Can safe sex make you look younger?
Several recent studies have outlined the benefits of safe, monogamous sex. These studies advocate having sex while using a condom often in order to stay physically and mentally fit, according to The Winnipeg Free Press.
Research from Scotland's Royal Edinburgh Hospital found that having sex three times a week can make you look almost 30 years younger, according to the news source. The study found that youthful looking people between the ages of 18 and 102 appeared younger because of their habits more than their genetics, including regular sex.
The news source reports that a 2008 report in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine found that married individuals had lower blood pressure than singles. As good sex is one part of a happy marriage, this study also adds weight to the idea that regular rolls in the hay are good for your body.
The medical journal Headache published the results of a survey in 2001 that found women who were prone to migraines said sex helped alleviate some of the pain. An additional 17.5 percent of women with migraines said sex cured them of the headache altogether, the news source reports.
According to WebMD, sex is also a stress reliever, and can help people burn calories.