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Sex and HealthHaving sex boosts your health in significant ways.
Scientists at Wilkes University at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, tested college students for a specific immune factor. They found that students who reported having sex more frequently had more of the factor—Immunoglobulin A—than students having sex less frequently or not at all.
A Scottish study found that sexually active participants reported coping better in stressful situations than their less active or abstinent counterparts. The more sexually active folks also had lower blood pressure, even during the stressful situations.
The anecdotal tales of people dying of heart attacks during sex are not statistically significant. In fact, in a British study, men who had sex twice or more per week had a 50% lower risk of heart attack than those who had sex once or twice a month. READ MORE
The hormone oxytocin surges during orgasm. Oxytocin, the “love” hormone, also raises a person's pain threshold by stimulating the release of feel-good endorphins. It also promotes better sleep.
Men have a lower risk of prostate cancer when they ejaculate 5 or more times weekly, compared with those men who ejaculate only once or twice a week. Multiple studies, across many age groups, have found similar risk reduction among more sexually active men. LESS