Let’s Talk About Sex

When people think about health, the first topics that come to mind are typically food, diet, exercise, and sleep. But did you know that regular, satisfying sex is also a key component of a healthy lifestyle? The data is clear: frequent, pleasurable intercourse will cut your risk of heart disease and stroke, battle stress, and improve your relationships.

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When people think about health, the first topics that come to mind are typically food, diet, exercise, and sleep. But did you know that regular, satisfying sex is also a key component of a healthy lifestyle? The data is clear: frequent, pleasurable intercourse will cut your risk of heart disease and stroke, battle stress, and improve your relationships.


To help viewers get back that loving feeling, we conducted a 90-day National Sex Experiment, which concluded today, Friday, January 22. Our experiment offered participants a week-by-week plan to help them reconnect with their partners, and today, we heard the inspiring results of some participating couples.


The couples broke down the steps and explained those that were the most fun, challenging, and surprising. They discussed how the plan changed their relationships and improved their level of intimacy. And, most importantly, they shared how to duplicate their successes and avoid their mistakes.


On Monday, we’ll address the topic of sex from a totally different perspective – that of a teenager. As a father, I know how difficult it can be to talk about sex with your children; however, as a doctor, I also know that healthy attitudes about sex should be encouraged from an early age. As our challenge participants can attest, those early attitudes can lead to happy and healthy sexual relationships in adulthood. Dr. Jennifer Ashton will serve as our guide, helping us decipher what kids are talking about and what they need to hear from their parents.


I think you’ll really like both shows and their two honest, healthy conversations about sex.  A great way to end one week and start the next!

Blog written by Mehmet Oz, MD
America’s Doctor and three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of the Daytime Emmy-winning The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz is also...