Do Men Who Have More Sex Live Longer?

Do Men Who Have More Sex Live Longer?
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When done right, love may protect your lover’s life.

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“Sex is important to health,” according to the Harvard Health Letter. “Frequent sexual intercourse is [evidently] associated with reduced heart attack risk.” But, this seems to me the perfect case for reverse causation. They’re implying that more sex leads to healthier arteries. But, isn’t the opposite more likely—that healthier arteries lead to more sex? Blood flow in the penis is so reflective of blood flow elsewhere that penile Doppler ultrasound can predict cardiovascular disease. But, “low frequency of sexual activity [may predict cardiovascular disease in men] independently of [erectile dysfunction]”—suggesting that sex may be more than “just fun,” but also therapeutic. Or, at least, so says an editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, in discussing whether or not “frequent sexual activity [should] be prescribed…to improve…general…health.” In men, they suggest it’s because more sex means more testosterone.

When men make love, they get a big spike in testosterone levels in their blood. But, interestingly, in contrast, they get no testosterone boost when they masturbate. This may be because “[t]estosterone increases with competitive success,” like if you win at a game of sports. While sex “is not usually regarded as a competitive event,…one’s mental state [afterwards] could nevertheless be something like that of a winner,” as opposed to the mental state after masturbation.

The spike in sex hormones in the blood is so great that men’s beards actually grow faster on days they have sex. And, since low testosterone levels are associated with “increased risk of mortality,” that could help explain the health benefits.

So, do men who have more sex actually live longer? I did a PubMed search for sexual activity and longevity, and came up with “Sexual Activity and Longevity of the Southern Green Stink Bug.” Our taxpayer dollars, hard at work. But, I was less interested in whether or not screwworms live up to their namesake, and more interested in this: “Sex and death.” A study whose objective was “to examine the relation between frequency of orgasm and mortality.” They found that men “with high orgasmic frequency” appeared to cut their risk of premature death in half. And, apparently, the more the better—a 36% drop in mortality odds for every additional “100 orgasms [a] year.”

“Conclusion: Sexual activity seems to have a protective effect on men’s health.” But not, it appears, if you cheat. “Unfaithfulness in men seems to be associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular events,” like heart attacks and strokes. “Extramarital sex may be hazardous and stressful, because the lover [may be] younger” and more exuberant, and “secret sexual encounter[s]” may be more stressful.

In a large autopsy series, the majority of cases of sudden death during sex occurred in men having extramarital intercourse. The absolute risk is low; “only one out of 580 men might be expected to suffer” such a death. But, for those at high risk, “[s]ex in familiar surroundings, [at] a comfortable room temperature, and with [one’s] usual partner” may be safer.

And, speaking of safe sex, you thought drinking and driving was bad? “While [it’s] generally assumed that sexual behavior happens in parked cars, there is little discussion…in the research literature of sexual activity in moving vehicles.” About one in five college students report engaging in sex “while driving”—nearly half while going more than 60 miles an hour, including feats likely involving “distraction.” Researchers suggest maybe this is something that should be warned about in health class.

When done right, though, love may protect your lover’s life. Given the benefits of sexual activity, “[i]ntervention programmes could…be considered, perhaps based on the…’At least five a day’ campaign aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption—although the numerical imperative may have to be adjusted.”

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image credit: michael kooiman via flickr. Image has been modified.

Video credit: Daniel Black.

Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

“Sex is important to health,” according to the Harvard Health Letter. “Frequent sexual intercourse is [evidently] associated with reduced heart attack risk.” But, this seems to me the perfect case for reverse causation. They’re implying that more sex leads to healthier arteries. But, isn’t the opposite more likely—that healthier arteries lead to more sex? Blood flow in the penis is so reflective of blood flow elsewhere that penile Doppler ultrasound can predict cardiovascular disease. But, “low frequency of sexual activity [may predict cardiovascular disease in men] independently of [erectile dysfunction]”—suggesting that sex may be more than “just fun,” but also therapeutic. Or, at least, so says an editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, in discussing whether or not “frequent sexual activity [should] be prescribed…to improve…general…health.” In men, they suggest it’s because more sex means more testosterone.

When men make love, they get a big spike in testosterone levels in their blood. But, interestingly, in contrast, they get no testosterone boost when they masturbate. This may be because “[t]estosterone increases with competitive success,” like if you win at a game of sports. While sex “is not usually regarded as a competitive event,…one’s mental state [afterwards] could nevertheless be something like that of a winner,” as opposed to the mental state after masturbation.

The spike in sex hormones in the blood is so great that men’s beards actually grow faster on days they have sex. And, since low testosterone levels are associated with “increased risk of mortality,” that could help explain the health benefits.

So, do men who have more sex actually live longer? I did a PubMed search for sexual activity and longevity, and came up with “Sexual Activity and Longevity of the Southern Green Stink Bug.” Our taxpayer dollars, hard at work. But, I was less interested in whether or not screwworms live up to their namesake, and more interested in this: “Sex and death.” A study whose objective was “to examine the relation between frequency of orgasm and mortality.” They found that men “with high orgasmic frequency” appeared to cut their risk of premature death in half. And, apparently, the more the better—a 36% drop in mortality odds for every additional “100 orgasms [a] year.”

“Conclusion: Sexual activity seems to have a protective effect on men’s health.” But not, it appears, if you cheat. “Unfaithfulness in men seems to be associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular events,” like heart attacks and strokes. “Extramarital sex may be hazardous and stressful, because the lover [may be] younger” and more exuberant, and “secret sexual encounter[s]” may be more stressful.

In a large autopsy series, the majority of cases of sudden death during sex occurred in men having extramarital intercourse. The absolute risk is low; “only one out of 580 men might be expected to suffer” such a death. But, for those at high risk, “[s]ex in familiar surroundings, [at] a comfortable room temperature, and with [one’s] usual partner” may be safer.

And, speaking of safe sex, you thought drinking and driving was bad? “While [it’s] generally assumed that sexual behavior happens in parked cars, there is little discussion…in the research literature of sexual activity in moving vehicles.” About one in five college students report engaging in sex “while driving”—nearly half while going more than 60 miles an hour, including feats likely involving “distraction.” Researchers suggest maybe this is something that should be warned about in health class.

