3 Sex times a week helps you live longer!

Midweek Sport - - CLASSIFIED SECTION - By RACHEL SPENCER

HAV­ING a shag three times a week will help you live longer – ac­cord­ing to top sex­perts.

Bonk boffins have long told us about the virtues of a good knee-trem­bler, ex­plain­ing how a du­vet rum­ble can help beat colds and flu.

But now nosy bed­room an­a­lysts ac­tu­ally reckon a bunk-up thrice weekly can ac­tu­ally in­crease your life ex­pectancy.

Sci­en­tists at the Univer­sity of Pavia in Italy found that test sub­jects who get balls-deep in their part­ners ex­hib­ited height­ened lev­els of nerve growth – which is cru­cial to a hu­man’s well­be­ing and men­tal alert­ness.

Re­searchers ex­am­ined the blood plas­mas of three dif­fer­ent groups – those who had re­cently fallen in love, those in long-term re­la­tion­ships and sin­gles.

The first group – who were get­ting it on an aver­age three times a week – showed sig­nif­i­cantly higher lev­els of nerve growth com­pared to set­tled cou­ples or sin­gles.

But the lev­els fell the longer a cou­ple stayed to­gether, sug­gest­ing clear health ben­e­fits dur­ing the first flushes of love.

The study, “Raised Plasma Nerve Growth Fac­tors As­so­ci­ated With Early Stage Ro­man­tic Love”, con­cluded that lev­els of nerve health were “sig­nif­i­cantly higher in sub­jects in love than in ei­ther the sub­jects with long-last­ing re­la­tion­ships or the sub­jects with no re­la­tion­ships”.

Re­la­tion­ship ex­pert Tracey Cox, who has her own range of sex toys with saucy on­line firm Love­honey.co.uk , said an or­gasm a day re­ally did keep the doc­tor away.

Re­laxed

She added: “Lev­els of the hor­mone oxy­tocin rise about 500 per cent dur­ing sex, mak­ing us feel re­laxed and also aid­ing sleep.

“And reg­u­lar, sat­is­fy­ing sex boosts the im­mune sys­tem.

“We have fewer colds, lus­trous hair, clear, bright eyes, good mus­cle tone, great skin – and it does burn calo­ries! Around 80 calo­ries per in­ter­course ses­sion.

“Men who have three or more or­gasms a week tend to live sig­nif­i­cantly longer than those who only have one or none.”

Pro­lific sexbomb Sarah B, a palm-stretch­ing 34D, says she’s do­ing her bit to en­sure her man en­joys a long and healthy life.

The 26-year-old, from Brighton, re­vealed: “I don’t know about three times a week, I pester my man ev­ery day for sex!

“I’ve got a very high li­bido, but for­tu­nately for me he can, usu­ally, keep up.

“It’s not just about stay­ing healthy, for me reg­u­lar sex also makes me feel re­ally close and in­ti­mate with that per­son.

“It makes us hap­pier as a cou­ple and that can only be good for stress lev­els, too.”

UP FOR IT: Sarah B needs sex ev­ery day

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