Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sexual Healing

Let’s just ring in the melodic beat of Marvin Gaye’s 1982 song “Sexual Healing” for this entry. Radical and REGULAR sex in marriage offers a host of physiological advantages, regardless if you are husband or wife.

An impressive study published in the British Medical Journal came out of Ireland and tracked a sample of about 1,000 comparable middle-aged men over 10 years. Those men who enjoyed the highest frequency of orgasm had a death rate half that of the others. So consider how “Show up Naked with Food” suggests that making love with your husband as much as he desires as an indicator of your appreciation and concern for him… well there is empirical evidence that it may even add years to his life.

There have been many studies conducted that show that having sex even a few times a week has an correlation or causal relationship with the following:

- Reduced risk of heart disease: A Queens University study found that having sex three or more times a week reduces a man’s risk of heart attack or stroke by half.
- Weight loss, overall fitness: E-R-Exercise, E-R-Exercise! Perhaps the bed is the best piece of workout equipment you own! A good mauling can burn up to 200 plus calories- (the equivalent of running 15 minutes) The equivalent of 6 huge Hamburgers can be worked off by ‘doing it’ three times a week for an entire year. Boosts of testosterone often occur from sex and leads to stronger muscle tone. It is like a positive cycle- more sexy time = better body, better body = more sexy time.
- Reduced depression: Some studies have indicated that those who enjoy a healthy sex life also have less of a propensity toward depression. I sure know it makes me smile!
- Pain-relief: Oxytocin is this awesome hormone that increases greatly as a consequence to orgasm, as a result endorphins are produces and help to alleviate the pain of everything from including migraines- so again having a headache perhaps is not the best excuse you should use if you are needing one.
- Boosted immune system: Wilkes University in Pennsylvania says people who have sex at least twice show higher levels of a specific antibody, which could translate into less sick day.
- Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer: The British Journal of Urology International published a study that claims guys in their 20s can reduce their risk of getting prostate cancer by a third if they have a physical ‘release’ five times a week.

There are health benefits specifically for women as well. Regular sessions can not only firm your stomach and that cute bum and has said to help to improve posture. I have been told it helps your skin and many other wonderful side effects. I have even read about the fact that women who abstain can be exposed to some physical risks. It can also help you get better sleep which is linked to a myriad of health benefits. But my personal favorite reason of all is that it can enhance your marriage relationship!

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