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Sex in the Senior Years: Why It's Key to Overall Health

05/03/2022 03:01 PM | Click to read full article

A healthy sex life brings many benefits to seniors, experts say. Sex has been linked to heart health, as well as overall mental and physical health. "It's definitely an association, and it's positive," Bender said.

These include DHEA, a hormone that helps with cognitive function, and oxytocin, another hormone that plays a role in social bonding, affection and intimacy.