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Supposing you have sex too often can it shorten your life regardless of how good of a shape you are in?

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Life expectancy: No, sex is exercise and typically has no effect on life expectancy. If you have significant health problems (i.e. recent heart attack) and are specifically advised by your doctor to avoid it, then don't do it.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Myths: No. Sexual activity has no negative health consequences in general. There really is no rule in medicine for when, how, how often, or with whom you have sex.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Sex not a problem: One is not harmed by too much sex unless that sex is unprotected with someone carrying a sexually transmitted disease - in that case you can certainly shorten your life and your enjoyment of life as well. ALWAYS be careful.

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