Sex is great and all, but let’s face it, it’s not the be all and end all… As it turns out, owning a pet is better for your health than sex.
An NHS study of 3,000 people aged 57-75 suggests that those having sex at least twice per week had stronger general health. Though plenty of medical investigations prove the significant benefits of active human intimacy, a new nationwide study by Managing Director of Agria Pet Insurance, Simon Wheeler, reveals that interacting with dogs is in fact 19% more enjoyable for people than sex.
When you think about coming home after a long day of work and being greeted by an enthusiastic, tail-wagging pup, you can see how these stats are true. Psychiatrist Aaron Katcher of the University of Pennsylvania found that interacting with a friendly dog reduces blood pressure, calms heart rate, regulates breathing and relaxes muscle tension. Sex, on the other hand, increases all of these.
Isn’t it nice to know that a little affection from your pet will benefit your wellbeing when sex is the last thing on your mind?