When done right, though, love may protect your lover’s life. Given the benefits of sexual activity, “[i]ntervention programmes could…be considered, perhaps based on the…’At least five a day’ campaign aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption—although the numerical imperative may have to be adjusted.”

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image credit: michael kooiman via flickr. Image has been modified.

Video credit: Daniel Black.

Doctor's Note

Okay, but what are the Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function? That’s my next video—stay tuned!

More on male reproductive health in:

Also, check out my other men’s health videos, such as Dietary Pollutants May Affect Testosterone Levels and Prostate Cancer Survival: The A/V Ratio.

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  1. I did notice my beard growing faster the last time I was dating a gal.

    But I wasn’t eating right then. I also noticed a boost in T when I quit eating truckloads of animal parts and pieces. This approach is easiest to accomplish.

    Infidelity does not compute, oh but the SWD…no comment, other than to say that’s not a new thing.




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    1. New look is fine. It’s “wide open” and airish.

      Yet struggle with the 100’s of ways text is being manipulated. Now prefer to listen rather than watch. Too busy, the vids-not me.




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    2. Although at first look it does seem nicer, it is more difficult to navigate around and the interface is generally not so intuitive.

      For instance:
      1. The topics section has now has a secondary place within a menu. The well organize topics library is one of the best features of the website, where one can explore and jump around the topics of interest.
      2. Browse Videos by Topic-submenu, make me wonder where are all the info on a topic, blog & videos. I don’t want to be missing on the blog or other text. There is a write-up associated with many topics.
      3. The links previous and next videos seem to be missing. It was/is a nice way to follow a sequence.
      4. Clicking on the link Older Videos makes the user loose their place in the video list.




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      1. I agree with all your points.
        Also with another point that the Navbar is larger than it needs to be and takes up space on the page.
        thank you.




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      2. Totally agree. Also putting the latest video and all videos separately makes me kind of annoyed (returning to the older videos now requires an additional click) or am I doing something incorrectly?




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        1. Mick: When I click the “All Videos” link (under the “Video Library” menu option), it includes today’s video, plus the list of older ones. Is that what you are looking for?




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      3. Deus Max: You wrote, “The links previous and next videos seem to be missing.” I agree that those links are very helpful. Unless there is a problem with your display, those links are still there, just very hard to find/see. Under the video is a bunch of text, then buttons, then the Doctor’s Note. Underneath that is the next and previous video links, in a gray color with no pictures like it used to have. So, just look for the text.




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      1. Hate those, first goes the browser’s tab bar, then the page’s navigation bar and that leaves you with so little vertical space… it was kind of better back when the monitors were not so wide-screen. I said kind of…




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    3. Unfortunately I have a problem with the new scaling. The size of the top two banner lines; NutritionFacts.org search etc and the drop menu links take up a large portion of the screen so that the newly enlarged video is partly blocked even on a 15.5inch laptop. It must be even more difficult on a tablet. Then again some laptops have a touch screen or mouse where you can adjust the size of this particular website.

      The content of course is always excellent. Not sure if you have settled on a style of digital media work yet. Personally I believe less is more. Sometimes it gets too busy and detracts from the focus of what you are saying. You have gone from one extreme to another – which is in a positive direction but needs to be trimmed back a bit.

      I am looking forward to your research piece coming up.
      Thanks again to you and your team for all your work,
      D R




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    4. I love the look of the new layout. Very professional looking and it highlights the major features of the website.

      Only thing I noticed immediately was that, while watching a video, it’s more difficult to cruise to similar video topics now. It would be great to see a “More like this!” sidebar.




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      1. Hi Jack! You may have found this already, but the transcripts and sources are still accessible. The links are now just below the video, rather than next to it. Hope that helps!




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    5. I like it! It will take some getting used to to find out where everything is now, but it looks cleaner, just not crazy about the fat navbar either, it blocks the video and could be half of what it is . I do love the option of being able to save my favorites a lot! I always had to come back and try to remember what to search for, so this will be great! It would be nice to have an edit button in the comments section if possible, but this is looking better too! .Thanks so much for all you do Dr Greger, you are such an amazingly generous crusader!




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    6. Why does EVERYONE these days seem to have some 21st-Century affliction to CHANGE EVERY DARN THING ALL THE TIME??? (Even, evidently, our beloved Dr. Greger!) I HATE the new look! (Hey, you ASKED!!!) The other layout was WONDERFULLY INTUITIVE and EASY to follow and navigate around, and it was ATTRACTIVE!!! Lovely little (but NICE-sized!) thumbnails of related videos appeared (when searching for specific videos) all organized and nicely laid out in a logical and ATTRACTIVE fashion; and it was SOOOOOO EASY and UNCOMPLICATED to look up specific videos/topics via the CLEARLY laid-out alphabet across the top of the screen. THIS layout is just tooooo spread out….WAAAAY too much space EVERYWHERE!! And the font choices and typesetting layout for all the various sections were MUCH more attractive (and, thus, easy to READ and LOCATE things)…..and I am a former professional typesetter (for 22 years!), so I KNOW what I’m talking about…..I’m sorry to be a party pooper for those who “LUV” this new look, but EVERYTHING about it is illogically-laid out, unclear, and MEDIOCRE, compared to the other layout!! (And, oh yeah, forgot to mention the GIGOOOOONDA video screen at the top of the page is unnecessary and just makes everything else more difficult to find because it’s TOOOO BIG!!!…..Size DOES matter, and in THIS case, the size is just TOOOOOOOOOO BIG!!!!!!) Everything about the old look was just so nice, so concise, so clear, so PERFECT!! WHY THE HECK DOES EVERYBODY HAVE TO CHANGE FROM “MAGNIFICENT” to “MEDIOCRE”…..it happens EVERYWHERE today, even at the GROCERY STORE…..And speaking of which, what the hell happened to product recognition??? Why is the packaging of EVERY PRODUCT, oftentimes even including changing the LOGOS for gawd’s sake (!!!), every few months or so…..and EACH successive package design/layout change seems to go, INCREASINGLY, from lovely, stylish, beautiful packaging design (both typography and artwork, if any) to BORING, UGLY, “UTILITARIAN”-looking, and devoid of any and all ARTISTRY, not to mention how DIFFICULT it is now to find favorite products because the packaging LOOKS completely different every few months. …..And this new look here is following suit, so it appears. I DON’T GET IT!! Take me back to the GOOD OL’ DAYS Dr. Mikey….PLEASE……the old layout was simply FAAAAAAAAAABULOUS………….but THIS one, in a word, just simply “STINKS”!!!!! Sorry, but I’m an honest guy….and I’m not YELLING by my “all caps”, by the way (well, maybe a LITTLE here and there), but MOSTLY I do it for EMPHASIS and, besides, LOOONG before the internet roared onto the scene, I was ALWAYS using ALL CAPS when I wanted to EMPHASIZE something, even in HAND-WRITTEN (non-professional) letters, notes, etc., and have NEVER, EVER subscribed to the “don’t use CAPS because it’s RUDE and people won’t LIKE it because they think you’re YELLING at them” rule of “internet etiquette”……BULL-POODLEEDOO TO THAT is what I say!!…..I never got asked to VOTE for that little rule, and (obviously) I don’t intend to FOLLOW it!!…..I LOVE using ALL CAPS….it taps into my PASSIONATE NATURRRRRRE!!!!! Besides, rules were MADE to be BROKEN (Gee, I don’t know if THAT is true, but THIS “no all caps” rule stinks too, so I REFUSE to follow it!)……….But I digress!!!…….Well, actually, I’ve said all I wanted to say, and a bit more to boot, so I guess I’ll close this comment. Oh Dr. MIKEY, babycakes….SWEEEET THANG!!!…..can’t we PLEEEEEEASE go back to the “olden days”, INCLUDING (but certainly not limited to) the OLD LAYOUT???!!!….It was perfect!!!…..JUST LIKE YOU!!!!! Yes, obviously I am MADLY in love with you (not really, but I do LIKE you an awful lot!!)…….Seriously, you’re the best (I MEAN IT!!!!), but your new look IS NOT!!!…….All my love and adoration ……Daryl Grant Lindsay




