Does Masturbation Increase Testosterone? Find Out
One common questions about masturbation is if it can increase testosterone in men. Several researches have been done to find the answer to that question. Experts say that the truth is that testosterone levels are not as simple as being solely affected by masturbation, or even by abstinence.
A 2001 study supports this statement when they subjected male participants to both sessions of masturbation and a period of abstinence. The goal is to compare which can increase, or affect testosterone level. The respondents were instructed to avoid ejaculating for three weeks.
The men were then asked to watch an erotic film and masturbate. Interestingly, the researchers found that there is a tiny drop of testosterone levels before the masturbation sessions started. Then after 21 days of abstinence, testosterone levels stayed close to the same figure during the 10-minute baseline set when they masturbated.
The researchers concluded that testosterone concentration did not show any significant changes during masturbation and when they abstained from it. However, there has been higher testosterone concentrations following the period of abstinence. Dr. Nan Wise, a sex therapist and psychotherapist who specializes in cognitive neuroscience says that the study shows testosterone levels increase if men abstain for seven days or more, the Broadly reports.
However, there hasn't been any continued evidence of the finding. Although known to increase during sexual arousal and after orgasm by masturbation, the relationship between testosterone and masturbation isn't simple. Dr. Wise explains that testosterone isn't something that just spikes until it spills out during orgasm.
According to the Medical Daily, masturbation does not significantly affect testosterone levels. Hormone concentration involves factors, such as age, time of day, and physical activity. So this is one of the rare situations where doctors advise: If it feels good, do it," Dr. Wise says.
Sexual Health Clinic Takes Up Intimacy Problems amidst Sexual Behaviors
Sexual health clinic is available in your town or city and easily approachable if you want privacy in discussing your sexual health needs. Many sexual health clinics today go beyond the common demands of discussing and helping out with sexual health; they now address sexual behaviors that determine sexual health. This means a better sexual behavior will of necessity guarantee a better sexual health.
How To Build Testosterone Naturally -- Health Experts Give Tips
Health experts recommend ways that build testosterone naturally to be healthy and to avoid risks from hormone therapy. A simple, healthy lifestyle is actually all you need to boost those male hormones up.
Androgen Replacement Therapy: Testosterone Has Its Benefits for Older Men
Androgen replacement therapy is the new focus for scientists from the Kaiser Permanente; and they published a finding in the JAMA Internal Medicine detailing the benefits of androgen replacement therapy and how it could raise the risks of cardiovascular events. The researchers found that testosterone replacement therapy works to boost male sexual drive in the short term, but increases risks of heart problems in the long term. About 44,335 male patients who had been diagnosed with androgen deficiency took part in the study.
Prostate Cancer: Black Men Are More Than Twice As Likely To Die From It
One in four black men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives, and 12 will die from the disease. Boxer David Haye, Olympian Linford Christie, Labour MP Chuka Umunna and poet Benjamin Zephaniah have joined forces to urge black men to talk about prostate cancer.
Men: Improve Sperm Quality By Exercising
Some people exercise to lose weight, but recent study shows exercising could also benefit men's fertility. According to researchers, sperm count increases regardless of the type of exercise that you do, compared to those who don't exercise at all.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.