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Be who you are and say what you want,
because those who mind don't matter,
and those who matter don't mind.
    Dr. Seuss

In this section are a some essential health tips for you to enjoy your sex life more. It can be so much fun to stay fit and healthy. Most important is that you feel good and comfortable on your journey.

Daily Fun

Daily practice keeps you healthy and fit. So don't hold back. Go for it. Open the path to self-knowledge, self-discovery and spiritual well-being. Forget the old wives tales. People who have positive feelings about their bodies, sex, and masturbation are more likely to be able to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections and other distractions.

Daily exercises give you more pleasure in life and better mental clarity by releasing emotional and physical tension. Combine them with other sports like swimming in clothes or rain running. Do them often as they prepare you for playing with friends later. Enjoy them whenever you have some time. Notice how you get fit and healthy while you gain deeper spiritual understanding.

Essential Education

Americans are overwhelmed by images promoting sexuality. But there is little education about how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. The United States has one of the highest rates of STDs and teenage pregnancies in the world. Denmark has one of the lowest rates of STDs. Their openness about sexuality, and their willingness to teach children about sex at an early age, has helped them prevent sexual diseases.

Educators try to focus on America's ignorance about STDs including genital warts (HPB virus), syphilis, chlamydia and herpes. The lack of sex eduction puts teenagers most at risk. This contrasts sharply with the Danish attitude where sex education begins at a very early age.

Health Benefits

Regular sex practice can bring a variety of positive results. Daily meditation, or at least masturbation, is the key to good physical and mental health.


In one of the most credible studies correlating overall health with sexual frequency, Queens University in Belfast tracked the mortality of about 1,000 middle-aged men over the course of a decade. The study was designed to compare persons of comparable circumstances, age and health. Its findings, published in 1997 in the British Medical Journal, were that men who reported the highest frequency of orgasm enjoyed a death rate half that of the laggards.

Other studies (some rigorous, some less so) purport to show that having sex even a few times a week has an associative or causal relationship with the following:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

In a 2001 follow-on to the Queens University study mentioned above, researchers focused on cardiovascular health. Their finding? That by having sex three or more times a week, men reduced their risk of heart attack or stroke by half. In reporting these results, the co-author of the study, Shah Ebrahim, Ph.D., displayed the well-loved British gift for understatement: "The relationship found between frequency of sexual intercourse and mortality is of considerable public interest."

Weight Loss, Overall Fitness

Sex, if nothing else, is exercise. A vigorous bout burns some 200 calories, about the same as running 15 minutes on a treadmill or playing a spirited game of squash. The pulse rate, in a person aroused, rises from about 70 beats per minute to 150, the same as that of an athlete putting forth maximum effort. British researchers have determined that the equivalent of six Big Macs can be worked off by having sex three times a week for a year. Muscular contractions during intercourse work the pelvis, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck and thorax. Sex also boosts production of testosterone, which leads to stronger bones and muscles. Men's Health magazine has gone so far as to call the bed the single greatest piece of exercise equipment ever invented.

Reduced Depression

Such was the implication of a 2002 study of 293 women. American psychologist Gordon Gallup reported that sexually active participants whose male partners did not use condoms were less subject to depression than those whose partners did. One theory of causality: Prostoglandin, a hormone found only in semen, may be absorbed in the female genital tract, thus modulating female hormones.

Pain Relief

Immediately before orgasm, levels of the hormone oxytocin surge to five times their normal level. This in turn releases endorphins, which alleviate the pain of everything from headache to arthritis to even migraine. In women, sex also prompts production of estrogen, which can reduce the pain of PMS.

Less Frequent Colds and Flu

Wilkes University in Pennsylvania says individuals who have sex once or twice a week show 30% higher levels of an antibody called Immunoglobulin A, which is known to boost the immune system.

Better Bladder Control

Heard of Kegel exercises? You do them, whether you know it or not, every time you stem your flow of urine. The same set of muscles is worked during sex.

Better Teeth

Seminal plasma contains zinc, calcium and other minerals shown to retard tooth decay. We will omit discussion of the mineral delivery system on this page. Suffice it to say that it could be a far richer, more complex and more satisfying experience than squeezing a tube of toothpaste, even with tartar control. Researchers have noted that sexual etiquette usually demands the brushing of one's teeth before and/or after intimacy, which by itself, would help promote better oral hygiene.

Improved Sense of Smell

After sex, production of the hormone Prolactin surges. This in turn causes stem cells in the brain to develop new neurons in the brain's olfactory bulb, its smell center.

Health Benefit Summary

  1. Increases your fitness and vitality.
  2. Sharpens your mental agility.
  3. Supports and helps your prostate.
  4. Reduces stress.
  5. Motivates for better hygiene.
  6. Maintains good pelvic blood flow and strong PC muscles.
  7. Works wonders when a person is having trouble falling asleep.
  8. Stimulates the immune system to build up resistance to infections like the common cold.

Sexual Benefits

  1. Strengthens your sexual center, virility and power.
  2. Corrects erection problems.
  3. Helps you to be in control of your own sexual needs.
  4. Lets you experience non-ejaculatory or "dry" orgasms.
  5. Lets you experience multiple and full body orgasms regularly.
  6. Hold back your ejaculation for 25 minutes or more during partner play or masturbation.
  7. Gives an enjoyable experience when shared with a partner.
  8. Enables the playing out of pleasurable sexual fantasies.
  9. Brings you and your partner to the highest states of orgasm simultaneously on a regular basis.
  10. Reduces embarrassing spontaneous erections.
  11. Reduces the number of unwanted wet dreams.

Some negative factors have been cited:

  1. Time: It may take time away from other activities. Some teenagers masturbate a few times a day. No problem. This is a healthy activity and should be encouraged.

  2. Skin: Among males, frequent and vigorous masturbation can produce skin abrasions. This can be avoided by using a lubricant such as KY jelly, Aqua-Lube, saliva or even soap and water.

  3. Blue Balls: Prolonged sexual arousal in males without an ejaculation can cause pain due to blood congestion in the genital area. "Blue balls," which is properly called vasocongestion, is a discomfort in the male pelvic area caused by sexual arousal going unrelieved by ejaculation. The cure is to ejaculate if you have been sexually aroused and enjoyed an erection for a while. If not relieved by ejaculation, the congestion will go away within a few hours.
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