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From youth into advanced age, sexuality continues to be a key quality of life issue. A satisfying sex life is a critical element of overall health and happiness for many individuals, as sexuality plays a considerable role in intimate relationships as well as being an important aspect of overall emotional and physical health Bridges, Lease et al. A major development task of young adulthood is to achieve a healthy sense of sexuality, including positive feelings towards sexuality sexual satisfaction and encouraging mature, consensual relationships, while at the same time developing healthy sexual decision-making capabilities Auslander, Rosenthal et al.
For elite young adult athletes, sexuality needs to be considered as an important component of elite sporting life, similar to other aspects of lifestyle such as managing stress and sporting- life balance. A recent investigation by Holt and Lyness revealed a statistically ificant positive relationship between body image and sexual satisfaction for both male and female college students.
No ificant differences were identified between males versus females, which supports the idea that body image concerns are not strictly a female problem. Agliata and Tantleff-Dunn indicated men exposed to advertisements which conveyed an ideal image of attractiveness and muscularity became ificantly more depressed and had higher levels of muscle dissatisfaction compared to those exposed to neutral.
It has been reported, similar to the standards set for women, the ideal male body of the new millennium is increasingly unattainable Pope et al.
Women are more sexually responsive after 20 minutes of vigorous exercise Stanten and Yeager ; whereas, short intense exercise may stimulate testosterone in men and hence sexual interest and behaviours. Too much exercise may, however, lead to a decrease in testosterone and other male hormones, which may decrease sexual desire Krucoff and Krucoff Greater frequency of exercise and physical fitness levels have been reported to be associated with greater sexual performance and sexual desirability Penhollow and Young All males who exercise 6 or 7 days per week rated their sexual desirability as above average or much above average Penhollow and Young Seventy one per cent of females who rated their fitness levels as much above average, rated their sexual desirability as above average or much above average Penhollow and Young Advocates of exercise claim that physical activity may enhance sexual performance and sexual pleasure Krucoff and KrucoffStanten and Yeager It is theorised that this occurs through the activation of the symphatetic nervous system, by encouraging blood flow to the genital region and has many benefits including increase mood Stanten and Yeager An early study by Frauman of undergraduate college students reported increased time spent in physical exercise to be associated with a higher reported frequency of sexual behaviour and frequency of desired sexual activity Frauman A recent investigation by Huang, Lee, and Chang found that exercise participation ificantly impacted Athletic build women sex of life, in terms of physical health improvement, psychological health improvement, and sexual satisfaction.
Thus, prior research supports the notion that engagement in physical activity produces benefits beyond physical health and impacts psychological sexual health variables as well. To date, there are a limited s of scientific studies that have investigated the benefits of enhancing sexuality in elite athletes.
A great deal of the literature in the non-elite population has outlined the benefits of physical activity and exercise on boosting sex drive and sexual satisfaction. Further research is needed to identify additional physiological or psychological correlates of the relationship between exercise and sexuality, and how these relate to performance in the sporting arena.
Through physiological and psychological pathways, sex may be as important in recovery and preparation for competition as other well-known strategies such as managing stress and sporting-life balance. Get started.
Differences between men and women: Women are more sexually responsive after 20 minutes of vigorous exercise Stanten and Yeager ; whereas, short intense exercise may stimulate testosterone in men and hence sexual interest and behaviours. References Show all. Mind games in sport. Talent Recognition, what to look for? Concentration, focus and flow in golf.Athletic build women sex
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