I have, as I am sure you have as well, seen/read many articles and blog posts concerning orgasm denial/chastity and its effects on prostate health and testosterone levels. Both of these are rather important subjects to me. As someone who is under the care of an endocrinologist, the impact of one hormone on another, including my testosterone levels and, by extension, DHT and estradiol levels, is extremely significant to me. This treatment puts me at a higher risk for prostate issues. Not only this, but I am a strength sport hobbyist. Maintaining a strong testosterone level is a must, if I want to continue that pursuit.
The problem is, with all the information being tossed about, how do you know which one is correct? And even if they are correct, is it correct for me? Am I one of the exceptions to the rule?
I have spent hours and hours searching the web for relevant information. Unfortunately, there is not a breadth of research into these areas. To make it more difficult, any source that has an agenda must, necessarily, be discarded. Again, unfortunately, agendas usually trump truth.
I have read that being denied/chaste will result in elevated testosterone levels. Not only that, but that these levels are maintained! But I have only seen this on sites revolving around kink (chastity/OD). On just as many of these sites, if not more, I have read their espousals of the dampening effect that chastity/OD has on testosterone levels. They drum on about how, in time, his testosterone levels will drop and he will become less combative, more compliant and such a good little boy.
My own experiences would seem to point, potentially, to both. I do become more “compliant”, when denial has gone on for a period…though not “sub” compliant. Just less aggressive and assertive. This would seem to indicate that my testosterone levels are, indeed, lower.
That being said, my performance in the weight room improved, at least initially…about a week in. That would make sense, though, given the only real study that kept being referred to during my internet searches. This link is from a body building website. It refers to the study I am referencing. Since these guys are obsessed with testosterone levels, they are more likely to concern themselves with the truth of the matter. Do note, the study only included 28 men. So it is far from scientific in scope.
It pretty much sums up what I experienced. I felt normal for about a week, give or take a day. My athletic performance was the highest about a week in. After that, my performance fell back to normal, or maybe even a bit lower. That would coincide with their finding…normal testosterone levels for about a week, followed by a brief spike, then a drop. That drop coincided with the drop in athletic performance, but, also, a drop in aggression and assertiveness, in general.
Of course, I am sure there are studies that contradict this, but I have not run across them. Not to mention, everyone is different, to some degree. Since I am interested in my levels staying high, though, until more conclusive research comes out, I will err on the side of caution.
The other side of this, for me, is prostate health, especially in my higher risk category. It used to be believed that frequent ejaculation led to an increase in the risk of prostate cancer. A study, involving 30,000 men, however, seems to have debunked that.
Another, with a far smaller sampling…
What does that mean to you? Obviously, you have to decide. For me, though, it is easy. I am at a higher risk, so I want to take the safer route. My questions are unanswered, though. Do ruined orgasms count? If not on the whole, what about a two to one ratio? Three to one? Ten to one? Also, since I am not able to be properly milked, apparently, does the constant flow of precum count as anything? If I leak two teaspoons (the average amount of an ejaculation) is that as good as an orgasm? Does there actually need to be an orgasm, fully contracting?
I doubt these will be answered by the medical community anytime soon.
Also, for those interested in prostate health…