"Sex is good for the heart, because it reduces the levels of a harmful chemical in the blood."

For some, this is the deepest expression of love. Many may look at this as a gift for their one and only. And to others, it’s all fun and games. We have lots of ways to call it: making love; baby making; woohoo, and ask individuals, they even have their own nicknames for this such as sabong (cockfighting) or banatan (slug/a hard blow). What am I talking about? S-E-X. Sex, to some is a very sensitive topic but really, its nature’s call. It’s part of the human being; it’s the way for reproduction.


Besides the passionate sensation of doing the deed, it also has benefits for our health. You may joke this out as:

“Of course, because we are moving, we’re sweating; it’s a form of exercise.”

No, but really, researchers and scientists have proven that sex have benefits for your body. Specifically, sex can decrease the level of homocysteine. The chemical which when hits high level, may lead to blood cloths, and worst, death. Having sex several times a week can cut lead to better circulation and healthier blood vessels in men, which decreases the level of homocysteine.

Wait, what? Blood vessels in men? What about for women?


The National Defence Medical Centre in Taiwan observed more than 2,000 men and women, aged from 20 to 59. They analysed blood samples to measure levels of homocysteine and matched the results up with volunteers’ sexual activity.

The results showed the lowest traces of the chemical were found in men claiming to have sex at least twice a week, while the highest readings were found in those restricted to less than once a month, but in women? There was no significant variation. And what was the researchers advice to doctors?

“Increased sexual frequency could have a protective effect on general health and quality of life – especially in men – so doctors should support patients’ sexual activity.”

Dr Mike Knapton from the British Heart Foundation said the study produced an “interesting result” but did not prove regular sex reduced homocysteine levels. He said,

“A relationship does exist between sex and heart disease risk. Checking your blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as keeping active and not smoking, remain the best ways to ensure a healthy future.”


Whoa, but do not only rely on sex just because you learn that having sex can decrease your chance of having heart diseases. It still lies on your lifestyle and diet. Remember, heart disease has a lot of reasons. It may be based on your diet, your vices, your environment, and many more.

“Making love may help strengthen your body but more importantly, it helps strengthen your relationship.”

(c) Telegraph

About The Author

Fahrizal “Fahr” Faisal is a Broadcasting major from Bulacan State University. Musician, Badminton Player, Marketing Staff and an Oleia user. With all his activities, Fahr uses Oleia Topical oil to reduce pain and fatigue from all of his activities.