Move over anti-wrinkle cream, see ya botox, toodaloo endless facials and body treatments! There’s actually a way more fun and intriguing way in which to stay youthful, and that is… to have sex!
Sounds outlandish, right? Believe it or not, scientists have actually done the research and it totally checks out!
It was found that women who have sex at least once a week are able to slow down the ageing process! Who would have thought? Let’s take a look at the cold, hard facts…
In the scientific journal, Psychoneuroendocrinology, an article was published talking about the way in which sex has a positive impact on the ageing process.
Scientists conducted their research by looking at the length of DNA strand protectors, telomeres, in just under 130 women all in a serious relationship. Each woman had different levels of stress, and were of various ages and body mass indexes.
Now, if you’re a bit lost as to what these DNA strand protectors have to do with ageing - well, the shorter they are, the more likely the chances of premature death.
Back to the study... so these women were asked to keep a daily journal for one week, talking about the ins and outs of their relationship. Things such as levels of intimacy, support, conflict, stress etc. were noted, and taken into account by the researchers.
So, after all the information was gathered, it was found that those who did the deed with their partner once a week, actually had significantly longer telomeres. It was also found that additional factors such as stress, conflict, and communication between the partners played no role in this fact.
So, in short, sex once a week equals a longer life. Period.
And to further prove why sex is a good idea, we’ve compiled a list of all the reasons why you should be embracing the sideways tango!
According to sexual health expert, Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD, sexually active individuals take fewer sick days! Why? Because having sex increases the amount of antibodies in our bodies so that we can fight off those pesky colds and flu.
Do you hate the treadmill? We all do. Having sex however, well that burns around five calories per minute. Hop to it!
Sorry ladies, the age-old excuse of having a headace to get out of sex just won’t work any longer. That’s because sex, or rather an orgasm, is actually a natural pain reliever. According to Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD:
“We’ve found that vaginal stimulation can block chronic back and leg pain, and many women have told us that genital self-stimulation can reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain and in some cases even headache”.
A study found in the Journal of Americal Medical Association found that men who ejaculated at least 21 times per month had a lower chance of getting prostate cancer. That means fun for singles and even more fun for couples is a must!
Hate tossing and turning? Despise counting sheep? Have sex (or jerk off)! After orgasm, your body releases the hormone, prolactin. This hormone gives one a feeling of relaxation, wellbeing, and sleepiness. A win-win.
So, while we encourage you to have all the sex, we are just as big of an advocate for solo time play. After all, a lot of these benefits can be achieved simply by having a wonderful orgasm!
Men, check out the Alexis Amores Vibrating Pussy and Ass for a real-feel solo adventure, or this prostate vibrator from the Anal Fantasy Collection for some good ol’ fashioned me-time.
Sleep well, age gracefully, be healthy and happy, one orgasm at a time. After all, the research is all science-based, who are we to argue with the facts?
Helena Lorimer at JOUJOU