Saturday, May 15, 2010

Regular sex research

It shows men who indulge in regular lovemaking are up to 45 per cent less likely to develop life-threatening heart conditions than men who have sex once a month or less.

The study, of over 1,000 men, shows sex appears to have a protective effect on the male heart but did not examine whether women benefit too.
Although sex has long been regarded as good for physical and mental health, there has been little scientific evidence to show the full benefits that frequent intercourse can have on major illnesses such as heart disease.
In the latest study, scientists at the New England Research Institute in Massachusetts, tracked the sexual activity of men aged between 40 and 70 who were taking part in a long-term project called the Massachusetts Male Ageing Study, which began back in 1987.
At regular points over a 16-year period, each man was quizzed on how often they had sex and then checked for signs of heart disease.
Researchers took into account other risk factors, such as their age, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
The results, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, showed men who made love at least twice a week were much less likely to have heart disease than those whose sexual encounters were limited to once a month or less.
In a report on their findings, researchers said the benefits of sex could be due to both the physical and emotional effects on the body.
Men with the desire for frequent sexual activity and who are able to engage in it are likely to be healthier.
But sex in some forms has a physical activity component that might directly serve to protect cardiovascular health.
Also, men who have frequent sex might be more likely to be in a supportive intimate relationship and this might improve health through stress reduction and social support.
And sex once or twice a week in winter can boost the immune system and reduce the chances of catching colds and flu, according to researchers at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania.
They found it boosted levels of immunoglobulin A or IGA which binds to organisms that invade the body and then activates the immune system to destroy them.


So now you know or do you? 

One might suspect that some of the participants exaggerated their frequency of sexual activity

In fact what men do not?

Leaving the boasting aside the researchers have not considered the negative effects of sex

To make positive statements about the desirability of frequent sex in such a narrow context is maybe not so smart

For example anyone interested in evolving spiritually can forget having regular or frequent sex

The effect of orgasm along the spinal cord impacts on the pineal gland and this is damaging

Increasing one's sensitivity in other areas is not improved by frequent sex

If the sex is with one partner fine provided that partner is healthy

If the sex is with multiple or casual partners then this alone introduces problems of mixing energy with that person and this has negative effects

The observation must be made that while the researchers might be accurate in their narrow conclusions on any broader basis the research is misleading

There are of course myriads of other factors as to why older people enjoy good health

Be careful of blazing solution type headlines

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