Good Sex Is A Cure-All
Sex is good for you. Good sex is even better for you. I know in my own life if I was feeling bad – from depression to a headache – I always tried the sex cure first and then would pop some pills if that didn’t work. My friends (not my boyfriends however) would say that I was crazy, but new research seems to back up my sex treatment:
Making love could be one of the few pleasures in life that is genuinely good for you, say researchers.
Not only does a healthy sex life boost mood, but there is growing evidence to show it boosts your physical well-being, too – from increasing longevity to reducing the risk of erectile dysfunction and even heart attack.
Only last month, researchers at Nottingham University concluded that men who kept up a regular sex life in their 50s were also at lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
Having more sex might increase immunity from colds and flu.
Having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of immunoglobulin A, or IgA, a substance found in saliva and the nasal lining thought to help our immune systems fight colds and flu.
In one study, scientists asked 11 volunteers how often they had had sex over the previous month, then measured levels of IgA in their saliva.
Those who had sex once a week or less had a slight increase, compared with those who abstained; but those who made love more often had 30 per cent higher levels.
While all researchers aren’t convinced on the exact findings, overall the consensus seems to be that healthy and good sex are good for you. And by healthy and good they mean safe and with a steady partner. Those who romped too much, with too many people and without protection were shown to have negative health effects.
So the next time you have a headache or feel the sniffles coming on, try that sex cure. Who knows, you may just be happier and healthier for it.
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