Sex is often associated with stress relief and cardiovascular health. There are also many other, smaller-scale health benefits that are believed to come from the neurotransmitters released during the deed. Now, before you go jumping into bed for health's sake, there is one important point you should understand. "When you say, does sexual activity improve health? You have to realize that healthier people tend to have more sex," says Dr. Mohit Khera, an associate professor of urology at Baylor College of Medicine. Many medical professionals actually look at a man's down-there function as an indicator of his overall health, especially his cardiovascular health. So, there is a bit of uncertainty regarding whether sex makes men healthier or if men who are having a lot of sex already possess the supposed health benefits. Now that you're aware of this cause-effect conundrum, read on to see what how more time between the sheets might do you some good.
A 1997 study from Australia found that men who had sex frequently – 2 times a week or more – were 50 percent less likely to die from any cause than men who had it less than once a month. This result stood up even after researchers took into account coronary heart disease, social class, smoking, and blood pressure. Beware, though, because infidelity seems to be linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and, while sudden death by sex is rare, when it does happen, there's a 75 percent chance the deceased was having an extramarital affair.
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