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30 Days of Sex - Would You Do It?

By Nina Jacinto
 
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2010 may be your year to lose weight, stop smoking, or staying more organized, but did you add "have sex every day" to your list?

That's exactly what Sadie Nardini and her husband committed to doing for a month, according to an article at CNN.com. Initially a goal that the couple hoped would rid them of bad habits (cigarettes and chocolate), the couple found that there were significant benefits to a daily sex regiment. Nardini claims to have had better sleep, more energy and didn't catch a cold or flu.

Researchers have long discussed the benefits of sex, included to, but not limited to it helping the health of your heart, lowering stress levels and improving sleep. Other findings have included living longer, having a lower blood pressure, lower risk of breast and prostate cancer, healthier semen and fewer menopause symptoms. Frequent sex can also improve testosterone levels and help you lose calories.

CNN's article begs the question: Should we all resolve to have sex every day? There are two factors to consider before diving into this resolution:

1. Safe sex practices: Your stress levels may be higher if you contract an STD from your partner or become pregnant unexpectedly. Your health will be a lot better off if you take time to have fun and be sexually intimate while also taking charge of your sexual well being: that means wearing condoms, asking your partner to get tested for STDs, and using the range of methods of contraception available; and

2. A committed sexual partner: I by no means want to suggest that you would only be better off with a committed partner in your life, but I do think there is a risk factor involved in jumping to bed with a stranger in order to fulfill a new year's resolution. Be conscientious of your sexual partners -- make sure you are protected against unintended pregnancies and STDs! Also consider that Nardini and her partner may have felt their decision to have sex daily could be accomplished because they were in a committed relationship with one another.

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Tommy Kirchhoff

Just to clarify, my article DOES NOT recommend
that a man abstain from sex--
only that he abstain from ejaculation.
My teacher's father encouraged lots of sex,
but he said that a man should think of it like exercise.

January 27, 2010 - 11:45am
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Anonymous (reply to Tommy Kirchhoff)

haha, Tommy, I read your article before this one and then thought, well isn't this a contradiction to what I just read??

January 27, 2010 - 11:08am
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Anonymous

My partner and I have been having sex an average of 3 times a day for nearly a year now. My health- both mentally and physically has improved greatly. I know not every woman is willing/able to engage in love making at such a high rate- but believe me... it is a beautiful thing.

January 18, 2010 - 8:02am
Rosa Cabrera RN

I don't think I could do it. More power to them if they can and maybe if I wasn't pregnant and had an 11 month old I MAY be able to do it, though I don't think I would intentionally commit to having sex for 30 days straight.

I hope Nardini and her partner can do it!

January 12, 2010 - 6:58am
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