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Is robot sex and 'longevity orgasms' the new health craze?

By Greta McClain     Nov 13, 2012 in Health
The "health benefits" of sexual intercourse is a topic that has long been discussed, but a new study says that having sex with robots can extend a woman's lifespan even longer.
A study at Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute found that men who had frequent orgasms could add up to four additional years to their life. Dr. Michael Roizen, chairman of the Wellness Institute, told Men's Journal:
"For men, the more the better. The typical man who has 350 orgasms a year, versus the national average of around a quarter of that, lives about four years longer."
He went on to say that men who have more than 350 orgasms a year can add an additional four years.
Yvonne K. Fulbright, author of Pleasuring: The Secrets of Sexual Satisfaction, says that women who have at least one orgasm a day can not only relieve stress, but typically sleep better as well. Less stress and better sleep has been shown to improve health in numerous studies. There is also research showing that women who reach orgasm frequently can reduce their risk of breast cancer and heart attack according to a Cosmopolitan article.
In 1921, Stanford psychologist Lewis Terman conducted a 20 year study which looked at the sexual satisfaction and the average number and length of sexual encounters in women. More than 50 years later, Howard S. Friedman, a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, followed up on Terman's research. He spoke with participants in Terman's study and examined how Terman's findings might correlate to longer life spans in women.
The study, called the The Longevity Project, found that women who reached orgasm during intercourse more frequently than other woman, tended to live longer.
Now, enter the robots.
Many are not convinced that "robot sex" is the wave of the future. A lack of emotional attachment, something that traditionally is important for the majority of women, is the main obstacle. Although not advocating for a purely robot involved sex life, a recent Transhumanity article points to the benefits women can receive. The article claims that women who have intercourse with robots can extend their life spans due to "longevity orgasms".
The theory behind the claim is that the robots are "more desirable, patient, eager, and altruistic" than human partners. The robots will be programmed with various "erotic" manuals and academic research, as well as being able to be fitted with various sexual devises. Their ability to perform various sexual techniques and the fact that they can perform as long as necessary, will give women more frequent and more intense orgasms. Since research has shown that more frequent, satisfying orgasms can lead to a longer life span in women, the notion of "longevity orgasms" appears very plausible according to the article.
Victoria University researchers Ian Yeoman and Michelle Mars say that having intercourse with robots also reduces the risk of sexual transmitted diseases, and can relieve the stress sometimes associated with sex. Women sometimes worry if they will be able to reach orgasm before their partner. Robots eliminate that worry. The researchers told the Dominion Post:
"Robot sex is safer sex, free from the constraints, precautions and uncertainties of the real deal.''
Although the theory does make sense according to some, the notion that robots will replace men in the bedroom still appears to be far fetched.
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