I hope that lots of people will weigh in on this or be prepared to join in with some sort of experiment here. Is it better to abstain or not? Should weekly “maintenance” be a thing?
I’ve been trying to not ejaculate to in an attempt to preserve chemical resources but I am wondering if it would be better to keep things moving from time to time.
focuses on testosterone, not all the components of ejaculate. But if lowering testosterone is undesirable, it supports that weekly ejaculations lead to a boost in testosterone and that 3 months of abstention will lead to reduced testosterone.
The article quotes from a study that says that testosterone increases to 145% of baseline 7 days after ejaculation but then starts to lower.
The article also says that another study found that after 3 weeks of abstention testosterone begins to rise and that 3 months of abstention leads to a lowering.
I’d be interested in people’s thoughts and experiences on this, perhaps those that are more or less active could change things up for a few weeks and see if they notice any effect.
I realise this is quite personal information but it could be helpful in steering recoveries in the right direction, it’s free and not difficult.