Frantaglais blah-blah...

Why Frantaglais? Well, I came up with this title as my posts, from time to time, will be en français (in French), en anglais (in English), and/or en Tagalog, my mother tongue. In any case, you find my writing weak, just bear with me please or leave. This is my blog after all. No one forces you to read it.

mardi, août 16, 2005

Why Is Sex Good For The Health

GGiant brought home a copy of this month's issue of ça M'intéresse magazine ("That interests me", if translated literally). Well, the name speaks for itself, it covers everything from science, technology, culture, arts ... to many more: anything that could attract the reader's attention. GGiant works for several magazines, this is one of them, so no need for a subscription: I could have my copy of each of these magazines for free, la chance, eh? This month's cover caption reads: "Pourquoi le sexe est bon pour la santé", "Why is sex good for the health". I wasn't at all convinced and found the caption title a bit ridiculous till I read the article.

Well, I thought "Why not share it with you?". Ohh, now I can almost hear you saying, "And now she talks about sex!" Ok, can we not talk about it without snickering or blushing, without twisting the mouth in a disgusted grimace or even if I can't see it I know, I know -- shooting nervous, suspicious glances at my avatar, hehe. Hey, this is the 21th century and I don't have a 10-year old blogger on my links list.

So here are the reasons why sex is good for the health. Oh, but I have to remind you that my translation ability/competence and my knowledge of medical terminologies are quite limited. So this is how I managed to translate them, as far as my ability allowed.

It increases life expectancy. Swedish , American and Scottish studies calculated it: making love three times a week could increase the life expectancy by 10 years. How? By making the heart work! During the act, heart beats 100 - 180 times per minute, eliminating greases and toxins: an excellent way of preventing cardiovascular problems and diabetes.

It protects against certain cancers.
The male orgasm could prevent the cancer of the prostate. The risk to develop this cancer decreases by 30 % at a rate of five orgasms in a week, onanism included. Explanation of the researchers: the small jolts which accompany ejaculation drain the body of cancerogenic substances. Among women, not only orgasm, but also the caressing of the breasts, cause the release of oxytocin, a hormone which would preserve breast cancer by eliminating the free radicals.

It makes us more intelligent. If love makes us blind, the orgasm makes us more intelligent, on the condition of having regular sexual relations. The production of adrenalin and cortisol increases during lovemaking. However, by activating processes that brings energy to the brain, these two substances are natural stimulants of the gray matter.

It calms the pain. "Not tonight, I have a migraine!", don't say it anymore. The "sport" in the room and its cascade of hormones, particularly the endorphins, increase the resistance to the pain-- thanks to their antalgic property. Studies carried out on rodents, indicating that the effect of an orgasm would be comparable with the taking of two aspirins.

It fights against insomnia. There's nothing such as snuggling and cuddling under the quilt and falling into the arms of Morpheus afterwards. The pleasure and most of all, the orgasm, release endorphins from the brain. Under their effect, the body and the mind are relaxed, the stress evaporates and a deep sleep gains. The hormones we produce at orgasm can lead to the desire to lay back in the afterglow, and that sense of physical peace often leads to sleep. First, le monsieur as drowsiness and fatigue overcome men more rapidly (than women).

It embellishes women. Lovemaking makes a woman feel and look beautiful. It provokes the synthesis of oestrogens by the ovary. These hormones facilitate the irrigation of the skin and the production of natural collagen: contributing to skin's elasticity and flexibility.

It carves our body. Sexual activity is a form of physical exercise. The muscles demanded for this act are the abdominal ones, then those of the buttocks and the thighs. With the proviso that you got to do it regularly, it can model a silhouette. Moreover, the waves of muscular contraction in the intestines facilitates bowel transit.

It makes us lose weight. "Consumed" intensely, this" thing" burns as many calories (300) as an endurance sport could do. Attention: too fast lovemaking and/or skipping foreplay burns only 50.

It reinforces our defenses. The kiss is not just a sensual pleasure. In fact, during the intimate contact, the couple exchange a multitude of micro-organisms and other pathogenic agents and these stimulate their immune system by confronting it with a new source of infection. The oxytocin released by the kiss and the sex act reinforce or strengthen the immune system.

Need I say more?


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  • At 3:02 AM, Blogger Christy Girl said…

    Ok.. well THAT was a cool blog post .. I am definatly gonna send other's your way yo read that..
    Keep up the cool posts!

  • At 4:53 AM, Anonymous Big BoK said…

    Ahhh.. bokbok,
    Very interesting..!! With so many good reasons.. my spouse would definitely agree with the magazine.. eh..?? hahhaa!!