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      1. >> Why does EVERYONE these days seem to have some 21st-Century affliction to CHANGE EVERY DARN THING ALL THE TIME??? (Even, evidently, our beloved Dr. Greger!) I HATE the new look! (Hey, you ASKED!!!)

        Totally agree. It’s like someone finally shouted “The king is naked”… I’d probably might do it myself if it wasn’t for the language barrier and the brain fog…

        >> Everything about the old look was just so nice, so concise, so clear, so PERFECT!! WHY THE HECK DOES EVERYBODY HAVE TO CHANGE FROM “MAGNIFICENT” to “MEDIOCRE”…..it happens EVERYWHERE today, even at the GROCERY STORE…..And speaking of which, what the hell happened to product recognition??? Why is the packaging of EVERY PRODUCT, oftentimes even including changing the LOGOS for gawd’s sake (!!!), every few months or so…..and EACH successive package design/layout change seems to go, INCREASINGLY, from lovely, stylish, beautiful packaging design (both typography and artwork, if any) to BORING, UGLY, “UTILITARIAN”-looking, and devoid of any and all ARTISTRY, not to mention how DIFFICULT it is now to find favorite products because the packaging LOOKS completely different every few months. …..And this new look here is following suit, so it appears. I DON’T GET IT!!

        I kind of figured the cause and it’s sad.
        In our “older” generation everything was about efficiency, making sense, etc. We had to struggle with computer limitations (“640 kb ought to be enough for anybody”) and mental limitations (it was not easy for an ordinary user to start using computers so everything had to be logically laid out and make it easier for the user not harder).
        The look or menu layout were iterated many times so they reached quite a high degree of maturity and perfection.

        Then came the new generetion which didn’t have such limitations, didn’t have to use many of the functions present in our precious menus so the question was: what could be the new highlight of the product? New menu layout and new graphical background which was prepared by them and most of the time they had no idea what an ordinary user needed (let alone an advanced one). From this moment on, this mechanism is self-propelling: the more superficial graphics the young generation is bombarded with, the more they crave it and the more they forget about what the software (or a webpage) is about. The more they crave it, the more designers are ready and willing to implement such a BS graphics.
        One example that we all remember: implementing ribbon in Office programs instead of menus without allowing the user to revert back to menus.

        So I guess it all comes down to freedom of choice and it would be best if it was possible to choose the graphical layout (we would see for sure how many people chose the new one) but it’s of course both (crazy) difficult and expensive.




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        1. One more thing: I actually stopped fighting with all this that you described quite long time ago… it’s simply too much of it everywhere… no use fighting with it… if you can’t beat them, join them…




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      2. Daryl Grant Lindsay – I have to say I agree with you. I find the new look very difficult to use. What I enjoyed so very much about the previous look was seeing the icons next to the titles. THAT’ how I knew which video I was looking for – because I remembered the picture. So when I – just now – searched for a few videos I wanted to send a friend on high blood pressure, I couldn’t find them because the icons are gone. I knew which pictures to look for.

        Now its like being in school and searching a title page. All the fun is gone.

        But I am sure I am not the only one who is a visual learner and rememberer.

        I also agree that there is so much space – everywhere! – that its difficult to read. The natural flow that the eyes follow is interrupted with the deserts of space everywhere. The Navbar and top Title and Search line are way to “fat”. They take up almost 25% of my screen.

        So I’m with you – I dislike the new look, miss the graphics and pictures, hate the “professional” presentation. I’m so glad you spoke up. Thank you.




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    7. I often go directly to your latest videos. As I’ve watched all of them throughout the years! Though, where’s is the list in case I’ve missed one. It goes to your latest and no other current ones.




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    8. Don’t like it. I like when we could pick through the latest blogs and videos, wants current. Yes, you are beautiful but no need
      to show your face as the main/focal/largest image on the homepage.




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    9. I like it.

      It reminds me of a new release of Windows: you shouild play with the new operating system for a while and get familiar with it before you evaluate it. The knee-jerk reaction is to favor the familiar and complain about the unfamiliar (since it requires acclimation and discovery). I’ve read hostile remarks about new versions of Windows in their Comments libraries, but I dismiss them as premature. Just play with it for a while and you will probably like it better than the old version.

      Same with a new arrangement of a website. There are probably good reasons why functionality was modified. Play with the site for a while and you will probably like it better. =]




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      1. It’s not entirely a matter of liking and disliking. It’s a matter of sticking to certain usability standards. We could have a poll and only then see how many people like the new interface.

