Thursday, October 06, 2016
Having sex before sport CAN boost your performance
Sex the night before a sporting event has long been banned by coaches. But scientists now believe that making love does not harm performance on the running track, on football pitch or boxing ring. Rather than hamper performance, sex before sport - as long as it takes place more than two hours before competition - can actually improve results, according to the study.
The long-standing view has now been challenged by analysis of current scientific evidence, published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology. The researchers sifted through hundreds of studies with the potential to provide evidence, however big or small, on the impact of sexual activity on sporting performance. One of the nine studies assessed found that the strength of female former athletes didn't differ if they had sex the night before. Another actually observed a beneficial effect on marathon runners' performance.