Sex and death: are they related? Findings from the Caerphilly chohort study
The short answer is, yes, sex and health are related. This study examined the frequency of male orgasm and its relationship to mortality. Men between the ages of 45-59 were questioned about the frequency of their orgasms, their plasma testosterone and oestradiol were measured, and then all death certificates following the study (for up to ten years) were reported. Although the relationship between frequency of orgasm and mortality was also affected by age, social class, and health status, frequency of orgasm was still strongly correlated. Mortality risk for those who orgasm more often was less than 50% than of the men who experienced orgasm less frequently.
Blood pressure reactivity to stress is better for people who recently had penile-vaginal intercourse than for people who had other or no sexual activity
This study questioned whether penile-vaginal intercourse (PVI) has more benefits in relationship to blood pressure and its reactivity to stress than other sexual activity. For example, does PVI alone have greater benefits than masturbation, or oral sex combined? The answer is yes. They found that, after surveying participants about their sex lives, those who participated in no sexual activity experienced the highest levels of stress while under the Trier Social Stress Test and also maintained those high stress levels for longer after the test was done. People who participated in other non-PVI sexual activity experienced less stress than people who did not engage in any sexual activity but their stress levels were still higher than people who had engaged in PVI alone. It was interesting that people who had PVI and other sexual activity had lower stress levels than PVI alone. This may be because masturbation or other activity might "detract from the benefits of intercourse".
Let's see... What do I feel comfortable adding from my own experiences to this blog? Well, I guess I'll just say that I'm pleased to know that aside from sex being pleasurable that it is awesome to know that it has valid health benefits as well.