Early morning sexual intercourse is one good way of life’s preservation said Prof. Musa Yakubu a University of Ilorin professor.
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According to him, having sexual intercourse in the morning has been found to help minimize two killer conditions of heart attack and blood pressure.
This he emphasized in a paper “Knocking Down the Barriers to Four O’ Clock Activities and Reproductive Inadequacies” he presented at the 163rd Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin on Friday.
He advised that sexual intercourse should at least be engaged in by couples, three to four times a week as this is very good for health and love life.
“Research has shown that sex boosts immune system by stimulating the body’s first line of defense and 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 made by the immune system to fight bacteria, viruses, and toxins.
Specifically in women, sex promote better sleep and as well regulates menstruation in women by influencing the levels of lutenizing hormones that controls menstrual period.
According to him, the act of sexual intercourse also release the feel-good chemical, known as oxytocin, which enhances closeness with one’s partner and makes people feel happier for a longer period of time.
“Lovemaking of about 20 minutes reduces 150 calories,” he said.
The professor of Biochemistry postulated that sex is the most powerful creative force given to human by God 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, and urged couples to seek for solutions to the problem.
“Sexual and reproductive dysfunctions are common among men and women in Nigeria, which necessitates regular screening and check-ups,” he said.
He also said that traditional medicines had been authenticated to cure sexual dysfunctions.