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Study Finds Normal Sexual Relations Have Health Benefit but Not Gay or Other Sex
Life Site News ^ | 1/26/06 | Terry Vanderheyden

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.


TOPICS: Education; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: health; homosexualagenda; pvi; riskybehavior
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1 posted on 01/27/2006 10:11:50 AM PST by dukeman
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To: dukeman
BUMP!

bump...bump....bump....

2 posted on 01/27/2006 10:13:21 AM PST by lawgirl (She's more fun than Colorado and more far out than Maine.....)
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To: dukeman

Wowee, who'da thunk it?


3 posted on 01/27/2006 10:13:44 AM PST by Zhangliqun (Hating Bush does not count as a strategy for defeating Islamic terrorism.)
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To: dukeman
PVI? is that a new acrynom in singles personals?

"SWM seeks SWF for prolonged PVI"

5 posted on 01/27/2006 10:14:54 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: dukeman

The left out spanking.


6 posted on 01/27/2006 10:15:15 AM PST by pissant
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To: dukeman

Then why did Bill Clinton need surgery...he should be healthy as a horse.


7 posted on 01/27/2006 10:15:29 AM PST by CWOJackson
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To: dukeman
"Hey, baby...how 'bout you and me set sail for PVIsland?"
8 posted on 01/27/2006 10:15:56 AM PST by Physicist
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To: dukeman

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."


9 posted on 01/27/2006 10:16:40 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Hey liberals, you be straight trippin. I get paid to get in your business.)
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To: dukeman

An amazingly astute grasp of the obvious.


10 posted on 01/27/2006 10:16:50 AM PST by DesertSapper (was staunch Republican . . . now looking for real Conservatives)
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To: dukeman

" self abuse "?


11 posted on 01/27/2006 10:16:59 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: dukeman
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.

To each other, or just married in general?

12 posted on 01/27/2006 10:17:36 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Wow. You are either the bravest chap I know or the most stupid . . .


13 posted on 01/27/2006 10:17:56 AM PST by DesertSapper (was staunch Republican . . . now looking for real Conservatives)
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To: pissant
The left out spanking.

That's what they mean by self abuse.

14 posted on 01/27/2006 10:18:05 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Hey liberals, you be straight trippin. I get paid to get in your business.)
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To: dukeman

"Self abuse"? Unless they're referring to self mutilation this is absurd.


15 posted on 01/27/2006 10:18:07 AM PST by Lee_Marvin
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To: Pessimist

LOL, self abuse, I saw that. Do they mean masturbation? Calling it self abuse is rather silly, LOL.


16 posted on 01/27/2006 10:18:21 AM PST by Paradox (Liberalism IS a religion.)
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To: CWOJackson

remember it is PVI, not PLI with monica......and also in a committed relationship......


17 posted on 01/27/2006 10:18:24 AM PST by vin-one (REMEMBER the WTC !!!!!!!!)
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To: CWOJackson
Then why did Bill Clinton need surgery...he should be healthy as a horse.

The article said the benefit is only for normal sexual activity.

18 posted on 01/27/2006 10:18:33 AM PST by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
My response was, "I don't see anywhere in here where it mentions a wife being involved."

No PVI for you! :)

19 posted on 01/27/2006 10:18:39 AM PST by IamConservative (Who does not trust a man of principle? A man who has none.)
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To: dukeman

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.


20 posted on 01/27/2006 10:19:02 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Native Texan)
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To: CWOJackson

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.


21 posted on 01/27/2006 10:19:32 AM PST by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: dukeman

You are kidding! You mean to say that having a penis inserted up your rectum isn't good for you?


22 posted on 01/27/2006 10:19:34 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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To: Pessimist

Self abuse doesn't help? Now I gotta find a new hobby!


23 posted on 01/27/2006 10:19:47 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Nah, spanking is healthy. ;o)


24 posted on 01/27/2006 10:19:53 AM PST by pissant
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To: dukeman

We should disabuse ourselves of the use of self-abuse.

God, I couldn't resist.


25 posted on 01/27/2006 10:20:19 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Paradox

Isn't that what they used to call it years ago? (Back in the 50s or so)


26 posted on 01/27/2006 10:20:29 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
"My response was, "I don't see anywhere in here where it mentions a wife being involved."

