Sex increases the size of your… Telomeres!×490/landscape-1488917110-gettyimages-126134633.jpg

Well, gentlemen, it seems that you’ve been right all along. According to a recent study in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, sexual intimacy and increased frequency of sex results in increased length of telomeres in whole blood and peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Telomeres are the protective repeating DNA sequences at the ends of chromosomes that are associated with aging and programmed cell death. Multiple studies have shown that increased telomere length has been associated with longer lifespans, decreased risk of cancer, and decreased risk of coronary artery disease. Even Esquire is jumping on this bandwagon… and why wouldn’t they?

Shouldn’t you?