Women who do THIS regularly live longer as it helps protect DNA
Sexual intimacy in women has been linked with longer telomeres — a trait associated with slower cellular aging, improved overall health, and increased lifespan. The finding adds to a growing body of research on the importance of regular sexual activity to our mental, emotional, and now physical health.
The study, published online in Psychoneuroendocrinology, found that women who reported having sex at least once a week often displayed longer telomeres, the protective tips to our DNA that shorten with age, Psy Post reported. What’s more, this increased telomere length was not associated with relationship satisfaction, daily support or conflict, or perceived stress in the relationship. Significant telomere length was observed in women who reported weekly sexual intimacy, regardless of other relationship circumstances. This finding could have important applications, as increased telomere length is associated with increased health and longer life.