What if I told you I knew a way that you could have a longer life, a healthier heart, lower your blood pressure, lower your risk of breast cancer, lower your risk of prostate cancer, lower the risk of back pains and migraine headaches, have a better physique, raise your testosterone level, have fewer menopausal symptoms, and have healthier semen! Would you do it? What if I said you don’t have to go to a gym to do this, you don’t even have to get out of bed! In fact staying in bed is perfect for this. Because it is all about S…..E……X! Yes, sex and a lot of it will do all of these lovely things for you!
Okay, researchers have known for a long time that people who have sex frequently, are healthier, have fewer heart problems and lower blood pressure. But is it due to the sex….or are healthier people more frisky than others?
Recently CNN Health reported about a Yoga instructor and her husband who made a pact to have sex every day for a month and guess what? They felt better! They slept better, dodged colds and flu and had more energy! Hey, that’s all good right? Well, it turns out that there are a whole bunch of studies over the years that have proved that frequent sex is good for you. Unfortunately, the research didn’t indicate what “good” sex was, but just that it was good if done, well, frequently…no suggestions of how many times or how long…and no technical advice was dispensed.
A study of almost 1,000 men in the Welsh town of Caerphilly (where the cheese comes from) found that the men with the highest orgasmic frequency had a 50 percent reduced mortality risk compared to the men with the lowest orgasmic frequency. Of course that doesn’t tell you anything about the frequency of women’s orgasms.. typical bloody men! But putting that aside, the study showed that sexual activity seems to have a very beneficial effect on men’s health.
That’s not all. In a study in New Scientist found that people who have sex once or twice a week get a boost to their immune system which means they are less likely to get a cold or even the flu. Once or twice a week folks. Come on, that’s easy!
Dr. Irwin Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, is a proponent of the importance of sexual activity in humans! Not surprising really, that’s his audience. He said, “Holy God! Sexual activity is a very important thing to do!” (Actually, I thought, God must know these things but Dr. Goldstein seems to think he didn’t).
So what are you waiting for! The benefits are enormous and this is one exercise you don’t need to go to the gym to do. In fact, I’m sure the folks at the gym would much rather you didn’t, do “it” there I mean