Having heart disease—or a past heart attack—can disrupt your life in so many ways. For one thing, it can make you pause before doing activities you didn't think twice about in the past—including having sex. Although the study didn't get into the reasons why women stop having sex, it suggested that one cause for this abstinence is the fear that sex will trigger a repeat heart attack. Yet it is still possible to have a healthy, active sex life with heart disease. Making love is like any other form of aerobic exercise. It elevates your heart rate and blood pressure and increases your heart's demand for oxygen—especially in the 10 to 15 seconds when you reach orgasm.
ICMER – Instituto Chileno de Medicina Reproductiva
I Sent Everyone I've Ever Had Sex with a Survey to Find Out How Good I Am in Bed
Intimacy is a natural and integral part of a loving relationship, and helps you to reinforce your physical and emotional bond with your partner. But as times goes by, maintaining closeness and a healthy sex life can be very difficult. Stress at work, illness, differing sex drives, becoming new parents, a lack of privacy in the home can all get in the way. Intimacy and how it is expressed is personal and unique to every couple and the key is to work out what works best for you both in your relationship. Sex and intimacy quiz.
How Often Do ‘Normal’ Couples Have Sex?
Sex: everyone - well almost everyone - does it. But like so many other fun activities, it carries its fair share of risks. Unwanted pregnancies and getting a nasty disease are the obvious ones, but there is also the risk of having a heart attack, getting injured when the bed collapses, even the chance of arrest in flagrante in a public place.
Here's a fact I don't often divulge about myself: I keep a spreadsheet of all my sexual encounters. Yes, it's definitely the kind of thing a serial killer would do, and no, I'm not proud of it. What started as an in-joke with my best friend has now spiralled into a detailed and exhaustive account of all the sex I've ever had.