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  • Sex is fun.

  • We know this because it's something most of us look forward to doing.

  • There are proven health benefits from having sex, but can too much sex cause you to die?

  • How much is too much?

  • The answer to these questions might just save your life.

  • Too much of a good thing can be bad for you; this includes sex.

  • There are some things to keep in mind when being intimate with your partner.

  • Obviously you should always communicate clearly, and sex should be something both parties enjoy.

  • If you don't know if your partner is enjoying sex as much as you are, then ask.

  • If you don't know what your partner likes or dislikes, ask.

  • If you don't know exactly what you're doing during sex, ask.

  • It's okay to not know something about your sexual partner, but communicating has been

  • shown to increase the pleasure for both participants.

  • That being said if you and your partner enjoy having sex all of the time, what are the downsides?

  • And how much sex can you have before it becomes life threatening?

  • First let's start with the negative side effects.

  • Sex has many benefits, but can be painful sometimes.

  • This is especially true when two people have a lot of sex in a short amount of time.

  • Sex takes a lot of energy, and most of the time causes an increase in heart rate, muscle

  • activity, and sweating.

  • Therefore, you can kind of think of sex as a really fun workout.

  • Just like when working out at the gym, you need to stay hydrated and not overextend yourself,

  • otherwise you could pull a muscle.

  • In extreme circumstances you might get a really bad cramp or charlie horse, which can be incredibly

  • uncomfortable even during the pleasures of sex.

  • When you sweat a lot, your body loses water and nutrients.

  • Every time you have sex you probably break a sweat, which means you should be hydrating

  • before and after.

  • When you sweat the fluids lost need to be replaced.

  • If they are not, your body could become dehydrated.

  • It would be incredibly difficult to dehydrate yourself to death solely from having sex,

  • however, if you tried really hard you could probably do it.

  • Besides overall dehydration there could be dryness of specific areas of the body that

  • are frequently used while having sex.

  • In particular this can happen to the vagina.

  • Both men and women can, and should, get pleasure from sex.

  • However, the female genitalia can get dry from prolonged and frequent friction during

  • intercourse.

  • When this happens micro-tears can occur in the vagina resulting in discomfort, and if

  • not properly treated, serious pain.

  • Other painful side effects can occur if the female can't replace the fluids that serve

  • as natural lubricants due to dehydration.

  • It is not uncommon after long bouts of sex for females to have chafing, irritation, or

  • rashes to develop on and around the vagina.

  • If you are engaging in a lot of sexual activity, it may be good to use lubricant to ensure

  • that the pleasure continues for everyone.

  • On the male side of things ejaculation can begin to take its toll on the male body if

  • it happens over and over again.

  • Having a lot of sex over the course of a weekend could cause sore testes.

  • Overexertion of any body part, including genitalia, can cause discomfort, however, these things

  • will not kill you.

  • If you are going to be having lots of sex in a short amount of time, just make sure

  • to take rest breaks, stay hydrated, and use lubricant… a lot of lubricant.

  • Another negative side effect of having too much sex could be a UTI.

  • UTI stands for urinary tract infection.

  • At a very basic level a UTI is when bacteria that is not supposed to be in the urinary

  • tract gets into it, and starts multiplying.

  • This can happen in the urethra, bladder, or in more serious cases the kidneys.

  • UTI's normally are just extremely uncomfortable, but in severe cases can be dangerous.

  • That is why if you have a UTI you should go to your doctor and get antibiotics to kill

  • the infection.

  • UTI's can occur as a result of sex if you get too dehydrated, so this is another reason

  • to drink lots of fluids if you plan on having a lot of sex.

  • However, there is something else to keep in mind to reduce the risks of getting a UTI

  • or other infections.

  • As fluids from the male or the female enter the vagina it can cause the natural pH levels

  • to become unbalanced.

  • This can also lead to infections and discomfort.

  • Imbalance of pH levels can also occur in the male urethra when there are multiple ejaculations

  • over a short period of time.

  • In order to reduce these risks, both males and females should go to the bathroom following

  • sex.

  • This flushes the urinary system and helps remove fluids that have entered these areas

  • during intercourse.

  • It is important to note that it does not matter your sexual preference, whether your are straight,

  • gay, polyamorous, or anything else, if you are having lots and lots of sex, you are susceptible

  • to all of the discomforts that can become associated with such a lifestyle.

  • Again a UTI and unbalanced pH most likely won't kill you.

  • However, it is not completely impossible that you could die from a really bad infection,

  • or extreme dehydration, but this probably isn't your biggest concern in terms of what

  • could kill you from having too much sex.

  • You and your partner will definitely want to take care of your bodies to reduce discomfort

  • and have a pleasurable experience, but you probably don't have to worry about dying

  • from sex quite yet.

  • Research around deaths during sex has led to some interesting findings.

  • One surprising statistic has come up again and again in different research studies.

  • A very high percentage of men who die during sex are engaging in adulterous behavior.

  • In other words, men who are engaging in extramarital sexual activity naturally have a higher death

  • rate during sex than men who are faithful and having sex with only their spouse.

