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Sexual Orgasm Increases Longevity

November 07, 2006 | 23,801 views
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Having regular (and enthusiastic) sex confers a host of measurable physiological advantages to both men and women.

In one of the most credible studies tracking overall health with sexual frequency, the mortality of roughly 1,000 middle-aged men was tracked over the course of a decade.

Men who reported the highest frequency of orgasm experienced half the death rate. Other studies have correlated frequency of sex with, among other benefits:

  • An improved sense of smell
  • A reduced risk of heart disease
  • Weight loss and overall fitness
  • Reduced depression
  • Pain relief
  • Less-frequent colds and flu
  • Better bladder control

In physiological terms, women experience no possibility of "overdosing" and experience no dangers from too much sex. Men, however, can damage their penile tissue with too much rough or forceful sex, especially now that drugs such as Viagra and Levitra can allow for more staying power.

 

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

This interesting Forbes.com piece cites a number of sound medical reasons, based on a number of studies, why having sexual intercourse on a regular basis with a willing partner is a healthier option for both of you, versus abstinence.

This article was "Dugg" last week and was one of the most popular health articles at Digg.com this month.  Digg is one of my favorite sites at finding new information. I really enjoyed the first comment which was:

New pick-up phrase:
Do you want to prolong your life tonight?

You can sign up as a Digg user and can vote on articles. This will help promote some of our future articles on Digg and spread the word about natural health information.

One warning from the article, however, that you would do well to take seriously: if you're having a problem in that part of your life, please don't fall for the hype behind sexual dysfunction medications.

As convenient as they appear, impotence drugs contribute to infertility, heart problems and can even blind you. And taking synthetic hormones in hopes of putting the spring back into your step causes all sorts of terrible health problems too.

If you want to get your sex life back on track (and improve your health as a happy side effect!), here as some natural alternatives to treating sexual dysfunction:

  • The neurotransmitter that causes the sexual message, in men and women, is acetylcholine (ACH). With too little ACH, sexual activity goes down. One way to safely and effectively enhance ACH levels in the body is to take choline supplements (1,000-3,000 mg) and vitamin B5 (500-1,500 mg).

  • Studies have shown active men who engage in regular physical activity lowered their risk of experiencing sexual dysfunction. So start an exercise program guys! Remember, when using exercise as a drug, it is important to set a goal of 60 to 90 minutes per day, every day. Obviously, depending on your current condition, you may need to work slowly up to this level.

  • Optimize your diet based on your body's unique nutritional type. We each have a unique nutritional type and each type demands varying ratios of macronutrients (fats, proteins and carbohydrates) to function optimally. This is why you may respond well to a low-carb diet while your friend on the same exact diet may not.

  • Because sexual dysfunction can worsen due to stress and anxiety, take control of your emotions by learning the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), the proven energy psychology tool I use daily in my practice. EFT is a psychological acupressure technique that can help you to effectively address your stress-related thoughts and leave you feeling calmer and more able to face your challenges.


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