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As if We Needed More Reasons

Just add this one to the list:

Want Yet Another Reason to Have Sex?

A study shows that men who have three or more orgasms a week are 50 percent less likely to die from coronary heart disease.

These findings suggest that sex can be used to help prevent heart attacks and strokes as one means of fulfilling physicians' recommendation for sustained physical activity for at least 20 minutes, three times a week. Conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Bristol and Queen's University of Belfast, the researchers studied 2,500 men aged 45 to 59 for 10 years.

"The relationship found between frequency of sexual intercourse and mortality is of considerable public interest," says study co-author Shah Ebrahim, Ph.D., a University of Bristol professor of epidemiology and aging, who presented the study results at the fourth World Stroke Congress. "It may however be a confounding [relationship] due to other aspects of a healthy lifestyle." Ebrahim cautions that further research is necessary.

Right. More research is needed! Let's not just assume that men who have orgasms three times a week are in better physical condition than men who don't, and that being in shape is what really makes the difference here. That would be jumping to conclusions...

Look, the study says that having sex prevents heart attacks and that's that. Thank you.


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The "confounding relationship" might be a chicken and egg problem:

Is having 3 or more orgasms a week a cause of good heart heath... or is it a sign of good health?

I guess it could be both.

Whatever, it pays not to take any chances!

Sheralyn came up with an alternate title for this post:

"Have 3 of these and respect me in the morning."

Now we know why the "take two aspirin and call me in the morning" advice got started. It was to protect men from heart attacks.

Orgasms are not necessarily the result of sexual intercourse. What percentage of their sample were wankers?

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