  • Now this is not because the male's partner walks in on him having sex with someone else

  • and murders him.

  • Instead it has to do with other physical conditions that we'll discuss later.

  • But the fact remains, men who died during sex were more often than not cheating on their

  • significant other.

  • In some studies the number of cheaters in sex related deaths could be as high as 82

  • to 93 percent of the total cases.

  • And these numbers are consistent around the world, suggesting that being an adulterer

  • anywhere comes with an increased risk of dying during sex.

  • In a study in Japan that looked at 34 deaths during sex, 80% of them were men who died

  • while having sex outside of their marriage.

  • In Korea a research study in 2006 found that 93% of cases involved adultery.

  • Another study in 2006 at Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany recorded that out of

  • 68 men who died during sex, 10 of them died with their mistresses and 39 died while having

  • sex with a prostitute.

  • This means that almost 75% of the total number of sex related deaths in the study were adulterers.

  • So why is having a lot of sex outside of your relationship more dangerous than with your

  • partner?

  • It seems very unlikely that the high percentages of sex related deaths by adulterers across

  • different parts of the world are just random coincidences.

  • In these adulterous relationships the lover might be much younger than the adulterer.

  • This may not be surprising as men who engage in sexual activity outside of marriage or

  • a relationship tend to be older, and their sexual preferences probably aren't aligned

  • to their age group.

  • As mentioned before sex can be taxing on the body.

  • A lot of calories are burnt, a lot of fluids are lost, and it can be comparable to working

  • out.

  • So, if one of the participants is severely out of shape, or is older, this can increase

  • the odds of death during sex.

  • In terms of adulterers something else might play a role in the high sex related death

  • rates.

  • It may not be the physical toll the act of sex is taking on the body, but the mental

  • toll.

  • A study from the University of Florence in 2011 found something very interesting in the

  • 1,700 people that participated in their study.

  • People who were having sex outside of their marriage or relationship, had almost twice

  • the amount of cardiovascular disease as those who were monogamous and faithful.

  • The conclusion of the study was that deceiving your partner sexually could lead to a sense

  • of guilt.

  • This psychological burden could increase stress levels, and may be connected to a higher risk

  • of cardiovascular complications.

  • Up to this point it would seem the safest ways to have lots of sex is to make sure to

  • take care of your body, stay hydrated, and don't cheat on your partner.

  • So what actually causes the death of people during sex?

  • And how much sex puts you at risk of dying?

  • The most common reason that someone dies during sex is because of a heart attack.

  • This is not surprising because of the sudden and increased physical activity that occurs

  • during sex.

  • If you go from a state of relaxation to having sex, your body needs to exert a lot of energy.

  • In order for you to maintain a high amount of energy your heart needs to pump blood quickly

  • around the body.

  • If your heart can't handle the strenuous activity, it could lead to a heart attack.

  • Can too much sex kill you?

  • Yes it can.

  • But only under very specific conditions.

  • Studies found that people are 2.7 times more likely to have a heart attack during, or immediately

  • following sex, than when they are not engaged in the strenuous activity.

  • How do you protect yourself from a heart attack induced death during sex?

  • You need to take care of your body and exercise regularly.

  • Death during sex usually occurs in people who are overweight, older, or do not exercise.

  • This is because having sex is taxing when done right.

  • It takes a lot of energy.

  • Just like with other forms of exercising you are more likely to get injured if you try

  • to do too much too fast.

  • If you are planning on having a lot of sex, and you have not exercised in a very long

  • time, you should begin exercising immediately.

  • Sex is not always planned, so if you are having surprise sex, and do not live the healthiest

  • lifestyle make sure to start slow, drink lots of fluids, and don't over exert on the first

  • go.

  • If you do find yourself planning to have a lot of sex there are risks involved if you

  • are not in relatively good health.

  • Experts recommend that people who do not live the healthiest lifestyle, and want to improve,

  • should begin an exercise program slowly and gradually increase intensity over time.

  • The same advice goes for people who do not have a lot of sex and want to start having

  • more.

  • Start slow, and work your way up, to avoid cardiac arrest during sex.

  • Can too much sex kill you?

  • Yes it can, but most likely it won't; unless you are reaching an older age or already have

  • serious health issues.

  • If you are in these categories, you could always exercise more to decrease your chances

  • of a heart attack during sex.

  • Experts also warn that it is possible to have too much sex.

  • Normally when two people do this it is to avoid conflict, or having to do things that

  • they do not want to do like cleaning the house or getting work done.

  • If sex is getting in the way of your other responsibilities in life, maybe dial it back

  • a notch.

  • If you are having lots of sex and have no problems with getting everything done, good

  • for you!

  • Just remember that death via heart attack from too much sex can occur.

  • So keep up a healthy lifestyle, always stay hydrated, and don't be afraid to take a

  • break once in a while.

  • Now watchWhat is Sexsomnia (Sleep Sex Disease)?”

  • Or check outWhat Happens to Your Body While You Are Having Sex?”

Sex is fun.

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    Summer posted on 2021/07/18
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