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5 Reasons to Have Sex Today!

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5 Reasons to Have Sex Today!

By Veronica Peterson, Editor, Healthy & Green Living

What would Valentine’s Day be without an opportunity to mention the three-letter word that gets everyone so riled up? Yes, you guessed it–I’m talking about a little S-E-X. So, let’s chat, shall we? Beyond being just one-heck-of-good-time, medical studies report that an active sex life contributes to a longer and more fulfilling life. So come on, everybody’s doing it (or at least the lucky ones), and here are five reasons for you to join in:

1. Sex boosts your immune system. “Honey, I have a headache,” may now be the best reason to have sex! A startling number of physicians are now recognizing how sexual and emotional health affect our entire well being. In other words, how our brain directly impacts our immune system. “We know that people who enjoy a regular, satisfying sex life (i.e. regular orgasms) are less stressed, less depressed and generally more well physically, mentally and emotionally,” says Wendy Strgar, loveologist and CEO of Good Clean Love. In a recent article, Dr. Paul Pearsall, director of Behavioral Medicine at Detroit’s Beaumont Hospital, concludes that many of his patients had experienced sexual dissatisfaction prior to a heart attack. He also claims that sexual contentment leads to less severe headaches and reduced discomfort from arthritis in both genders. (Read about 6 other weird ways to boost your immunity!)

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Veronica Peterson

Veronica Peterson has a background in green design and creative writing. She loves discovering and sharing sustainable ways to enrich life. Veronica is a happy urbanite, who lives above a produce market in San Francisco with her dog Winnie.

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2:26PM PDT on May 19, 2015

5 perfect reasons or excuses for lots of sex!

1:47PM PDT on May 3, 2015

I think the're are more than 5 reasons, but thanks anyway :)

10:13AM PDT on May 3, 2015

I'm beginning to wonder if you have an addiction.

9:44AM PDT on May 3, 2015

thanks

5:45PM PDT on Mar 19, 2015

OK I'm convinced

7:13AM PDT on Mar 10, 2015

Burning calories :) Thank you for sharing

9:19PM PST on Feb 25, 2015

Only 5??

2:48PM PST on Feb 21, 2015

Do you really need a reason for this ?

7:53PM PST on Feb 7, 2015

Thank you for sharing!

1:42PM PST on Jan 26, 2015

Thanks for sharing

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