01/23/2015 11:06 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2015

Can The Fountain Of Youth Be Found In Your Bedroom?

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Can sex really make you feel and look younger? According to several studies, the answer is: yes. Sex is on the list of effective anti-aging solutions because it’s natural and, for most people, can be very enjoyable, to say the least. Here’s why sex is an effective tool to help you look younger:

• Estrogen. Most of us know that a woman’s estrogen level naturally declines with age, which is unfortunate because estrogen has been shown to protect against heart disease. During sex, a woman’s estrogen levels naturally rise, making it one of the more pleasurable anti-aging solutions out there.

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