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A Few Reasons Sex Is Healthy For You

Sex Is Healthy: Part II

If having more sex is one of your New Year's Resolutions for 2008 (don't laugh, it's on my husband's list every year) then you may be doing more for your health than you originally thought. Here are some reasons why:

  • Sleep enhancement. There’s no need to count sheep when sex, including masturbation, helps insomnia.
  • A better, younger looking you. Sex keeps you looking and feeling younger and, according to some research, may lead to shiny hair, a glowing complexion and bright eyes.
  • Mood lifter. Sex releases pleasure-inducing endorphins during arousal and climax that can relieve depression and anxiety, and increase vibrancy.
  • Longevity. There is a significant relationship between frequency of orgasm and risk of death, especially with men.
  • Decreased risk of breast cancer. One study of women who had never given birth found that an increased frequency of sexual intercourse was correlated with a decrease in the incidence of breast cancer.
  • Reproductive health benefits. According to at least one study, sex appears to decrease a man’s risk of prostate cancer, and the prevention of endometriosis in women.


Join The Conversation
heartbreakfangs heartbreakfangs 9 years
haha, Thanks! I'm using this! :)
Tamma1387 Tamma1387 9 years
i'll have to show this to my man :)
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
I actually don't like intimacy!!! My boyfriend loves being intimate..but I'd rather cuddle and watch TV, no joke.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
Maybe they should include this in sex education in addition to basically saying "NEVER HAVE SEX BECAUSE YOU WILL EITHER GET PREGNANT OR GET STDS AND DIE." They never go into the positive aspects of sex in sex ed, so everyone is either afraid of it, or wants to do it out of rebellion.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ha this is great!
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