SJ - August 19, 2021
Olympic gold medal winner Alla Shishkina added her third gold medal to her trophy case this summer. The 32-year-old won gold at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.
This year was a little bit different for her. Alla says she consulted the team doctor about the benefits of sex for competition. According to what she uncovered, sex can play a role depending on your specific needs.
Shishkina told Russian newspaper Sport Express: "I relied on the research of doctors and consulted with Denis, our doctor.
"The scientific community says that if you need explosive power, you have to have sex.
"And if there is long, cyclical work ahead, then probably not. But there are still nuances for each organism and you need to listen to yourself first. If you feel that sex helps, then go ahead."
Shishkina claimed that having sex without orgasm before a competition can benefit those who need "muscle strength."
According to the Moscow-born athlete, competitors should "refrain from sex" if they want to keep hold of the "attitude" that testosterone can help release.
Shishkina said: "Sex without orgasm before the competition is suitable for those who need muscle strength to achieve the best results.
"Testosterone is also responsible for so-called 'sports anger' and 'aggression'. If you feel that this attitude helps you perform better, then refrain from sex."
She's not a doctor or scientist, but she is a gold medal winner and that's good enough for me. It makes training more enjoyable or not if you're purposely giving yourself blue balls for anger. It's certainly a training session I wouldn't mind watching.
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