The Best Reason to Have Sex? Immortality?

It looks like we need to keep the juices flowing in order to stay younger.   A recent post from MensJournal.com is stating that orgasms are the spurting fountain of youth, and we have it all right in our hands.

 

As it turns out, the benefits of sex are a factor in all three categories of male mortality – heart disease, cancer, and environmental causes (stress, accident, suicide) – and plenty of scientists are pushing the idea that the more sex you have the longer you'll live. The Johnny Appleseed of the theory is Michael Roizen, a 62-year-old doctor who chairs the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

"For men, the more the better," he says. "The typical man who has 350 orgasms a year, versus the national average of around a quarter of that, lives about four years longer." And more than those extra four years, Roizen says, the men will feel eight years younger than their contemporaries. Is there an optimal number of orgasms for the average man? Roizen suggests, with a straight face, that 700 a year could add up to eight years to your life. This is an ambitious prescription: The average American adult male has sex just 81 times a year.

Roizen's formula may be new, but the benefits of sex and orgasms have been tracked for years, and there's some compelling hard evidence to back Roizen's claims. A Swedish study done in the '80s found that 70-year-olds who made it to 75 were the ones still having sex, and a Duke University study that followed 252 people over 25 years concluded that "frequency of intercourse was a significant predictor of longevity."

But the big kahuna of longevity studies was completed just 10 years ago in Wales. British scientists interviewed nearly 1,000 men in six small villages about their sexual frequency, then arranged for all death records to be forwarded so the scientists could record their life spans. Ten years later they determined that men who had two or more orgasms a week had died at a rate half that of the men who had orgasms less than once a month. "Sexual activity seems to have a protective effect on men's health," the researchers concluded. – MensJournal.com

Head over to MensJournal.com for more info on what skeptics think about these studies, the science behind the studies, and do studies differ the research between sex with another person and masturbation when it comes to orgasms?

No, you cannot be immortal if you have sex 3 times a week or more, but why not try, right?

With 365 days in the year and 700 orgasms … I better get to work.

 

 

h/t:  MensJournal.com

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