Women Who Don’t Masturbate Are More Likely to Go Through Early Menopause

A research team at the University College London released results of a study showing that people who engage in sexual activity weekly have a lower risk of entering early menopause, or entering into menopause before they turn 40. The sexual activity includes having oral sex, masturbation or sexual touching.

The 2,936 participants in the study ‘US Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)’, were asked questions about their sex life including how often they had different kinds of sex in the last six months, and if they had gone through menopause. The average age of the subjects was 45.

The study found that of those who people who were having sex at least once a week were 28% less likely to have already gone through menopause than those who were having sex less than once a month.

According to one author of the study the findings suggest the body looks for physical cues to understand whether a pregnancy is likely, and whether it should stop “wasting resources ovulating” and channel its energy into raising and looking after grandchildren.

The findings support “the Grandmother Hypothesis,” the idea that mothers live long beyond their childbearing years in order to help their children raise more children.

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Anthropology PhD candidate Megan Arnot told insider.com, “Menopause originally evolved in humans to reduce reproductive conflict between different generations of females, and allow women to increase their inclusive fitness through investing in their grandchildren.”

Arnot said that one of the most surprising findings was masturbation’s relationship to early onset menopause, which suggests that even subtle signs of stimulation play a role.

While the study is the first to establish a link between menopause and sexual activity, more research needs to be done to find out whether or not sexual activity directly delays the process.

Does kissing means sex? 11 other things revealed about how India likes sex

  1. 12 things Durex revealed about how India likes to have sex 

    A global Sex Survey, conducted once every five year, reveals how people like to have sex in India, according to GQindia.com Based on gender, age, sexuality, relationship status, Participants were asked whether they were virgins and if they are sexually active. 12 things the survey said:

    1. Kissing means sex
    2. Masturbation is harmful to health.
    3. More people are now accepting of homosexuality
    4. Indians are afraid to reveal their sexual orientation.
    5. Indians believe it is okay to pay for sex
    6. Men are more unaccepting towards infidelity than women
    7. Indians are the most sexually satisfied people in the world
    8. The average age to lose your virginity in India is between 23-24
    9. The one industry millennials are not killing
    10. Porn is a form of sex education
    11. Indians are kinky
    12. Most Indians on dating apps are there to make friends

    Read more at GQ India

  2. Want more surveys? Another survey, which polled 3,836 in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and India, found most countries (except India), respondents were asked how long they would want sex to last. Both men and women said in the 25-minute range, with women expecting sex to last 25 minutes and 51 seconds, and men expecting sex to last 25 minutes and 43 seconds. It turns out that both men and women both want to make it last!

    Turns out men and women want almost the exact same thing in bed