Sex and Heart Disease

PLEASURE OR PERIL?

People with heart disease often eschew the joys of sex, fearing harm to their heart. But while sexual passion temporarily makes your heart racc, your breathing quicken, and your blood pressure rise, it isn’t perilous for everybody with a heart condition, say researchers.

Apparently sex is no more likely to promote heart attack than other stresses, including anger or heavy exertion and aspirin, beta- blockers, and regular exercise can actually reduce the risk of heart attack after sex.

However, note this: sex with an unfamiliar partner  or in an unfamiliar setting (seedy hotel rooms?), can be particularly stressful and therefore more risky.

Well, if morals and principles can’t ensure your fidelity, maybe the threat of a heart attack canl

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