In my book “Twelve Commitments to Life,” I focus on the aspects of life that are essential to thriving and being fully alive. One chapter is on arousal and sex because sex is not just essential to creating a new generation. Sex is a multi-faceted benefit of being alive.
The health benefits of arousal and being sexual are still being documented, even though our species have been curious and involved for hundreds of thousands of years. Here’s a great article on the Huffington Post by Dr. Veronica Anderson. Her article focuses on just some of the joys that come from sex in a committed relationship. But mostly, notice that those with a healthy sex life live longer. Probably, being happy and more connected to life equals longevity.