have a better workout if you masturbate, by all means, knock yourself out.

Similarly, if you think to restrain yourself from any physical pleasures will make your workouts more effective, you should do just that. Don’t just serve your time in the gym, make the most of it.

Do you masturbate or have sex before your workouts?

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314 COMMENTS

  1. It’s simple as, I’m tired and don’t have energy to hit the gym after sex. It’s more of a sympathetic and parasympathetic thing on the cns and not really have anything to do with test production. Geez is that so hard?

  2. After you have sex you feel happy and relax, that is not how you want to feel when you have to squat and deadlift, you need to be in an aggressive mood ready to kill it, so sex before workout is bad idea.

  3. Your test is higher after sex, it’s a fact and a simple Google search will prove this lol. Or read the article. So many bro scientist’s here lol. Don’t worry about your opinion, get yer facts right before forming one lol.

  4. Masturbation does not effect gains at all. Pure myth. My gains are not effected at all. Tried before to see and had change lol. Maybe make you a bit sleepy but pre workout snaps you outta it

  5. For 45 min before just call it a pre workout and then for 45 min after to get in the cardio have to keep happy and positive being 100% natural has its benefits, Right, and at 55 I lean a few thing to keep it going called experience when you have 40 years at the gym and dojos then hit the range for some RR life is good, try to keep up and love the suck, Right.

  6. I take sex as cardio coz from the vital small information I have,the sweat produced during sex helps to tone/chisel your body.
    I do it any time it comes along,when my woman needs it

  7. This is the most retarded thing I’ve ever read. Anyone who’s done serious research into the subject would know that the issue of masturbation comes from the loss in drive/motivation and aggression after a man has ejaculated his semen, not that fapping is “physically taxing”. Can’t stand when people don’t know shit write misleading articles.

  8. Yeah I beat off before I go to the gym because I thought I would be less likely to be staring down those young chicks bouncing and bending their asses breaking my focus and concentration but it didn’t, I’m still the creep I always was.

  9. I use to believe that if you had sex or masturbated before a workout you could ruin it, but one woman showed me otherwise. Let’s just say, the workout afterwards was 1 of my best if not the best workout I ever had. I pushed every set beyond what I normally did and could have gone on longer.

  10. Kyle Shapiro Danny L Kresty Anthony Parrinello John Parrinello John Spano Benjamin Poe Don Ghas Wisby Anthony LaSala Andrew Cowgill Ha! Better rip one off before leaving the house and hitting the gym!

  11. from a personal experience, before a pr attempt, i will take pre-workout and watch porn. I won’t jerk it. I just watch for 15 minutes. Resist the urge. Your test levels spike and you absolutely kill it. it is amazing

  12. Looks like I need to add another few sets to the beginning of my training routine! It might certainly help to keep me from getting distracted by all the hotties who prance around in skin tight nothingness!

  13. Post workout is the way to go for the best sex as T Levels are very high… supposing that you ate right and didn’t kill yourself running on a treadmill like an idiot which lowers T. If masturbating takes you too long and brings some stress to you, your T Levels will decrease. Stress kills…That’s why haters always look like shit!

  14. Well, for me, after sex or masturbating, your Testosterone levels are at its highest, which could help with increased strength and gains.
    But, 1) Your blood flow isn’t regular, So won’t go as quickly to the working muscles,
    And 2) After sex I can hardly get up for a glass of water, what makes you think I can hit the weights after?

  15. I don’t know What to believe anymore! !!! i seen articles that say it boosts your testo and others say it lessens your testo i am officially lost !! I guess everyone is different so what works for one might not work for the other so experiment with different and see how it affects you?

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