It turns out regular sex in a quality relationship might be very good for women physically as well as psychologically.
It might even help them live longer.
University of California scientists studied 129 women on things like partner relationships and stress – as well as measuring their telomere length – the protective cap around chromosomes.
Nothing significant was revealed until they looked at women who reported having sexual intimacy during the week of the study.
Their telomores were significantly longer.
Telamores protect chromosomes from fraying and therefore protect the integrity of the DNA – which becomes frayed as people age.
So longer telomeres are good news for your health holding up into older age.