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How sex can keep you healthy and help you lose weight.

I regularly talk about how sex is soooo physically good for your body. Forget ho good it feels, or how good it is for your relationship, sex is essential for a healthy lifestyle. My friend Dr. Amen says “that is your partner is denying you sex, they should be charged with attempted murder”.

I’ve waxed poetic about the importance of a healthy sex life for a quality life. Go figure, I’m a sex therapist and I think having sex is vital. However, I have every study done in the last 20 years that support this statement. I you aren’t having sex, it has the health impact of being  obese or smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.

Now there is even more reason to boff.

“The fountain of youth can be found between the sheets,” said Dr. Anderson, who, along with the Gamans, runs Executive Medicine of Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  “Frequent intercourse causes the brain to release human growth hormone, which helps maintain youth.”

Dr. Gaman points out that “middle-aged men who have sex five times a week can lower the risk for prostate cancer by 33 percent, compared to those that have sex only five times a month.”

Judy Gaman adds another startling fact: “Vigorous sex three times a week for a year is the equivalent caloric burn as walking 75 miles.”

So it also keeps you fit. The endorphins help boost your immunity. And helps lower your weight. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get naked.