Less is more? Not even close! An entirely new study has shown that sexual frequency has an impact on serum levels. High homocysteine levels in the blood serum in turn can be an indicator that there is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Homocysteine is an amino acid (protein building block) that is produced as an intermediate in the metabolism whenever, for example, a lot of meat is eaten. The substance can negatively affect the blood vessels – and of course the penile vessels. The study found that men who had low sexual activity had higher serum homocysteine levels.
Other studies have underlined the importance of penile vessels for all men’s health. The penile vascular examination (color-coded Doppler duplex sonography of the penis) reveals the risk of heart attack and stroke. The erectile dysfunction occurs about 4 to 8 years in advance of corresponding cardiovascular diseases. If a stenosis of the vessels is detected during the graphic examination, therapeutic measures can be used to improve erectile function – and possibly to prevent a stroke or myocardial infarction.
The above study found that men who had sex more than 52 times a year, about once a week, had a much lower risk of developing erectile dysfunction than men between 0 and 11 times a year were sexually active. Increased sexual activity also resulted in lower homocysteine levels. In conclusion, the authors of the study come to the conclusion that fewer sexually active men have a tendency to a higher homocysteine level. Incidentally, this also applies, albeit not so statistically significant, to women.
Comprehensive study results on the sexuality of men and women
Prof. Sommer, President of the DGMG (English Society for Man and Health e.v.), has led a recent nationwide study of the DGMG as study initiator and coordinator. About 15,000 men from all over UK and just over 1,300 men from Hamburg took part in the study.
To get a good mix, the data were collected from 18- to 80-year-olds from different social strata, the results are in the groups 18 to 30 years, 31 to 40 years, 41 to 40 years, 51 to 60 years, 61 presented to 70 years and 71 to 80 years.
Sexual Activity in Europe – A Comparison
Frequency of sexual activity
The graph shows the number of sexual activities per month. However, sexual activity does not always mean “only” sexual intercourse, but any sexual activity.
Amazing results in age group of 18 to 30 year olds. The interviewed Hamburgers were sexually active on average 12.8 times a month. The remaining Europeans averaged 14.6 sexual activities.
Possible explanation: Due to increased stress during high school graduation, at the university (after all, Hamburg is a big university city) or at work, the sexual activity of the hamburger in this age group is lower than in the rest of European countries. The Hamburgers need more energy for training and job.
But why cut the Hamburg so much better if you are over 30 years old? It could be that the Hamburgers are physically more active and healthy on average than the rest in Europe and therefore fitter for sexuality. For the sicker one is, the less sexual activity is exercised. In addition, the northern regions of England score relatively well in relation to the other regions in terms of chronic diseases.