Skip to comments.Study Finds Normal Sexual Relations Have Health Benefit but Not Gay or Other Sex
Posted on 01/27/2006 10:11:47 AM PST by dukeman
PAISLEY, Scotland - Research has long confirmed the health-promoting benefits of sexual intercourse. By strengthening the emotional bond between spouses, regular sexual intercourse has been shown to reduce the risk for heart attack by up to 50% in some studies. A new UK study adds to those findings revealing that only heterosexual intercourse - not homosexual sex or self abuse - has significant stress-reducing effects, as measured by blood pressure responses to stressful situations.
The research conducted by Dr. Stuart Brody from Paisley University is summed up by its title: "Blood pressure reactivity to stress is better for people who recently had penile-vaginal intercourse (PVI) than for people who had other or no sexual activity." Published in the February issue of Biological Psychology, Brody found that blood pressure measured during stressful periods - such as after public speaking or doing "verbal arithmetic" - was significantly reduced in those who had "PVI" within a two-week period. Those who had engaged in the abnormal sexual practices had no alteration of their stress response. On average, a 14 point (systolic) reduction in blood pressure was observed in those who engaged in "PVI" before a stressful event.
"The magnitude of the sexual behaviour effect on BP reactivity is greater than of other factors in the literature," his research stated. "The effects are not attributable simply to the short-term relief afforded by orgasm, but rather, endure for at least a week," he added, as reported by New Scientist. Brody speculated that oxytocin, the "pair-bonding" hormone, released between heterosexual partners may be the reason for the calming effects.
Adding to this have been other reports confirming that not only is heterosexual sex more beneficial than other sexual practices, those benefits are most pronounced among couples in committed, life-long marriages.
A 100-page report, by Dr. Matthew D. Bramlett and his team at U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, Maryland, confirmed that married people, as reported in the Washington Times, "are likely to live longer, engage in less risky behavior, be more health conscious and have more satisfying sexual lives, higher wages and larger savings than unmarried people.
Wowee, who'da thunk it?
"SWM seeks SWF for prolonged PVI"
The left out spanking.
Then why did Bill Clinton need surgery...he should be healthy as a horse.
My wife clipped out this article and gave it to me. She said, "take this to work and show it to the boys. They can make copies and show it to their wives so they can get lucky more often."
My response was, "I don't see anywhere in here where it mentions a wife being involved."
An amazingly astute grasp of the obvious.
" self abuse "?
To each other, or just married in general?
Wow. You are either the bravest chap I know or the most stupid . . .
That's what they mean by self abuse.
"Self abuse"? Unless they're referring to self mutilation this is absurd.
LOL, self abuse, I saw that. Do they mean masturbation? Calling it self abuse is rather silly, LOL.
remember it is PVI, not PLI with monica......and also in a committed relationship......
The article said the benefit is only for normal sexual activity.
No PVI for you! :)
DUH! When will this study be in the MSM? Probably never. The media is so busy pushing the gay agenda they don't care if the truth is suppressed. Some things are meant to be exits only.
Happy, healthy sex in the context of a monogamous relationship is very nice. However, I'm just that wasn't his case..the happy sex part and good relationship.
You are kidding! You mean to say that having a penis inserted up your rectum isn't good for you?
Self abuse doesn't help? Now I gotta find a new hobby!
Nah, spanking is healthy. ;o)
We should disabuse ourselves of the use of self-abuse.
God, I couldn't resist.
Isn't that what they used to call it years ago? (Back in the 50s or so)
Hah! Reminds me of a joke in a Flintstones or Jetsons episode, at Casino, where a contest for the men is being held, the announcer on the loudspeaker says "First prize, a trip to a fabulous island with the girl of your dreams, second prize, a trip with your wife.....
I think they mean intercourse which would leave Bill's preference out. LOL
Unless you were married to this.
That's actually one of my favorite phrases. "There's a fine line between bravery and stupidity."
She thought it was hilarious actually.
That was my thought. What the hell is "self abuse"? Is Life Site News taking the "Every sperm is sacred" viewpoint here? (Cue the Monty Python music...)
Ernest Hollings speaks on the trouble with the internet. "There's too much self abuse goin on around here." /yosemite sam voice.
OOhhh!!! 'Other' sex!!!!!
LOL. And Earnest/Yosemite are probably right!
Yep, you can imagine Ward Cleaver admonishing his sons that way..
This article makes it sound like any type of sex beyond missionary position under the covers with the lights out is bad for your health. How would these geeks know?
Sorry, gotta go now. My hands are busy on another website.
In that case, your parents never had to punish you when you were growing up.
Me, I was scared for my life whenever I knew that I was going to get it from my Mom.
Whackjobs come in all packages. :-)
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Gee, ya think?
Link sent to wife.
Though, it does sound rather silly in this day and age, no?
Does this even apply when the man's done in 11 seconds leaving woman wondering what happened?
I think they're referring to the general cycle of foreplay, intercourse, afterglow etc...which means just about anything going on between heterosexual, committed couples along with it. As opposed to gay sex, one-night stands, or a quick, under-the-desk BJ.
You mean, other than the fact that they've got data to back up their assertions, and you don't?
I kinda got lost on the other sex part too.
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