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"A good sexual relationship is essential to good health," says Dr. Barbara Bartlick, psychiatry professor who founded the Human Sexuality Program at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York

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"A good sexual relationship is essential to good health," says Dr. Barbara Bartlick, psychiatry professor who founded the Human Sexuality Program at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York("Experts: Sex is good for you", section 2, paragraph 1). Despite what many people say, there are potential health benefits from sex that could, "relieve anxiety, mask pain, aid sleep, reduce stress, foster fitness, boost immune systems, stave off heart attacks and maybe even promote longevity" and the more obvious benefit like a cardiovascular workout("Experts: Sex is good for you", sec 2, paragraph 1). Agreeing with Dr. Bartlick, I feel that sex has many health benefits and sex should not be conceived as something taboo. ...read more.

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Serotonin released into the brain causes the feeling of happiness and with this, Serotonin "kick starts" a sense of relaxation. ("Experts: Sex is good for you", section 2, paragraph 4) In all, sex can be used as a stress reducer. According to many health studies, sex can also be a pain reliever. An ample amount of Endorphin is released into the brain during sex; it provides natural relief from the pain of arthritis, injury and even migraines ("Health Benefits Of Sex", Sections 5&6). Also, according to a professor of sex education at Rutgers University, endorphins stimulate the woman's center of sexual pleasure and elevate her pain threshold by 40 percent. ...read more.

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But for those who are in a committed relationship, why not experiment? What do we all have to lose? It may benefit us in the long run. This goes to show that sex is not as taboo as everyone makes it out to be. Of course, one should always be careful when engaging in intercourse and use protection. Because like anything else, there are always repercussions to every action. But as for married couples, invoke the benefits that cupid has endowed you with. Sex is good, and good for you ! So why not take full advantage of what it can do for your health? Cite Page 1). "Experts: Sex is good for you." Knight Ridder Newspapers 13 Feb. 2004, sec. 2. 13 Feb. 2006 2) Link, Al, and Pala Copeland. "Health Benefits of Sex." Urban Male Magazine 2000. 13 Feb. 2006 <www.tantra-sex.com>. ...read more.

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