Are you one of those guys who believes that if you don’t have enough sex, your testosterone levels will fall off the scale? Do you pester your partner for sex constantly, worrying that having less will make you less of a man?
Whilst it’s true that the more you have sex, the more you want it, the t-level issue is something else entirely. So, does the amount of sex you have really affect your testosterone levels? Read on to find out – the truth may surprise you!
With a manly name like Testosterone, it’s all too easy to assume that having lots of sex must mean your t-levels will become higher than your wimpy mate who never gets laid. Although it sounds plausible, it’s actually not quite true.
Studies have actually found that the physical act of having sex has such a minimal effect on testosterone levels, it’s barely measurable. Good news if you’re struggling to keep the pace!
What is true, however, is the fact that higher testosterone levels make men want more sex. So if your libido is starting to flail, it’s well worth looking into some form of supplementation to boost those t-levels.
Testosterone is a hormone produced in the adrenal glands. Its production rises dramatically at puberty, and as anyone who’s ever been, or known a teenage boy will confirm, its effects are extremely profound.
It’s the hormone responsible for facial hair growth, the deepening of the voice, the increase in muscle mass, and of course sexual desire. Testosterone is effectively what makes a man.
The truth is, testosterone is vitally important to your sex life. In fact, there would be no sex life without it.
Despite the minimal direct effect on T-levels, sex still contributes to your overall goal of increasing your testosterone in a slightly different, long-term way.
Regular sex counteracts many of the common causes of non age-related decline in t-levels, including;
A healthy sex life is important for mental wellbeing. It’s a fantastic (and fun) way to fit some exercise into your day, and without a doubt, those with an active sex life will tend to care more about their general health – after all, if you become a pie guzzling 400lb mess, it’s likely no one will be able to have sex with you, even if they want to!
The most important thing you can do to ensure your testosterone levels remain high is to stay as healthy as possible.
Keep stress at bay – Stress of any kind will cause an increase in the stress hormone (cortisol). Cortisol has been shown to be associated with low testosterone levels in many studies. In short, a body in a state of stress, whether mentally or physically, will concentrate on dealing with that before it deals with increasing your testosterone levels. Having a positive relationship is a good starting point. Just knowing that you are loved will give you that soft, squishy feeling in your stomach, and it can transfer to elevated t-levels. Again, a good sex life with a life-partner is a great way to achieve this.
Eat well – Honoring your diet and keeping your weight maintained is another very smart move to make. If you get flabby, especially in the midsection, you’re going to be struggling to keep it up – literally. Fat in this region does a Mexican hat dance on your t-levels.
Get out there (or stay inside) and move your body! – Lastly, it is a good idea to ensure you get a good amount of daily exercise. Whether it’s a 3 mile jog, or 30 minutes of bedroom olympics, a well exercised body is a healthy one!
Having sex may not increase your testosterone levels directly, but testosterone is vital for great sex. And we all know a man with a good sex life is a happy one. So for the sake of your health, your wellbeing and your enjoyment of life, get plenty of it! By doing so you will avoid a male menopause syndrome.