Over the past several years, there has been some confusion and controversy regarding the relationship between masturbation and testosterone levels. The truth about this issue hasn’t been properly studied, making it difficult for people to arrive at adequate judgments.
To begin with, testosterone is what makes a man. It is the primary hormone that determines all of the qualities that defines what it means to be masculine. There are many amazing advantages that one experiences with high levels of testosterone. They are, among many others, a sense of wellbeing, a great mood, vitality, energy, a good and healthy sex drive, well developed muscles, a good muscle tone, reduced level of body fat, etc.
In fact, it has been said that testosterone is for men what can be described as the ‘elixir of youth’. Then again, there are some who declare this to be the elixir of life itself to a large degree. This becomes ever more apparent at the time of puberty, when the levels of testosterone rise to an all time high, allowing for the physical transformation of a boy into a fully-grown adult.
This ‘all time high’, however, will not last forever. On the contrary, it will remain so for a couple of years, before it comes down to a more stable and sustainable level. Given that this is the biological reality of men all over the world, it is important to maintain a stable testosterone level throughout their adult lives.
There are certainly many things that can be done to take care of this and ensure that the body maintains a healthy level of testosterone. Indeed, there are many people out there who are actively trying to find out ways to do exactly that.
In the quest for this unique ‘elixir of life’, men have done many things ranging from taking testosterone boosting supplements to injecting actual testosterone in the form of TRT or Testosterone Replacement Therapy. There are others who seek out a more natural way of accomplishing this. Among them are things like maintaining a good diet, exercising, sleeping well, reducing stress, etc.
When it comes to the latter strategy, one of the things that have had men wondering is whether masturbation and testosterone levels are related in any particular way. It might sound rather odd and even silly for someone to even have such a concern.
At the same time however, it is understandable as to where it comes from. Since both semen and testosterone originate from the testes, the idea of masturbation and testosterone levels being related is certainly something that sounds valid.
So what is the truth? Does masturbation really affect testosterone levels? Or is it just a delusional idea that cropped up from an overactive mind?
Well, here is what we do know…
Both semen and testosterone come from the testes. At the same time, there is also a major role played by the prostate since a majority of the ejaculate actually originates from here rather than the testes. In light of this, a logical possibility certainly exists here in considering the biological possibility of an ‘overload’ of some sort, particularly in cases of excessive masturbation.
At the same time, there have been many studies that have been done to understand exactly how masturbation will affect testosterone levels. These studies have turned up some interesting facts. For instance,
- Short-term abstinence is shown to increase overall testosterone levels in the body.
- Long-term abstinence is shown to decrease the overall testosterone levels in the body.
In light of the above facts, it does seem like masturbation has a physiological effect on the human body. Contrary to the delusional fears of paranoid guys being afraid of having some fun moments, it does seem to have a biological basis to it.
However, the vast majority of the fears are rather silly and downright unfounded. For the most part, it seems like the only thing that the studies are proving is the issue of ‘excessive’ masturbation as opposed to masturbation as such. In other words, it seems like everything will be alright when masturbation is limited but has a detrimental effect when done excessively.
For the average guy, what this means is to control the average number of masturbation sessions to about one or two times a week. Anything above this number will have a negative effect on the testosterone levels in the body. This may not be apparent or evident immediately – in the short term at least. At the same time however, it will have a negative effect on the body, especially over an extended period of time.
Therefore, the verdict regarding whether masturbation and testosterone levels are related, it can be said in light of these scientific studies that…
It does have an effect on your testosterone levels…
…positively if you limit it.
…and negatively if you don’t.