Sex Helps You Stay Young

A couple kissing

For I am divided for love’s sake, for the chance of union. –AL I:29

Cosmopolitan and PsyPost report that a recent study by Tomás Cabeza de Baca, Elissa S. Epel, Theodore F. Robles, Michael Coccia, Amanda Gilbert, Eli Puterman, and Aric A. Prather indicates that sex is good for your overall health, and may in fact reduce aging. The research compared the length of telomeres, which are DNA strand protectors, for 129 women in committed relationships. Because telomeres shorten as you age, they are considered a reliable measure of health. The shorter the telomeres, the more likely a person might be to develop a degenerative disease leading to premature death.

In fact, the article abstract notes that high-quality relationships benefit both physical and mental health. Further, mental and physical health improve with frequency of sex.

O man! refuse not thy wife, if she will! –AL I:41 

Learn more:

Amen: Sex Once Per Week Could Slow Aging.
Study finds sexual intimacy is associated with longer telomere length in women.
Sexual intimacy in couples is associated with longer telomere length.


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