20B – Sport Science Shorts: Let’s Talk about Sex & Sports

Is there any validity to the long-held belief by many athletes and coaches that having sex the night before a big competition will impair sports performance? Should you be abstaining this Valentine’s Day if you have to play the next day?
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Abstention from sex and other pre-game rituals used by college male varsity athletes
Effects of sexual intercourse on maximal aerobic power, oxygen pulse, and double product in male sedentary subjects
Altered sleep-wake cycles and physical performance in athletes

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The Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action
The Vaselines – Sex with an X
Leather Uppers – Sexy Time
Mark Lanegan – Saint Louis Elegy
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