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Post by jha on Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:04 pm

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Pls. this is not intended to encourage women to be active neither stop their sex life , this post is intended to help and be aware of the reality of life and help us to be careful, responsible for the next level of maturity. However, I would like you all to be open minded and face the fact that it might be possible to everyone of us, so don't wait to be the victim of being too innocent or naive that may lead us to wrong way and even in put our health in danger.
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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex
The health benefits of sex extend well beyond the bedroom. Turns out sex is good for you in ways you may never have imagined.
By Kathleen Doheny
WebMD Feature
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD


When you're in the mood, it's a sure bet that the last thing on your mind is boosting your immune system or maintaining a healthy weight. Yet good sex offers those health benefits and more.

That's a surprise to many people, says Joy Davidson, PhD, a New York psychologist and sex therapist. "Of course, sex is everywhere in the media," she says. "But the idea that we are vital, sexual creatures is still looked at in some cases with disgust or in other cases a bit of embarrassment. So to really take a look at how our sexuality adds to our life and enhances our life and our health, both physical and psychological, is eye-opening for many people."

Sex does a body good in a number of ways, according to Davidson and other experts. The benefits aren't just anecdotal or hearsay -- each of these 10 health benefits of sex is backed by scientific scrutiny.

Among the benefits of healthy loving in a relationship:
1. Sex Relieves Stress

A big health benefit of sex is lower blood pressure and overall stress reduction, according to researchers from Scotland who reported their findings in the journal Biological Psychology. They studied 24 women and 22 men who kept records of their sexual activity. Then the researchers subjected them to stressful situations -- such as speaking in public and doing verbal arithmetic -- and noted their blood pressure response to stress.

Those who had intercourse had better responses to stress than those who engaged in other sexual behaviors or abstained.

Another study published in the same journal found that frequent intercourse was associated with lower diastolic blood pressure in cohabiting participants. Yet other research found a link between partner hugs and lower blood pressure in women.
2. Sex Boosts Immunity

Good sexual health may mean better physical health. Having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A or IgA, which can protect you from getting colds and other infections. Scientists at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., took samples of saliva, which contain IgA, from 112 college students who reported the frequency of sex they had.

Those in the "frequent" group -- once or twice a week -- had higher levels of IgA than those in the other three groups -- who reported being abstinent, having sex less than once a week, or having it very often, three or more times weekly.
3. Sex Burns Calories

Thirty minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more. It may not sound like much, but it adds up: 42 half-hour sessions will burn 3,570 calories, more than enough to lose a pound. Doubling up, you could drop that pound in 21 hour-long sessions.

"Sex is a great mode of exercise," says Patti Britton, PhD, a Los Angeles sexologist and president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Therapists. It takes work, from both a physical and psychological perspective, to do it well, she says.


4. Sex Improves Cardiovascular Health


While some older folks may worry that the efforts expended during sex could cause a stroke, that's not so, according to researchers from England. In a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, scientists found frequency of sex was not associated with stroke in the 914 men they followed for 20 years.

And the heart health benefits of sex don't end there. The researchers also found that having sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack by half for the men, compared with those who had sex less than once a month.
5. Sex Boosts Self-Esteem

Boosting self-esteem was one of 237 reasons people have sex, collected by University of Texas researchers and published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.

That finding makes sense to Gina Ogden, PhD, a sex therapist and marriage and family therapist in Cambridge, Mass., although she finds that those who already have self-esteem say they sometimes have sex to feel even better. "One of the reasons people say they have sex is to feel good about themselves," she tells WebMD. "Great sex begins with self-esteem, and it raises it. If the sex is loving, connected, and what you want, it raises it."
6. Sex Improves Intimacy

Having sex and orgasms increases levels of the hormone oxytocin, the so-called love hormone, which helps us bond and build trust. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of North Carolina evaluated 59 premenopausal women before and after warm contact with their husbands and partners ending with hugs. They found that the more contact, the higher the oxytocin levels.

