According to a new study published in the American Journal of Medicine, having sex increases long-term survival rates after a heart attack.
Around 1,120 male and female participants, all 65 or younger at the time of their first heart attack in 1992 or 1993, were tracked by researchers through 2015.
By then, at least 524 of them had passed away and of the survivors who had done the deed were 27% less likely to die during the study period.
Those who had sex once a week were 12% less likely to die, while those who scored infrequently were 8%.
Researchers found that a post-heart attack fumble was even more vital for a longer life.
Doing it weekly following a heart attack decreased mortality rates by 37% more than once a week meant a 33% survival bump.
And less than once a week made for a 28% increased life expectancy, compared to those who never got any at all after their heart attack.
Meanwhile, age, health and relationship statuses were also predictive death rate factors.
Meanwhile, in a previous study, scientists revealed why sex becomes less satisfying by age.
The study examined why a woman’s libido and level of sexual satisfaction declined during and after menopause.
It found how intimate relationships, health and physiological factors affect sexual intimacy and satisfaction in post-menopausal women.
The reasons for lack of sex as we get older – according to the survey – is down to medical conditions, sexual dysfunction, menopause-related symptoms and prescribed medication.
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