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Why We Want You to Have Sex Tonight!

Quick, tell your partner: If you’re not having sex at least a few times a week, your health may be in danger.  

No, seriously! Compared to guys in their 20s who ejaculate just once a week, men who orgasm 21 times or more every month are about 15 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer, according to a study from the National Cancer Institute. 

The prostate-protecting benefit of an orgasm is even mightier for men in their 40s: Frequent ejaculators are roughly 30 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer, the same study found.

Those cancer benefits are nothing to scoff at: Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men, and it’s also one of the deadliest, according to stats from the American Cancer Society (ACS). This year, the ACS estimates about 29,480 guys will die from the disease.

So how do frequent orgasms keep you safe? It could be that ejaculating clears away semen and other fluids that may block or inflame parts of your prostate, says Graham Giles, Ph.D., of Australia’s Cancer Council Victoria. Letting loose may also remove fat-soluble, cancer-causing substances from your body, he adds. (Giles’s research actually found daily ejaculation provides the most protection against cancer.) 

Of course, we can guess what you're thinking: Wouldn’t masturbation offer all the same happy health consequences as sex? Not quite: A massive review study from the U.K. linked penis-vagina intercourse—but not masturbation—to improvements in mood, lower rates of depression, reduction of pain symptoms related to injury or illness, better heart function and blood flow, and a longer life. And that was for both men and women. 

Stuart Brody, Ph.D., the author of that U.K. review study, lists a number of possible mechanisms that could explain these sex-specific benefits. They range from psychosocial and genetic factors to stress reduction. 

But, in a nutshell, Brody says having lots of sex increases your odds of procreation. Evolution “strongly rewards” anything that increases your odds of passing on your genes to offspring, he adds. So it makes sense that sex would provide all kinds of benefits that you don’t get from going solo.

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How To Make Sex Coffee (Yes, It's A Real Thing!)


You already have a morning cup of coffee. Why not make it count?

Wake up your vroom-vroom with this suprisingly simple recipe: a cup of java, maca, cacao, and cinnamon. That's it! These raw foods have been used since ancient times to support your sexdrive and if you're not mixing these bad boys into your daily diet, you're missing out on some seriously sexy benefits.

Here's what each ingredient may do for you:

  • MACA: an Aztec root, usually ground into a powder.  An adaptogen, it supports your body in creating the enzymes it needs to balance hormones and enhance fertility. It's often touted as an aphrodisiac, which can increase libido.
  • CACAO: Raw cacao is a stimulant. It gets your blood pumping and triggers your body to release seratonin, which enhances mood. The Journal of Sexual Medicine published astudy that found women who ate chocolate daily scored slightly higher on the Female Sexual Index, aka the chart that measures female sexual function.
  • CINNAMON: Cinnamon promotes vital energy, keeping your body from that desire-sucking lag that can come after a busy day. 
  • HONEY: Honey may increase stamina, and has been shown to increase virility and fertility
  • COCONUT MILK: Many cultures have used coconut milk to naturally balance hormones and to increase sex drive. Full of healthy fats, coconut milk will give you energy for sex, without a nasty aftercrash. 

This coffee takes all five of these superfoods, and whips them into a gorgeous latte. To make it, you'll need a hand blender, and about five minutes from start to finish. Try making this coffee once a week, especially when you have time to sip slowly and really enjoy your day. You'll get your regular dose of caffeine, plus added boost from the world's most ancient sex-related superfoods. 


Try to make this coffee once or twice a week, when you want the added benefits of superfoods said to support sex drive. It tastes like a delicious, Aztec-spiced drink. If you've ever enjoyed Mexican Hot Chocolate, the flavor is very similar: dark chocolate, cinnamon, and just a touch of sweetness.

Makes 1. 

  • 2/3 cup hot coffee
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon maca

Pour coffee into a medium bowl. Add cacao, coconut milk, honey, and cinnamon. Whip with hand blender until frothy. Add the maca, whip once more, and serve immediately. Enjoy - and happy sexing! 

DISCLAIMER: This recipe makes no health-related promises. It simply offers a delicious way to enjoy superfoods said to support a number of health benefits. Consult with your doctor before adding any new or unfamiliar ingredients to your diet, especially if you're on medication.