Does Sex Increase Testosterone?

can sex really increase testosterone

It’s always fun to get to do a post like this because I already know ahead of time that it will get read.

It’s got two things that guys really care about, sex and testosterone!

And if there’s a way to connect them so you can have more of both, than even better, right?

Well, then today’s your lucky day because as we continue our series of best natural ways to increase testosterone, I’m going to talk about some interesting findings that have become known as it relates to how having sex can actually increase your testosterone.

For those of you that are new or haven’t read any of the posts that have been done for the Best Ways To Boost Testosterone Naturally Series, I really encourage you to check them out because they are packed with great information that will not only help protect your testosterone levels, but also give you the knowledge you need so you can actually increase them!

The background and reason that we decided to even do the series was because of the rampant problem of declining levels of testosterone in men across the board.

The simplest and most straightforward way to state the problem is that men today have less testosterone in their bodies than men just 20 years ago. How much less? The latest research reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism says that today’s modern man has about 20% less testosterone than equal men did 20 years ago.

Men in their 20’s are now being seen and treated for low testosterone issues, whereas in the past, those issues were usually relegated to men in their 40s, 50s, and older.

If that isn’t enough to wake you up, here’s what’s even more concerning, there doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel with this problem. The trend of declining testosterone rates for men looks like it’s going to stay on this downward trend unless there’s a major paradigm shift among men to fight back and attack this problem.

That’s why we have done this series; because we are providing the kind of knowledge you need to turn this trend around, so you can experience all the incredible health benefits that come with healthy and vibrant levels of testosterone flowing through your body, and so that you can avoid all the health risks and negative side effects that come with low T levels.

Let’s Talk About Sex And Testosterone

There seems to be a myth that has been propagated over time that says something along the lines that if you ejaculate, you somehow drain yourself of testosterone by committing that act. You sometimes hear of athletes like Mike Tyson who would not have sex for a period of time leading up to a fight because they felt like it lowered their testosterone levels and lost their competitive edge. Well, I’m here to tell you that this just isn’t true, and not only is it not true, what science and research shows is that the exact opposite is true.

Getting straight to it, what research is showing is that having sex with a partner (vs. maturbating) actually increases your testosterone levels.

This was a study conducted on older men, and it found that older men that were having more sex had higher testosterone levels.

What’s even more interesting is that this study found that even just anticipating sex can increase testosterone levels significantly. The reason is because the anticipation of doing something really pleasurable and exciting like sex causes your brain to release dopamine. There is a bidirectional relationship between dopamine and testosterone.

Check this positive cycle out. Having sex increases testosterone. When you have more testosterone, your libido naturally increases more, and you end up having more sex. All of sudden you’re creating this tremendously powerful and positive cycle of more testosterone and more sex.

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Extra Bonus Benefits

Here’s a couple of bonus benefits too (as if more testosterone and more sex wasn’t good enough on its own). Studies are also showing that not only will your desire for sex increase as your testosterone increases, but that your partner’s desire for sex will increase as well.

If her libido is down, this same positive cyclical principle will apply to her too. No matter what way you slice this, it just spells win/win/win all the way around.

Check out this study they did on couples. They monitored the testosterone levels of couples on nights they had sex and compared them to the nights where they didn’t have sex, and they found that on the nights they had sex, their T levels were significantly higher.

Here’s one more bonus that isn’t related to testosterone, but it is a beneficial byproduct of this positive cycle.

In a relationship, there is nothing that is more intimate and powerful in bringing a couple together like there is with sex. It’s the thing that separates your relationship with your wife, girlfriend, soulmate, etc from any other relationship on earth and puts it in a category that is uniquely its own. It can be one of the biggest sources of strife and arguments or it can be the best forms of “relationship glue” to keep things together even when life circumstance may be rocky and difficult.

So anything that can bring a couple together and make them stronger and feel more connected, I’m all for 100%.

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What If You Have Issues With Wanting More Sex?

issues with wanting more sex

You might be thinking that this all sounds great, but the problem is that you don’t really feel like having sex because your libido (sex drive) is practically non-existent. This is one of the biggest indicators of Low T.