        And within this poll there will be people who will vote for the old interface (for the sake of functionality, consistency as well as because I was used to the old interface and don’t feel like learning the new one but if I was stunned with the new interface’s functionality I would gladly learn it). And simply because they liked it.
        And within this poll there will be people who will vote for the new interface because they like white color, the interface seems (but only seems) clean or maybe they like a large navbar floating all the time because it’s everywhere now. Or unexperienced people who really don’t know that the old interface had so much functionality and they learn that the new interface has some (but not all) functionality because when they learn the new interface they discover its functionality. So while I do not deny these people the right to have their own opinion it’s not like their opinion is justified objectively, with standards known in the fields of graphic layout.

        Speaking of new Windows (this particular debate was quite a while ago so it’s old times)… I hated ribbon in Office not only because it was new and I had to learn something new and adjust a lot of other things. But yes, it was a waist of time that nobody paid me for. I hated it because it was not consistent – sometimes the main options fit in the main bar (ie. Home, Insert, Page Layout) but when they don’t they are transfered to the title bar.
        But the worst new ribbon’s “functionality” are the shortcut keys: you can never be sure if the particular shortcut key is there because they are generated on the fly and basically not predefined. So if a new menu option appears not only one shortcut is affected but all of them are affected. And these shortcuts are now never meaningful – for example in the old menu layout the File option might have “F” for its shortcut, in the new ribbon layout this shortcut might be something like Y1. Other time, when a new ribbon option appers for a brief moment of time, it can be PX. Who can remember or rather predict that? Do I really have to press the alt key and wait for the shortcut to display every time? It’s not only annoying but wears you down but that’s what you have to do all day long to be sure that you pressed the right shortcut. Why nobody had thought of that?

        But there is a good reasoning behind this behaviour – with the ribbon layout the programmers do not have to check their shortcuts for repetitions, they just throw a bunch of options there and it works (also dynamic menus are easier to implement). But one man’s gain is other many people loss. And the solution was simple – predefining the keys, checking them for repetitions (little effort in comparison) and if they repeat – adding digits. Now, because the new shortcuts are completely unpredictable I couldn’t use them in my scripts for automation. I had to rewrite everything. Did I learn to live with it? Yes, but I was and still am extremely pissed.
        – Lack of Start button in new Windows? In the similar fashion as above: it’s not an esthetic flaw but it’s a main design flaw. How are you going to execute your programs now?
        – New metro interface? On a desktop computer? How am I supposed to use fingers if I only have mouse and don’t have a touchscreen?
        – Flat design, especially flat buttons? Well, I don’t understand how one can call them pretty (so they are not even esthetically pleasing) but so they called them. But in fact the shadows, gradients and textures that give illusions of three dimensions inform us that a particular element is a button or a menu option or something… human eye is used to shadowing and without it, it gets tired faster. Id’s say in case of flat design there was no good reasoning to use it but it was a marketing ploy to distinguish Windows from other operating systems, especially mobile Windows from android. In the process the visual functionality was sacrificed.

        Surely, I could go like this for hours… but it’s not like any new thing bothers me… there are some new things that I like but these are simply not the topic of this post… :-) I like progress… But with 10% of real progress comes 90% of BS progress done because these inventors want to distinguish their product from the competition or a company wants to try something new and the users are guinea pigs. Also, people in R&D departments have to earn their living… the bills will not pay themselves…




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    10. I like the words displayed on the link to be darker. Grey doesn’t read so easily for my eyes and brain. It is more mellow though. I just don’t focus as well




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    11. I think the new look is FAB! Its very professional and easy to navigate for anyone. Very easy to find videos on topics of interest. Keep it coming Doc. You’re my favorite doctor in the whole world – I hate going to the usual doctors! Wish I had you in my neck of the woods… :-( But great new look on the site!!!




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    12. Can’t see the whole video on my screen (it’s too big). Also can’t see where the previous video is … I usually watch ever 2-3 days so watch the current and the last couple of videos. It’s probably there I just haven’t found it yet. Nothing deters me from loving this site though, particularly with no adverts :) Thanks




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      1. Hi Robyn, you may have discovered this already, but below the doc notes, there is a previous and next option :) Also, you can always go to “All videos” and see the latest right at the top. Hope that helps!




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    13. In general, I’d agree with the many comments saying that the site design should minimize or slow the amount of movement. BUT, I find this video’s style quite gentle and pleasing in the way it pans and in the way it moves from page to page.

      Overall, I did like the old site’s home page layout and style better because it showed more content at a glance while at the same time it looked clean and organized.

      Suggestions For Improvement:
      1) I definitely agree there is way too much white space in this new design. The site re-design is just a bit too bare and simple. I think excessive white space makes it less user-friendly as it requires more scrolling and panning to view..
      Shrink (by 25-50%) the height of the top menu bar as well as the menu bar drop down choices that show when your browser size is small.
      2) For the most part, the default font size appears to be 12.1, which is nice, but on some pages it’s too large at 13-15 which makes for too much white space again.
      3) Add “BLOG” to the top level of the top menu bar rather than limit it to the bottom of the page. The written content is an important component of this web site and it deserves to be front and center on the top menu bar.
      3) The lighter, somewhat hidden (light grey) style with the links is contrary to common convention and makes it harder to find or notice the links. Links should use a darker shade, not a lighter shade, so they’re easy to spot.
      4) Consider setting a maximum visible length limit on the comments so it’s easier to scroll through and skim the gist of more comments. Then include a “Read More” link at the bottom of comments that exceed that max threshold (to allow those who want to see/read it all).
      5) The FAQ page should display the question only so it’s possible to see most if not all FAQs without having to scroll so much. Click the FAQ to expand and expose the answer, similar to the Nutrition FAQs page. This is the standard on many sites.
      And include a link “Expand All” for quick and easy access.

      I Like
      1) The Search functionality is terrific! With so many filtering criteria options you can very quickly and easily narrow down or broaden your searches. And it’s so handy to have the search box front & center at the top of the page. It might be even better if cursor focus defaults to the search box so you can start typing your keyword straight away.




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    14. On my laptop the fix top menu takes up to 30% of my screen. The large font and spacing means a lot of scrolling and degrades the experience. Thanks




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  2. The new website looks fantastic! The organization makes things easy to find and the videos seem larger. A sincere thanks for all your efforts to bring science-based nutritional knowledge to us all! It certainly has helped me a lot.




