This is why we should all be having sex!

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Registered: 07-16-2001
This is why we should all be having sex!
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Fri, 10-21-2011 - 12:35pm

Or, maybe more accurately why we all WANT to be having sex!

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/sex/why-sex-is-so-important-to-us-2591452/

Just a little tidbit from it...

"Sex is designed to make you feel good. Really, really good. To start, consider...

  • Men who have sex three times a week can decrease their heart attack and stroke risk by 50 percent.
  • Women who enjoy sex tend to live longer than those who don’t. Great sex makes your body feel about two to eight years younger! This is the same for men who have 150 to 350 orgasms per year (compared to the average of once a week).
  • Orgasms appear to help decrease general pain.
  • When you increase sex from once a month to once a week, it’s the happiness equivalent of adding $50,000 to your income for a typical American."

Maybe this is why they say married people live longer!

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 10-21-2011 - 1:36pm

Well I'd be willing to do it to improve my health. :)

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Fri, 10-21-2011 - 1:43pm
Me too! You'd think it wouldn't be so difficult to find a willing and decent partner, considering the benefits!
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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2010
Fri, 10-21-2011 - 7:37pm

Is it really so difficult?

dragowoman

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 5:17pm
I don't mean to be crass, but what about masturbation? Can't single people take matters into their own hands? Wouldn't it have the same results regarding health and longevity?
Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 7:06pm

That's a good question.

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2010
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 7:27pm

As I understand the research the answer is

dragowoman

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 8:02pm

What is so difficult is finding someone sometimes.

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 10:31am
"I'd think that if masturbation counted, men would be living forever!" So true, ha-ha!