No Sex Before Competition? The Medicine Behind the Myth

No-one wants to hear it, but there are some things that you just don’t want to think about. For example, you might not like hearing about your favorite sport being played with blood and guts and violence. You may even feel embarrassed if someone told you that your favorite food was actually poisonous or something worse. But sometimes it is necessary to face such unpleasant truths so that you can move forward into the future.

In the case of boxing, I am going to tell you that there is nothing wrong with what happens inside the ring. Boxing is a great sport. It’s fun and it brings people together. There are many positives associated with boxing, but there are also negatives too.

And those negative aspects need to be discussed because they can affect your life in ways you never imagined.

Boxing is a very physical sport where punches are thrown at each other. That’s all there is to it. However, boxing does have its own set of rules and regulations which must be followed strictly by both fighters and spectators alike. These regulations include:

1) No biting or hitting the head of another fighter during a punch exchange.

2) No eye-gouging or poking the eyes of an opponent.

3) No hitting a fighter after he has fallen to the ground.

4) No hitting a fighter when he is already down.

In other words, opponents must always fight on their feet.

5) No fighting outside of the ring (out of bounds).

Sources & references used in this article:

No Sex Before Competition? The Medicine Behind the Myth by TH Boehm –

Sex and Its Impact on Athletic Performance: Debunking the Myth by NF Orgass, FL ORLANDO – The American Academy of Clinical …, 2014 –

Feminist myths and magic medicine: The flawed thinking behind calls for further equality legislation by C Hakim – 2011 –

Verifying the myth: Olympic sex testing and the category “woman” by LA Wackwitz – Women’s Studies International Forum, 2003 – Elsevier