Concise News correspondents
A professor of Biochemistry from the University of Ilorin has come out to state that early morning sex is a good way of preserving one’s life.
Professor Yakubu said that sex in the early hours of the morning minimizes risk of two deadly conditions: blood pressure and also heart attack.
He made the assertion in a paper titled ‘Knocking Down the Barriers to Four O’Clock Activities and Reproductive Inadequacies’, presented at the 163rd Inaugural lecture of the university on Friday.
He said that having sexual intercourse, three to four times a week, was good for love life.
“Research has shown that sex boosts immune system by stimulating the body’s first line of defense. Sex also stimulates the production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), against cold and fever,” he said.
Immunoglobulin A is one of the most common antibodies in the body system.
Antibodies are proteins that are synthesized by the immune system to fight bacteria, viruses, and toxins.
Yakubu said that sex also regulates menstruation in women by influencing the levels of luteinizing hormones that control menstrual period and promote better sleep.
According to him, the act of sexual intercourse also release the feel-good chemical, known as oxytocin. Oxytocin enhances closeness with one’s partner and makes people feel happier for a longer period of time.
He said that lovemaking of about 20 minutes burns about 150 calories.
Sex is a gift from God
The professor of Biochemistry postulated that sex is the most powerful creative force that God gave humans. He said sex is for pleasure and deep companionship.
Yakubu, however, noted that any marriage in which the man or woman could not enjoy sexual intercourse or satisfy their partner in bed was a dead marriage.
He said that lack of sexual satisfaction had led to the collapse of many marriages in Nigeria. He also urged couples to seek for solutions to the problem.
“Sexual and reproductive dysfunctions are common among men and women in Nigeria. This makes regular screening as well as check-ups a neccessity,” he said.
He also said that traditional medicines had been authenticated to cure sexual dysfunctions.