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August 2019 (Vol. 4 Issue 6)

No sex before sport? It’s another urban myth
About the author: 
Bryan Hubbard

No sex before sport? It’s another urban myth image

More than 450,000 condoms were distributed in the athletes’ village during the recent Rio Olympics—suggesting that abstinence before playing sport is yet another urban myth. In fact, sex before a marathon helps the runners, new research suggests.

There’s no evidence to support the idea that sportspeople benefit from abstaining the night before an event, or that having sex impairs performance the next day, say researchers at the University of Florence.

They sifted through hundreds of studies to discover whether there was any truth to the idea—but it seems that sex the night before either has no effect or could even help some athletes. One study found that marathon runners ran better the next day.

Then only real effect might be psychological, especially if the athlete comes from a culture or background where casual sex is frowned upon. But as it’s a truism that sport is as much a mental as a physical pursuit, any guilty thoughts may have a negative impact.


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(Source: Frontiers in Physiology, 2016; 7: doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00246)

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