Healthier Men Want More Sex for More Years
April 03, 2010
According to a new study, healthier men, no matter their age, have better sex more frequently and desire it more often than healthier women -- and a healthier sex life could mean a longer life.
The paper's findings have wide implication for attitudes toward public health and how patients respond to doctors' advice. If a doctor tells a man diagnosed with diabetes or high blood pressure that losing weight could mean five extra years of sex life, that could be a powerful incentive.
Women outlive men by an average of five to six years and without a partner, women are less likely to engage in sex. Also, while there is a cultural acceptance for drugs such as Viagra for men, this is not necessarily the case for women.