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.

Men's Health (Singapore) - - CONTENTS -

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.

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