What health benefits are there to having sex? According to Dr. Oz , Daytime Emmy Award winning host of "The Dr. Oz Show," the average intercourse lasts only two minutes, and burns 23 calories. The intensity of the experience does benefit the heart, however, as long as you're having sex with your spouse or significant other. If you're having an affair, however, sex can actually hurt your heart. In fact, having sex during an affair puts you at a higher risk for a heart attack!
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