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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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6:55PM PDT on Apr 5, 2014

If you need a reason to have sex, you probably have none.

10:20PM PST on Mar 4, 2014

Thank you.

6:13PM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Good news.

11:20AM PST on Feb 15, 2014

I first need to be in a relationship but then I will make sure to bookmark this article... in case I forget the health reasons to have sex.... and I need to be convinced to have sex, i will re read this article... :)

8:30AM PST on Feb 9, 2014

Four times a week keeps you young??? Better get gong, then :-)

9:52PM PST on Feb 6, 2014

When do we find the time ?And what is the best cure for a woman's headache?

11:48AM PST on Feb 4, 2014


5:34PM PST on Feb 3, 2014

Good article!

4:59AM PST on Jan 21, 2014

I can rememer a few more:)

3:18AM PST on Jan 11, 2014

yeah it

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What fantastic news! Good for you Vermont.... One State going in the right direction.

Don't care what you call 'em, they are cute! Thank you for that...very enjoyable

So Important. And I do celebrate Earth Day everyday.

So, so adorable. Thanks for this story.

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