Does masterbation effect athletic performance?
This past weekend I was in a swimming championship meet. About a week ago, a friend of mine (also on the swim team) said his older brother told him that if you don't masterbate for a few days before a big meet, you can swim faster because you have more energy. We both agreed to try it.
Before the day of the meet (Sunday), I last masterbated Wednesday morning when I woke up. I usually masterbate twice a day. Almost every night and a lot of mornings when I wake up with an erection and have enough time to get the job done. I think this was the longest time I went not masterbating, since I started last summer. It was difficult, because trying not to think about it made me think about more, then I would get a hard-on and make it worse.
So the day of the meet arrived and it was a long ride in the back seat of the car and my thoughts kept wondering back to my 'performance enhancing' method and I would find myself rubbing my cock though my sweat pants. I saw my friend that morning when we got to the pool and I asked him if he was able to hold out and he said no, because he couldn't resist the urge and did it Saturday night.
During warm ups, you guessed it, I got a huge erection. And of course, the swim suits we wear don't hide very much! It was so uncomfortable. Not only was it embarrassing, I couldn't focus on what I was doing. When I would get onto the block to dive, all I could think about was that everyone was staring at my little dorsal fin! This continued after warm ups, when my friend said he could see I had a problem.
So I decided to 'take care of the problem'. I just couldn't stand it any more. I went into the lockeroom, into a stall in the bathroom area and started stroking by aching cock. I think it took less than 30 seconds and I blew my load...seemed like the most I ever did. I recovered from the orgasm, cleaned up, and went back out with my team. My friend just laughed when I told him what I had done.
I'll probably never find out if not masterbating enhances performance. But after my relief, I was able to focus better and I did beat my best times in some of my events. So maybe that question is never meant to be answered!