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  3. Really like the first page that comes up with the question “What is the healiest diet”. I hope this format works well on phones also




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  4. I like the new look except I’d love the facebook/twitter/google boxes to be located at the bottom of the screen, rather than the side. I need to enlarge the print size on the page and the large boxes on the left are really distracting when trying to read the comments.




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  5. It takes a little getting used to. I’m so used to the screen moving, I had to make myself stop reading the article in order to listen! I guess I like the old style of changing the screen with each new study!




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  6. hey everyone,

    theres a huge fad emerging from ancient spiritual and religious dogmas that insist upon “ejaculating expels your life force and is unhealthy”. whereas all the science i can find shows of course the exact oppsoite to be true. i quote a comment on my youtube channel that someone left.

    ” However, you might do much better to realize that despite any benefits that ejaculation offers, the actual “Holy Science” behind this is not to spill the semen and vaginal fluids, but to engage in sexual union with one another using techniques to retain the fluid and then drive the power up the spine in degrees (which are the 33 vertibrae).

    If done properly and with the right intent, it results in the formation of a new soul which we simply haven’t obtained yet. We are reborn.

    Now I realize this is the extreme “right hand path” of Gnosis, but in this school of thought, the ejaculation (loss of fluid) is what is known as “fornication”. Every time you lose the fluid, you go down the ladder not up the ladder. You are acting according to the animalistic nature which is predicated on reproduction and sustaining material existence at all costs.

    We use the system for pleasure but it becomes a vice because instead of dissolving the ego and being reborn, we instead build a stronger ego, succumbing to the animal instinct which is to reproduce to ensure survival. Literally, sex creates the ego better than anything we know of.

    We are obsessed with physical life and don’t realize we can get off the wheel of karma by being reborn. The way to be reborn is to lift up the “son of man”, even as in the story of Moses lifting up the serpent on the pole. He got mighty pissed when he came down off that mountain and they we in a big pile splooging semen all over the place. It cannot be done if the fluid is ejaculated out and lost. It has to ascend not go down and out. We lose the power, which is why pro boxer will abstain from sex for many months before a fight.

    I know it is a tough pill to swallow, but people don’t realize that instead of spilling the semen, draining the power for a little pleasure, you can retain it and get more pleasure and vitality than spilling the semen can ever offer. Instead we are obsessed with ejaculation. Also, abstaining from sex altogether and making it an evil concept leads to later excesses when we cannot control it. This is why many Catholic priests often start off sincere and end up committing atrocities.”




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    1. Hello ,

      I must convey lots of gratitude and congratulations for all the amazing information provided on this website .

      I do have to comment on this subject , even though English is not my native language , because it is so important to understand the science of love and the science of sex, independently and together, not only for our health or longevity but also as the bedrock for most human relationships . If we are talking about cardiovascular health, surely men can easily test their condition with their wife, lover ,mistress …instead of having a check up and that is good information to know for anyone who is not mostly vegan , to understand the power of proper scientific nutrition.

      However when it comes to measuring other mystical factors , advantageous or not for our health in having sex with or without love between partners , we must indeed focus on the great expenditure of Life -force or Prana , as Cullen Smith wrote above. Almost inevitably , most people engaged in sex , reach some form of an orgasm and that is a fact ( “the little death” ironically but maybe rightfully nicknamed so by the french :))
      Do we have available instruments to measure the quantity of Life-Force lost in the seminal fluid as we have instruments to measure all the vital elements concentrated in it ? Medical science has already data on its constituents and it would be fair-play and a goodwill challenge for Dr. Greger and his team , to bring in these studies for us , so we can better understand how many vital elements we are loosing in one orgasm .

      But for measuring the Prana , the blueprint of “lifetrons” that keeps our bodies alive , we have no better choice at this stage of evolution in Dwapara Yuga , than to rely heavily on the spiritual scientists of various traditions , who mastered their life(force) perfectely and resurrected their bodies after death. For these perfected humans and all their true disciples , bramacharya or self -restraint is paramount , because the atomic energy contained in the physical reproductive fluid is transmuted / converted into pure, conscious Life-force for awakening the occult centers in the spine and the brain ( ” the seven churches, with their seven lights “…reffered to in the Book of Revelation of the Bible ).
      The “side-effects “of such continous practice of brahmacharya /urdhvareta -which means literally “keeping the semen upward ” -are experienced as bodily strength, immense creative intelligence and spiritual magnetism…
      The question is : what is substantialy more healthy for the body-mind -spirit for the short term and for the long term , to be or not to be sexual ? …Provided that we do have available pleasant scientific methods to transmute the vital fluids into life- force , provided that two lovers reach a consensus toward spiritual evolution, and provided that we can create a perfect human -embrio in vitro fertilization …how many vegans will still “ejaculate” their precious nutrients and limited bodily life-force into a sexual union ?
      Love must be considered separatelly simply because Love is not Sex ; however love can be expressed in many ways, in many forms, including romantic-sexual expresion. But for those true lovers , they know and they feel how Love is consummed ALWAYS and exclusively in the heart ! The stronger the sex union is with all kinds of insatiable lusts, the bigger the disunion between the hearts becomes…eventually .




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      1. this was my response to that quote on my channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=graJ_KjK-yg&lc=z121xn0orou5dzka204cifd43kj5f5mjfao

        “orgasm:
        1680s, “sexual climax,” from French orgasme or Modern Latin orgasmus, from Greek orgasmos “excitement, swelling,” from organ “be in heat, become ripe for,” literally “to swell, be excited,” related to orge “impulse, excitement, anger,” from PIE root *wrog- “TO BURGEON, SWELL WITH STRENGTH” (source also of Sanskrit urja “A NOURISHMENT, SAP, VIGOR,” as in AMRITA, the LIVING WATERS, the Old Irish ferc, ferg “anger”). Amrit (Sanskrit, IAST: amṛta) or Amata (Pali) is a word that literally means “immortality” and is often referred to in texts as nectar. Amṛta is etymologically related to the Greek ambrosia[1] and carries the same meaning.[2] The word’s earliest occurrence is in the Rigveda, where it is one of several synonyms for soma, the drink which confers immortality upon the gods.

