Health Benefits of Sex Include Heart Disease Prevention

The health benefits of sex are clear… A recent study in the American Journal of Cardiology finds men who said they had sex once a month (or less) had a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than men who had sex two times a week (or more).

While there has been work in the past to look at the link between erectile dysfunction (ED) and heart disease, this most recent study is the first to investigate the frequency of sex as it might relate to heart health.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

For this latest work, researcher Susan A. Hall, Ph.D. of the New England Research Institutes and her colleagues analyzed men who took part in the population based Massachusetts Male Aging Study.

This study looked at erectile dysfunction plus other sexual function variables – Things like libido, for example. The work included 1,165 men (in their 50’s on average) who had no history of heart disease at the beginning of the study, though 213 did have ED at the start of the research.

The participants were followed, on average, for 16 years.

The team found that there was a higher risk of cardiovascular disease as the frequency of sexual activity decreased. When compared to subjects who had sex at least 2 to 3 times a week, men with sexual activity of once a month (or less) had a 45% higher risk of heart disease during the study.

These findings do account for things like age and ED status.

“Our results suggest that a low frequency of sexual activity predicts [cardiovascular disease] independently of [erectile dysfunction] and that screening for sexual activity might be clinically useful,” the researchers write.

As part of the study, the team also investigated the role of sexual desire and the subjects’ capacity for sex as other possible factors in heart disease risk. Hall explains to online medical resource WebMD, “Men who are sexually active likely have libido and the capacity for physical activity. So the ability to have sex might be a marker for overall health.”

Of course a man who’s having regular sex is more likely to be in a supportive, intimate relationship with a regular partner, and experts do agree that this could also be responsible for an improvement in health.

The idea behind the study is that your doctor could get information about your cardiovascular condition, and risk for disease, just by asking some personal questions about your sex life, interest in sex and how active you are on a regular basis.

Of course talking about sex with a doctor or healthcare professional who seems rushed and preoccupied might not be the easiest thing you’ve ever done, but you can’t let this stop you.

Instead, plan what you’ll say…if you have a question, try to keep it to one or two sentences. You might also do some research online (using reputable sites as sources, of course) on your own to get you familiar with the basics.

Most important of all, remember that a doctor is a person, and while he (or she) might be uncomfortable with the topic, this does NOT mean you can’t raise it and get help with your problems.

In fact, expect a bit of awkwardness, feeling embarrassed when you start out, and you’ll be better prepared to face it in the moment, rather than back down and not get the answer you need.

The thing for men, and the women who love them, to take away from this research is that sexual health may have a lot more to do with heart disease prevention than medical science has realized.

Prostate Problems Or Sex Disease?

It surprises a lot of people suffering from prostate problems to find out their pain has nothing to do with the gland whatsoever. And, it also surprises others who think they have a venereal disease only to find out there’s a prostate issue going on.

That might sound amusing to some people.

But it’s actually pretty serious.

Not only for diagnosing the right condition (so you can get the right treatment if you have prostate problems).

But also for saving your marriage!

Here’s what I mean:

A while back there was a guy who was suffering from what he thought was a venereal disease. He was even told this by a doctor and was so convinced he had the disease he figured his wife was actually cheating on him.

What happened?

After dropping close to a hundred dollars on medicine specifically for treating gonorrhea and syphilis, his condition saw no improvement whatsoever.

In fact, it even started getting worse!

So he did what any half way intelligent guy would do… and got a second opinion (this time from a doctor that knew what he was doing.) And the first thing this doctor did was check his prostate.

And sure enough, they found out he didn’t have VD, he had prostatitis.

Yes, the two diseases DO have similar symptoms.

And that’s why you have to always remember these two things:

One, never only accept a first opinion from a doctor (as obviously not all are exactly on the ball).

And two, if you have any symptoms of prostate problems, make sure you get tested for that (even if you think it’s VD or something else). It’s the only way to be sure. And it can save you a lot of time and money (and maybe even your marriage).

Sex, Sexual Health Concerns and Sexology – An Insight Into Your Problems and Solutions

Do you often find yourself questioning whether or not you’re a normal man or woman? Are there several occasions when you’re forced to doubt your manhood or womanhood, the only reason for which is Sex?

Well, if these are the things happening with you and think they might as well be the reasons of you being in depression, then you need to get educated now. Grab as much information as possible related to sex, sexual health concerns, sex diseases and sexology to find a possible answer to your questions.But before you start searching the internet for all possible bits of information, it’s recommended that you read this article until the end so as to be able to find an answer immediately.

To begin with, let ‘Sexology’ be the thing you want to read about-

Sexology refers to the scientific study of human sexuality and their sexual relationships. The scientific structure of sex and sexuality can be tracked back at least to the classical Greek period of the Western world, and even earlier to that in the Eastern world. Throughout the traces of history, any emphasis in sexological study was intended to focus on the outcomes of sex, rather than the experience of performing it.

However, in the current times, sexology is looked upon as a larger chapter, giving a lot of healthy insight on the things that are included in it. Right from the basics of sexual health to the problems that are associated with it and the related health problems; sexology becomes a huge area to be covered.

More so, sex isn’t just about a few moments of perfect romance or intimacy, rather it has a whole new aspect associated with it, usually the negative – Sexual Health and Sex Diseases.

This chapter of sex, usually the most neglected but also an important one has many facets to it. While most choose to ignore it to a huge extent, there are still a few who choose to talk about it and discuss with a concerned sexologist. Discussing your sex related concerns with a doctor doesn’t necessarily mean there is something definitely wrong with you that demands treatment, but it also doesn’t assure that you’re fit. A specialized sexologist will ask you a few necessary questions, suggest some tests and guide you accordingly. Your association with him and his guidance will have a huge role to play in your personal life.

While there is an alarming growth in the number of people facing one or the other form of sexual illness, there is also a huge amount of growth in those suffering from sexually oriented diseases. So whether you’re of those who’re willing to discuss about your sexual illness or a sexually transmitted disease, the only thing you need to do is get in touch with the right sexologist, preferably the one who’s trained and experienced to provide assistance and medication.

Amongst a huge list of sexual health problems and diseases, the ones that are usually the most talked about include- vaginal dryness, erectile dysfunction, reproductive issues, lack of desire, low libido, ejaculation problems, etc. All these health concerns can cause a major damage to your personal life, triggering depression, loss of intimation and love and can be a probable reason for separation between the partners; and you don’t want something like sex to ruin your lives.

Looking at the problems and the amount of negativity they cause in your life,it is recommended that you get in touch with a sexologist, someone who can look into your personal life and guide you in the best possible manner.

So, now you know – if you’re facing a problem during sex or lack the desire to make it happen, then meet a sexologist before you spoil your relationship with your partner. After all, sexual health, like emotional, mental, and physical health, is one important dimension of overall health.