Not only does
a healthy sex life boost mood, but there is growing evidence to
show it boosts your physical well-being, too – from increasing longevity
to reducing the risk of erectile dysfunction and even heart attack.
Only last month,
researchers at Nottingham University concluded that men who kept
up a regular sex life in their 50s were also at lower risk of developing
(Conversely, they found "too much" sexual activity –
more than 20 times a month – in the 20s and 30s could increase
In fact, the
research seems to suggest that men – particularly older men – benefit
the most from healthy effects of sex. Feel-good hormones help explain
some of the benefits, such as mood-boosting, but the explanation
is not always obvious.