Why having too much sex is very dangerous – Uh oh… How often do you have sex? Do you cuddle up to your partner once a week for your scheduled sexy time, let things happen naturally after a glass of wine and binge-watching Netflix, or go at it like rabbits multiple times a day?
No matter how often you have sex, we all know it’s a healthy part of a relationship, not to mention the endless health benefits. But what happens when sex can turn deadly?
According to a study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, though older women can reap the benefits from having sex frequently, for men, having sex too often could put them at a high risk for a heart attack and other cardiovascular issues.
Researchers analyzed data on 2,204 adults between the ages of 57 and 85, measuring their risk for cardiovascular problems. The researchers then reviewed the participants’ data five years later for their findings. They measured cardiovascular risk by hypertension, rapid heart rate, elevated C-reactive proteins, and heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. Their findings were pretty alarming for older men.
Over the course of five years, the older men who reported having sex at least once per week were more likely to have a cardiovascular issue than men who abstained from sex or were inactive. Fortunately for older women, they do not have the same risk.