Should You Masturbate Before Working Out?

I’ve covered everything that you need to know about pleasuring yourself before a workout. Some people have mixed feelings about the effects of doing so, but regardless of how you feel about the situation, I’m here to set the record straight. After doing some research, I’ve decided to share all that I know about masturbating and working out.

Guy flexing before a workout

Workouts and Masturbating: The Truth Report

If you’ve spent any amount of time looking for an answer, you’ve probably seen tons of different answers. Some will say you should do it and some will say you shouldn’t. Others will say that it really doesn’t matter. There are two different ways of looking at it and it mostly depends on which one you want to focus on more.

There’s a little bit of science behind both schools of thought. Let’s take a look at what the human body has to say about all of it. Then you can go ahead and make your decision on what you want to do with those Kleenex and that 48oz jar of lube.

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Chemical Science

The most common argument against masturbating pre-workout is that you’re losing testosterone every time you rifle one off.

That’s kind of true but also kind of doesn’t matter.

It’s not like your spunk is made up of the stuff. Yes, you’ll have a slight dip in it immediately after you ejaculate. The thing is that your body is going to produce more of it. The effects that it will have on your gains are practically zero. It’s nothing that you can’t make up with the proper diet and exercise regimen that you’ve been creating this whole time.

That doesn’t mean that there aren’t chemical changes that don’t actually matter though. It turns out that there are real effects to your body after it happens. There are two chemicals that get released and they both change your workout. One is dopamine and the other is prolactin.

The first drops and the second goes up. All you have to do is ask yourself what happens after you cum to find out what this means. It’s going to make you tired and want nothing more than to chill out or take a nap. That’s where the real effects on your workout come in.

tired guy running

It Might Make You Tired

This is all to say that jerking it before a workout might just make you tired and sluggish. You can find it difficult to get through the entire thing without wanting to give up and call it a night. That’s the real issue. Of course, it doesn’t have the same effect on everyone.

Some men are more than capable of functioning after they get off. Whether or not you’re one of them is up to your genes. That’s pretty much all that there is to it. If you feel tired, you shouldn’t do it. There’s no magical formula for figuring out the changes to your gains that will happen.

It really depends on how you function and whether it makes sense for you to rub one out to get more focused or to not do so in order to keep your intensity level up. Everyone reacts differently, just as they do when they drink alcohol. Some people get horny while drinking booze and others achieve this thing called whiskey dick. If you don’t know what this is, trust me, it sucks!

try it but safety first

Try It Out

The only real way to figure out if you should masturbate before a workout is to try it and see what happens. If you’re too tired to get through your workout, try to do it earlier before your workout or the night before. There’s nothing else to really worry about.

The effects on your body are far too small to have any real impact. If you can get off and pump for an hour afterward, then go to it. Just make sure you thoroughly wash your hands before you touch the weights.

No one wants your sperm on their hands while doing curls. Trust me, I can guarantee that no one wants this! Whatever you do, don’t stop working out in the name of rubbing one out. It’s too important for your overall health and wellness. Not to mention, you can find women that want to bang in the gym, no problem.