Cameron Diaz: 'Sex Keeps Me Healthy'

Christine Coppa

Cameron Diaz in a sexy bikini
I love when a woman talks out loud about how much she loves sex. I don't care if this woman is married, in a committed relationship, or single. Sex is healthy and natural -- and men talk about sex all the time in between beers and high fives. We should too. Are you having enough sex?

One lady raving about the health benefits of sex is none other than foxy celeb Cameron Diaz -- star of the upcoming flick Knight and Day, which also stars, er, sexy Tom Cruise.

She dished to British Vogue: "The fountain of youth [for me], let's see ... I guess it's exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex -- yes, sex, we need that as human beings ... It's healthy, it's natural, it's what we are here to do!"

According to the journal Biological Psychology, sex is more than something to do -- it's a stress reliever. Of the 24 women who participated in the sex/stress study, those who had intercourse before engaging in public speaking and verbal arithmetic participated far better than those women who didn't have sex. Still not convinced sex improves your health? Scientists at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, concluded that having sex once or twice a week is linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A, or IgA, which can protect you from getting colds and other infections.

Does sex keep you feeling young and healthy? Do you ever feel shy about talking about sex?


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