  • At 3:26 PM, Blogger Analyse said…

    Boks, I'll wait muna till I let frenchguy read your blog..hmmm, zero-libido yata ako ngayon e hehe...

    hey, know what, the first french phrase i learned (from my colleagues of course) was pas ce soir, j'ai mal à la tête, hehe, and they pushed me to tell that to frenchguy...i told him that without really knowing what it meant..

  • At 6:02 PM, Blogger Atinna said…

    great read ladyfoxy! a friend of mine who is a doctor also dispenses this advice. pag parang sisipunin ako at hihingi ako sa kanya ng cold medicine, wag na daw, i should go for the 'holistic' way daw hehehe...mas effective.

  • At 7:02 PM, Blogger JMom said…

    Great article, Bok!!! See, now I have a solution to some of my problems :=P....

  • At 10:03 PM, Anonymous thess said…

    Hi dear bok ^_^ ..i really enjoyed reading this entry..ehem, he he..from now on, no more headaches!

    take care cherie

  • At 12:04 AM, Blogger bart said…

    thanks for the enlightening article... besides what you've all mentioned, it's also just good for the soul being able to trust your partner so completely ;-)

  • At 10:28 AM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    Mince! am being hit by comment spams! Sorry people, I had to delete you.

    Hi Christy girl! Thanks!
    Yeah, do that please, haha! Thank you for stopping by! ;)

    Hello BigBok! yes, gotta inform BiggerBok, fast! And you too should agree, got nothing to lose anyway! haha! ;)

    Coucou Ana!
    zero libido... *lol* akala mo lang yun, haha!
    Ang kukulit talaga ng mga yan hein? Moi, c'est ma phrase préférée, hehe, no, really, laging masakit ulo ko... Kaya nga sabi ni Seb "no wonder I'm stupid!", hahaha! ;)

  • At 11:11 AM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    Atinna-san, bonjour!
    Arigato! domo, domo! hehe... Get fit the holistic way, eh? That's it, listen to your friend, he knows better. ;)

    Thank you, JMom!
    moi aussi! haha! ;)

    Thess, dear... am glad at naaliw kita. You're right, no more excuse, nyehehe...
    Doe voorzichtig! Naks! pa'no kaya i-pronounce yon? ;)

    Hello, Bart! Thank you!
    Yes, I agree with you 100 percent. That's the most important in a relationship, that counts a lot!.

  • At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonyme said…

    These things I can not even discuss with my better half or I will be ...... I envy you ALL for you have the freedom to express the things you feel. Women who can express themselves openly, I ENVY YOU. If you know what I mean.

  • At 8:11 AM, Blogger Major Tom said…

    Hi BokBok. Obviously, sex is good for us. I believe so. It is one worldly phenomenon that is somehow difficult to completely comprehend, but your observations is just compelling and straightforward.

    PS. I wanted to tag you pero you've been tagged na pala.How about the book club quiz?

  • At 1:36 PM, Blogger Jo-lo said…

    Hello bokbok! Thank you po for visiting my blog! I did not read the above post because I'm too young for it pa! :-)

  • At 5:55 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    or you'll be ... what? Anonymous, I think I know what you mean. Thanks for the visit. ;)

    Thank you Major Tom!

    Sure, no problem, Major! Tag ... I'm it! ;)

    Jo-lo ikaw ha? baby ka pa lang makulit ka na! manang-mana sa daddy, eh? eat and sleep well ha? ;)

  • At 10:07 PM, Blogger noemi said…

    hi bokbok!
    ohlala! ganoon ba? so, haba buhay ko, iwas ako cancer, mas magiging smart ako *wink*, no more head aches, se-sexy akoh! *WOW* at iba pa..bwehehehe...gusto ko eto *biggrin*...kaya lang yung insomnia part hindi swak sa akin kase after the labing-labing mas alive ako at hyper..hihihi tingin mo there's something wrong?hehehe di bale okay na ko dun sa ibang benefits, isa lang naman ang hindi na-swak eh..hehehe
    have a nice day, take care..mwaah!!!

  • At 3:33 AM, Blogger Beng said…

    hello miss foxyboxielady,

    just peeping lang muna...i am nursing my sick hubby right now. medyo wrong timing itong entry mo na to. mag experiment sana ako pero mahina ang kalaban eh (joke lang ha at baka ma censored) :)

    we'll get back to you kapag medyo maaliwalas na ang paligid ng mundo ni aling lukaret.

    "ich habe dich lieb"

  • At 10:42 AM, Blogger asphaire 許泰莎 said…

    haha the French are really something.. they have a way of rationalising everything eh? It can be good sometimes.

