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1. Sex Relieves Stress
A big health benefit of sex is lower blood pressure and overall stress reduction, according to researchers from Scotland who reported their findings in the journal Biological Psychology. They studied 24 women and 22 men who kept records of their sexual activity. Then the researchers subjected them to stressful situations -- such as speaking in public and doing verbal arithmetic -- and noted their blood pressure response to stress.
Those who had intercourse had better responses to stress than those who engaged in other sexual behaviors or abstained.
Another study published in the same journal found that frequent intercourse was associated with lower diastolic blood pressure in cohabiting participants. Yet other research found a link between partner hugs and lower blood pressure in women.
2. Sex Boosts Immunity
Good sexual health may mean better physical health. Having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A or IgA, which can protect you from getting colds and other infections. Scientists at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., took samples of saliva, which contain IgA, from 112 college students who reported the frequency of sex they had.
Those in the "frequent" group -- once or twice a week -- had higher levels of IgA than those in the other three groups -- who reported being abstinent, having sex less than once a week, or having it very often, three or more times weekly.
3. Sex Burns Calories
Thirty minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more. It may not sound like much, but it adds up: 42 half-hour sessions will burn 3,570 calories, more than enough to lose a pound. Doubling up, you could drop that pound in 21 hour-long sessions.
"Sex is a great mode of exercise," says Patti Britton, PhD, a Los Angeles sexologist and president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Therapists. It takes work, from both a physical and psychological perspective, to do it well, she says. [ex/]
Originally posted by Bluebelle
I think the slogan is a little umm 'misleading', but at least an attempt at damage control is being made. The general idea seems to be that you cant actually stop young people from having sex, so why not just give them all the information there is, but obviously in a more age-appropriate manner.
I dont agree in the slightest that only parents should talk to their children about sex. Parents arent always completely in the know about sex, stds etc.. and there's also the point that alot of parents will let their own personal opinion of what they feel their child should be doing or not not doing, influence what they tell their child.
Or am I just a prude?
Originally posted by whaaa
That would be my guess. Most kids by the time they are 9yrs. of age have a working knowledge of sex; learned from active discussions or experimentation with their friends.
IMO one of main reasons that western society is filled with mental illness, guilt, war, and many other ugly things such as obsessive/compulsive commercialism and just down right meanness, is because of repressed sexual feelings and intellectual constipation when it comes to sexual expression.
Originally posted by Discotech
They aren't old enough, mature enough and experienced to understand the consequences of their actions at that age which is why they are still kids and not adults.
Do you agree with this? The pamphlet is arguing that sex or masturbation twice a week is good for kids, and for cardio vascular health.
I think there are PLENTY of other ways for kids to get a heart healthy workout as teens myself!!!
Originally posted by 5thElement
But, they are old enough to buy them a shotgun for their birthday and teach them how to hunt and kill ?
Yep, because in USA violence is always more accepted and moral then sex
Originally posted by BlueBelle
Whether people like it or not, some kids will still go out and have underage sex, how is the Government meant to deal with that?
The booklet might well not work, but something has to be done about all the underage sex & pregnancies, and at least ideas are being tried out.