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How can sex help fight infection?

Mark Moyad
Urology
Several studies have found that frequent sexual activity potentially increases the level of an antibody in the human body, immunoglobulin A, which is secreted to fight infections when you are ill. So, theoretically speaking, if you have an infection such as a cold or flu, you might make it part of the healing process to engage in good sexual activity with your partner. We’ll see if this practice catches on as the idea of being sneezed on during sex isn’t really appealing.
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