Regular Sex Good for Menís Heart

by VR Sreeraman on  January 9, 2010 at 2:47 PM Sexual Health News
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 Regular Sex Good for Menís Heart
Two sex sessions in a week can reduce risk of heart disease in men, says a new research.

The study showed that men who indulged in regular lovemaking were up to 45 per cent less likely to develop life-threatening heart conditions than those who had sex once a month or less.

In the research of over 1,000 men, scientists found that sex apparently has a protective effect on the male heart but they did not examine whether women benefit too.

Thus, American researchers who carried out the investigation are now calling for doctors to screen men for sexual activity when assessing their risk of heart disease, reports the Telegraph.

Despite sex being considered good for physical and mental health, not much has been scientifically proven about the benefits of frequent intercourse on major illnesses such as heart disease.

In the latest study, scientists at the New England Research Institute in Massachusetts, tracked the sexual activity of men aged between 40 and 70 who were taking part in a long-term project called the Massachusetts Male Ageing Study, which began back in 1987.

Over a 16-year period, each man was regularly quizzed on how often they had sex and then checked for signs of heart disease.

Researchers took into account other risk factors, such as their age, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

The results showed men who made love at least twice a week were much less likely to have heart disease than those whose sexual encounters were limited to once a month or less.

Analyzing the findings, scientists said the benefits of sex could be due to both the physical and emotional effects on the body.

Men with the desire for frequent sexual activity and who are able to engage in it are likely to be healthier, but sex in some forms has a physical activity component that might directly serve to protect cardiovascular health.

Also, men who have frequent sex might be more likely to be in a supportive intimate relationship and this might improve health through stress reduction and social support.

The study was published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

Source: ANI

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I agree with the research findings. Because erection is caused by full flow of blood into the penis by heart's pumping mechanism. It helps a man to prevent Prostate cancer, since semen produced, in the prostate gland, is spent out. Heart when pumping blood before erection, all other internal organs shall get simultaneous flow of blood. Similarly, it applies to females. If the male indulges in pre-coitus activities, like pressing the breasts, buttocks, shoulders, etc., the female can escape the risk of breast cancer.Both shall be healthy and fine minimising the impact of old age or heart ailments.


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