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Does Working Out Affects Men’s Sexual Health Adversely?

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Many of us men exercise vigorously and strenuously in pursuit of attaining ideal body shape and more powerful male libido. But does it really help with our men’s sexual health? 

The Truth Of Things

Yes, exercising and training our body physically do have it perks on our health. But according to research; if we men over exercise it is likely to impact our sexual performance and male libido….negatively. Yes, you read that right my fellow gentlemen, exercising to the extreme on the long will have a negative impact on our in bedroom performance.

Though it is undeniable that physical exercises and training do have positive effects on our health, including we men’s sexual health. Physical exercises do have a positive impact on our health (I can vouch for this, first hand experience). You will see an increase in your stamina, both in and outside of the bed. And combined with the knowledge on how to last longer in bed, you will go extra miles. Even an extra round.

Alas, much like everything in this world, overdoing it will impact your sexual health in the long run. This is shown by research made by researchers.

According To The Past Study

Previously, this study mainly focused on female athletes. Where they discovered that female marathon runners developed menstrual cycle dysfunctions due to overly strenuous training for hours. These health problems are caused by hormonal imbalances triggered by constant physical stress, causing them to feel lethargic at most of times and this affects a woman’s desire for sexual intercourse and ability to conceive.

Though the occurrence of it is rare and usually resolved after she relaxed herself and let the load off.

Yet, the effects of such rigorous activities on male libido, male sex drive and fertility is less known on men. As mentioned in earlier paragraphs, a moderate amount of physical exercise will indeed improve your overall sexual performance. This due to an increase in male body’s production of the hormone testosterone; a hormone that pump up our male sex drive.

Some in remote studies suggested that extreme and lengthy workouts in the long run will lead to decline in male libido gradually.

Alas, these past studies only on hormonal changes caused by exercise which can be measured easily. Unlike differences in sexual emotions and behavior that are harder to be measured.

Thus, a more recent and new study was done and published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The research was focused on men by doing a survey on the men about their sex lives.

The research was psychological based and delved into men’s sexual health and behavior, example, how often we men engage in sexual intercourse in a week/month. The answer will then correlate with other queries; are you active in sports? How often do you workout? Included was general health and medical history.

The result is indeed surprising as they discovered that a group that is moderately active in sports and physical workouts intensity is far more active in engaging sexual behavior. Meanwhile, it’s the opposite for the group that is heavily active in sports and high workout intensity. The latter group resulted in low sexual activities engagement based on their answers.

The reason for low in male libido in this latter group, according Professor Anthony Hackney, is likely because of fatigue and lower testosterone level after strenuous physical exercise. However, he and his colleagues yet to identify at which point an exercise becomes too strenuous to a point it will have a negative impact instead of the opposite. Due to that, he hopes to research further so that it can be pinpoint when an exercise becomes so strenuous it affects men’s sexual health negatively.

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