A new study has found that having sex is one of the most crucial factors in determining a person’s health.
The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, surveyed nearly 200,000 women from the UK.
The results showed that women with low sex drive and an absence of intimacy were more likely to die.
The researchers said the findings are of “potential clinical relevance” and are “of particular interest to women in relationships who may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease”.
The researchers also found that women who have a partner with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease were at increased risks of death.
“It is well established that people with lower sexual desire and fewer sexual partners have a higher risk of dying compared to those with higher sexual desire,” Dr Joanna Cuthbert, lead author of the study from the University of Bath, said.
“The findings suggest that women living with low sexual desire are more likely than their partner to die if their sexual desire is high and there is no intimate connection with a partner.”
It is important to recognise that people who have high sexual desire do not necessarily have higher rates of cardiovascular risk factors, according to the study, which found that sexual desire was not related to cardiovascular risk among women in the study.
The report comes at a time when more women are having unprotected sex and fewer women are using contraception.
Dr Cuthberts findings have led to concerns that women are being unfairly blamed for the rise in deaths from cardiovascular disease.
The new study also showed that men were more affected by the rise.
The findings are not surprising given that the findings of the previous study show that men who had a higher sex drive were also more likely and had a greater number of sexual partners.