I've clicked through Forbes intermittently for some time. Kinda strange, then, that I missed this article on why sex is necessary. [BTW, gentle reader, SexBlogs is always abreast of such issues.]
Well, according to the article, benefits of frequent sex include:
- Improved sense of smell
- Weight loss, overall fitness
- Reduced depression
- Less-frequent colds and flu
- Better teeth
Dr. Claire Bailey of the University of Bristol says there is little or no risk of a woman's overdosing on sex. In fact, she says, regular sessions can not only firm a woman's tummy and buttocks but also improve her posture.I certainly wouldn't want that.
Dr. George Winch Jr., an obstetrician/gynecologist in Elko, Nev., concurs. If a woman is pre-menopausal and otherwise healthy, says Dr. Winch, her having an extraordinary amount of intercourse ought not to pose a problem. "I don't think women can have too much intercourse," he says, "so long as no sexually transmitted disease is introduced and there's not an inadvertent pregnancy. Sometimes you can have a lubrication problem. If you have that, there can be vaginal excoriationvaginal scrape."
Can men have too much sex?
"Yes," says Dr. Eid, "It is possible for a young man who is very forceful and who likes rough sex, to damage his erectile tissue." The drugs [Viagra and Levitra] increase rigidity; moreover, they make it possible for a man to have second and third orgasms without having to wait out intermission.
"I see it in pro football players," says Eid. "They use Viagra because they're so sexually active. What they demand of their body is unreasonable. It's part of playing football: you play through the pain." This type of guy doesn't listen to his body. He takes a shot of cortisone, and keeps on going. And they have sex in similar fashion."
And, you wondered how I would segue into football. Ha!
I again have no chance of winning this week on the football pool. I do have a chance, however of overtaking first place for the year. Astonishing. Truly.
I watched a bit of a few games today while I was cleaning the kitchen and cooking. I made chili. I made a lot of chili. I've never been good at cooking in reasonable quantities, and it's hard to make a small amount of chili anyway. So, I made a vat. [Perhaps I was thinking about all those football players overexerting themselves.] I didn't eat any of the chili. It's always better a day or two later.