  • At 7:42 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    haha, noeimsss, yun ang sabi... ewan ko lang kung talagang effective, hindi kasi kami ganoong kadalas e, hahaha! ;)

    madame bengski! kumusta na ang dakilang lukaret? haha! siyet! mahina talaga kalaban, ikaw ba naman ang ka-match! lol! I heard na maraming me sakit sa ngayon, ako nga almost 3 weeks na ang ubo ko, I might see my doctor again monday.
    bon courage tita! ;)

    hi, asphaire!
    sinabi mo pa! haha!

    been seeing you lately at Ana's blog, it's just that I haven't really got the time to check on yours. But I will, maybe tonight.

    Thanks a lot for stopping by!

  • At 11:28 AM, Blogger Phil said…

    Hiya, thanks for visiting my brand new and slightly sparse blog - thanks for the tips about spam too ;) Stop by anytime.

  • At 11:41 AM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    sure, Phil, no problem!


  • At 5:17 PM, Blogger Penny said…

    I came here from flirtyphils blog ...Ive had a good read , some really interesting things. Its nice to view a blog thats been up and running for a while - I 'stole' the clock idea already and the list of other blogs will be added at a later date too.
    Penny x

  • At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonyme said…

    E di bokbok, dapat pla u apply that para mawala migraine mo, hehe, saka sabi sa article, nakakatalino pa! Bah e, ganun pla un! Dami benefits!Hehe

    it's me, alma!

  • At 5:47 AM, Blogger Naomi said…

    hey! how come I couldn't comment on your other posts, andaya! yan tuloy.. dito ako napadpad..howdy sis? hope everything is ok at your end. Take care =)

  • At 9:37 AM, Anonymous thess said…

    I hope to catch you online sometime...about that headache, ha ha..reverse nangyari ha ha..told stel about it, tawa ng tawa!

    jij ook, doe voorzichtig lieverd!! ;)

    heel veel kusjes van Charlie *woof!*

  • At 11:17 AM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    Thanks a lot Penny, so nice of you...
    No problem about the clock thing, go ahead. ;)
    And thanks for dropping by! Will visit you later. ;)

    Alma! hey! hey! hey! this post I guess is not for you to read, this is too worldly for you... No, loko lang, hehe.
    so, feeling beautiful ka ba ngayon?
    nyehehe! ;)

    Yes, Naomi, I'm okay thanks! Sorry about the comment link, I usually disable it when posting memes, hehe.
    You too, ingat! ;)

    Thess cherie, ça va? Super bihira akong mag-online, dami kasi naming binabago sa apartment. Sa YM naman, hindi ko na nabubuksan, the last time we used it was when Seb talked to his brother (can't remember when actually), then nakita nya yung message ni tita Stel, yun ang last. Sana nga kwentuhan naman tayo minsan.

    Ano na naman yang headache na yan? haha! siguro sumobra, umusok ang paligid at na-suffocate ka! lol! ;)
    loveyou, boks

  • At 1:38 PM, Anonymous thess said…

    no, nde umusok ha ha..wag dito, nakakahiya..*acheng parang meron ako nun ano? ha ha*

    oui cherie, i will do the tag...'til the next online chitchat ok? hasta la vista, vavoombabe! ;)

  • At 6:05 PM, Anonymous sachiko said…

    My goodness! my favorite blogger is back blogging! and why oh why did you hide your super cute hubby from us? tell him he has a fan from the land of sakura blossoms!

    and the super cute girl of yours,kagigil! she's a natural in front of the camera and the camera loves her my dear..maybe like the brother,she will soon grace france's magazines!oh lala!

    ei..nice entry..kaya pala bihira akong magkasakit lately..haha!

  • At 6:01 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    tita thess deary, haha! acheng! hintay ko pa rin ang tiNag ko sa yo ha? lagi ko nga check blog mo e, hehe. but take your time dear, oki lang! ;)

    well, well, well... saaaaachiiiiikkoooooo!!!
    at long last, nakapag-bloghop din ang mrs.beautiful!
    Sach, kilig to the bones ang Seb, Koko & Tété! relay ko lang messages nila - merci beaucoup domo arigato! hehe
    buti ka pa feel mo benefits, ako hindi e, tamad lagi, nyehehe... kidding aside dear, glad to hear from you again, foxyboksie's super heureuse ;)

  • At 8:17 PM, Blogger noemi said…

    hi bokbok! musta na ikaw? lang:)..share ko syo mainit na pandesal at kape! have a nice day! take care..mwaah!
    lagay ka message board para madali magiwan message syo *wink*

  • At 12:02 AM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    thanks noemi, oo nga, i think maglalagay na ulit ako ng message board.
    salamat sa kape't pandesal! ikaw talaga, pinaglaway mo na naman ako!


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