Maybe to go along with that, since your libido is so down due to low T levels, you might also be struggling with issues relating to getting or maintaining a healthy erection for sex, which can set off a whole other negative domino effect of anxiety and pressure which is like adding insult to injury.

Communicate With With Your Partner

One of the biggest problems with couples in this situation is that they don’t communicate. If you’re a man struggling with any of these issues around sex and you want to have more sex with your partner, you need to be vulnerable and transparent with your partner and talk about what the issue is.

This is always the hardest and most difficult step for men, hands down. If you can break through this communication barrier, you will be amazed at how much anxiety and pressure is released from you. Not talking to your partner and keeping it all locked up inside you will just mentally make the problem grow and cause you to feel the need to disengage sexually even more with your partner. That will create a whole new bigger set of problems.

Proactively Address The Problem

The first and most important proactive step to take is communicating with you partner. You will be amazed at how much just doing that will help the situation.

Next, you know how you feel when you’re just starting to work out again? At first, you just don’t feel like doing it, but once you actually get dressed, head to the gym, and do your workout, you feel 100x better afterwards, right?

Similarly, it can be that way with having sex if you are in a dry spell and you just kind of don’t feel like it and putting in the effort, etc. Sometimes, just doing it, will get you over the hump (no pun intended), and create some positive momentum moving forward.

However, for some men, the issues are a little more involved than they just don’t feel like it. They may have some real low T issues going on.

If this is your situation, then I would recommend a four-pronged attack.

Four Pronged Attack

The four pronged attack revolves around doing a few things where you can experience results quickly that will increase your testosterone levels:

Get More Sleep

sleep increases testosterone

I know this may sound weak, but frankly, if you look at the research, this is one of the most powerful ways to increase your testosterone levels, by as much as 50%. The difference between 4 hours of sleep and 8 hours in two major studies conducted was over 50% more testosterone in the group that slept for 8 hours. I wrote a dedicated post just on this subject.
[Click here to read more about how sleep affects testosterone]

Exercise

increase testosterone with HIIT

Specifically there are two types of exercises that have been shown to dramatically increase testosterone right away. Those two types of exercises are high intensity interval training and weight lifting (resistance training). These forms of exercise have been scientifically proven to dramatically increase testosterone levels. We did a post for each type of exercise and how they increase testosterone.
[Click here to read about how to Skyrocket Your T With High Intensity Interval Training] [Click here to read about how Lifting Weights Pumps Up Your Testosterone Levels]

Diet

good food increases testosterone

Another major aspect that you need to address is your diet as this has a direct impact on your testosterone levels. Studies prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that there are certain foods that are shown to increase testosterone and there are also certain foods that are shown to crush testosterone levels. We did a post that goes over both of these in detail.
[Click to read about the Best Foods And Worst Foods For Testosterone Levels]

Get A Great Natural Testosterone Booster

Do yourself a favor and start taking a really good testosterone booster. I know there are a ton of fake and fraud products out there that don’t produce any results. Having said that, there are definitely some that work, and work really well. We take a lot of time to dissect all the products we review, and you can see in our reviews that many of the products we have reviewed have gotten a below average score because they don’t meet our standard for what a good testosterone booster should be.  However, we are fair, and when we find good products, we score them appropriately. Having said that, this year there are three different test boosters that we feel have risen above the crowd and really provide fantastic results for increasing testosterone.
[Check out our 3 best testosterone boosters for increasing libido and T levels]

Summary of Sex and Testosterone

increased sex is more testosterone

Guys, this one has win/win all over it, so take that and run with it!

Talk about a fun way to increase your testosterone levels and bring you closer together as couple on top of it.

If you’re struggling in any way just getting this started, I’ve tried to give you four very tangible and solid actions that you can do that will produce real and meaningful results to your testosterone levels and move the barriers that you might be experiencing just thinking about this.

Again, I do want to stress that communicating with your partner is the first and most important step if you’re struggling in any way with lack of desire, erection issues, performance anxiety issues, etc. Communication will provide you with the biggest relief, and it will actually draw you both closer together as a couple.

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About the Author Mike

Mike is our resident personal trainer specializing in men's health & fitness. He is an avid enthusiast when it comes to understanding and implementing the best strategies & tactics for optimal healthy living, and he is completely obsessed with how to achieve peak performance levels.