So there’s good news for those among you who love shagging, and lets face it who doesn’t love rolling around making ooohing and ahhing noises (I always worry about the whole omnipresent thing about God at such times – Lord, avert your eyes!). Scientists have discovered that having sex helps calm nerves!

Now I’m not entirely sure how one gets to come to this conclusion, no pun intended, but nonetheless scientist have found that if you’re a nervous person then more sex is probably going to do you the world of good.

Apparently this is especially good news for those who don’t particularly like public speaking or giving powerpoint presentations and the such. But it has to be all the way sex with a partner according to Stuart Brody, a psychologist at the University of Paisley in England. He compared the impact of different sexual activities on blood pressure when a person later experiences acute stress. For a fortnight, 24 women and 22 men kept diaries of how often they engaged in full on ‘scream at the ceiling’ sex, and other types of sex. After, the volunteers underwent a stress test involving public speaking and mental arithmetic out loud.

The volunteers who’d had penetrative sex were the most chilled out in a sciencey kind of way, compared to those who had engaged in other non-penetrative sex stuff. Interestingly though, those who had no nothing in the nether regions (not to be confused with the Netherlands of course) had the highest blood-pressure response to stress.

This probably goes a long way in explaining why so many Christians I’ve met are so up-tight and dramatic. Sex is, of course, the Achilles heel of Christianity. God said you can’t ‘get down’ with someone you’re not married to, and while that might work in a moral sense, it does rather change when one considers that way back when God apparently ordered this, arranged marriages with very young girls was very common.

The world is a different place these days, and as if to demonstrate that fact, only yesterday the Episcopal church which apologized for being at the forefront of slave trade and slavery in general, once a accepted part of culture, now very much an unacceptable thing by any standard.

Of course, those unmarried Christians that do engage in a little sexual stress relief with their significant other, probably don’t get the best effect from it though, as they have to continue pretending to other good Christians that they too are ‘good Christians’. One might even suggest that if a church is full of people not only not having sex, but also full of unmarried couples who are having sex but are still stressed because they are having to pretend they’re not, then this surely leads to a pressure cooker of tension and stress?

But never mind of all that pondering about the ins and outs of abstinence, I want to find out how one volunteers for these studies!? I mean where the heck do they get these people from? And maybe I’m stepping over a line of acceptability here, but is anyone doing a study on the effects of really noisy full on ‘howl at the moon’ sex? I’m not saying I’d volunteer you understand. No sir, I’m not married yet, so of course, I’m a virgin don’t you know.

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