"Oxytocin allows us to feel the urge to nurture and to bond," Britton says.

Higher oxytocin has also been linked with a feeling of generosity. So if you're feeling suddenly more generous toward your partner than usual, credit the love hormone.
7. Sex Reduces Pain

As the hormone oxytocin surges, endorphins increase, and pain declines. So if your headache, arthritis pain, or PMS symptoms seem to improve after sex, you can thank those higher oxytocin levels.

In a study published in the Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 48 volunteers who inhaled oxytocin vapor and then had their fingers pricked lowered their pain threshold by more than half.
8. Sex Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk

Frequent ejaculations, especially in 20-something men, may reduce the risk of prostate cancer later in life, Australian researchers reported in the British Journal of Urology International. When they followed men diagnosed with prostate cancer and those without, they found no association of prostate cancer with the number of sexual partners as the men reached their 30s, 40s, and 50s.

But they found men who had five or more ejaculations weekly while in their 20s reduced their risk of getting prostate cancer later by a third.

Another study, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that frequent ejaculations, 21 or more a month, were linked to lower prostate cancer risk in older men, as well, compared with less frequent ejaculations of four to seven monthly.


9. Sex Strengthens Pelvic Floor Muscles

For women, doing a few pelvic floor muscle exercises known as Kegels during sex offers a couple of benefits. You will enjoy more pleasure, and you'll also strengthen the area and help to minimize the risk of incontinence later in life.

To do a basic Kegel exercise, tighten the muscles of your pelvic floor, as if you're trying to stop the flow of urine. Count to three, then release.
10. Sex Helps You Sleep Better

The oxytocin released during orgasm also promotes sleep, according to research.

And getting enough sleep has been linked with a host of other good things, such as maintaining a healthy weight and blood pressure. Something to think about, especially if you've been wondering why your guy can be active one minute and snoring the next.


NOTES: Now you read the good side of having SEX.. Now lets have the other way around.. Shocked study



Sexually Transmitted Diseases

GENITAL WARTS (HPV)


HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV)/GENITAL WARTS

There are more than 100, mostly harmless, types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), including some which:

* cause changes in cells (these types increase the risk of cervical and certain other cancers)
* cause genital warts
* seem to have no harmful effect at all

Some HPVs cause common skin warts such as:

*

butcher's warts
*

common hand warts
*

juvenile warts
*

plantar warts on the feet

These types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) do not cause genital warts.

About 30 types of Human Papilloma Virus are spread through sexual contact and can infect the genital area:

*

anus
*

cervix
*

penis
*

rectum
*

scrotum
*

vagina
*

vulva

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a viral infection of the skin and is sometimes also called

*

anogenital warts
*

condylomata acuminata
*

genital warts
*

venereal warts

It causes growths of skin-colored, cauliflower-like masses of various sizes and shapes.

It is thought there are more cases of genital Human papilloma Virus (HPV) infection than any other STD in the United States, infecting from 3-28% of the population, with up to 5 million new cases reported every year.

Symptoms

Human papilloma Virus (HPV) lives in skin cells and may be confined to an early isolated outbreak or may be located internally in the:

* rectum
* throat
* urethra
* vagina

Symptoms may occur several weeks to months after being exposed to Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and include:

*

Itching or burning around the sex organs
*

Painless growths in either sex usually on damp or moist surfaces of the body beginning as tiny, soft pink or red spots
*

Spots develop into small, white/yellow/gray bumpy warts on the sex organs and anus
* Warts can grow quickly into irregularly shaped cauliflower-like masses

In women

Vaginal sex may lead to warts:

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on the cervix
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on the opening (cervix) to the womb (uterus)
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on the outside and inside of the vagina
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on the vulva

Most women recover from HPV infections with no health problems at all and many women will develop a natural immunity against different types of HPVs.

