If so try having more sex!
Not a lot of breaking news today. Mostly about the obscenity of war. It is gonna be a “Sexy Sunday”.
Today, many couples are experiencing what is known as the “sexless marriage,” or a marriage in which a couple has sex only a few times each year. But what many of these couples fail to realize is that they are missing out on the benefits that sex provides, not only for reasons of emotional intimacy, but also for its physical benefits.
Sexless marriages are neither normal nor inevitable. Setting aside time for intimacy works for some couples, while others find help from all-natural sex aids, like Magic Power Coffee (magicpowercoffee.com) or Viagra. But if you are looking for additional motivation in the bedroom, simply recall the benefits a healthy sex life can provide that will keep you feeling youthful, longer:
- Weight control. Sex can burn 84 calories in 30 minutes, while also improving heart and muscle strength, flexibility and muscle tone. Having regular sex can be used as a tool for couples who are looking to shed pounds or maintain a healthy weight.
- Pain relief. Before popping another aspirin, think about hopping into bed. Sex naturally releases endorphins and corticosteroids, which can help relieve pain from migraines, menstrual cramps and chronic back problems.
- Better sleep. Making love can help insomniacs fall asleep, and it’s certainly more fun than counting sheep or keeping you partner awake as you toss and turn. Getting enough sleep carries its own health benefits, including healthy weight and blood pressure.
- Stress relief. Sex lowers both blood pressure and overall stress. In a study reported in the journal Biological Psychology, individuals who had intercourse performed better in high-stress situations like public speaking and verbal arithmetic.
- Reduces prostate cancer risk. An Australian study, reported in the British Journal of Urology International, found that 20-something men who led healthy sex lives were less likely to develop prostate cancer later in life.
Teenagers who take virginity pledges are no less sexually active than other teens, according to a new study.
But the results, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggest that virginity pledgers are less likely to protect themselves against pregnancy or disease when they do have sex.
Researchers say the findings suggest that virginity pledges may not significantly affect teenagers’ sexual behavior. Instead, they may decrease the likelihood of teenagers taking precautions, such as using a condom or using birth control, when they do have sex.
Virginity Pledge May Lead to Risky Sex
Researchers say the federal government spends about $200 million annually on abstinence promotion programs, which include virginity pledges. Two previous studies have suggested that virginity pledges can delay sex, but researchers say those studies did not account for pre-existing differences between pledgers and non-pledgers.
In this study, researchers compared the sexual behavior of 289 teenagers who reported taking a virginity pledge in a 1996 national survey to 645 non-pledgers who were matched on more than 100 factors, such as religious beliefs and attitudes toward sex and birth control.
The results showed that five years after taking the virginity pledge:
82% of pledgers denied ever having taken the pledge. Pledgers and matched non-pledgers did not differ in rates of premarital sex, sexually transmitted disease, and oral and anal sex behaviors. Pledgers had 0.1 fewer sexual partners in the past year but did not differ from non-pledgers in the number of lifetime sexual partners and the age of first sex. The biggest difference between the two groups came in the area of condom and birth control use. The study showed that fewer pledgers used birth control or condoms in the past year or any form of birth control the last time they had sex.
Fox News has made a list of the ridiculously obvious sex findings of 2008, which is as follows:
Attractive people probably have more sex
Researchers at the University of Durham in Britain found that men whose faces were more “masculine” and women whose faces were more “attractive” were rated as likelier to have casual sex.
Unplanned pregnancy affects her quality of life
Research in the September issue of Contraception didn’t surprise many when they concluded that unintended pregnancy has adverse effects on a woman’s quality of life.
Porn as sex educator
A study by the Austrian Institute for Sexual Education made a much obvious finding that more than half of Austrian male youth rely on pornography for sex information.
She’s good to ride horses
Research conducted by Dr Shaheen Alanee and colleagues at the University of Minnesota found that horseback riding is not associated with female sexual dysfunction.
Methamphetamine use makes for risky sexual behaviours
While substance abuse has long been associated with risky sexual behaviours, thus it didn’t come as any wonder when research in the Journal of School Health found that using methamphetamine is associated with risky sexual behaviours and adolescent pregnancy.
He said/she said
The long known gender divide on sex was again highlighted in the research in the College Student Journal, which found that men are more likely to think that oral sex is not sex, while women felt that such intimacy was very much sex. On the matter of cybersex, men did not regard it as cheating, while women did. Finally, men thought that the frequency of sex drops in a marriage, while women thought that it stays high.
It’s okay to pressure her
Research by Sheffield University in England [Images] confirmed that teen boys think that it’s all right to pressure girls into sex, and use alcohol for getting them into bed.
Condoms make for less pleasure
Complaints about having to use condoms was again tackled when researchers at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University found that women who used condoms, whether solo or with other hormonal methods, reported decreased sexual pleasure.
Ugh! It’s Brad and Jen all over again
Ridiculous as it may seem, but an investigation conducted at Queen’s University Belfast found the obvious-sexual infidelity was more upsetting for men, whereas emotional unfaithfulness was more distressful for women. Also, it was found that men think that women have sex when they’re in love.
A survey in the September 2008 issue of Contraception found that over 60 percent of 14 to 24-year-old females had never heard of an IUD – intrauterine device. This isn’t mind-blowing given most youth do not receive education on any contraceptives.
Abstinence-only programs do not delay the onset of intercourse
In a Sexuality Research and Social Policy review of 56 studies assessing the impact of comprehensive, STD/HIV education, and abstinence-based sex education programs, it was found that most of these programs did not delay the initiation of sex.
It’s all in your head
Although sexologists have long been saying that Sex is a mind-body-soul experience, with your brain being your biggest sex organ, there was a Portuguese study this year, which reported that men’s concern over erection negatively correlated with sexual arousal. For women, lack of erotic thoughts and failure to control intrusive thoughts were found to impact their sexual response.
Parents want comprehensive sex education
Parents have declared since long that they want their children to get information that protects them from pregnancy, HIV, and STDs. And in the past year, a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health once again found that nine out of 10 parents want their children to be educated on both contraception and abstinence.
My question is: How do I get on the list to get a cash advance to do a sexual study of some sort? Good work if you can get it.
In a study of 3000 people, those who did not regularly eat breakfast in their early teens said they lost their virginity at an average age of 17.5, versus an overall average age of 19 for all Japanese.
Those who had a morning meal when they were younger had their first sexual experience at 19.4 years.
The study, backed by Japan’s health ministry, was aimed at finding ways to curb unwanted pregnancies. It concluded that a stable home life discouraged early sex.
“Those unhappy with their parents – such as for not preparing breakfast – may tend to find a way to release their frustration by having sex,” said Kunio Kitamura, head of the Japan Family Planning Association who led the research.
“If children don’t feel comfortable in their family environment, they tend to go out.”
Young people who start having sex early tended to miss breakfast because they return home late, he said.
A man complaining that impotence tablets he bought did not work has shot and injured a saleswoman at a north Moscow sex shop, Russian media report.
He drew a pistol and shot the woman at least once in the heat of a row over tablets he had apparently bought the day before, a police source said.
He entered the shop on Angarskaya St at around 1800 (1500 GMT) on Wednesday, complaining the tablets he had bought “didn’t help” and demanding both a refund and compensation, an unnamed Moscow police source told Interfax news agency.
When the saleswoman refused his demands and an argument erupted, he produced the gun and shot her once before fleeing from the shop.