April 1, 2014
It seems like every day there is a new study showing that what we used to think was true… is the opposite of the new findings.
Scientists now say that chocolate, which used to be the ultimate sin, is a superfood that is good for you, Vitamins A & E which we’ve been taking as supplements increase risks for sorts of diseases, and those indestructible Nalgene containers that hikers used to love were leeching BPAs into the water…
Well, I’m about ready to quit after hearing the latest scientific evidence released in a joint 17 year study by Harvard Medical School, Oxford University in London, The Mayo Clinic, Stanford, MIT, and Johns Hopkins University showing conclusively that…
Sex is bad for your health.
According to the new findings, for every orgasm you have, you’ll cut approximately 1 week from your life span.
Additionally, prolonged sex causes an elevation in heart rate that taxes the cardiovascular system, and causes the release of endorphinosmegmoids that can not only clog arteries, but also can lead to faint white marks on your sheets.
Even oral sex is implicated, as oral sex for either gender can raise total carbohydrate intake over the course your normal weekly diet.
According to Doctor Richard Swelling, “The results were unambiguous. In every variable we measured, from psychological well-being to overall physical health, an increase in sexual intercourse was seen as detrimental to humans.”
In fact, I think the most surprising thing that was unveiled in these studies was that couples who had sex more than 4 times per week were 10 times more likely to be depressed and dissatisfied with their lives.
And worse, a great sex life turns out the be the #1 predictor for early divorce in married couples.
Time for me to find a new line of work.
I’m so so sorry,
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April 1, 2016…
And as most of you figured out… April Fools!
And as I hope you know: Every reliable scientific ever done says that good sex is GREAT for your health…
We should all be doing a lot more of it!
It’s unanimous… whether it’s:
– mental/emotional health,
– cardiovascular health,
– chronic pain,
– better sleep,
– elevated moods,
– or anything else you’d care to think of…
More sex = better life!
Sex reduces the risk of cancer: The Journal of the American Medical Association says that men who ejaculated more frequently were less likely to get prostate cancer (with apologies to all of you guys who practice Zen ejaculation abstinence).
Sex reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke: The Department of Epidemiology at the New England Research Center says, men who have sex twice or more per week were at a much lower risk for cardiovascular disease than men who have sex once per month or less… (and for you fellow science-geeks, yes, this data accounts for and adjusts for the fact that age or a pre-existing cardiovascular condition might cause a man to desire less frequent sex).
Sex further lowers heart attack risk by balancing testosterone and estrogen levels in the blood: During one study, men who had sex at least twice a week were half as likely to die of heart disease as men who had sex rarely.
Sex improves the immune system: Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels antibodies compared to students who had less sex.
Sex improves sleep, and if you’d care to google it, improved sleep is a powerful factor in a huge array of health related benefits from immune system to heart disease to psychological well-being.
Sex eases stress, and if you’d care to google it, improved stress is a lot like improved sleep!
Sex improves bladder control in the elderly.
Sex lowers blood pressure.
Sex improves emotional well-being.
Sex reduces chronic pain, and studies have shown that it effectively reduces the pain associated with migraines.
Sex counts as exercise.
Sex improves relationships and feelings of connectedness and closeness.
Sex improves overall satisfaction with life.
In other words… let’s all commit to having more sex, better sex, and healthier, more enjoyable lives.
Thank you so much for being a subscriber to The Allman Report!
That’s one of my favorites this April’s Fool Day 🙂
(he doffs his hat and bows graciously). A pleasure, m’lady.
I read your article & I agree with it 100%.
The only thing you always refered to how sex was goog for men WHAT ABOUT WOMEN.?
women’s health, women live longer and they need sex.
Thanks Juanita, take a look at my response to Karen below.
Can’t believe, I momentarily fell for the “sex is bad for your health info!”
Wow, that’s kind of crazy. And also interesting. I don’t see anything in your text about whether the orgasms were with or without ejaculation, but if we’re talking about regular, non-yogic orgasm, I can actually believe this. It would correspond with the teachings of tantra and daoism.
I highly doubt that this is true for people who circulate the sexual energy.
What is your take on this?
Good for you for mentioning that, even though it will go against the normal thinking.
You are absolutely correct. If we are talking about the non tantric sex, as you described, sex is not healthy. This has been known by those on the Spiritual path for 1000’s of years.
This does not mean that everyone should quit having sex although as everyone evolves closer
to the goal of Enlightenment, the the sex urge [lust], will naturally drop off.
