The Health Benefits of Sex

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Stacey Colino on Feb 23, 2009 at 1:38PM

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The Health Benefits of Sex

Neil Beckerman

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Feels Good, Good for You

When Marvin Gaye sang about “Sexual Healing,” he didn’t know the half of it. Besides being one of life’s greatest pleasures and a boon to intimacy with your partner, a satisfying sex life also can enhance your health in numerous ways. Sure, it can burn calories, relieve stress and help you fall asleep more easily, but these health-promoting effects are just the tip of the iceberg. Learn other healthy reasons to slip between the sheets with your honey.

Reviewed by: Joanne Poje Tomasulo, M.D., ACOG

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