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Does having sex make people live longer?

Ian Kerner, PhD
Sexual Health
Researchers aren’t sure why, but it appears that regular sex adds to longevity. Studies have found that women who claimed to enjoy their sex lives live seven or eight years longer than those who didn’t, and that men who had sex once per week were less likely to die in the next decade than those who didn’t.

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