Also, using sex for it’s original purpose, to create a vehicle for an incarnating Soul is, overall,
Hey Dennis, not only does it go against normal thinking… it goes against scientific thinking too… and frankly it goes way against my personal spiritual thinking too.
The nice thing about using science in this case is that it’s pretty much linear, agreed upon, and unambiguous.
The “spiritual path” known by those for 1000’s of years… well, that’s another matter and is extremely subjective. I’ve found that those whose goal is enlightenment usually have very different ideas about how best to get there (quite a few recommend sex as one express route), and one thing that all those folks arguing about it have in common is that none of them are themselves enlightened.
Everyone’s spiritual path is a personal decision, and it’s made with very few facts for guidance. Whether one chooses the path of Islam (from Sunni to Shi’ite to Alawite, etc.), Christianity (from Catholic to evangelical to Coptic, etc.), Hinduism (Shaivite, Vaishnava, etc.), Judaism (Lubavich to Reconstructionist), Jainism, Bhuddism, Paganism, Anamism, Taoism, California spiritual-gumboism, non-dualistic new agism… it is ultimately a choice, and a choice with very few ramifications on health.
Now, of course, if your spiritual path is nourished by abstinence, and if you value your spiritual growth over your health, that seems like an honorable and intentional path, and I commend you for you discipline.
…And just because I can’t resist: There are quite a few famous spiritually awakened and enlightened gurus out there that were known to be extremely horny.
He Eivind, circulate energy all day if you like… but make sure you also have plenty of sex, orgasms, and ejaculation. It’s healthy AND FUN… and life is for the living.
Oh, and… April Fools!
You dog. I forgot what day it was and was shaking my head while I read it.
Alex, as a man who used to look into statistic and scientific studies religiously (which is a segue into my point, by the way) statistics are almost always inaccurate. Either they don’t account for everything or, in the case of this study, the results could have been tampered with.
The data that scientists like this release can be manipulated to seem a lot worse than it is. Worst case scenario, what this means is that the study reflects the people accounted for, and not everyone else on the planet. Best case scenario, the study did not account for everything, like other problems that could exist in a relationship, or they could have just flat out lied to scare people into not having sex. I trust what I know: and what I know is that, if my parents had better sex lives (as in sex lives that were both frequent and satisfying) then they would most likely still be together and they would have been more willing to work out their problems.
Besides, Alex, look at your own life: you have a healthy sex life (I’m assuming) and you’ve lived to be almost fifty and still going strong.
You can’t trust everything you find on the internet, regardless of where it comes from.
Ignore my comment, I forgot what day it was.
Ha! Too late!
Oh sweet nectar of the gods… I soooooo got you Dominick.
“endorphinosmegmoids”????? goooooood one…..
lol… seriously, I can be a 12 year old.
Great April 1 Alex. Sadly my wife works from this as her starting point….!
Clive, this is the most serious comment here and one that I hope you’ll continue to investigate with me on these blog posts and in this community. I write The Allman Report for you, and I do hope that you find solutions to your marital happiness and health on these pages and in my programs.
The doctor Richard (Dick) Swelling is a nice touch.
Yeah, once in a while my humor reverts to that of a 12 year old 🙂
Sex is very good for a person, a man that has sex 4 times a week will have at least 10 to 15 years longer life than a man that has sex once a week Check the National Instute of Health in Maryland.
Are you trying to steal my job?
Is this a April fools I really hope so
I’m all about fulfilling your hopes, Trey 🙂
Jour du April Fools!
Oui, c’est vrai!
Just FYI – there are some practices in tantra that will transmute the sexual energy and the man can ejaculate if he so chooses without loosing energy.
Energy transmutation aside (not super well documented in the scientific world), ejaculation lowers your risk of prostate cancer (very well documented in the scientific world).
In fact, as a practitioner of non-ejaculatory orgasm, over the past few years I’ve elected to increase the number of times I ejaculate each month accordingly.
I rather die young than quitting sex. Of course,this is April fool. Isn’t it.
Right you are, Hector: This is a case where you get to have your cake, eat it too, and live longer while enjoying it!
I’m not saying that I disagree with what you have said but when I ejaculate, I get a runny nose and a cough. If I ejaculate more than once in a week, I will get pains in my knees. If I ejaculate 3 times in one week, I get about the nastiest cough ever. We also lose quite a lot of nutrients when ejaculating such as, zink and calcium. There are a hole lot more. According to Lloyd Lester, you lose 30% of your zink each time you ejaculate. If someone has a bad diet, I don’t think ejaculating everyday would be a good thing. How do you feel about this?
