Posted on 02/14/2014 at 12:00 AM by Embria Health Sciences
A recent survey on immunity and sex sponsored by the makers of EpiCor has spurred some new motivation to stay healthy this year. Having a strong healthy immune system could be the sexiest gift to give this Valentine’s Day. Here are ten things you need to know before dining out or dimming the lights.
1. Better Immunity, More Sex
Let’s face it: we’re not at our best when our body aches and our fever runs. More than half (57%) of the survey respondents even admitted they’d rather suffer from a broken arm than from severe cold or flu symptoms during sex. In order to prevent a gap in healthy sexual activity, you and your partner should take extra steps to strengthen your immune system.
2. Better Immunity, Better Chances
If you’re single, stay healthy. A cold or flu has been the reason more than a third (36%) of respondents gave for missing a romantic date. Don’t miss your chance meeting “the one” because you’re under the weather.
3. There’s Nearly a 50/50 Chance
Even if the object of your affection wants to have sex with you, he or she will likely reconsider if you have the cold or flu. More than half (55%) of the respondents said they wouldn’t have sex with someone they desire if they have the cold or flu.
4. You Should Blow It
Your nose that is. If you’re feeling a bit under the weather before a date, be sure to keep your nose clean. A runny nose ranked the least kissable symptom. Doesn’t matter if you just came in from the cold, survey participants say no-way to kissing someone with a little snot. As illogical as it may sound, this outranked a fever or sweating, coughing and sneezing.
5. Trust No One
If staying healthy is more important to you than connecting with someone on Valentine’s Day, be warned that more that a fifth (21%) of people would hide or have hid cold or flu symptoms from someone in order to get lucky.
6. Patients: Have Patience
If you’re getting over a cold or flu, manage your expectations for some fun loving this Valentine’s Day. More than half (57%) of the participants said they would wait anywhere between one day and more than seven days after their partner recovers from a sickness to pony up.
7. Pull Yourself Together, Man
Guys, you’re in sweatpants, sneezing and in a sea of tissues: as long as your teeth are clean, you still might have a chance. Women in this survey said they’d rather kiss someone with cold and flu symptoms than someone with bad breath. However, keep in mind ladies that guys are a little more sensitive to symptoms and less offended by halitosis.
8. Healthy and Willing but Nowhere To Go
Even though it may seem like it at times, not everyone around you is scoring. Nearly half (48%) of the survey respondents, many of whom were married, reported having sex less than once a week on average.
9. Prevent With Passion
Add sex to your immune-boosting regiment. A prior study done by the researchers at Wilkes University showed that regular sex might help prevent colds and flus. So a good way to ensure a regular sex life this cold and flu season is by having more sex.
10. Proper Protection
To keep your loved ones and yourself protected throughout every season, encourage your loved ones to take the proper precautions to protect your health. Several natural remedies including Vitamin C, Grapefruit Seed Extract and EpiCor are recommended by some health practitioners to promote immunity. Less stress and exposure to others is also key.