DON’T BEG FOR IT
A GROWING BODY OF RESEARCH SHOWS THAT REGULAR SEX CAN ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE AND SHARPEN YOUR BRAIN. LET’S GET IT ON.
EVERY GUY WANTS MORE SEX. USE A SMARTER WAY TO GET MORE ACTION WITHOUT SOUNDING PATHETIC.
Too often, the emphasis is on what we can do for others. Admittedly, the health benefits of altruism are well established – it can lower your cholesterol (Harvard) and reduce your Alzheimer’s disease risk (University of Calgary). But not all boosts need to be sacrificial. Research suggests a little self-love can work wonders, too. A study conducted by epidemiologists from the University of Bristol and Queen’s University Belfast revealed that regular sex can halve your chance of death, from any cause, over a 10-year period. The researchers found that for every 100 orgasms that a man has in a year, his mortality risk falls by as much as 36%.
The role of sex as a health panacea goes beyond the release of (very) happy hormones. Research published in the journal Plos One suggests that it stimulates the growth of brain cells in the hippocampus, the region associated with memory, potentially helping to prevent the advance of dementia. Add to this the news that having sex at least twice a week can halve your heart attack risk and that regular ejaculation can significantly reduce your likelihood of prostate cancer, and the sense of invincibility you feel in the immediate aftermath makes a lot more sense.
Sex can reduce these health risks in a few (but definitely enough) minutes. So go at it as if your life depended on it.