Having sex at least once a week slows aging in women ,new research reveals.
According to a study,sex increases the length of women’s telomeres which cap’ the end of DNA strands.
Women’s telomeres lengthen with regular love making regardless of whether they are sexually satisfied in their relationship, the research adds.
Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco analyzed physical intimacy, as well as partner support or conflict, overall relationship satisfaction and stress in 129 mothers in long-term relationships.
Blood samples were taken from the study’s participants to determine their telomere length.
Results revealed that women who had sex at least once during the study’s one-week duration had significantly longer telomeres.
It was further revealed that, relationship satisfaction, stress and partner support or conflict had no impact on telomere length.
The findings were published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology