Semen Retention Rebutted



Is “semen retention” or avoiding ejaculation actually good for you?

According to the article “5 Surprising Health Benefits of Semen Retention!” men will benefit from abstaining from ejaculation.

In this program I rebut these claims point by point with logic and contradictory evidence from the expert sources below. Avoiding ejaculation may have some beneficial outcomes, as suggested by the article, however better health is not likely to be one of these benefits.

Sex where ejaculation is not the goal can lead to much more satisfying experiences because the focus of arousal shifts from the male to the female and from a goal to experiencing the process. However, if refraining from ejaculation elevates testosterone*, and it seems it actually depresses it, this is still potentially detrimental for long-term well-being. It seems either way the article is wrong, because regular sex is associated with longevity.

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*Studies show that sexual abstinence can lower testosterone as well, whereas sexual activity doesn’t deplete testosterone, but in fact raises it. This is contrary to what is claimed in the above article. Low testosterone is still not good though.
“Sexual activity increases testosterone levels, and long periods of abstinence (six to 12 weeks – a short drought for some people) significantly lowers levels (in many cases, to levels commonly seen in children).
http://mmajunkie.com/2009/03/ask-the-doc-does-abstinence-really-boost-athletic-performance

Single people die younger
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/44122528/ns/health-behavior/t/single-people-may-die-younger-new-study-finds/

For men when it comes to life expectancy the younger his wife, the better.
Shocking New Study on Life Expectancy is
Bad News for Married Cougars!
http://www.sixwise.com/Newsletters/2010/May/19/Shocking-New-Study-on-Life-Expectancy-for-Cougars.htm

Men who stayed single showed a small age-related decline of about 12 to 15 percent in the male sex hormone, while the testosterone levels of new fathers — those with a baby between 1 month and 1 year — on average dropped about 30 percent. Hormone levels in fathers of newborns (1 month and younger) dropped four to five times lower than levels in single men levels and twice as much as fathers of older children.
Fatherhood Lowers ‘Manly’ Hormone, Keeps Dad at Home
http://www.livescience.com/16017-fatherhood-lowers-manly-hormone-dad-home.html

Regular sex positively associated with longevity: “For men, the more the better,” he says. “The typical man who has 350 orgasms a year, versus the national average of around a quarter of that, lives about four years longer.”
The Best Reason to Have Sex
http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/health/the-best-reason-to-have-sex-20121001

A team in Sydney University reported in 2007 that daily ejaculation dramatically reduced DNA damage to sperm cells, thereby increasing fertility.
‘More sex needed’ to boost sperm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7045550.stm

A study conducted at the University of Bristol and Queen’s University Belfast found that men who have 3 or more orgasms per week are 50 percent less likely to die from coronary heart disease.
Psychology Today, March/April 2001
http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200103/want-yet-another-reason-have-sex

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