Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Good sex today keeps the doctor away

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I’ve never had a bad day after a good night and, fortunately for me, I haven’t had a bad day in about four days. :-)

Well, apparently, there are more benefits to having sex than having good mornings after. I found this article on MSNBC.com which asserts that good sex is not only good, it’s good for you. I've saved you time by highlighting (in red) its important points. Essentially it says, the more (safe) sex, the better!!!

Here’s a snippet:

1. Easing depression and stress

Bass says this is pretty definite. “The release from orgasm does much to calm people. It helps with sleep, and that is whether we talk about solo sex or sex with a partner,” she says.

But wait, there’s more. A recent study of college students at the State University of New York in Albany suggests that semen acts as an antidepressant. Females in the study who were having sex without condoms (see safe sex caution, above) had fewer signs of depression than women who used condoms or abstained from sex.

“These data are consistent with the possibility that semen may antagonize depressive symptoms,” the authors wrote, “and evidence which shows that the vagina absorbs a number of components of semen that can be detected in the bloodstream within a few hours of administration.”

I kid you not, ladies. Semen is good stuff. It gives a shot of zinc, calcium, potassium, fructose, proteins -- a veritable cornucopia of vitality!

2. Relieving pain

Orgasm is a powerful pain-killer.
Oxytocin, a natural chemical in the body that surges before and during climax, gets some of the credit, along with a couple of other compounds like endorphins.

According to a study by Beverly Whipple, professor emeritus at Rutgers University and a famed sexologist and author, when women masturbated to orgasm “the pain tolerance threshold and pain detection threshold increased significantly by 74.6 percent and 106.7 percent respectively.”

3. Boosting cardio health

I can’t resist another plug for semen. It’s possible that male goo can lower blood pressure Another recent study found that women who gave their men oral sex, and swallowed, had a lower risk of preeclampsia, the dangerously high blood pressure that sometimes accompanies pregnancy.

No, I’m not making this up. “The present study shows that oral sex and swallowing sperm is correlated with a diminished occurrence of preeclampsia,” said the Dutch authors.

See? We told you it was good for you.

There have been other studies showing that sex lowers blood pressure, and might even protect against strokes because of its stress-relieving ability.

But when we think of sex and the cardio system, we tend to think of poor old Nelson Rockefeller having a heart attack in flagrante delicto. Well, not only does that hardly ever happen, but sex might actually protect the heart. A 2002 report from a large British population of men said “some protection from fatal coronary events may be an added bonus” of frequent sexual intercourse.

4. Countering prostate cancer

Over the past few years, several journals have published studies showing that the more ejaculations the better.

Now the Journal of the American Medical Association no less, has reported that “high ejaculation frequency was related to decreased risk of total prostate cancer.” It doesn’t matter how a man climaxes -- intercourse or masturbation. So next time he says, “Really, honey, it’s therapy,” he could be telling the truth.

5. Healing wounds

Some evidence suggests sex can be rejuvenating to the point of helping wounds to heal faster. Several experiments have shown that oxytocin can help even stubborn sores, like those suffered by diabetics, to heal by regenerating certain cells.

6. Fighting aging

Maybe it’s the rejuvenation, maybe the happiness, maybe all of the above. One thing’s for sure: “Use it or lose it” is literally true. For example, postmenopausal women often suffer from “vaginal atrophy,” which is what it sounds like and can lead to all sorts of complications like What’s one way to prevent it? More intercourse.

Sex is a form of exercise, after all, and like all exercise, it burns calories and can help battle the onslaught of the years. In fact, nursing home experts say they wish oldsters would have more sex.

Can sex really make you live longer? Maybe. In the same population of British men I cited earlier, researchers found a 50 percent reduction in overall mortality in the group of men who said they had the most orgasms. There was a dose response: the more orgasms, the better.

Of course, as Kinsey’s Bass reminds us, it could be that these blokes were just healthier and felt like having sex more often. But since there’s no evidence that lots of sex is bad for you, what have you got to lose?

MSNBC.com - Not just good, but good for you.


Kensilo said...

Dang, who ever did this article was in depth. Can we say "well informed". : - )

yet another black guy said...

look at you, start gettin' some and now you just got to act a fool! i ain't mad at'cha, go 'head on.

Mr. Jones said...

ken - the author is from the Kinsey Institute for research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at IU in Bloomington. I'd love to do research. lol.

yabg - I know, I know...lol. I just happened to stumble across this article this morning.

TheBlacks said...

Well Damn ... I need to get started ASAPronto!

Anonymous said...

me too!

D.LavarJames said...

I remember taking a course in college called You and your Sexuality, and we talked about a lot of these points. Come to think of it, it was the ONLY class I had in college that I had perfect attendance, lol

And who knew semen had all those nutrients, LMAO

life said...


Soldier said...

i agree with this... lol I am very very healthy (wink) :)

thx for stopping by my blog, i now have a new laptop 100% paid for and im workin on my data recovery !

Cocoa Rican said...

No wonder I've been eating like a caged animal, gaining no weight and happy as f*ck!

Kyon Saucier said...

So I suppose I should have more of it with my man than huh? Thanx for he post Mr. Jones most imformative....

Corey Keith said...

Man, If sex is all it takes to maintain optimum health, I need to get started right away!

ReddMann said...

damn that will explain alot

Darius T. Williams said...

such an appropriate article...keep it up anderson cooper!

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