My good deed for today........  

nbtnt 58F
67 posts
9/12/2005 10:52 am

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My good deed for today........

MORE SEX IS GOOD FOR YOU: MSNBC is reporting on the mounting evidence that suggests the more sex you have, the better it gets. There is one caveat, though. "We do not have good data to show a direct connection [to all-around good health]," says Jennifer Bass, the head of information services at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction in Bloomington, Indiana. "We know that healthier people have more sexual activity. But we do not know which comes first. Does the good health make you more willing to have sex, or does the sex have a positive impact?"

But while researchers try to nail down the impact on overall health, data is mounting when it comes to some specifics. Here are several potential benefits:

Easing depression and stress: Bass says this is pretty definite. "The release from orgasm does much to calm people. It helps with sleep, and that is whether we talk about solo sex or sex with a partner," she says.

Relieving pain: Orgasm is a powerful pain-killer. Oxytocin, a natural chemical in the body that surges before and during climax, gets some of the credit, along with a couple of other compounds like endorphins.

Boosting cardio health: It's possible that male sperm can lower blood pressure.

Countering prostate cancer: Over the past few years, several journals have published studies showing that the more ejaculations the better. Now the Journal of the American Medical Association, no less, has reported that "high ejaculation frequency was related to decreased risk of total prostate cancer." It doesn't matter how a man climaxes -- intercourse or masturbation. So next time he says, "Really, honey, it's therapy," he could be telling the truth.

Healing wounds: Some evidence suggests sex can be rejuvenating to the point of helping wounds to heal faster. Several experiments have shown that oxytocin can help even stubborn sores, like those suffered by diabetics, to heal by regenerating certain cells.

Fighting aging: Maybe it's the rejuvenation, maybe the happiness, maybe all of the above. One thing's for sure: "Use it or lose it" is literally true. Sex is a form of exercise, after all, and like all exercise, it burns calories and can help battle the onslaught of the years. In fact, nursing home experts say they wish oldsters would have more sex.

five_speed 41M

9/12/2005 3:01 pm

so maybe this explains why I look a few years younger than I am? Kind of gives new meaning to "anti-aging cream" doesn't it?

rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
9/12/2005 9:54 pm

Okay T i have to ask about the boosting cardio health benefit

is that for the person making the sperm or is it for the person who receives the sperm

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