Has a doctor ever advised: “Go home and make love frequently.” Probably not. But for the estimated 35 million American adults with persistent joint pain, this prescription makes perfect sense. Sex is surprisingly good for the joints, and it helps relieve joint pain.
Mention “joint pain,” and people think “arthritis.” There are dozens of types of arthritis, but the most prevalent is osteoarthritis (OA). You don’t have to be eligible for Medicare to suffer OA. Many young people are also afflicted as a result of athletic injuries, joint trauma (notably bike and car accidents), repetitive strain (keyboarding), family history, and plain old bad luck. But OA becomes increasingly common with age. It’s a rare person over 50 who doesn’t suffer discomfort because of it. More »»
If you’re a woman troubled by little or no erotic desire, a recent study shows that a self-help book by a woman sex therapist provides a significant libido boost. The book is A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex (2009) by Laurie B. Mintz, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Florida. Compared […]