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Oh please, not the “sex causes heart attack” story again

March 24, 2011
  • By Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health


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February 12, 2012

What the meaning “Sexual activity averages 2 to 3 metabolic equivalents (METs), a measure of energy expenditure, and may go up to 3 to 4 METs at orgasm” could you explain?

February 12, 2012

as we know that sex with a new partner in an unfamiliar setting increases the relative risk more than sex with a familiar partner in a familiar setting.

dewa perkasa
January 14, 2012

nice info

December 29, 2011

Is the heart attack triggered by physical sexual activity, or the orgasms themselves. Like women or men using Adult Toys to achieve sexual release?

J. Braian Van
December 23, 2011

Hey, Female or male sex affect the intensity of their desires. Is normal. However, in some cases the desire to have more, but not the intensity of tattoo fauna problems which may emerge.

John Gilmore
October 1, 2011

Sex can cause a heart attack, hmm I thought it would be good for the heart but I guess not since the heartbeat will raise.
Thanks for the information
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September 25, 2011

have heard about it many times before but i always think that this is kind of bogus news. but after reading this information, i was just thinking that it could be true.

August 20, 2011

If sex does cause a heart attack, that is really the best way to go.
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August 12, 2011

Sexual intercourse is a very important part of life, we can’t go around being afraid of dying from it.

[URL removed by moderator] that’s just insane. You guys need to study this in further detail lots of people have active lives. Also being that these tests are in America Land of the fast food and the free people may not be doing as well as they could in other countries.

Life is great!!!!!

May 8, 2011

You made me laugh guys. What kind of statistic is that? You can ask 60-year-old men who ran 3 miles before they had heart attacks. It will increase your rate too!!!

If you don’t care of your heart of course any physical activity will lead you to a heart attack.

I’m a 52-year-old athlete (former swimmer), my wife is 38 years old. We make love every day. And I don’t feel if my heart is ever going to stop. My blood pressure is 130-85, cholesterol is normal too, sugar, you name it, coz I still go swimming 3 times a week!

I enjoy every day of my life!

Robert Saunders
May 3, 2011

I personally believe sex is good for the heart, however there is a difference between sex and sexual addiction.
To repeat the popular saying “Too much of a good thing is probably going to be bad”
Sex itself provides mild aerobic activity for the human body, aerobic activity has been shown to be good for the heart. So therefore we could conclude sex would be good for the heat.
However a sexual addiction or Porn addiction could be detrimental to the heart some experts claim, however more research should be done in these topics before we can state anything factually.

Robert Saunders
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April 26, 2011

I wonder if addiction to pornography (and its subsequent action, typically masturbation) falls within the same category of the sexual activity that triples the risk of heart attack. Recent stats show that a very high number of the population, mostly males, spend prolonged hours watching porn online and acting out.. would be interesting if such a research can cover masturbation and pornography.. sorry for being graphic.

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