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Testosterone Level and Sex

Does anybody know what having sex does to your testosterone level. Basicaly I want to know if during a mass building Phase I should have more or less sex.

I dunno much about it, but damn… Great excuse!

The general consensus is yes, sex and masturbation will temporarily raise T levels, but probably not enough to use it as a bodybuilding tool. (Maybe cardio?) :slight_smile:

Studies have shown a short burst of t following sex. However, it’s nothing that would have any effect on your training.

Ok… Who is going to turn down sex because it may or may not affect T, and when it does, the effects are temporary?