“The typical man who has 350 orgasms a year, vs national average of a quarter of that, lives about four years longer.”

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    Jun 03, 2013 6:18 PM GMT
    http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/health/the-best-reason-to-have-sex-20121001
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    Jun 06, 2013 6:30 PM GMT
    I'm going to start flossing every hour.
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    Jun 06, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    No wonder gays age so well ! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 06, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
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    Jun 06, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    Oh I am feeling so much better knowing I will live forever.
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    Jun 07, 2013 2:37 AM GMT
    Orgasms and sunscreen have kept me wrinkle free.icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 07, 2013 2:43 AM GMT
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    yum to the dude in this....he's prob dead now :'(
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    Jun 07, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    I guess I'll need to JO more and not slack off from flossing every night.icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 07, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    The study is inconclusive. It may be confusing cause and effect.
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    Jun 07, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
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    yum to the dude in this....he's prob dead now :'(


    "The dude in this." Haha. It's Marlon Fucking Brando, dude, The Godfather (and, yes, he's deceased.)

    I can't possibly be that old.
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    Jun 07, 2013 9:32 AM GMT
    I like how this article mentions the hormone oxytocin. That's the hormone doctors use to induce labor...as in a woman getting ready to have a baby.
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    Jun 07, 2013 10:55 AM GMT
    Roizen's formula may be new, but the benefits of sex and orgasms have been tracked for years, and there's some compelling hard evidence to back Roizen's claims. A Swedish study done in the '80s found that 70-year-olds who made it to 75 were the ones still having sex, and a Duke University study that followed 252 people over 25 years concluded that "frequency of intercourse was a significant predictor of longevity."

    But the big kahuna of longevity studies was completed just 10 years ago in Wales. British scientists interviewed nearly 1,000 men in six small villages about their sexual frequency, then arranged for all death records to be forwarded so the scientists could record their life spans. Ten years later they determined that men who had two or more orgasms a week had died at a rate half that of the men who had orgasms less than once a month. "Sexual activity seems to have a protective effect on men's health," the researchers concluded.

    Skeptics will tell you that these studies don't actually prove that people live longer because of sex. "Maybe healthier people have more orgasms, instead of the other way around," says Erick Janssen of the Kinsey Institute. His colleague Debby Herbenick points out that the Wales study failed to even ask whether the men were in relationships; science makes a strong case that good marriages improve men's longevity. "Studies are demonstrating that there are longevity health benefits to sex," says Beverly Whipple, professor emerita at Rutgers and co-author of the book 'The Science of Orgasm.' "But we can't say there's a definite cause and effect."

    Which raises the question: What exactly is the science behind all these studies? An orgasm is a major neurological and physiological event (Alfred Kinsey once described it as "the expulsive discharge of neuromuscular tensions"). The bloodstream is flooded with hormones such as oxytocin and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). At its height just a few minutes after ejaculation, oxytocin may increase bonding, leading people to fall in love, but it also reduces stress and brings on sleep. DHEA is actually a steroid and has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack in middle-aged men. Both hormones have been shown to reduce depression.

    Sex, even as little as once or twice a week, also increases immunoglobulin levels – the stuff in your blood that fights infection and disease – as much as 30 percent higher than in those who abstain.

    Interestingly, most orgasm studies blur the line between sex and masturbation, referencing both as "sexual expression." Roizen believes masturbation is, at the very least, "a good supplement to monogamous sex," and prostate cancer rates have been proven to directly correlate to frequency of ejaculation. Scientists say ejaculating at least four times a week can reduce one's risk by up to 30 percent.


    http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/health/the-best-reason-to-have-sex-20121001
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    Jun 07, 2013 11:01 AM GMT
    At this rate I'll achieve immortality
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    Jun 07, 2013 11:37 AM GMT
    Presumably the orgasm itself is the key factor here. After all, your body doesn't know or care what you're having sex with.
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    Jun 07, 2013 12:02 PM GMT
    ... Thank God for good news! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 07, 2013 12:05 PM GMT
    Finally... when i was a kid i read about keeping things cleaned out and prostrate cancer. The thing is the information isn't getting out there guys. Keeping things cleaned out, being active, eating right and staying away from the harmful things is all about taking care of yourself.

    Thank you riddler for sharing that. Keep up the good work....rob
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    Jun 08, 2013 3:02 PM GMT
    charlitos saidAt this rate I'll achieve immortality
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