- A study has shown that people who have less s*x often live longer than their s*xual active counterparts
- This could be the main reason why nuns and monks tend to live such long lives
- Having less s*x is believed to improve blood pressure and goes hand in hand with a considerably smaller chance of catching an STD
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A recent study has showed that nuns live longer because they don’t have s*x.
Scientists believe that they have proof that by abstaining from s*x it is very possible to increase your life span. In fact, this could be the very reason why nuns live for so long.
The researchers from the University of Sheffield have found out that mealworm beetles live longer when they mate less or don’t mate at all.
The reason for the shorter lifespan of the more s*xual active beetles was that frequent mating caused them to release hormones that were required for the production of sperm and eggs.
Not only did these hormones shorten the life span of the beetles but it also enfeebled their immune system.
The mechanism is different in humans; however, researchers believe that the same principle still applies.
Dr Michael Siva-Jothey said: “Nuns tend to have a longer lifespan than women with children and most people know of someone with a maiden aunt who seems to live forever. The question is, why? The beetles which mate die sooner than the beetles which don't mate.”
It is believed that the main reason that people who abstain from s*x live longer is that they have better blood pressure.
In addition, the decreased risk of catching STDs also plays a role in the longevity of the abstainer.