You can never have TOO much sex ;-)

Earlier this summer, a British psychologist released research showing that regular sex can make you look seven years younger. But why is it, specifically, that getting frisky between the sheets leads to a longer, healthier life? We decided to have a look at the research. And there’s plenty of it.

As a result, here are six ways sex keeps you younger and healthier. Have anything to add? Let us know in comments.

1) Even just thinking about sex Improves your cognitive abilities.
Dutch researcher Jens Förster found that the release offered by sexual gratification can promote brain growth. Even those who just had sex on their mind performed better on critical thinking exercises. Princeton University research also has showed that sex can stimulate the brain.

2) Sex improves stress levels.
Studies show that people who have sex also exhibit lower blood pressure in stressful situations.

3) Sex stimulates the immune system.
Wilkes University researchers in Pennsylvania found that those who have sex once or twice a week enjoy greater levels of an antibody named immunoglobulin A (IgA) than those who have sex less often. So the next time you feel a cold coming on? Have sex.

4) Sex reduces heart disease.
Research shows that men who have sex at least twice a week can cut their risk of heart disease in half.

5) Sex offers pain relief.
Not only do studies show that sex can reduce headache pain, but Dr. George E. Erlich, an arthritis specialist in Philadelphia, found that 70 percent of arthritis sufferers reported less arthritis pain after sex. Sexual arousal stimulates the adrenal glands to produce more cortisone, which reduces the inflammation that causes pain in joints.

6) Sex helps you sleep better.
According to Laura Berman, director of the Berman Center for Women’s Sexual Health, the endorphins released during sex can make you feel more relaxed — and therefore help you sleep.

Holla! I’m listening!! 19 Easy Ways To Look Younger Instantly

Everyone knows the adage “you’re as young as you feel.” But that doesn’t make the widening disconnect between what you see in the mirror and how you “feel” any easier to take.

We buy boatloads of beauty products and religiously attend yoga classes in an effort to look younger than our years. We try to turn back the clock by eating anti-aging foods and applying sunscreen daily. Ever heard of a vampire facelift? Many people have tried that, too.

No doubt there are lots of tricks out there designed to make us appear younger. That’s why we asked our Facebook fans for their ideas — and we received an avalanche of responses. Take a look at some of our favorites below, and be sure to tell is your own anti-aging secrets in the comments.

1) “Have sex as often as possible,” said Sanna McIvor.

2) “Hang out with people older than me!” said Susan Foster Beste.

3) “Eat really well, enjoy the outdoors with my doggies, spend time with people I love, live, take care of my skin/hair,” said Carmen Quall.

4) “Stay active… if you just keep moving people can’t guess your age:-)” said Barbara Perry.

5) “Solid honey from the jar from a local grower on my face every three nights,” said Renate Lazzaretto.

6) “Drink Water!” said Mildred Van Ness.

7) “Relax a clenched jaw,” said X-ray Iris.

8) “Stand up straight,” said Fran Edens.

9) “Think positive thoughts and use Mary Kay… I’M SERIOUS,” said Iona Warmack.

10) “Zumba,” said Maria Regina Encarnação.

11) “Laugh often, love deeply, and praise God for every day above ground,” said Lorna Ann.

12) “Sleep. Smile. Practice good posture,” said Ana Maria Sierra.

13) “Maintaining slimness with a plant-based diet and light exercise,” said Wendy Holmgren.

14) “Act it!” said Debra Rose.

15) “Retinol at night, sunscreen every day. Exercise a few days per week,” said Marci Myers.

16) “Drink water, no kidding,” said Joanne Ivins.

17) “Take the mirrors off the wall,” said Eric A. Mann.

18) “Healthy diet, good sleeping habits, exercise, and stay in LOVE,” said Nancy Garcia Alvarado.

19) “Lipstick and a smile,” said Denice Loritsch.


This is news?

Men ‘more likely to have affairs than women because they experience stronger sexual impulses’

  • Men have same ability to resist temptation as women
  • But men have stronger desires, psychologists claim
  • Participants had to accept or reject potential partners
  • Scientists then separated effects of impulse & control

Grow Up Boys!!!

Men DO feel worse about themselves when their partners are more successful (but women are fine when the roles are reversed)

  • Men’s self-esteem is related to their female partners’ successes and failures
  • Women’s self-esteem isn’t affected by their partners’ successes or failures
  • Men’s self-esteem takes the biggest hit when they think about a time when their partner succeeded at something at which they failed

Men feel worse about themselves when their female partners succeed, according to a new report.

Men’s subconscious self-esteem is related to their female partners’ successes and failures, the study showed.

However, the same does not ring true for women – they do thrive in the shadow of a successful husband.

Men are more likely to feel subconsciously worse about themselves when their female partner succeeds than when she fails, according to the study published online in the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

However, women’s self-esteem is not affected by their male partners’ successes or failures, according to the research, which looked at heterosexual Americans and Dutch.

‘It makes sense that a man might feel threatened if his girlfriend outperforms him in something they’re doing together, such as trying to lose weight,’ said the study’s lead author, Kate Ratliff, of the University of Florida.

‘But this research found evidence that men automatically interpret a partner’s success as their own failure, even when they’re not in direct competition.’

The researchers studied 896 people in five experiments.

In one experiment, 32 couples from the University of Virginia were given what was described as a ‘test of problem solving and social intelligence’ and then told that their partner scored either in the top or bottom 12 per cent of all university students.

Hearing that their partner scored high or low on the test did not affect what the researchers called participants’ explicit self-esteem – how they said they felt.

Participants were also given a test to determine how they felt subconsciously about their partners’ performance, which the researchers called implicit self-esteem.

In this test, a computer tracked how quickly people associate good and bad words with themselves.

For example, participants with high implicit self-esteem who see the word ‘me’ on a computer screen are more likely to associate it with words such as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ rather than ‘bad’ or ‘dreadful’.

Men are more likely to feel subconsciously worse about themselves when their female partner succeeds than when she fails

Men are more likely to feel subconsciously worse about themselves when their female partner succeeds than when she fails


Men who believed that their partner scored in the top 12 per cent demonstrated significantly lower implicit self-esteem than men who believed their partner scored in the bottom 12 per cent.

Participants did not receive information about their own performance.

Findings were similar in two more studies conducted in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands boasts one of the smallest gender gaps in labour, education and politics, according to the United Nations’ Gender Equality Index.

However, like American men, Dutch men who thought about their partner’s success subconsciously felt worse about themselves than men who thought about their partner’s failure, according to both studies.

In the final two experiments, conducted online, 657 U.S. participants were asked to think about a time when their partner had succeeded or failed.

For example, some participants were asked to think about their partner’s social success or failure, such as being a charming host at a party, or a more intellectual achievement or failure.

In one study, participants were told to think of a time when their partner succeeded or failed at something at which they had succeeded or failed.

When comparing all the results, the researchers found that it didn’t matter if the achievements or failures were social, intellectual or related to participants’ own successes or failures – men subconsciously still felt worse about themselves when their partner succeeded than when she failed.

However, men’s implicit self-esteem took a bigger hit when they thought about a time when their partner succeeded at something while they had failed.

Researchers also looked at how relationship satisfaction affected self-esteem.

Women in these experiments reported feeling better about their relationship when they thought about a time their partner succeeded rather than a time when their partner failed, but men did not.

By Emma Innes


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