“Marriage is a wonderful invention; but then again so is a bicycle repair kit,” so said Billy Connolly, the Scottish comedian. And like bicycle tires, marriages often need some repairing.
Research proves that sexual intimacy helps people stay healthy. Just like one needs to eat foods that are nutritious and exercise everyone also needs to feel loved. But sex has another benefit that is often not mentioned but in my experience is priceless.
Everything one does in life such as reading, working, driving, skiing, eating and going to birthday parties one does with a variety of family members, friends and strangers. But the one thing one does exclusively with one’s partner (presuming one is in a monogamous relationship) is have sex. Making love is the one thing that is intimate and private.
Inevitably in all relationships we encounter irritations and difficulties. Sometimes couples disagree and have fights. Sometimes the aggravations can fester.
Well, my prescription is have sex! Lovemaking will bring you back together and the intimacy will cleanse the relationship.
Over time partners can drift apart. As Rodney Dangerfield said, “I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her.” Good sex is the antidote!
At FullMast Men’s Health Clinics we treat men with erectile dysfunction. It is rewarding to see our patients rekindle their sexual lives, and satisfying to hear about what it does for their relationships outside the bedroom.
Dr. Daniel Ezekiel runs the FullMast Men’s Health Clinic in Vancouver.