        Amrit features in the samudra manthan legend, which describes how the devas, because of a curse from the sage Durvasa, begin to lose their immortality. Assisted by their mortal enemies, the asuras, they churn the ocean and release (among other auspicious object and beings) amrit, the nectar of immortality. what this means is that the male churns her waters, her sea, her oceans and releases the nectar of immortality into her. nature’s actual cycle of immortality is carried on generationally, the immortal life is that which is passed down through countless generations. the seed is passed on into eternal life, generation after generation after generation ad infinitum. you pass your nectar of immortality into the goddess to bring eternal life. the holy trinity, father, mother, child. eternal life. genetic immortality. boom. truth and wisdom right there. provable and irrefutable. what causes aging is the unraveling of the telomeres on the ends of dna strands, when telomerase begins to deteriorate. what causes this is oxidative stress.

        so ive been sharing my theory on how religions can be using this saving the seed for population control and eugenics. i think this is whats happening. ive been formulating an evidence based case for why and how this is, whereas theres no evidence for saving the seed to be healthy, other than anecdote and hearsay. no one seems to be able to scientifically explain what causes immortality via abstaining from ejaculating.

        sooo what happens if you save the seed??

        well.. thats PROVABLE in health and fertility. it makes you INFERTILE. incapable of bringing earthly life. spiritually, who the hell really knows for sure. but maybe thats the whole point of religiosu people. theyre often so longing for disembodiment and hate the physical so much that they seek to withdraw from all physicality and that incudes retreating to the immaterial, and that includes becoming infertile so as to not participate in the life cycle any longer.

        Abstract
        “Oxidative stress occurs when the production of potentially destructive reactive oxygen species (ROS) exceeds the bodies own natural antioxidant defenses, resulting in cellular damage. Oxidative stress is a common pathology seen in approximately half of all infertile men. ROS, defined as including oxygen ions, free radicals and peroxides are generated by sperm and seminal leukocytes within semen and produce infertility by two key mechanisms. First, they damage the sperm membrane, decreasing sperm motility and its ability to fuse with the oocyte. Second, ROS can alter the sperm DNA, resulting in the passage of defective paternal DNA on to the conceptus. This review will provide an overview of oxidative biochemistry related to sperm health and will identify which men are most at risk of oxidative infertility. ” https://academic.oup.com/humupd/article-abstract/14/3/243/683505/Oxidative-stress-and-male-infertility-a-clinical?redirectedFrom=fulltext

        when we study the SCIENCE of immortality, we know that what causes aging is OXIDATION, OXIDATIVE STRESS in the body and particluarly the telomeres of the chromosomes. the telomerase begins to unravel and the dna is prone to oxidative damage by free radicals. essentially the body begins to rust (oxidate) and wear down. not ejaculating causes oxidative damage to sperm DNA and renders males INFERTILE. (population control).

        ” La petite mort (French pronunciation: ​[la pətit mɔʁ], the little death) is an expression which means “the brief loss or weakening of consciousness” and in modern usage refers specifically to “the sensation of orgasm as likened to death”.[1] as in a NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE OR A CUMUNION WITH THE DIVINE.

        The first attested use of the expression in English was in 1572 with the meaning of “fainting fit”. It later came to mean “nervous spasm” as well. The first attested use with the meaning of “orgasm” was only in 1882.[1] In modern usage, this term has generally been interpreted to describe the post-orgasmic state of unconsciousness that some people have after having some sexual experiences.

        More widely, it can refer to the spiritual release that comes with orgasm or to a short period of melancholy or transcendence as a result of the expenditure of the “life force”. Literary critic Roland Barthes spoke of la petite mort as the chief objective of reading literature, the feeling one should get when experiencing any great literature.

        The term “la petite mort” does not always apply to sexual experiences. It can also be used when some undesired thing has happened to a person and has affected them so much that “a part of them dies inside”. A literary example of this is found in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles when he uses the phrase to describe how Tess feels after she comes across a particularly gruesome omen after meeting with her own rapist:

        “She felt the petite mort at this unexpectedly gruesome information, and left the solitary man behind her.”

        The term “little death”, with which “la petite mort” is often compared, has a similar, though slightly different meaning. Namely, it means “a state or event resembling or prefiguring death; a weakening or loss of consciousness, specifically in sleep or during an orgasm”.[2] As with “la petite mort”, the earlier attested uses are not related to sex or orgasm.

        When referring to orgasm, it is unclear whether “la petite mort” or “little death” describe a normal post-orgasmic state, or whether they refer to a medical condition, such as sexual headaches, Dhat syndrome, post-coital tristesse (PCT), or postorgasmic illness syndrome (POIS).”
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_petite_mort

        i dont see any super soldiers from not cumming. are you a super soldier?? please document your super powers. santos bonacci rants about saving the seed all day long and he’s a raving raging lunatic.

        hex refers to practicing witchcraft. hexa or hex- is a prefix meaning SIX because it refers to sacred geometry and physics of crystal lattice formation which gives order, strength and memory to form, such as crystals in piezoelectricity and biogravitic levitation in insect wings, memory storage in plant cells and water molecules etc. hexa-
        before vowels and in certain chemical compound words hex-, word-forming element meaning “six,” from Greek hexa-, comb. form of hex “six,” from PIE root *sweks- . referring to the hexagram or the SEXagram as covered in the video. all coming from vortex mechanics and universal structure. order arising out of the void of chaos.

        HUGE physiological and mental disorders can result from suppressing the orgasm itself (not necessarily linked with the ejaculation).
        “Anorgasmia is a type of sexual dysfunction in which a person cannot achieve orgasm despite adequate stimulation. In males, it is most closely associated with delayed ejaculation. Anorgasmia can often cause sexual frustration. Anorgasmia is far more common in females (4.7 percent) than in males and is especially rare in younger men. The problem is greater in women who are post-menopause.

        The condition is sometimes classified as a psychiatric disorder. However, it can also be caused by medical problems such as diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, genital mutilation, complications from genital surgery, pelvic trauma (such as from a straddle injury caused by falling on the bars of a climbing frame, bicycle or gymnastics beam), hormonal imbalances, total hysterectomy, spinal cord injury, cauda equina syndrome, uterine embolisation, childbirth trauma (vaginal tearing through the use of forceps or suction or a large or unclosed episiotomy), vulvodynia and cardiovascular disease.”




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  7. Congratulations Dr Greger and the whole NutritionFacts.org team! What a gorgeous design – world class setting for delivering the most comprehensive nutritional/lifestyle info available. It is appealing, easy to use, and I can find my way to anywhere I want to go on the site within a click or two. Brilliant !




