Olympics: Performing may help your performance
A story refuting the old advice that sportsmen should abstain from sex before their events. The evidence is currently only anecdotal, so this story is not incredibly scientific. Still, as far as I’m aware the old abstinence advice was 98% old wives tale as well. Either way, I imagine the effect of sex is heavily dependent on how close to your event you are making the O face.
About the author
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:
- Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion
- The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic
- Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
- Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
[From The Scotsman]