The 03 August 2009 edition of the Scotsman stated, “Professor Stuart Brody concludes that unprotected heterosexual sex can significantly boost men and women’s mental wellbeing. Conversely, Mr. Brody claims that heterosexual sex with a condom is associated with poorer mental health, problems with dealing with stress and even conditions such as depression.” No condoms are an option for a totally monogamous, infertile couple such as Still Here Too and me, but just not an option for many, many couples (or multiples).
According to CNN, as part a soon-to-be-published article in the Journal of Sexual Medicine Stuart Brody concludes that penile-vaginal intercourse — and not other types of sexual activity — confer the most health benefits. I find it difficult to believe an open-minded study would not find significant health benefit from most forms of sexual interaction. My personal experience would strongly suggest so.
I have not had personal access to the formal reports, so I must admit my comments may be out of line. But as reported, the conclusions sound suspicious. Stuart Brody may be undertaking real scientific research. But I suspect his work is looking at too limited a portion of human life to make such broad statements.
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