I was watching an old sitcom yesterday in which one of the characters was suspected of having a drinking problem. He was really falling down, and even falling asleep on the job. The reality was that his wife wanted to have a baby and as he put it, he was sexually “on call” 24/7.
I’m not buying it!
Our sexual energy is EVERYTHING. Think about it. Where did you come from? Sex. It’s that simple.
While there is an extraordinary amount of research that points to the benefits of sex, I am just going to touch on a few statistics.
In a 2005 Scottish study, volunteers were asked to record their sexual activity for two weeks and were then given anxiety-inducing tasks, like public speaking or solving math problems out loud. Those who’d had sex over the study period experienced smaller blood pressure spikes, and recovered from them more quickly, than those who hadn’t.
From an article in Huffington Post:
People who have sex four times or more a week earn higher wages than their less-sexually active colleagues at a statistically significant level, according to a discussion paper from Nick Drydakis, a fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor, a private, independent organization focused on labor market research.
To come up with the findings, Drydakis, who is also an economics lecturer in the business school at Cambridge, England-based Angila Ruskin University, analyzed a year-long survey of 7,500 Greek households. The survey asked the representative sample respondents how many times they had sex per week, whether they were employed, how much money they made and how many hours per week they worked, among other questions.
Physical intimacy can be difficult to maintain as people age, especially if chronic illnesses get in the way. But people couples can especially benefit from staying sexually active, according to a 2014 study from Johns Hopkins University on adults ages 58 to 85: Researchers found that couples who regularly engaged in sexual activity—even as little as once a month—reported greater marital satisfaction and happier relationships than those who hadn’t in a year or more.
Sexual activity didn’t have to mean intercourse, either, or result in orgasm; the study authors say that anything couples do together to stimulate sexual arousal can have a lasting benefit.
So what more is there than our health, wealth and happiness?
I can’t, however, end this without quoting Napolean Hill, from the greatest personal development book ever written (In my opinion.),Think and Grow Rich – “The emotion of sex is an ‘irresistible force,’ against which there can be no such opposition as an “immovable body.” When driven by this emotion, men become gifted with a super power for action. Understand this truth, and you will catch the significance of the statement that sex transmutation will lift one to the status of a genius.
The emotion of sex contains the secret of creative ability.”
Remember kids, good things come to those who sex.