Sex And Sur­vival

Health & Nutrition - - HEART SPECIAL -

A man’s heart may swell with love, but is sex swell for his heart? Pos­si­bly so, ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the United King­dom. Re­searchers eval­u­ated 918 men who were in good gen­eral health when the study be­gan. Each man pro­vided in­for­ma­tion on the fre­quency of his sexual ac­tiv­ity; over the next 10 years, the men who re­ported three or more or­gasms per week en­joyed a 50% lower death rate than the men who ejac­u­lated less of­ten. A re­port from the Mas­sachusetts Male Ag­ing Study agrees that sex may be pro­tec­tive. Among the 952 men with in­tact erec­tile func­tion, men who had sex once a month or less were 45% more likely to de­velop car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease than the men who had sex two or more times a week. The link be­tween sexual ac­tiv­ity and car­diac health was not ex­plained by con­ven­tional car­diac risk fac­tors or a man’s sat­is­fac­tion with his re­la­tion­ships. Although the Amer­i­can and Bri­tish find­ings are heart­en­ing, they do not prove that sex it­self is pro­tec­tive. An­other ex­pla­na­tion is that sexual ac­tiv­ity re­flects a gen­eral sat­is­fac­tion with life that is good for health. And it’s even more likely that the men who had sex in­fre­quently may have been bur­dened by so­cial iso­la­tion or by smok­ing, drink­ing, drug abuse, or dis­eases that im­pair li­bido and po­tency. Men who choose to dis­cuss th­ese stud­ies with their part­ners need not dwell on th­ese ma­jor caveats.

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