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A man goes to the doctor one day and tells his doctor that he is experiencing lack of sleep and frequent episodes of stupidity. The doctor performs a routine medical exam and doesn’t find anything wrong. So the doctor sits on the stool and tilts his head. After a few minutes, the doctor asks the man, “How is your sex life?” The man looks at the doctor, dumbfounded, and says, “Great for someone married for twenty years. I get it about four times a year-my birthday, Valentine’s Day, wedding anniversary, and Father’s Day.” The doctor nods his head and pulls out his prescription pad. He writes the man’s prescription on the pad, hands it to him, and tells him to have a good day. When the man gets home, the man and his wife looks at the prescription. It reads, sex at least twice a week. I know that it sounds like a funny joke, and you are probably laughing now. But it is not a joke. Sex is healthy and vital for men.
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Sex is still a dirty word in society. Adults like to shy away from the subject. Most psychologists and relationship therapist write about sex to help people improve their relationships and help couples get freaky. It is time to take a serious analyses of sex.
More and more physicians are releasing valid information about the medical benefits of sex. Apparently, sex is more important for men than women. Furthermore, medical professionals are working towards making sex a valid discussion instead of a dirty little secret. It is almost scary to know that sex is a free medicinal drug to reduce future health risks. Don’t be surprised if your man come home wanting sex more often after reading this article.
Sex Decreases the Risk of Heart Attacks and Lowers Blood Pressure
Heart disease and high blood pressure affect millions of Americans. Studies show that more men in their 40s and 50s are more prone to heart disease and high blood pressure than women.
Closing of the arteries and veins around the heart and the rest of the body decreases blood flow to vital organs. This also affects levels of testosterone in the body, leading to erectile dysfunction. Doctors generally prescribe medication and encourage a lifestyle change.
But sex is new alternative. Studies show that it increase blood flow throughout the body. Medical professionals recommend sex at least 2-3 times a week to increase levels of testosterone and blood flow in the cardiovascular system (Iliades, 2012). Furthermore, the sex helps the body release hormones that affect blood pressure (Iliades, 2012).
Sex Makes You Smarter
Current research shows that sex can improve analytical skills. The brain is the largest organ in the body that is responsible for many basic functions, such as smell, touch, and behavior. The brain is also responsible for sexual desire. Scott Kaufman’s article, Love, Lust, and Creative Thinking, explores the link between sex and cognitive thinking. Remarkably, Kaufman concludes that lust improves analytical skills and creative thing skills (Kaufman, 2009).
Sex Can Decrease the Risk of Prostate Cancer
The next time you see an older man with a younger woman don’t cringe and look disgusted. He is just expanding his lifespan. Prostate cancer affects men in their mid-50s. Like most medical conditions, it is related to family history, ethnicity, and age.
David Samadi’s article, The Link Between Sex and Prostate Cancer, discusses how a healthy sex life in during your 20s can reduce the chances of prostate cancer in the future. His article also discusses that men who have had least 20 partners during their 20s will reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 19%.
In other words, men should ejaculate at least 2-3 times a week (Samadi, 2014). Don’t get upset when your parents can’t babysit your kids. Don’t get disgusted if you find out your parents are still having sex. How do you think you got into the world?
Sex is still taboo in the Western world. Many people think that sex is only for procreation and pleasure. Researchers and sex therapists must focus on the medical benefits of sex. Yes, sex can relieve stress and improve your sex life. But it can also save your life. Consult your primary care physician before becoming sexual active, and always practice safe sex.
- Heather Browning, MBA, BA
Ilades, Chris (31 January 2012). Alternative Medicine. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
Kaufman, Scott B. (10 September 2009). Love, Lust, and Creativity-Love or Lust. Psychology Today. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
Samadi, D. (21 November 2014). The Link Between Sex and Prostate Cancer. Retrieved March 15, 2015.