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.....

27 posted on 01/27/2006 10:20:31 AM PST by Paradox (Liberalism IS a religion.)
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To: CWOJackson

I think they mean intercourse which would leave Bill's preference out. LOL


28 posted on 01/27/2006 10:21:40 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: dukeman; mad puppy
Study Finds Normal Sexual Relations Have Health Benefit but Not Gay or Other Sex

Unless you were married to this.


29 posted on 01/27/2006 10:21:41 AM PST by SirChas (I seem to be rapidly approaching the apex of my mediocre career)
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To: DesertSapper

That's actually one of my favorite phrases. "There's a fine line between bravery and stupidity."

She thought it was hilarious actually.


30 posted on 01/27/2006 10:26:16 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Hey liberals, you be straight trippin. I get paid to get in your business.)
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To: Pessimist

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...)


31 posted on 01/27/2006 10:28:21 AM PST by shempy (EABOF)
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To: pissant

Ernest Hollings speaks on the trouble with the internet. "There's too much self abuse goin on around here." /yosemite sam voice.


32 posted on 01/27/2006 10:29:43 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Hey liberals, you be straight trippin. I get paid to get in your business.)
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To: dukeman

OOhhh!!! 'Other' sex!!!!!


33 posted on 01/27/2006 10:30:09 AM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

LOL. And Earnest/Yosemite are probably right!


34 posted on 01/27/2006 10:31:11 AM PST by pissant
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To: Pessimist
"Isn't that what they used to call it years ago? (Back in the 50s or so)"

Yep, you can imagine Ward Cleaver admonishing his sons that way..

35 posted on 01/27/2006 10:34:15 AM PST by Paradox (Liberalism IS a religion.)
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To: HitmanNY

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?


36 posted on 01/27/2006 10:37:32 AM PST by Callahan
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To: pissant

Sorry, gotta go now. My hands are busy on another website.


37 posted on 01/27/2006 10:37:39 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Hey liberals, you be straight trippin. I get paid to get in your business.)
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To: pissant
spanking is healthy.

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.

38 posted on 01/27/2006 10:38:13 AM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Callahan

Whackjobs come in all packages. :-)


39 posted on 01/27/2006 10:42:21 AM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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40 posted on 01/27/2006 11:29:27 AM PST by DBeers ()
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To: dukeman; Slings and Arrows; Dashing Dasher; martin_fierro; MikeinIraq
Study Finds Normal Sexual Relations Have Health Benefit but Not Gay or Other Sex

Gee, ya think?

41 posted on 01/27/2006 11:43:52 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (The opposite of Progress is Congress)
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To: SirChas

Link sent to wife.

Heading home.


42 posted on 01/27/2006 12:00:54 PM PST by mad puppy ( The Southern border needs to be a MAJOR issue in 2006 and 2008)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
You are kidding! You mean to say that having a penis inserted up your rectum isn't good for you?
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Only if the penis belongs to a male.
43 posted on 01/27/2006 12:42:27 PM PST by Cheburashka
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To: Pessimist
Yep. And in some circles, that's what it's still referred to.

Though, it does sound rather silly in this day and age, no?

44 posted on 01/27/2006 12:43:16 PM PST by rzeznikj at stout (This is a darkroom. Keep the door closed or you'll let all the dark out...)
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To: dukeman

Does this even apply when the man's done in 11 seconds leaving woman wondering what happened?


45 posted on 01/27/2006 12:43:26 PM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: Callahan

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.


46 posted on 01/27/2006 12:45:39 PM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: Callahan
How would these geeks know?

You mean, other than the fact that they've got data to back up their assertions, and you don't?

47 posted on 01/27/2006 12:58:11 PM PST by r9etb
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To: dukeman

Bump


48 posted on 01/27/2006 1:17:01 PM PST by tuesday afternoon
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To: dukeman

"other" sex???


49 posted on 01/27/2006 1:48:01 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: MikeinIraq

Yeah,
I kinda got lost on the other sex part too.


50 posted on 01/27/2006 1:49:47 PM PST by najida (Purgeing the world of literacy, one typo at a time.)
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