It is still not known why some women develop:

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cervical cancer
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long-term HPV infection
*

pre-cancerous abnormal cell changes

In men

Genital warts are less common, however, warts can occur on the:

*

scrotum (the sac that holds the testicles)
*

tip or shaft of the penis

In men and women

Anal sex can cause warts:

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on, in or around the anus and rectum

Oral sex can cause warts in the :

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mouth
*

throat

Symptoms include:

* bleeding
* difficulty in swallowing (if in the mouth or throat)
* difficulty in urination (if in the urethra, penis or vagina)
* localized discomfort and pain

You should see a health professional immediately if any of the following occurs:

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bleeding or skin changes around the genitals
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contact with an infected person
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unusual growths or bumps

Note

* The longer HPV warts are allowed to grow, the more persistent they become and untreated genital warts can eventually spread, grow, and multiply into large clusters causing health complications
*

Sometimes people who are infected with HPV do not develop the warts for many years ..



sunny The Bottom line here is be responsible and be careful and awareness might help to prevent diseases or having unwanted pregnancy. Enjoy life but be ready for the circumstances that may occur. scratch FIGHT AIDS/HIV and STD! Be aware!


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Post by chaps_1022 on Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:15 pm

nice post sissy Jha! Very Happy actually i find it pero informative and educational. read this guys for our own awareness in this matter! Godbless us all!Muah! cheers
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Post by Admin on Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:26 pm

Great Post sis Jha! That's really educational and we really need to be aware of it.
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Post by amethyst_05 on Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:37 pm

Nice post sis jha,its really helpful for us.Just few minutes ago a friend of mine inform me that some filipinas here is Israel were affected by "AIDS".I don't know if it's true...So frustrating to hear! Be aware girls!
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Post by jha on Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:56 pm

Thanks mga sissy, yeah, so alarming po talaga.... lalo na andami ng mga babaeng nagkakaron neto..mejo d ko nga alam if ipopost ko to e, heheheh baka kc ma-misunderstood..pero glad to hear open minded naman tayo lahat and besides para nman to sa sarili nating kapakanan..most people keep denying the fact that everything is possible even the one who you really knew might have been suffering this way..kung si Sissy KRIS AQuino nga nagka STD d ba..charing*** ahahhaah
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Post by chaps_1022 on Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:08 pm

cheers korek sissy Jha! and i admire Kris for showing out in the public and sharing her story to all! an act that we must admire and appreciate! i admit i love Kris-- im a big fan of her actually! for me she's not just an ordinary woman. i know her as an empowered child and untill now she continued to be, she has always the courage to fight for what she think is right!

matters regarding sex nowadays is already an ordinary thing so like subject at school! and for me it's one of the most important subject for us, to avoid some diseases that continuously spreading because of lack of knowledge and information on how to prevent and avoid it!

go ladies! continue posting substantial and educational information! don't be shy to share it with us! anyway we are all women here so we could have a girl talk exclusively for us! let it out!ok????

love you all and Godbless!muah! hey i am making a story i'll share it to all of you on my next post! watch out lol! muah! cheers flower cheers
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Post by Admin on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:16 pm

oo naman, we really need to take of ourselves and our body especially. It's alright to experience pleasure accompanied by responsibility too.

Anyway, regarding sa comment ni Sis Amethyst about lot of Filipinas here who's been into promiscous coupling and exposed of gathering this STD's and more, how do you think we can help them and give them some awareness regarding this issue. Do you have some idea?

I believe they know about this already but sometimes they had some reasons why they're into promiscous couplings, maybe we can enter into that.

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Post by chaps_1022 on Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:22 am

ei cuz thats a good idea why not we make it as one of the topic to be discussed on our proposed project.... what do you think! it is related right?focusing on women's welfare and safe sex......hmmmmmm! and maybe on our eb we could talk about this matter and mull things for future possibilities.. right? I love you flower flower love you all! hope to see you all on our first Eb! Godbless us all!muah!
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