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  8. I hope you don’t default to social networks. I have an information science and legal background and believe it’s a serious mistake to distribute content that way. I routinely ignore and discard any information source that forces me to communicate by Facebook, etc. We have no way of knowing how personal information is harvested and archived by these companies, which we know are cooperating with public agencies to aggregate personal information. Until the law is clarified to protect the user’s privacy and security, social networks are best avoided. Case law is weak, and statutory protection for the user does not exist. Social networks are for naive kids who have no real privacy concerns. For adults it’s a far different matter. Misuse has become common. Your privacy rights are not protected.




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    1. Thank you Cameron McLaughlin for your comments. I did not sign up with disqus, nor do I use social media because of privacy concerns. Maybe pretending we have any privacy left in our technological world is being very naive, but I am thankful for people like yourself who remind us to be cautious of what we post and aware of how it may be used.




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    2. Cameron McLaughlin: It’s my understanding that when you click the ‘sign in’ link on the upper right corner of the screen, you are signing into a NutritionFacts account. It’s not connected to Facebook or any other social medial site to my knowledge. People also have the alternative if leaving a comment as a guest and not signing in at all.




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  9. I think you’ve landed in the right place with the web design and video format. It’s clean, modern, and functional – and although it will take a bit of getting used to for those who are used to an older style, I think even they will enjoy it more in the long run.




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    1. Aamina, I also I’m curious about studies done on women. If one is going to study plant-based diet, and it’s effect on men’s sexuality ….why would you not include women? Are we still in the dark ages here?




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  10. So Dr. Greger, I really do hope that you are going to do a similar piece – or two or three – on the whether or not the amount of sex-for-health holds true for women. And whether or not women feel pressured by their partners for sex, sex sex because “I need it for my health” statements from their partners.
    I, personally, find that this kind of one-sided presentation of this kind of material leaves women and their needs completely out of the picture.

    For myself – I got so sick and tired of being pressured for sex I made a life choice to live by myself. I was sick and tired of being pressured, guilt-tripped, threatened for not providing enough service. After working my 40 hrs per week, cooking, cleaning (while he sat in his recliner!!), dealing with kids I was told to provide him his required service. I chose to leave instead. Now I am happy, relaxed, get a good nights sleep, don’t have to clean his filthy underwear, enjoy my children and am ready for sex by mutual choice rather than guilt and pressure.

    So how bout it Dr. G – do a piece on how detrimental sex by guilt and demand on women is detrimental to their health.
    Oh, . . I forgot, . . . no one has done any research on what women need . . . . have they?




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    1. I agree with you.

      Women hold up half the sky and do way more than half of their share, but often don’t have their needs met.
      I would love to hear about some studies about this topic.

      Is it true that men live longer lives if married, but women don’t? I know an awful lot of healthy, active, older, happy, single ladies! I can’t say the same for my married friends. (Perhaps its just an urban myth, but sounds about right to me)

      I like this lighter, better spaced format. Thanks heaps doc!




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    2. Hello Vegangirl,

      i am pretty sure you’re already aware of it but i think you came across a very misunderstanding and not empathic partner but all men are not the same, far from it :-)




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      1. Whats more it is a whole long in advance/carefully thought social engineering from the elite if women end up holding up half of the sky…divide and conquer…and it works like a charm all the time…look at the divorce/unfaithfulness rate…the system does ALL it can to separate men and women but they more than often fail to see what’s really drifting them apart from each other, seeding since early childhood/school years vicious and unhealthy mindset in both men and women…like a time bomb…and when the time has come and the pressure is ripe; then it goes booom:divorce, cheating, hatred, frustration, beating, murder…divide and conquer has made once again its wonderful and patient work and will go to bed with a huge smile on its face at the end of the day…
        :-)




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  11. Was this last post at least partly an April fool?

    I usually much prefer reading a transcript than watching a video – if only because I can scroll through it much faster and then decide whether to give it my full attention – and I suspect many others do to. AIso:I hold Dr Greger in the highest esteem but I live in England and his voice might not be everyone’s cup of tea – so for my own use and in order to share posts more easily, I would love it if the ‘View transcript’ button was next to ‘Watch the video’ – i.e. very visible, on the opening page.

    Many thanks for everything and very best wishes!




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  12. Strangely, I can scroll up, but I can’t scroll down with the mouse. The health topics index on the home page was very important. I don’t see it now.




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  13. I would ask myself if this “majority of cases of sudden death during sex occurring in men having extramarital intercourse” is due to human physiology or to the stupid human’s society rules.




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  14. Overall, Love the new look! Small Changes (though take note i’m viewing from my Mac Laptop, so I don’t know what its like on mobile or PC). The Top BAR (with your video library, podcast, etc.) cuts off view from seeing the entire video, so framing needs to be worked on, or if someone is not moving their mouse around the page for a few seconds, maybe it can vanish upward? Also, I like how the video fits to the size of the window, but there should be a maximum size for a comment box, as comments are easier to read quickly in a smaller area instead of REALLY SPREAD OUT. I was brand new to this site just over a month ago, and what got me to click more and more was seeing the related video topics and the “watch next” and “watch previous” options. These three options are harder to find with this format. If I came to this layout, I’d probably have watched your video and then gone back to my google search to see what others say on the topic I was looking for. If I visited your home page (magically-I don’t think my generation really does that) I would have thought you were selling something for-profit and that I somehow found sponsored content or click-bait and then left, never to return. I didn’t find your site looking for the healthiest diet, I thought I knew what that was; I came looking for a holistic approach to a male issue my dad was having. Then I saw links to cardiovascular issues, which run on both sides of my family, watched those videos, and decided meat was no good…but dairy and eggs are fine, right?-No, MORE VIDEOS telling me my beloved protein filled eggs STILL have bad-cholesterol (bc we just shouldn’t eat cholesterol) and other diseases chickens spread, and diary is made from PREGNANT hormonal cows (which makes sense, but my uncle was a dairy farmer and he didn’t tell us when we visited his cows were pregnant?!). And because evidence was so strong in your other videos, showing how meat leads to clogged arteries, and plants REVERSE heart disease, I had to swallow it whole. Thank you for changing my life. If this website were set up how it is now 1 month ago, I wouldn’t be eating a plant based diet.




