Adda a passà ‘a nuttata (the night will have to pass):A disinterested piece of advice: choose to practice assiduously and with commitment the only competitive discipline that is able to give you cheerfulness and a fifty percent less chance of falling ill with heart disease, specifically sex. And then, to quote Eduardo again, anyway "adda passaà 'a nuttata..." the night will have to pass, then why not do it with someone?
Necessary introduction Naturally, some conceptual and cultural premises are necessary to clarify and delimit the scope of the present discussion. An important distinction must be made between what constitutes sexuality and what constitutes sexual activity. The term sexuality refers more specifically to the psychological, social and cultural aspects of human sexual behavior, while the term sexual activity refers more specifically to the sexual practices. And we will deal with these and their improvement from a sports medicine perspective.
Chapter 1: The Ideal Intercourse: The concept of the ideal intercourse, does not mean the best or most satisfactory possible but simply an easy-to-understand model for analyzing physiological, energetic and biomechanical variables useful for our discussion.
Chapter 2: Orgasm and surroundings From a strictly energetic point of view, an orgasm burns just two to three calories. Its average duration is approximately 8–10 seconds, with variations that can range from 5 to 22 seconds.
Chapter 3: Physiology, Energy and Biomechanics of Sex During intercourse, it is likely to consume around 400–600 calories per hour, i.e., between 7 and 10 calories per minute on average. Assuming a duration of 15 minutes, the energy expenditure is around 120–150 calories.
Chapter 4: Nutrients and Supplements for Sex While for some ergogenic nutritional aids the effectiveness is evident, for others the effects are doubtful, and their fortune is linked to common beliefs, vague and anecdotal quotes perhaps supported by the opinions of famous athletes, erroneous interpretations or misleading citations of scientific works.
Chapter 5: Sex, sport and health: a training proposal. The basic concept is that this integrated programme, in addition to providing subjective well-being, contributes to bringing the weight back to the ideal range, to toning the muscles and elasticising the tendons, constituting the best preparation for the athletic event of sex as a sport.
Chapter 6: From ideal intercourse to real one When one moves from ideal to real intercourse, to lived life, one must often face a whole series of difficulties due to one's health. The injuries that one may encounter during sex as a sport can be various, some inevitably linked to advancing age, others to concomitant physical and mental pathologies, still others to contingent situations such as the use of drugs or excess of food or substances of various kinds, not to mention the possibility of real trauma.
Chapter 7: Physical activity and sport as rehabilitation for sex Exercise would seem to be a real medicine. Constant and adequate motor activity induces an increase in the production of testosterone, which increases sexual desire; dopamine, which is the neurotransmitter that stimulates craving; and serotonin, which improves mood and raises endorphin levels that are able to procure a state of excitement.
Chapter 8: When sport is not enough: pharmacology and surgery for sex There are valid pharmacological supports which, if sport and physical activity are not sufficient, constitute the first therapeutic choice. Alongside strictly therapeutic surgery in cases of genital organ trauma, on the wave of the proliferation of cosmetic surgery in the name of ever more perfect bodies, a whole series of cosmetic surgeries which also concern the organs genitals, both female and male.
Chapter 9: False myths and fake news There is nothing more true than falsehoods. And there is no more fertile field than that related to sex, where myths, beliefs and legends are mixed up to the point of confusion, marking the life of homo sapiens for the past 250 thousand years. Even we, the last representatives of our time, do not escape this rule. The search for records, overcoming one's limits, curiosity for out-of-the-ordinary phenomena have always characterized human nature. Naturally, sex was no exception and a series of more or less complete lists of records on the most varied aspects related to sexuality and sexual activity were born.
Chapter 10: Sex as therapy Numerous scientific evidences confirm that sex can also be therapeutic. Less anxiety and depression, weight loss, lower risk of heart attacks, greater immunity to diseases and longevity.
Conclusions: Even the worst book has a good page: the last one... (John Osborne). Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day. (Anonymous)
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