That sex reduces stress — or that no sex increases stress — is hardly a new observation. A team of German researchers, though, is arguing that sexual frustration is a complex phenomenon not to be underestimated. It can precipitate a downward spiral, pulling couples helplessly and unbeknownst into a swirling vortex of all work and no nookie.
“If you have more than 200 orgasms a year, you can reduce your physiologic age by six years,” Dr. Oz says. He bases the number on a study done at Duke University that surveyed people on the amount and quality of sex they had. “They looked at what happened to folks that are having a lot of intercourse over time, and the fact is, it correlated.”
A study by Gordon G. Gallup, Ph.D. concludes that:
women who do not use condoms during sex are less depressed and less likely to attempt suicide than are women who have sex with condoms and women who are not sexually active, leads one researcher to conclude that semen contains powerful—and potentially addictive—mood-altering chemicals.
And apparently 100 days of straight sex can save a marriage.
And according to the guardian:
Forget Sudoku, crossword puzzles and computer games. If you really want to train your brain, then eat dark chocolate, have plenty of sex and follow the Scandinavian example of having cold meat for breakfast.
The growing numbers of people who are trying to strengthen their mental ability through ‘brain training’ should also avoid cannabis, watching soap operas, hanging out with serial complainers or pursuing fat-free diets, according to a new book on getting ‘brain-fit’.
Many of the suggestions in Teach Yourself Training Your Brain are surprising, such as cuddling a baby, cheating at school, reading out loud and doing your university degree in business studies. Co-authors Terry Horne and Simon Wootton say their recommendations are based on and backed by the latest research by leading experts around the world.
Psychology Today, Crying Over Spilled Semen, Why women who don’t use condoms feel happier. Tiffany Kary
Oprah, The Dr. Oz Health Quiz, How often should you have sex?
Spiegel.de, GERMAN LOVE STUDY, No Sex Leads To Less Sex, Research Shows, May 14, 2007
ABCnews, Finding Love Again With 100 Days of Sex, Career-Focused Couple’s Radical Attempt to Revive Relationship, NICK HAZELL, June 1, 2007
How to get your brain up to speed Cold meat and chocolate will get your mind fit … and sex is handy too, according to a new book, Denis Campbell, health correspondent, The Observer, Sunday December 2 2007