Dr. Joe doesn’t need to be convinced but not everyone is certain yet:
It can help to reduce stress, soothe pain, cure insomnia, lower the risk of a heart attack and, as if that wasn’t enough, make your hair shine and your wrinkles vanish.
“Forget about jogging round the block or struggling with sit-ups,” says the UK National Health Service patients’ helpline, NHS Direct. The key for healthy living is, in fact, “a good bout of sexercise”.
Undertaking “regular romps” will bring a plethora of health rewards, from staying fit and burning calories to combating cancer, says the website.
“Orgasms even release painkillers into the bloodstream, helping keep mild illnesses like colds and aches and pains at bay, and produce extra oestrogen and testosterone hormones,” the site says.
“These hormones will keep your bones and muscles healthy, leaving you feeling fabulous inside and out.”
But Dr Melissa Sayer, an expert in sexual health, said the site made unproven claims.
Sounds like more research is needed. I’m a research scientist…now where is my female assistant? We need to get started on this right away.