Well I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you…
The good news is that I’m friends with Lloyd Lester and one thing I have noticed about him that is quite similar to me is that he is also NOT a doctor 😉
And he got this one wrong. If you lost 30% of your zinc when you ejaculated, then ejaculate 4 times and you’d have a few seizures and drop dead on the spot. That’s not even close to an accurate number.
That said, zinc is used by your body for lots of things including the production of testosterone and you should have it in your diet or take a supplement. I hope it’s obvious that it’s better to get it in your diet (nuts, oysters)…
And your comment that ejaculating is bad for someone with a bad diet is kind of off base — Someone with a bad diet should not avoid ejaculating, they should eat a better diet! Ejaculating is, in any case, generally healthy a couple of times per week.
Now, the bad news is that while, again, I’m no doctor, it is not in any way “normal” to experience these symptoms from ejaculation, but there are a very small number of men who seem to have some ill effects from ejaculation, and nobody is sure why just yet. It’s being called Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome, and again, it is quite rare, and there is no real consensus yet about what causes it or what can be done about it 🙁
Right now researchers speculate that it could be anything from psychosomatic to (what sounds promising to me) an allergy to one of the hormones that are released during ejaculation (like prostaglandin).
Good luck my friend, I do wish I could be more helpful with this one.
Thank you. That was a better answer than any doctor has ever given me! They would just say “I don’t know” Thank you Dr Alix! Sorry, I’m visually impaired and I think I inserted my E-mail in the wrong box. Waseem
You’re welcome, and good luck!
Maybe Dr Alex could remove your email address from this page so it doesn’t end up on spam lists…
I just read the email where you list all of the benefits of sex. I noticed that the studies seem to state things men gain from sex, or things that people gain from sex. Are there no studies just on women?
Thank you Karen! Guilty as charged.
There’s been quite a bit in the science news over the past 10 years about how science frequently runs studies that look at men without seeing if the same science holds true for women (it often doesn’t), and good science for women tends to lag as a result.
And now, I’m the one doing the same thing, and I owe you and my other female readers an apology.
I do tend to serve my men more frequently than my women because it’s a much larger readership (the men’s list began 5 years before the women’s), but in an article aimed at both, this is inexcusable.
Virtually all of these benefits are the same for men and women except, of course, for prostate cancer. Though pregnancy + breast feeding reduces the risk of breast cancer, and can be seen as a result of sex!
Also the issue of improved bladder control and continence is more of a women’s issue and women see a greater benefit than men from regular sex 🙂
As for cardiovascular diseases, stress, better sleep, immune function, and psychological well-being… YES, more sex and more orgasms (they both correlate independently of each other, so sex without orgasm and orgasm through masturbation both count) result in better health and a better life.
SEX, Was then and still is the most favorably thing that was handed down to from God to man, He said to Amam and Eve go have Sex, bear all the Chidren you want, but dont eat of the fruit of that three that is in the midst of this garden, It is nothing wrong with Sex, one cannot have too much Sex, why? because as long as one can have an Erection Normally it is a sign that the Body and the Brain is working in Conjuntion, and what i am trying to say, Is, that any man with the right woman and cant have an Erection, then you might say that some thing is wrong, then you might want to talk, Oral, to bring him up, some time the Woman is the same way, not in the mood but a little fingering or blowing a bit of warm breath between the tigh’s can cause Her to start to breathe a bit faster, then that’s all that was needed,
Alex, you are not asking me all this, but I’ve had women that at starting was a one Orgasm deal, some said that at that point and time if they tried to have another, they would faint, and it looked that way, but no they only feel that way from a severe Orgasm, I’ve proven over and over again, this woman had a five year old Daughter, She got hung up on me, and I on Her, but only one Cum like I said, so I stuck to some thing that I called better at that time, She got married to another Guy, and before She could change Her wedding sheets she was again looking for me, She was sorry of what She did and wanted to see me on the side, so I decided that I would if She would accept to faint, and guess what, I has giving Her as much 18 Orgasm’s in a period of 2 1/2 to three hours, Normal motel allowans in my area, all for this time.
