Women & Sex Today: “Ashamed of What?”

Laura Arias, Staff Writer

   Today it seems that women are more sexually active, or at least more open about. As women become less dependent on males, both socially and economically, they have been able to focus on themselves and their needs more than ever. Though such ideology is currently prevailing, this patriarchal society is not acceptant of the freedom which results from the embracement to the female sexuality.

   Recently there has been much talk about women and sex in this society. From Republican conservatives who essentially do not believe women should have sex before they are married, to liberal feminists that promote not only sexual appreciation amongst the woman’s culture, but sexual health as well, women and sex is a hot topic.

   While some groups are not great supporters of the newest generation of sexually confident women, others like “Women’s Health Magazine” suggest more than a dozen health benefits women can gain from sex, as well as safe sex strategies. Here are the latest findings of women’s health benefits as a result of sexual intercourse according to “Women’s Health Magazine”:

Improve heart health
Keeping physically fit
“One 30-minute roll in the hay burns about 200 calories”
Better sleep
Improvement of immune system
“Having sex once or twice a week boosts the immune system by 30 percent”
Maintaining healthy teeth… you know how!
“Semen contains zinc, calcium, and other minerals proven to fight tooth decay”
Pee control
“Sex tones the pelvic muscles that support your uterus, bladder, and bowel, meaning better pee control”
Alleviating Pain
“The overload releases endorphins, which help alleviate pain from arthritis… and menstrual cramps”
Having regular periods
“Endocrinologists at Columbia and Stanford Universities found that women who have sex at least once a week have more-regular menstrual cycles than those who do it once in a blue moon”
Stress Relief
Confidence (for both)
Cancer prevention (mainly for him)
“the more he ejaculates, the less likely he is to develop prostate cancer”
Slow aging
“David Weeks, M.D., of Scotland’s Royal Edinburgh Hospital, writes: “An active sex life slows the aging process’”

   So next time you want to question yourself about the desire to have sex maybe you shouldn’t, just make sure you do it safely. You have nothing to lose and 13+ things to gain.

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