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Does sex strengthen the heart?

Ian Kerner, PhD
Sexual Health
Sex triggers the release of the hormone DHEA, which helps with arterial dilation and circulation. One study found that men who reported having three or more orgasms a week experienced 50 percent fewer strokes and heart attacks than men who didn’t.

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