WARNING: this educational piece is directed majorly to mums and dads (of course the ones with wedding rings). Forward it to them. But hey! You too can learn a thing or two from this as well.
Approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse will occur by the end of 24 hours all over the world. Mind blowing fact right? I bet you also didn’t know that the typical person spends about 600 hours having sex between the ages of 20 and 70. Another fact; on an average, it takes just 2 table spoons of blood for men to rise to the occasion. Get it?
These interesting facts are just to soften the ground. What I really want to talk about is what one stands to gain from the popular three letter word as well as how the same act can also be a hazard in many ways. We’ll soon delve into that but it is important that you know this; SEX IS NO CHILD’S PLAY! GOD MADE IT FOR THE MARRIED! Marriage is the only place where sex is legitimate. If you are having premarital sex, you are stealing!
Doctors always give patients the good news first. Let us do same here. I’ll first talk about the health benefits of sex first, then we’ll move on to tackle the ugly side especially when it involves two THIEVES. *giggles*(etwi obi!)
Better blood and heart circulation.
Through sex, heart and blood circulation is enhanced, especially in the brain. The heart rate goes from 70 beats per minute (average heart rate) to 150. Also, deeper breath during sex brings about better oxygenation. Actually, sexual intercourse 3 times a week helps decrease the risk of heart attack by 50%. I guess you can get rid of that treadmill when you find a life partner. For now, the jump ropes and jogging still remain the best options.
Balance in mental and emotional health.
When people who are qualified (again married folk) to engage in sexual activities starve themselves sexually, they tend to exhibit depressive feelings like anger, frustration, self-doubt, paranoia and even depression. Regular sex decreases stress. After sex, a state of euphoria is induced as the brain releases endorphins. In a woman, prostaglandin, a chemical in sperm when absorbed in the vaginal tract, modulates her mood. The semen thereby acts as antidepressant. On the emotional front, sex strengthens the bond of a couple and their self-esteem. It also promotes positive thinking and optimism.
Better sleep, look good.
Sleep after a sexual encounter is the real beauty sleep. Oxytocin, also known as the intimacy hormone released during orgasm promotes better sleep. Linked to better sleep are stronger immunity and a longer lifespan. Sex is ten times more effective than Valium.
Don’t consider Botox. Married people with an active sex life may yield a more youthful appearance. Dehydroepiandrosterone (call it D if you are into simple nicknames that can actually be pronounced) is another hormone released when orgasm is achieved. It improves immunity, repairs tissues and keeps the skin healthy. Also, sweating during sex cleanses the skin pores, making the skin brighter and decreasing the risk of developing dermatitis.
Immunity has already been mentioned twice but a bit of detail won’t hurt. The level of immune-boosting antibody immunoglobin A (IgA), which makes the body stronger against illnesses like common cold and fever, is increased through regular lovemaking. Pharmacies have got to stop selling certain drugs to married people. Who’s with me?
Valium and sex are not mates. I’ve already pointed out that sex happens to be 10 times more effective than Valium. Right before orgasm, a huge rise in oxytocin ensures a large release of endorphins which in turn calm pain, from a minor headache to arthritis or migraines. The are no secondary effects. Headaches should not be a reason not to have sex. Rather it should be a reason to.
Strengthen your muscles.
Sorry to all the gyms out there, sex is a lot more fun than lifting weights. Urgh! Bed fitness sessions clearly improve muscles of the pelvis, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, chest and arms. Anyway it depends on the stunts you pull in bed. (okay its official, I know too much for my own good). Get your acts together folks. More pushing and flexing. (my word! this is too graphic)
Now, enough with the smiley faces. Let’s move onto some scary and creepy stuff about having sex.
This one de3 y’ate abr3 but i’ll still talk about it. Your chances of contracting an STD are increased when you’ve got multiple sex partners. Even with a single partner who is by the way, your spouse, STD’s are still a possibility. Yeah, people do cheat. Gonorrhoea, chlamydia, disfiguring genital herpes, AIDS and all of their friends still lurk in the dark. Most of these venereal diseases are accompanied with loss of fertility. Infertility experts say that 80% of today’s infertility cases are due to venereal diseases contracted before marriage. All the sneaking around doesn’t pay good in the end.
With psychological instability, it is usually associated with premarital sexual intercourse. Sneaking around in hideous places, fear of pregnancy and being caught, guilt and whole lot of other worrisome factors undermine happiness in premarital sex, most especially for women. For young people who are sexually active, academic performance declines, and there is also a deterioration in social relationships with family and friends.
Dying in the saddle.
Statistically, 0.6% of all sudden deaths are deaths during consensual sex. An activity meant to bring excitement tends to bring wailing when it is not done right. In the quest for longer and mind blowing sex, people go to extreme lengths. Viagra, which is a well-known sex enhancement drug, has been linked to sudden cardiovascular deaths during sexual activity, mostly in elderly men. A whooping number of 50,000 people die each year during sex. That is twice as much the number that die from bullets. Who’s afraid of guns now?
Technology can’t beat sex when it comes to this. Sex, it turns out, can wipe your memory. A person’s memory is almost completely erased for a few hours before it inevitably returns in a strange phenomenon known as Transient Global Amnesia. Scientists have no clue why it happens but know at least that sex triggers it. Nevertheless, there are some theories that attempt to explain this condition. For instance, some scientists believe it might be caused by the contraction of the abdomen during sex which creates an excess of de-oxygenated blood in the brain. The good news however, is that it only affects 3 to 5 people per 100,000 every year.
In case you caught your partner cheating, but they still swear on their mother’s grave that they did nothing, it’s not cloning, their memory might have been wiped. Wait a few hours and ask again.
Apart from it being bad for your marriage, cheating on your partner can give a heart attack. Research shows that heart attacks, including fatal ones, are relatively rare when a man is faithful to his spouse. On the other hand, when he begins to play “away matches”, he puts his cardiac health at risk.
Most extra-marital affairs are usually hazardous and stressful because the “lover” is often younger than the primary partner and the intercourse mostly occurs right after excessive drinking and or eating.
I haven’t lost my innocence. I will lose it to my wife, but I’m well read on the subject matter to know that God definitely gave a wonderful gift to humanity. It’s sad to see it perverted and that makes it a very dangerous tool in many wrong hands. My advice; the unmarried should simply abstain! If you are married, stay faithful and do yourselves right. Adios.