Don't put down the apple quite yet, but sex is pretty healthy too.Rather than honestly talking to me about sex when I was younger, my mother just told me, "If you ever have sex before you're married, I'm going to send you to a convent." She would never tell me why, and always got mad when I asked her, "If premarital sex is so bad, why was I born five months after your wedding?" Whoops. Yeah, I was a brat.
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Maybe she wouldn't have been so against it if she knew that more and more studies are finding that sex before marriage can be healthy. According to Jill Filipovic in a recent column for The Guardian, "In terms of happiness, sex is better than money, and having sex once a week instead of once a month is the 'happiness equivalent' of an extra $50,000 a year. People with active sex lives live longer. Sex releases stress, boosts immunities, helps you sleep and is heart-healthy."
Now this isn't to say everyone should start having sex at an early age. But once you're