Why Sex is Good for Your Health

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1 Day a Week for Your Weight

Sex prompts your brain to release oxytocin, which can improve your sleep, says Helen Fisher, Ph.D., biological anthropologist at Rutgers ... more 
Photo by: CN Digital Studio
1 Day a Week for Your Weight

Sex prompts your brain to release oxytocin, which can improve your sleep, says Helen Fisher, Ph.D., biological anthropologist at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. And more zzz's could mean fewer pounds. Sleep regulates hunger-related hormones ghrelin and leptin, helping you say no to seconds.

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Wed, Jan 9, 2013 2:56 PM EST
Caroline Schaefer, SELF magazine



Having sex is good for you. No shocker. But the benefits depend on how often you do it. See what you score each time you score.


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