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  15. The other week, my company had lunch catered for us. There was a whole aluminum baking tray, filled with about 30 pounds of baked ziti and mozzarella cheese. I was going to give it to a homeless shelter, but the shelter wasn’t accepting donations at the time, so I brought it home. Now it is going on almost two weeks, that it’s been in the fridge. Do you think the microbes in the soil like baked ziti? Do you think baked ziti is over all healthy for the bacteria in the soil?




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  16. Sex is a lot like eating meat and drinking wine, people often want it to be good for them so badly that they invent studies to show that it’s true. There is great power in chastity, for the few who can truly live this lifestyle. It’s important to note real chastity, begins with purity of thought. But, if a person wants this lifestyle and craves sex then by all means you should find a partner, repression certainly will not be good for you. And for those few who prefer to retain their vital fluids… know if for certain you are a thousand times better off. This is one of those cases where it has more to do with the person then some mass study, one size does NOT fit all.

    For those who are married or in committed relationships it’s best to be understanding with your partner, the lure for sex is beyond most of us. In fact, there is a rarely known detail, many children will be born into this world already addicted to sex. Where the effects are similar to cocaine, when the mother and partner is enjoying while the baby is in the womb. Even research shows this is harmful to the unborn child. What a horrid gift to give your unborn child! In the past there were societies where we were more in tuned with nature and our bodies and knew these things. That time will come again someday, at present the only thing we might expect is more madness… that’s the general trend, straight into the ditch. There is just a fraction out there holding to higher values, and in the end they will be the one’s holding the real wealth so keep strong, life is short.




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    1. I agree very much Michael with your comments ; forced abstinence is not good …that’s why I wrote in my comments that consensus between partners must exists …Only afterwards, the transition to a higher form of relating within a pure soul -heart union, could emerge…
      On a personal note , I want to share with you that as a woman who finally chose celibacy after a long 8 years beautiful engagement , because of my personal spiritual quest , I came to experience many times woundrous states of exquisite love and bliss , by the transmuting power of meditation and by relating to the men I loved in previous lives , only through the heart ; despite the major temptations I had often to revaluate my celibacy vows taken in 2009, still I keep on because eventually I would demonstrate by personal example how much more the benefits of scientific celibacy can override any apparent “benefits ” of sex for health … I look much younger than my age , I always receive compliments about my beauty , I am very creative , I feel powerful and constantly connected with the Source of Life and Love.
      Want more testosterone… let’s be brave and curajous !..Want perfect cardiovascular health… let’s be vegan and excercise ! Want Love that never dies …than let’s love our lover without sex , because there is no sex in Heaven !…and learn to perfect al least one human relationship to the utmost sublime expression of love and unconditional friendship that will outlast the graveyard of the physical body. Once that accomplish and principal lesson of life is learnt , than the only way to go is UP – to the infinite reservoir of Love, Bliss, Joy , Peace , that can be tapped into scientifically , especially by a consumate divine Love-affair that requires ” all thy heart( devotion), all thy soul (superconcious ecstasy) , all thy strength (interiorized and preserved life -force) and all thy mind (power of concentration-meditation) “, to paraphrase if I may , from the words of Jesus , who was a master in yoga practice along with his most advanced disciples.
      It all comes down to understanding this simple truth :(demonstrated how many billion times over, in the downfalls of sexual relationships !?) : That because humans are made in the perfect imagine of God ( uniquly endowed amongst other creatures with the cerebrospinal centers through which we could return to our native cosmic counciousness) ,
      our desires for utmost perfection and immortality being Havenborn , we can NEVER be satisfied by any amount of sensual gratification .




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  17. Great new look. I go straight to the transcript section unless I have time to watch the video. I do remember reading a study where the findings indicated women did not receive the same or similar health benefits as men.




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  18. Some info:

    http://www.medpagetoday.com/Endocrinology/GeneralEndocrinology/43045

    3,690 men between the ages of 70 and 89 living in Perth, Western Australia.

    “Our results challenge the concept that lower T is associated with increased mortality in a linear fashion,” the researchers wrote. “Instead, an optimal range of circulating total T corresponding to a range of 9.8 to 15.8 nmol/L (282-455 ng/dL) exists for older men, which predicts survival independent of other risk factors.”

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150604141903.htm

    Stanford University researchers Ben Dulken and Anne Brunet argue that it’s time to look at differences in regenerative decline between men and women. This line of research could open up new explanations for how the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone, or other factors, modify lifespan.

    It’s known that estrogen has direct effects on stem cell populations in female mice, from increasing the number of blood stem cells (which is very helpful during pregnancy) to enhancing the regenerative capacity of brain stem cells at the height of estrus. Whether these changes have a direct impact on lifespan is what’s yet to be explored. Recent studies have already found that estrogen supplements increase the lifespan of male mice, and that human eunuchs live about 14 years longer than non-castrated males.

    I find it interesting that masturbation does not increase testosterone levels…whereas sex with others does.

    I do not subscribe to the notion that there is necessarily a spiritual downside to sex…in fact I believe almost the opposite. In some cases…sex with others can involve much stress….preventing one from experiencing the real benefits thereof.




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  19. I’m not sure what I think of the new look. Yes, it’s got more space and looks “open”, which I like. But I do like more information on one screen view rather than having to scroll down to see everything. The old look was not so bad!

    1. I like the section Doctor’s Notes. Nice!

    2. I miss the line up in the margin of the last videos and blogs that were posted.

    3. I do like the slower page displays and being able to stop the video to see the source’s information.

    4.. Will emails with the blogs and videos be sent about the same time of the day as has been occurring? I have not rec’d any and I even resubscribed to them.

    5. Like some others, I’d like to know more about women’s sexuality, health, and longevity.

    6. Do you have a location where we can submit topics for research?

    ~ Cindy




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    1. Hi Cindy. Thank you for the input! Have you started receiving the emails yet? You should still be getting them, so if not, please send a message to our help desk (using the Help button on bottom right of screen). You can also submit topics through that button :)




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  20. I notice one of the studies regarding sex and health came from Caerphilly in Wales. Legend has it that men in that area are notorious sheep shaggers!
    Was this taken into account?




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  21. This topic thread is emblematic of our society’s attitude toward sexuality. We want to talk about everything except the facts of our intimate lives, and what we end up talking about is appearances. :)

    …and yes, I do like the new website.




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    1. However, I do miss having the ability to edit or delete our comments. I guess I’ll just have to get in the habit of thinking about what I am saying. :)




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