10+ Things You Never Knew About Sex, Health, & Longevity

Let’s talk about sex, baby.

Most of us would rather keep what we do between the sheets out of the public eye, but too much secrecy can do us a great disservice when it comes to health and satisfaction.

As hormone-filled adolescents, our idea of intimacy is mostly shallow and driven by physical desires. As we mature, we realize there’s more too it than a few steamy minutes in the backseat of a car. Our need for intimacy is something that sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom and it’s hard-wired into our brains for good reason.

Research shows that there are direct connections between a healthy sex life and just being healthy in general. Most of us never think about the benefits of intimacy beyond the instant gratification, but there’s evidence to suggest that regular sex can keep you from getting the flu, help you lose weight, and yes, even allow you to live a longer life.

Scroll through the infographic below for more surprising reasons to get your partner in the sack tonight! Or take matters into your own hands, and practice the art of self-love.

The Love Connection: Intimacy, Health, and Longevity
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39 comments

Virginia Belder
Virginia Belder3 years ago

Tyvm...

Christine Daniels

thanks

Kate S.
Kate S.3 years ago

THANKS FOR THE MOTIVATIONAL INFO

Danial Woolworth
Past Member 3 years ago

Let’s no talk about sex, baby....Just Do it!

Aaron Bouchard
Aaron Bouchard3 years ago

Thank you

Bob P.
Bob P.3 years ago

thanks

Laura Saxon
.3 years ago

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Morley
Denise Morley3 years ago

Interesting thank you, some of it was difficult to read though.

Magdalen B.
Magdalen B.3 years ago

Pink? This is not the easiest text to read.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)