LATEST ON SEX AS OF 2010
From Dr. Amen's book "Change your Brain Change your Body"
THE PASSION SOLUTION
Make Love to Recharge Your Brain and Body
Sex... what else is free, fun, low calorie, and exercise?
—-Barbara Wilson, M.D.,
NEUROLOGIST AND PAIN SPECIALIST
The symbol for love is a heart. "I love you with all my heart." "I give my I heart to you." "My heart aches when you-are gone." How silly, because I most of love really happens in the Jell-O-like mass of tissue between your ears. But it just doesn't sound very romantic to say: "I love you with all my brain." "I give my brain to you." That sounds like a weird science experiment. Or, "My brain aches when you are gone."
It is your brain that is the organ of loving, learning, and behaving, and as such, .at about three pounds, your brain is the largest sex organ in your body. And in this case, size really does matter. Research clearly tells us that being in a loving, healthy, affectionate relationship helps you be happier, live longer, have a better body, and even help to protect you from depression and memory problems. Having a healthy sex life is a key to having a better brain and body.
WHO WANTS TO LIVE TO A HUNDRED?
In August 1982, during my internship year on the sterile surgical floor at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Jesse was discharged from the hospital. He had been admitted for an emergency hernia operation two weeks earlier and there had been some minor compHcations. I remember Jesse so vividly now because he was one hundred years old but talked and acted like a man thirty years younger. Mentally, he seemed every bit as sharp as any patient I had talked to that year or since. He and I developed a special bond, because unlike the surgery interns who spent a maximum of five minutes in his room each day, I spent hours over the course of his hospitalization talking to him-about his life. The other interns were excited to learn about the latest operating techniques. I was interested in Jesse's story, and I wanted to know about Jesse's secrets for longevity and happiness.
Jesse had his one hundredth birthday in the hospital, and it was quite an event. His wife, actually his second one who was three decades younger, planned the event with the nursing staff. There was great love, playfulness, and physical affection between Jesse and his wife. Clearly, they still had the "hots" for each other.
Just before his discharge from the hospital, he saw me at the nurses' station writing notes. He enthusiastically waved me over to his room. His bags were packed and he was dressed in a brown suit, a white shirt, and a blue beret. He looked deeply into my eyes as he quietly asked me, "How long, Doc?"
"How long what?" I answered.
"How long before I can make love to my wife?"
I paused and he continued in a hushed voice, "You want to know the secret to live to a hundred, Doc? Never miss an opportunity to make love to your wife. How long should I wait?"
A slow smile came over my face. "I think a week or so and you should be fine. Be gentle at first." Then I gave him a hug and said, "Thank you. You have given me hope for many years to come."
Science finally caught up to Jesse twenty-five years later. Now there is a wealth of research connecting healthy sexual activity to longevity, as well as physical and mental health. While there are many well-known ingredients to a long life—good genes, a positive outlook, a curious mind, and exercise— frequent sexual activity is one of them too. In this chapter, I will illustrate the link between sexual frequency, sexual enjoyment, longevity, and mental and physical health.
If you want to live longer, get sick less
often, feel more joy, experience less
pain, and have better fertility, have
more sex (preferably with a loving
and committed partner).
FOR CHRISTIANS SEX IS FOR MARRIAGE ONLY. GOD CREATED SEX AND THE LATEST RESEARCH ON THE BENEFITS OF SEX IS NOW KNOWN BY SCIENTISTS IN WAYS NOT UNDERSTOOD AS IT IS TODAY (2010). DR AMEN'S CHAPTER IN HIS BOOK IS VERY INSTRUCTIVE AS TO THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HEALTHY SEX. YES DR. AMEN'S BOOK "CHANGE YOUR BRAIN CHANGE YOUR BODY" I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Keith Hunt