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Sexual intercourse is greatly beneficial

CJ Cook

With the debate about sex being abused heating up on Capitol Hill, much of Congresses’ premise is that paying for birth control infringes on womens’ religious rights.  

Media personalities Craig Bannister and Rush Limbaugh argue that taxpayers are paying for women to have sex when they foot the bill for contraception.  My premise is birth control is healthy, and so is sex.

“People who are involved in more intimate relationships live healthier more fulfilling lives,” according to Dr. Deshan Taylor OBGYN.

It’s called healthcare rights; not shove-your-ideology-down-everyone else’s-throat-care.

Medical professionals have sung the praises of sex for centuries.  In the 16th century woman who went to their doctors complaining of stress, and “a case of the downs” were manually stimulated by their doctors to climax as a form of treatment.

 Slightly more recent medical research by Headache Clinic at Southern Illinois University, states that the body receives a rush of endorphins and oxycotin which acts as a pain killer. They also found the excuse “honey I have a headache,” is no longer valid. In fact, a headache is an incentive to ruffle the sheets.

The research also found additional benefits of sex are: fewer colds, healthier skin, sounder sleep, less stress, minimized pain, and for women, lighter periods.

Actor Cary Grant was famously quoted as saying “I think that making love is the best form of exercise.” Sex can burn anywhere from 85 to 250 calories.

Durex Sexual Well-being Global Survey led a study involving 4,000 adults around the world.  One of the statements, “sex is beneficial for your health and well-being,” was agreed to strongly by two thirds of those polled.  Also sex is considered safer than most sports.

When asked about the health risks Dr. Taylor stated, “It is possible.  I’ve seen women come in with injuries to their reproductive organs due to not being careful with sex; usually because there’s not enough lubrication and often times alcohol and drugs are involved.”

She also went on to say, “Not having the opportunity to get birth control is not going to stop women from having sex.  

Women are just going to have more unprotected sexual encounters which will increase their risk of becoming pregnant.”

I know if you’re Catholic the joke is if it feels good, stop.  But I say have all the monogamous safe sex you want. So does Dr. Laura Berman, assistant clinical professor of OBGYN and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

“Feel-good hormones activate pleasure centers in the brain that create feelings of intimacy and relaxation and help stave off anxiety and depression.”

Cary Grant agrees, doctors agree, and the masses agree, that sex is good.

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