A new report published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior shows that older women who have sex and , this is key, ENJOY IT are at a lower risk for hypertension.  The health benefits of sex, and especially orgasms, are numerous but this is the first study to compare men and women over 50.  The reason we’re saying being a cougar is good for your health is that it turns out sex for older men INCREASES their chances of cardiovascular problems.

Older men who had sex once a week or more were much more likely to experience cardiovascular events five years later than men who were sexually inactive, the study found. This risk was not found among older women.

“Strikingly, we find that having sex once a week or more puts older men at a risk for experiencing cardiovascular events that is almost two times greater than older men who are sexually inactive,” said Liu. “Moreover, older men who found sex with their partner extremely pleasurable or satisfying had higher risk of cardiovascular events than men who did not feel so.”

While Hui Liu, a Michigan State University associate professor of sociology, doesn’t state that older women should start ditching their significant others for younger men, or possibly beginning lesbian relationships, we think the evidence is clear: in order to save your spouse you must stop having sex with them.  To keep yourself alive, you must begin having great sex, probably with younger men.

For women, it was a different story. Female participants who found sex to be extremely pleasurable or satisfying had lower risk of hypertension five years later than female participants who did not feel so.

“For women, we have good news: Good sexual quality may protect older women from cardiovascular risk in later life,” Liu said.

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While they don’t make mention of these women using toys to help achieve orgasm or enjoy sex, it probably doesn’t hurt.  Why not try the new Jill Rechargeable G-Vibe from Closet Collection.

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