Essay on Sex, Not only for Reproduction

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Sex, Not only for Reproduction Throw away those abstinence rings and listen up teens! From ages twelve and up, us “young adults” have had adults pestering us to death about sex and all the drawbacks of having it. Well, to hell with that nonsense, sex isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be. Adults are quick to mention gonorrhea, syphilis, and of course that unwanted pregnancy. Yet what they fail to mention is the facts. In reality sex has many known health benefits that can boost a teen’s happiness and overall self-esteem which in turn helps relieve the stress from a teen’s everyday life.
As many teens would attest to, the mixing of school and growing up is cause for disaster or more plainly put: stress. A study from the National Center on
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So the question is parents, would you rather have your kids high on marijuana and other addictive substances or have them being out there practicing safe, protected sex that you explained in full to them?
Over the past two decades America has gained the reputation of being one of the unhealthiest countries on the planet in terms of weight. As a result obesity accounts for many other health issues involving the heart, immune system, and other vital parts of your body. According to many doctors, sex is a great source of exercise that can burn calories, reduce the risk of heart diseases, and boost the immune system. Patti Britton a Los Angeles sexologist whom is also the president of American Association of Sexuality Educators and Therapists states, “Sex is a great mode of exercise” (Doheny). Engaging in sex on a weekly basis could burn up to 7500 calories a year. And check this out; just one sex session can burn 200 calories, that’s like taking a fifteen minute jog! Eliminating obesity from your life also diminishes the chances of eluding cardiac arrest, or other heart conditions. Researches from England have stated that “Having sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack by half for the men” (Doheny). Lastly boosting the immune system helps prevent catching petty colds and other viruses. Nothing’s worse than being at home sick bundled up in a

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