Sex improves your health, study finds

Sex improves your health, study finds

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by Stephanie Stricklen

kgw.com

Posted on January 11, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 12 at 12:25 PM

News flash: Sex is good for you.

Okay, while that makes sense, a new study looked at specific types of sex between specific types of people. Sex makes you healthier.

Studies have shown lots of benefits-- from your heart, to reducing certain cancers, and beyond.

This study-- not yet published from the International Society for Sexual Medicine-- came to us early from the folks at Providence St. Vincent.

Dr. Jeff Penikas, an OB/GYN from Providence St. Vincent said "In our society- sex is something people don't really like to talk about. There are studies about sex, but they are hard to do.

This particular study reviewed older research and tried to spot some trendsIt looked at lots of things, most we won't get into here.

But one point is worth mentioning, said Dr. Penikas, “What's really important is that it's a good sex life and it's a good relationship.”

The people who got the most health benefits of all the groups studied were partnered men and women who had traditional, unprotected sex (as if you were trying to start a family). There may be in women some absorption of the seminal fluid that has an anti-depressant effect," said Dr. Penikas.

Of course, real life takes its toll-- often putting sex on the backburner.

Perhaps, says Dr. Penikas, that's where we need to focus our attention; making it special.

Whatever comes first-- a happy life leading to healthy sex or healthy sex leading to a happy life-- the benefits are real.

That's the PG version. For the adult details, check out my blog.

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