Less Sex = Low Testosterone – OFFICIAL
A recent study carried out in Sydney has highlighted a definite link between the amount of time we have sex and our natural levels of serum testosterone..
The Study, published in Science Daily told us that scientists from the ANZAC Research Institute from the University of Sydney followed 1705 men aged 70 and over..
They tell us that it’s the largest independent study every carried out that looked at the overall health of older men..
The Study Itself
Over a period of two years, the men were interviewed at regular intervals.. each time they were asked several questions regarding their sex life and activity.
- “How often are you able to get and keep an erection that is firm enough to enable sexual intercourse”
- “How many times over the past month have you had any sexual activity that reached ejaculation? “(including both masturbation and intercourse)
- “Compared to how you felt at the age of 50, how much desire for sex do you have?”
During the course of the visits, the men were also tested for their levels of Estradiol, Estrone and DHT…. the scientists also compared the level of Luteinizing hormone, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin and the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
After two years it was determined that the baseline testosterone, DHT, along with Estradiol and Estrone did not predict any decline in sexual activity, desire and erectile function
In Contrast the decline in Testosterone levels ( Not DHT, Estrone or Estradiol) was strongly related to reduced sexual desire and function but not to erection problems..