7 Reasons to Have Sex Tonight

A regular roll in the hay may help you look younger and live longer

Forget botox—sex may work just as well. // Image courtesy of pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com.

I love when I come across something happy in medical news, and this article from the Chart, “Better than Botox: 7 reasons to have sex tonight,” certainly qualifies. Not only does regular sex strengthen the emotional connection with your partner, but it can also shave four to seven years off of your physical appearance, up calorie burn, stave off sniffles and even help you live longer.

A study published in the British Medical Journal found that men who had sex less than once per month were twice as likely to die in the next 10 years than those who had sex once per week. And guys aren’t the only ones to benefit: Researchers at Duke University found that women who claimed to enjoy their sex lives lived seven to eight years longer than women who were indifferent to sex.