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Was it good for you? – The health benefits of sex

 

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Sex keeps you young – news.bbc.co.uk

What are pelvic floor exercises? – nhs.uk

The Joys of Researching the Health Benefits of Sex – online.wsj.com

Having sex twice a week ‘reduces chance of heart attack by half’ – telegraph.co.uk