Couples who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the a certain antibody compared to others who had sex less often. You may want to start being active between the sheets as a recent study has revealed that having sex at least once a week slows down ageing.
‘Some people buy into the stereotype that older people don’t have sex. But in fact, many people remain sexually active throughout their lives.’
Relationship satisfaction, stress and partner support or conflict had no impact on telomere length. Lead researcher Tomas Cabeza de Baca said that over time, shortened telomeres may contribute to chronic degenerative diseases and premature mortality. He added, “Sexual intimacy may dampen the effects of stress by down-regulating stress response systems and up-regulating immune response.
Over time, these patterns of stress function should result in longer telomere length,” PsyPost reported. The findings were published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.