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Doctors, experts and couples outline health benefits of sex

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HOW often should couples have sex? Are there health benefits from regular sexual intercourse?  These are some of the questions our reporters posed to medical experts.  And their verdict is quite revealing…

BOLA

How often do you think couples should have sex?

As many times as they can.

What are the health benefits of sex?

It is a means of exercise on both sides.

Do you think sex can be too much or dangerous?

No, it is not.  There is no limit to having sex as long as the two are comfortable.  Sex is never a dangerous thing to anyone except one of the parties is having health problem.

 

STEVEN

How often do you think couples should have sex?

It depends on the individual.  Some women don’t like sex too much, it also depends on the type of job they do.  It should be often because it helps build a healthy relationship.  Sex also serves as emotional control.

What are the health benefits of sex?

I see sex as pleasure.

Do you think sex can be too much?

It can’t be too much at all.

 

DR OMOLAYOLE

How often do you think couples should have sex?

Unless there is medical restriction.  Apart from that, couples can have sex anytime they want and how long they want.  If a woman is prone to miscarriages, she shouldn’t have sex for the first three months after conception.

What are the health benefits of sex?

There is psychological relief, the bonding between husband and wife becomes better if their sex life is active.

Do you think sex can be dangerous?

No, there is natural mechanism in the body that controls libido.

 

SEX EXPERT

ALEX OKOROJI

How often should a couple have sex?

Honestly, that’s relative to different couples.  But I think as often as possible.  At least two or three times a week.  Remember that sex is a form of communication, expression between couples.  It’s a medium to communicate their attraction or love using their bodies.  If sex isn’t there or is limited, it could be a sign that a partner may not presently be physically in tune with the other.

Do you think sex can be dangerous to one’s health?

Again it depends on the context.  If you are having healthy normal sex, I don’t see what could be dangerous about it.  If one is engaging in forms of bondage or bestiality, then that could be rather dangerous.  If you are talking about sex without consent, that is, rape, then that is dangerous.  Also, if the person has a sex addiction, then it means an addiction.  It could affect the person and ruin his or her life.  Other than that, good sex is healthy.

What are the advantages of sex?

There are several advantages.  To mention a few, you are in tune with yourself and your partner’s body and sensuality.  It creates more bonding between couples.  It is a form of cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise.  It helps pump the heart.  You also burn a few calories.

It helps to breed children/offspring for those searching for kids.  It helps release stress and is a very powerful antidote for insomnia.  It aids sleep.

 

COUPLES SPEAK

MRS. STELLA ODIA

How often do you think couples should have sex?

For duration per session, it depends on one’s stamina.   Therefore, it varies from one person to another.  But the average duration for sex per session is 15 minutes.  At least, four days a week.

Do you think sex can be dangerous to health?

No, it’s rather rejuvenating.

What are the advantages of sex?

It improves women’s bladder control.  Sex binds couples the more and also promotes vitality and strength.

 

AKIN AJIBOLA

How often do you think couples should have sex?

It depends on the state of mind.  If you are not in the state of mind or mood, then you won’t feel like having sex.  It also depends on the age.  Sex drive reduces as one gets older.

What do you think are the health benefits of sex?

It serves as an exercise.  Your brain, veins get loose.

Do you think sex can be too much?

Yes.  If you are about 60 years, you cannot perform like someone in his 40s.

 

DARE ABEL

How often do you think couples should have sex?

Maybe three times a week.  It also depends on their schedule.   If they are the very busy type, it means they have leisure on weekend.

What do you think are the health benefits of sex?

It relieves stress, it distracts you from other worries if you have a female partner that can massage you. It encourages intimacy, it helps couples bond.

Do you think sex can be too much?

It can never be too much, as far as it’s with one’s partner.

-SHADE WESLEY-METIBOGUN

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