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

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
Image compliments of Master of Health Administration Degrees

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.

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12:27PM PDT on May 22, 2013

Tyvm...

6:20AM PDT on May 19, 2013

thanks

6:27PM PDT on May 17, 2013

THANKS FOR THE MOTIVATIONAL INFO

9:25AM PDT on May 17, 2013

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

8:13AM PDT on May 17, 2013

Thank you

7:28AM PDT on May 17, 2013

thanks

4:36AM PDT on May 17, 2013

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

4:23AM PDT on May 17, 2013

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

3:52AM PDT on May 17, 2013

Pink? This is not the easiest text to read.

3:26AM PDT on May 17, 2013

Thank you :)

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