A new Italian study proves once and for all that cheating on your spouse is really, really bad for you.
According to Newser, in a survey of 4,000 men, Italian researchers found that an active sex life with one partner leads to fewer heart problems, less depression, increased levels of testosterone, and better metabolism.
That's the good news. The not-so-good news for would-be cheaters is this: The "increased stress infidelity" negates all those positive effects. So stay true to your love, people! Or else you will die.
If you have an open marriage, that's one thing, but this isn't talking about open marriages, this is talking about lying and cheating, the kind of behavior that leads to extreme stress to body and soul.
There are so many benefits to monogamy, of course, that go way beyond living longer. Here are a few:
- Less diseases: This one is a big duh, but one thing is clear: if you and your partner are both monogamous and get yourselves tested before having sex in the first place, you will be a lot less likely to contract the herp ... or syphilis or any other number of unpleasant sexual side effects.
- More intimacy: Staying faithful (if that is what you're into) builds trust and trust builds intimacy. When you know that your partner is doing the same, it's very sexy.
- Better sex: When you're with only one partner, you get to know his/her body in ways that you just can't when your attention is divided.
- More comfort: When you aren't faithful, you're always comparing. Am I better? Is she better? When you know you're each other's one and onlies, you also know you're the best for your partner. Always.
- Less turmoil: Monogamy may sometimes seem boring, but it doesn't have to be monotonous. If you mix it up within the marriage, there is a lot less turmoil outside the marriage. No angry women calling late at night or sneaking around. Just two people in love who like to make each other feel good.
Sound perfect? It's not as hard as it looks!
Why do you enjoy monogamy?
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