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does total abstinence increase or decrease testosterone levels?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not likely to change: There is a use it or lose it issue that seems to happen, if you totally abstain from sexual activity, you may lose interest, but that is not necessarily the same as lowering your testosterone. Even if abstinence could raises low testosterone levels (which i don't think it can) it would surely seem counter productive! we have much better ways to fix low testosterone.

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What is normal testosterone levels for a 26 year old? My total test shows 450 and free test is 7.5. Isn't that low?

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Testosterone: Need the normal values for your lab and time of day it was drawn.

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