All I want to say is “Amen!!” 🙂 Thanks Alex for all of your straight up articles ( pun intended 😉
Can I get a hallelujah? 🙂
Alex, whoooooo HOOOOOOO! HEALTHY You damn skippy it’s HEALTHY! It’s HEALTHY & NATURAL!!!!!!!! I personally FEEL that ‘cuz ME & MY MAN are so very INVENTIVE, and ACTIVE after 5 plus YEARS in the SACKEROO, I still have yet to go through “menopause!” I truly feel that it keeps it at bay! WE FEEL LIKE TEENAGERS still to dis day! Sex with this man is ADDICTIVE, MYSTIC, MAGICAL and I’m an ADDICT always looking 2 HIM 4 my next “FIX!” The MAN looks into my EYES, and just the “NEARNESS” of HIM turns ME to BUTTA, liquid gold, and the UNIVERSE MOOOOVES!!!!!
Actually, I did NOT open that email yesterday, ‘cuz I FLAT out refused to even honor it with any type of attention, ‘cuz in OUR WORLD, SEX IS A MUST HAVE PRIORITY!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT’S A GIVE IN, AND A MAJOR “NO BRAINER”, MAN!!!!!!!
Signed, an extremely satisfied subscriber who enjoys the hell outta your info, comments, and “sharing!”
Keep ON keeping ON!!!! HAPPY SEX!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh Carla, you gave me a big smile. Thank you for that.
Alex, just love your comments and videos. Yes, SEX is wonderful. Been a long time since I’ve had it. Women DO have needs and wants. Lots of lonely men out there, but I just can’t seem to find them. I will keep on keeping on just like Carla said. Thank you.
Hey Betsy, I can’t prove this, but what I notice, and I’m coming to believe is a very real pattern, is that the higher you keep your standards, the more you hold out for “the one,” the easier it is to find a great man (or woman, for that matter).
The alternative of looking to find a mate who is available and willing results in something worse than being lonely and single… which is being lonely inside of a relationship with a person who you don’t trust, who undermines your sense of self, and who is not emotionally nourishing to you.
I don’t think there is any magic and there are certainly no guarantees in this life, but I do believe that the men and women with impossibly high standards, who are ready and willing to give everything and GET everything, somehow start to notice each other in the crowd and are drawn together by forces that are either natural or mysterious.
Believing in love and the absolute faith that you deserve it is the most important step.
You had me and my girl friend going with that. koodos. the only thing that could have improved it would have been if you quoted David DeAngelo with some fictional statement, I would have loved that.
Love your work thank you.
LOVE it! Look forward to when I’m back getting laid again with a great woman. Best to you and Natha with the Man Up in Phoenix!
Thank Ian 🙂
We’re sold out in the room, but if you’re ready for a truly great woman, you should definitely consider joining us on LiveStream: http://howtoman.splashthat.com
I think you sent me the scholarship for the non-live video version of this program. Can you send it again? I wasn’t chosen for the in person scholarship and need to stay in my hometown right now and make BANK in my organic gardening business.
Tomorrow I’m celebrating 60 days in ketosis on a paleo way of eating that is working for me, and today celebrating March being the most lucrative month of my entire life – I just broke my previous income record!
Congrats Ian, I’ll have June connect with you
OK – thank you Alex – haven’t heard from her yet and look forward to it. AND I think I may have told her I was more interested in the face-to-face event – being in a small town on the internet enough as it is, so hopefully no confusion there.
this is what I always thought: Sex is bad…
…but only when not done well
or for those who avoid it
I can’t believe I fell for it, you prankster ! It’s gotta be the jet lag after getting home, I’m still 1 day back 😉
Pas de poisson d’avril en France de mon ami? Au plaisir de tu voir de retour à New York!
Did google translate just punk me by making April fool’s day into the April fish?
No, Poisson d’Avril is literally the french translation for April Fools. No joke. It’s like a “fishtail ending”, a tease. Happy April Fools from Canada!
im 79 sex keeps you young and feel no pain
Eddie, you are my hero
Thnx Alex! Lol! made my day:)
As a Scientist you totally got me – there is a lot of absurd/biased/paid for science out there.
What I find fascinating is that snoring off after sex used to be the norm for me. However at 69 I have an amazing heart connection with my wife of 3 years and we make love several times a week – I have to say this is largely as a result of the changes I have made in my life after I discovered your work about 8 years ago – THANK YOU 🙂
Anyway it seems now that we are both so buzzing with the delicious energy of our session in the afterglow, that we find it really quite hard to get to sleep. Never mind there is always the morning 🙂 Anyone else have similar experiences?
Thank you David, a beautiful comment to read. We buzz for a while, and then really enjoy the bit where we drift off to snoring land afterwards too 🙂
That was a good one Alex!!!! You really had me going and I gotta say scared! I let a sigh of relief when you revealed that it was an April Fools joke. Phew!!!!!