Can Good Sex Keep You Young?.
Does frequent sex contribute to good health?
Use It or Lose It continued...
And one of Roizen's enthusiastic correspondents, 87-year-old
Joe, who had sex regularly until his wife died at age 83, gives his sexual
recipe. "This year I met a 56-year-old lady full of energy who had never
married," he says. "Since I lost my erection in my 70s, I am able to
excite her with my hand and by oral sex." Joe adds that until her
relationship with him, she had been in a physical "cocoon," due to lack
of sex. But after two months, "She came out of the cocoon ... and her
juices started flowing."
Jeffrey Blum, PhD, is a psychotherapist in private practice in
New Canaan, Conn., who treats individuals, couples, and families. He is the
author of Nothing Left to Lose: Studies of Street People and Living
with Spirit in a Material World as well as numerous magazine articles.