Could having sex before a race boost performance?

November 16, 2023

In a meta-analysis published in Scientific Reports, researchers determined that participating in sexual activity anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours prior to a physical fitness test had no influence on participant test results. This remained true across different types of exercise assessments, including testing for aerobic capacity, musculoskeletal endurance, muscular strength and power. Sex isn’t hindering athletes–and it may provide benefits to some. Canadian Running