Sex has been linked to a lot of positive things recently, including better brain function, and now it looks like it can actually help prevent heart disease.
Homocysteine is a chemical that is produced by the body, and has been linked to the cause of heart disease. It can appear in higher doses based on diet, with a more unhealthy diet naturally producing more homocysteine. Tests have shown that having frequent sex will actually decrease the amount of homocysteine in the blood, which will help prevent heart disease.
The problem with that is that it only really helps men, as women aren’t as dependant on blood flow for sexual arousal.
Says the research, “It’s thought men getting sex often have better circulation and healthier blood vessels. This is crucial for preventing a build-up of homocysteine.” The researchers who were working on these findings are now pushing doctors to actually recommend men have more sex, and suggest that twice a week can cut the chance of having clogged arteries by half.
A healthy heart starts with, well, you know.