In the documentary "One Week Sex Improvement Experiment", the camera crew invited ten couples who were dissatisfied with the current state of their marriage to participate in a sex experiment, which was simple: in one week, no matter how much they argued and got angry, they had to have sex for seven consecutive days without interruption.
One of the protagonists of the experiment - Julia and Anthony couple, married for 8 years, the biggest problem in their marriage is indifference and quarrels, basically quarrels are their way of communication, sex life is only twice a month, if it happens to quarrels, both times are gone.
Day 1: Anthony didn't strike up a conversation with his wife, but was cuddling and playing with his pet. Despite the awkwardness of the relationship, the two had to finish the sex, and despite some unpleasantness, Anthony went into his wife's room to finish the task. After the task, Julia smiled and said: although a little embarrassed, but still very happy, even a little unfulfilled.
Day 2: After a sexual encounter, Julia decides to introduce her friends and coworkers to her husband in order to give them more things to talk about. The two are initially in harmony, but when they get home, they start to blame and fight again, with the husband accusing his wife of being nagging and the wife hating her husband's manner of speaking.
But the mission went ahead, and Anthony made concessions to appease his wife, and the two were then treated to a second night of sweet ......
Day 3: Julia decided to write a love letter to Anthony. Two romantic nights made Julia seem to go back to the little girl state, and the love letter was full of the expectation of happiness, and her husband was touched when he received the love letter. On the third day, the mission of Julia and her husband was successfully completed.
Day 4: The couple seems to go back to the old days, the time to show love, the time to flirt, flirting, mission accomplished.
Day 5: Realizing that sleeping in separate rooms is seriously affecting married life, Anthony clears out his wife's room, thinking that the couple must definitely sleep in the same room. After sharing a room, the two begin flirting and, of course, there is no shortage of make-out sessions.
Day 6: An even hotter night than before.
Day 7: After a week of sex, Mr. and Mrs. Julia have become so intimate that they are in love, and they hold a confession ceremony, inviting each other's best friends to witness it.
Is sex really that powerful? But through the documentary, we know that at least this couple did change a lot after the experiment.
What happens at the end of the day to people who have sex at least once a week?
There is this survey: the less sexual behavior, the earlier menopause. The study, published in Society Open Science, was analyzed by researchers from University College London, based on data from the U.S. Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), which collected information on 2,936 women with an average age of 45 years old:
Women who have sex at least once a week have a 28% lower risk of menopause compared to women who have sex monthly.
Researchers and scholars believe that the frequency of sex correlates with the likelihood of pregnancy, and that during ovulation, a woman's immune function is compromised and her body is more susceptible to disease.
If sex is infrequent and the likelihood of pregnancy is low, the body trades off between continuing to ovulate and ceasing to ovulate to better protect the body, and menopause may then be more likely to occur.
There are also claims circulating that people who don't have sex are more prone to premature ovarian failure, decreased immunity, and endocrine disruption, is that true?
Premature Ovarian Failure, refers to the failure of ovarian function, the maintenance of which depends on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which is not related to sexuality.
Regarding the claim of decreased immunity, there have been studies that have found that sexually active women have significantly higher secretion of immunoglobulins and other immune indicators, meaning that sex instead helps to boost immunity.
As for the endocrine, this is a very large, complex system, normal sex life will indeed stimulate the female body hormone secretion, but only a tiny fluctuation of the body, even without sex, the body will also secrete as usual. And really affect the endocrine more in the late night, stress, obesity and so on.
People who have sex may experience 4 changes in their bodies
Through sex, not only does the body secrete dopamine, which puts one in a happy mood, but it also produces oxytocin, which affects one's physical health.
1. Better sleep and suppression of drug dependence
Oxytocin, also known as hysterotonin, has the effect of contracting the uterus and speeding up the labor process. Subsequent studies have found that a portion of oxytocin can act on the central nervous system, affecting physiological, psychological and behavioral activities.
Some studies have shown that oxytocin, which resists the stress hormone cortisol, promotes sleep, and it also suppresses the brain's fear centers, as well as inhibits drug dependence.
2. Pain relief
Sex can also be used as a "painkiller". During a migraine or cluster headache attack, sexual activity can help the body release endorphins, which can improve pain tolerance and reduce pain in some patients.
3. Improvement of immunity
There are significant differences in the regulation of the immune system between sexually active and abstinent women, and one study that collected data on women's menstrual cycles found that sexually active women had elevated immunoglobulin levels in both the luteal and follicular phases.
4. Relieve stressful emotions
A study from Paisley University's School of Social Sciences found that when having sex, people are less likely to have elevated blood pressure when experiencing stress, and that the act of having sex helps to curb anxiety, soothe emotions, and put tensions to rest.
There is no age limit to these changes, and even in middle age, proper sex can reap the above benefits.
1x a week vs 3x a week, which is healthier?
The so-called frequency of sex life, there is no specific answer, real life, often the situation is more complex, whether it is 1 time a week, or three times a week, as long as their bodies can adapt and meet, that is a healthy, normal sex life.
The advice was also given by a previous Harvard study, in which researchers analyzed data from 32,000 men over a period of 18 years and found that ejaculating greater than 21 times per month reduced prostate cancer rates.
The researchers hypothesized that frequent ejaculation helps to discharge carcinogenic secretions accumulated in the prostate vesicles, thus helping to reduce the risk of cancer. Of course, the research data is for reference only, the specific frequency of sexual behavior should still be based on the couple's situation.
And how long is normal for a session to last?
For some couples, it only takes a few minutes to satisfy both partners, while others may possibly take a little longer to feel satisfied. However, if you have premature ejaculation after less than a minute of piston movement, it should be taken seriously.
Couple life is the emotional harmonizer, the process should not be brave, the body should stop or seek medical examination if there is any discomfort.